RARE – 1960s ORVIS IMPREGNATED “DELUXE” (SPECIAL ORDER) 7’6″ FLY-SPIN BAMBOO ROD

RARE – 1960s ORVIS IMPREGNATED “DELUXE” (SPECIAL ORDER) 7’6″ FLY-SPIN BAMBOO ROD

£445.00

In stock

Description

In very good condition as I doubt it has been more than a few times, it has been very looked after and stored correctly.

The rod is two-piece (two tips) completely straight with no set or ticks, nicely shaped 10″smooth cork handle, twin carbide low bell guide rings, with snake rings throughout, burgundy silk whipping, smooth cork handle with polished alloy reel slides. Which research leads me to believe that the rod was a special order for possibly “R E Lucas” as his name is neatly written on the rod. I have tried the rod as a fly and spinning rod and it casts and handles beautifully with both a small fixed spool reel or fly reel with a #4/5 line. Presented in a Tartan cloth bag and alloy protective tube.

Another alternative is that Orvis offered a fly/spin conversion in 1969 for around $30, either way, it’s a genuine and delightful little rod!.