9’6” E.C. POWELL 3/2. 5 1/2 oz. #8/9 line. HB. “Steelhead C” action. Bag & Alum. Tube.

9’6” E.C. POWELL 3/2. 5 1/2 oz. #8/9 line. HB. “Steelhead C” action. Bag & Alum. Tube.

By: POWELL

Price: $1,300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Fine Restored


FB 200057. 9’6” E.C. POWELL 3/2. 5 1/2 oz. #8/9 line. HB. “Steelhead C” action. 6.5/64” tip; 12/64” mid; 21/64” butt; Wells grip; U/L bright alum. screw-lock ["E.C. Powell, Maker Marysville" stamped in oval ] over hard rubber into hooded cap; bent wire hook keeper; wraps bronze silk on bronze snakes & tip tops; agate stripper; medium-tone varnished bamboo; bright N/S ferrules; butt wrap tipped with white & black silk trim indicating hollowbuilt construction; Marked with “Pat. No. 1932986” in ink on shaft by the hook keeper; one intermediate wrap between each guide; 4 intermediates alternating narrow & wide between butt & first guide. 2-up node staggering. Book matched tips. In original bag & brass-capped alum. tube. Circa 1930-1940’s. [Cat. 2020.] FB 200057 g. – I took this rod out on a blustery day; it belted out the Cortland 444 DT-8F out to 60 or more feet with no difficulty. It is a super fishing stick. The grip has been carefully cleaned up, with some minor ridging. The rod has been carefully restored with new guides & wraps & varnish. There is no sign of use on any of the guides. I do not think the rod has been fished since the restoration. By the smell of the rod bag, the rod may have been oil-finished at one time. The restorer carefully followed the minor points in an E.C. Powell recreation; the guide sizes are correct; the tip-top treatment follows the Powell model. The bent-wire hook keeper follows the pattern usually found in pre-WW II rods. Very Fine Restored. $1300

Title: 9’6” E.C. POWELL 3/2. 5 1/2 oz. #8/9 line. HB. “Steelhead C” action. Bag & Alum. Tube.

Author / Maker: POWELL

Categories: FLY ROD BAMBOO,

Condition: Very Fine Restored

Seller ID: FB 200057.

Keywords: Powell Steelhead C Fly Rod