This is an 8' 0" 2/2 4wt. weighing 3.50 oz. Most 102Ls have extremely delicate tips in the 0.0400 range making them a 3wt. This 102L has 0.0600 tips and is a 4wt. This is equivalent to an early 100 or later 100L. In my opinion, this is the most practical 102L I have handled.
Mildly tempered cane with deep chestnut brown wraps. At the male ferrules, there are three decorative wraps each with three turns. The cigar grip measures 5 1/2" in length. Butt cap is stamped O 44 indicating this was the 44th rod made...
This is an early Ted Godfrey Salmon II Spey reel in left-hand retrieve and is interchangeable. The diameter is 3.75” with a frame width of 2.125”. The spool width is approximately 1.30”. His first salmon reels were introduced in 1984.
It's rare to see a true 100L with no metal ring between the cork and wood spacer. Often, the rods that mic out to a 100L are early 1930s rods with the metal ring. This rod is 7' 6" weighing only 2.85 oz...
This rod consists of straw-colored cane with brown caramel wraps and black tipping. Bright hardware throughout. The cigar grip measures 6" in length. Down-locking hardware over wood spacer coordinating perfectly with the wraps.
Complete with ivorine handle, strapped rim tension screw, nickel silver roller pillar, 1903 caliper check, and Hardy block leather case. Tension is consistent used in left or right hand retrieve. This reel appears to have been used sparingly and well cared for.
For your consideration is a very rare Jenkins bamboo fly rod. This is the very first 80L Charlie made. It's an 8' 0" 2/2 4wt weighing 3 5/8 oz. Serial number GASC80L-1. All sections are full length and straight.