Marty has not made very many 7' 6" rods and this one is brand new to boot. This is constructed in a two opposed node pattern arranged in a spiral three inches apart. It has chestnut brown wraps with an agate stripping guide. The modified full-wells grip measures 5 3/4" in length and has a cap and ring with the cap stamped "Marty Karstetter Maker."
The rims, pillars, reel foot, and handle arm are all machined from titanium. The side plates are delrin. The diameter is 2 5/8." The spool width is 3/4" and weighs 5.20 ounces. Seven positions adjustable drag. This comes with an Arne Mason clamshell leather case the owner had custom-made for the reel.
Serial number I-7-7 is marked on each section and dates this rod to 1940. This is a 7' 0" two-piece for a 3 or 4 weight line weighing 2.75 oz. The ring is swaged and knurled creating a raised edge...
A scarce and desirable E.F. Payne Parabolic bamboo fly rod. This is a 7' 1" two-piece for a 3 or 4 weight line weighing 3.90 oz. The all cork grip is smooth. The shouldered butt cap is stamped "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch."
This is a 3 1/4" diameter reel with a 2" frame and 7/8" spool width weighing 10 ounces. This has aluminum rims and spool with black anodized side plates, an 11-position adjustable drag, and the coveted double brake drag design.
This is a brand new Marty Karstetter 8' 3" three-piece for a 4-weight line weighing 3.85 oz. Marty says some have liked it with a 5 line. Serial Number 24921. Marty's rods are well sought after and this one is brand new.
This is a 6' 6" two-piece for a 3 or 4 weight line weighing 2.75 oz. The 5" grip is smooth. In my hand, the action is medium-fast and is one special little wand for small to medium sized streams.
This is a 2 7/8" diameter reel with a reel width of 1" weighing 3.95 ounces. Marked 1/2 on the side of the foot. Serial number 0010. The reel shows no signs of use other than a small surface scratch on the back side plate.
This is difficult to source Tom Morgan Rodsmiths fiberglass fly rod. This is a 7' 6" two-piece for a 5 weight line weighing 3.75 oz. Serial Number 2015-5-05. This was built during the Tom Morgan era.
This is in mint condition with the additional cutthroat drag knob. This features a partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and visual appeal. A 5-disc alternating carbon/stainless steel drag stack.