8’6” ORVIS Impregnated [The First Impregnated Rod sold with the new process [Pat. Pend.] .by Orvis in 1948- January 17, 1948] 3/2. 4 ¾ oz. #6 line. With Letter from ORVIS. In Orvis cloth bag & alum. Tube.

By: ORVIS

Price: $695.00

Quantity: 1 available


FB 180179. 8’6” ORVIS Impregnated [The First Impregnated Rod sold with the new process [Pat. Pend.] .by Orvis in 1948- January 17, 1948] 3/2. 4 ¾ oz. #6 line. 5.5/64” tip; 10/64” mid; 16/64” butt; D/L screw lock bright alum. Into N/S cap over walnut spacer; N/S cap marked: “Orvis Impregnated / Patent Pending”; Cigar grip; N/S winding check; Bent wire hook keeper; Writing obliterated on shaft; Serial No. “5316” written on each section near ferrules; wraps brown over bronze snakes & tip tops over dark impregnated bamboo; varnish only on wraps; Perfection stripper; Oxidized N/S ferrules; in Orvis cloth bag & alum. Tube. [Cat. 2018] FB 180179 jmx- This is a historic rod. According to the letter from ORVIS dated January 17, 1979, this is one of the first impregnated rods constructed by the Orvis Company using the new impregnation process which was developed by Wes Jordon. A patent was filed in 1947, so “Pat. Pend” & “Orvis Impregnated” were shown on the shafts of all rods built from 1947 to 1952. It left the shop on January 16, 1948 as the first rod sold with the new process. Wes Jordan started work with bakelite impregnation during WW II. His work is documented in Keane. CLASSIC RODS AND RODMAKERS [1976] pp. 76-78. The letter contains the original label on the rod tube which shows the serial number, specifications, and style: “Orvis Impregnated” Serial No: “5316 Pat. Pend.” The rod probably has been reconditioned by ORVIS, but this is not indicated in the letter. The cork is clean, and there is little sign of fishing wear on the shafts. It casts a DT-6 line with real authority, and would be a fine fishing stick. This rod probably belongs in a Fishing Museum. Very Fine Factory Restored $695

Title: 8’6” ORVIS Impregnated [The First Impregnated Rod sold with the new process [Pat. Pend.] .by Orvis in 1948- January 17, 1948] 3/2. 4 ¾ oz. #6 line. With Letter from ORVIS. In Orvis cloth bag & alum. Tube.

Author / Maker: ORVIS

Categories: collectibles, fishing & hunting, FLY ROD BAMBOO, FLY FISHING PARAPHERNALIA,

Condition: Very Fine Factory Restored

Seller ID: FB 180179

Keywords: First Orvis Patented Impregnated Fly Rod,