Horrocks - Ibbotson Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod Split 3 Pc. 9'
This is a nice clean 3 piece, split bamboo fly fishing rod in very good useable condition! This rod is also marked with a label on the bamboo main handled section "Horrocks - Ibbotson Co. Utica N.Y. Made in U.S.A.". The label is about 90% intact. This is also a name in writen script, looks like "SPINNEO" or "SPINNER", not sure which. This one has the combination cork and molded plastic handle, with steel reel holding devised, one is threaded, works fine. The handle is about 99% intact, very little wear on the cork, the plastic and steen near fine condition. There is a little wear on the cork, but it is well attached. The bamboo is also in very good shape, about 98% of the original finish intact, very good connecting ferrules, all 9 line eyes are intact and well attached. All the sections are straight, no cracks or damage. When assembled the rod is 9' long, 36" per section. The bamboo is 6 sided, measure .42" at the handle furrule, and .12 at the tip end. A nice antique fly rod overall!