Title 9’6” HOLBROOK, DAWN. Bamboo. 6.5 oz. #8/9 line. 2/2. Cloth bag & Alum. Tube.
Condition Near Fine.
Seller ID FB 060324
FB 060324. 9’6” HOLBROOK, DAWN. Bamboo. 6.5 oz. #8/9 line. 2/2. 5.5/64” tip; 17/64” mid; U/L black alum. Screw lock into hooded cap; Wells grip; Marked: Holbrook Special / Bill Lohrer’s Sport Shop/ 125.” Wraps antique gold silk on bronze snakes over medium flamed varnished bamboo; bright stripper & tip tops; N/S blued Super-Z ferrule. Cloth bag & Alum. Tube. [Cat. 2017] 06-0324 fo. - Dawn Holbrook was a founding member of the Washington Fly Fishing Club in Seattle . He was a local icon in bamboo rod making, and also taught classes in bamboo rod building. Many of his rods were made for steelhead fishing in the Northwest, and were made as 8wt. or 9wt. rods. He was an admirer of E.C. Powell, and his rods reflect that view. This rod has 2-up node spacing, and uses Resorcinol glue. The guide wraps are double wrapped at the base in the manner of R.L. Winston. Rod is straight and full length. One tip has a 1.5 in. repair wrap near the tip top; the other tip has the bottom snake guide redone with the same thread. The rod bag has Dawn Hobrook’s Business Card stapled to it: :”Dawn Holbrook / Utilities Contractor / 11725 Meridian N./ Seattle Washington 98133/ (206) ME-2 3868.” The rod is a real powerhouse, and can be fished with a WF-8 or ST-9 or ST-10 shooting head. Cork is very clean; varnish excellent with little sign of use or wear. An excellent example of Holbrook’s workmanship. Aside from the crude repair wraps, the rod is Near Fine. $900
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