8.5 ft, 2 tip Heddon#17 Black Beauty from 1939-41. Original silk wrappings(black/gold trim). Painstakingly stripped and re varnished, 3 coats spar varnish cut 4:1, and wet sanded with 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper between coats. Original reel seat was cracked, so I replaced it with a walnut seat.
The cork is shaped for comfort on the side instead of the top. At first I was leary of this, but when I casted it, I found it to be very comfortable and gave me more delicate control.
This piece is absolutely gorgeous and will make a beautiful gift for him or her. Hang it on your wall if you want, but there is another 80 years of action left in this fine rod.
Thanks for looking and remember: when youre fishing with vintage bamboo(especially this one), you are, without a doubt, the coolest dude(or dudette) on the stream. The item "Vintage Heddon #17 black beauty bamboo fly rod" is in sale since Wednesday, December 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Rods". The seller is "jamebethe_82" and is located in Muncie, Indiana.This item can be shipped to United States.