Title 13’0” RIVERWATCH [BOB CLAY] “SPEY 13ABC” 3/2. 15 oz. #9/10 line. Hollowbuilt with Spliced Ferrules. Bag & Tube.
Condition Near Fine.
Seller ID FB 170154
FB 170154. 13’0” RIVERWATCH [BOB CLAY] “SPEY 13ABC” 3/2. 15 oz. #9/10 line. Hollowbuilt with Spliced Ferrules. [With Tapered Wood Ferrule Protectors] 8/64” tip; 20/64” mid; 30/64” butt; Extra-long Struble D/L bright alum. screw-lock over burled wood barrel [which can take 4 In. reel foot]; Marked “Bob Clay/ Maker” on sliding ring; 13 in. Foregrip; 5 in. Rear grip with rubber button; Marked “Riverwatch/ Kispiox Valley 13ABC 05065” above grip; Wraps translucent rust silk tipped black over bronze snakes & tip-top over deep flamed varnished bamboo; red agate strippers; Riverwatch “Water Ouzel” half-way between grip & stripper guide; action is based on a combination of E. C Powell Tapers; In custom rod bag & Labeled Alum. Tube. [Cat. 2017] 17-0154 ks-con-–This rod is the result of numerous trials and rod designs to find the right rod for spey casting sunken lines and large flies in the turbulent steelhead streams of British Columbia. It features spliced ferrules secured with clear tape, the only ferrule design that will hold up to spey casting. It was designed and built in the Kispiox Valley, BC, for big steelhead by Bob Clay, legendary guide and rod builder. Bob has lived and guided in the Kispiox Valley since the 1970’s. He has been building hollowbuilt bamboo rods in the style of EC Powell in both single-handed and double-handed for a number of years, with input from Tom Morgan, Per Brandin, and many others. A fine rod for a #8-10 Skagit head with tips. Grip is mildly soiled. Rod has been carefully fished. Near Fine. $1950