Title 80 HIDY E-220 H-3. Bamboo. 3/2. 4 oz. No. 5 line. Hollow-built. In non-factory cloth bag & Alum tube.
Seller ID FB 170200
FB 170200. 80 HIDY E-220 H-3. Bamboo. 3/2. 4 oz. No. 5 line. Hollow-built. 4.5/64 tip; 11/64 mid; 17/64 butt; D/L blued N/S slide band over burled walnut spacer into N/S cap; mild full Wells grip; flap-ring hook keeper; Marked: Hidy / E 220 H-3 above grip; wraps translucent brick red tipped black on black snakes & tip tops; Red agate blued stripper guide; Blued N/S Super-Z type short station ferrules; 3-up node staggering on butt & mid; spiral staggering on tips; pale blond varnished bamboo. In non-factory cloth bag & Alum tube. [Cat. 2017.] 17-0200 g. I first met Jim Hidy when he was starting his rod business in the 1980s. He was sending lots of time at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club in San Francisco, asking questions and watching various rods being cast. He learned rod building from Jim Schaaf and Mario Wojnicki, who both made hollow-built rods following the techniques of E.C Powell. Jim worked with Andre Puyans in refining his tapers for this rod. I displayed this early rod, a 8 ft. 3/2 #5 line at several tackle shows, and later took the rod to New Zealand where it took a number of outsized brown trout. Jim Hidy has changed his nomenclature and tapers since his early rods, but all his rods exhibit exquisite rod work and finishing. They are outstanding! I cast this rod with a DT5, and had absolute control over all conceivable fishing distances. Hidy rods are in very short supply in the secondary rod market. His wait time is measured in years. His new rod prices are $3750 for 3 pc. rods. Many Hidy rods in the secondary market command prices above his new rod prices because of the wait time and scarcity. Grip mildly soiled. All sections dead straight. Fine. $2600