For your consideration is an Alex Vardanis rod built on a Chris Bogart blank. This is an 8' 0" "Special Wet Fly" two-piece with one tip for a 4-weight line weighing 3.25 oz. All sections are full-length and straight.
This rod is built with bamboo ferrule construction. The base of the tip swells and is hollowed to allow the male section of the butt to join. There are two pieces of looped and twisted wire wrapped into both sides of the ferrules. These appear to be used to tie the two pieces to secure them. The ferrule fit feels adequate to stay in place but these seem to be there for added insurance. Grip measures 6" in length and is mildly soiled. Cap and ring over a beautiful mortised spacer. In my hand, the action is on the medium side of medium fast. The varnish has a mild roughness to the finish that could be easily smoothed out with some polishing.
Model: Special Wet Fly
Length: 8' 0"
Weight: 3.25 oz.
Serial Number: NA