A&F Special as inked on rod shaft just above the handle. Three-piece rod with two tips is in very good condition.
One tip is slightly short at the tip top (approximately 1/2). Rod looks to be in original condition with a few minor bag marks in the varnish that should polish out fairly easy. Likely built by the Edwards Rod Co. Cork coke bottle style grip is in very good condition.
Nickel silver sliding band reel seat. Includes original sock and aluminum tube with knurled cap. 9' 3/2 split cane fly rod feels like a 6/7wt and is ready to fish or collect. See photos for full description.
See my other items as will be listing several more classic split-cane bamboo fly and casting rods as well as a few five-strip spinning rod blanks and other sporting good items. Shape of cork handle, thread tone and over-wrapping of male ferrules point to Gene Edwards as the likely maker but did receive a message from a collector that it was built by Heddon? The item "Vintage (Edwards built) A&F Special bamboo fly rod withoriginal sock & tube VG NR" is in sale since Sunday, November 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Rods".
The seller is "vintagecane" and is located in Glen Rock, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.