9’6” EDWARD VOM HOFE 3/2. [Mid down 2 in.] Circa 1922-1928. 6 3/8 oz. #8 line. Cloth bag & Aluminum Tube.

By: EDWARD VOM HOFE

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available


FB 180248 9’6” EDWARD VOM HOFE 3/2. [Mid down 2 in.] Circa 1922-1928. 6 3/8 oz. #8 line. 5/64” tip; 13/64” mid; 19/64” butt; Bright N/S full metal reelseat with sliding band into soldered cap; Marked: “Edw. Vom Hofe & Co./ Makers-N.Y.” opposite cap; Short 5 1/2 in. Full Wells cork grip; N/S winding check; Wraps brown silk on bronze snakes & tip tops; Bright Perfection Stripper; on pale varnished cane; Bright N/S serrated ferrules; in cloth bag & Aluminum Tube. [Cat. 2018] FB 180248 con-pa. –I took this rod out to the windy climes of Keeler Ave., & put a DT7F line on it. When it reached 70 ft. with only moderate rod flex, I decided it was really a #8 line for most people. I acknowledged that some rod builders completing rods before I was born really knew something about rod design. It could throw a beautiful tight loop. I might have opted for a longer cork grip, & a screw-locking reel seat, but I would have no trouble in tossing flies at Atlantic salmon in the Kola Peninsula of Russia, or steelhead in the mismanaged streams of British Columbia. This rod had some mishap to make the mid section 2 in. short; all ferrules have been reset, with the pins not replaced on both the male & female ferrules. All sections straight; ferrules fit well. The rod is very fishable as is, but it would be nice to know the colors & patterns of the original EVH wraps on the rod. Grip is moderately soiled; wraps are functional but uninspiring; Varnish very good. Housed in a good cloth bag & externally stained aluminum tube. You don’t see many functional EVH bamboo rods around. I suspect that many died in the salmon camps of the Gaspe. Overall, Very Good. $350

Title: 9’6” EDWARD VOM HOFE 3/2. [Mid down 2 in.] Circa 1922-1928. 6 3/8 oz. #8 line. Cloth bag & Aluminum Tube.

Author / Maker: EDWARD VOM HOFE

Categories: FLY ROD BAMBOO,

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: FB 180248

Keywords: 1920's EVH Fly Rod