For your consideration is a Lyle Dickerson model 8013 bamboo fly rod made in 1948. The 8013 is an 8' 0", 2/2, 5wt., 4.35 oz. All sections are full length and straight.
This rod consists of medium tempered cane constructed in a 3x3 node pattern with Dickerson tan wraps and black tipping. Indicative Dickerson intermediates for measuring your catch at 7", 8", 9", and 10" from winding check. Grip measures 6" in length and is absent of any ridging. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut spacer with nickel silver butt cap. Ferrules are size 13 with a perfect fit. The Dickerson '40s taper is not the faster taper of the '50s. In my hand, the action is on the slower side of medium with a full working feeling deep into the butt section. Steve Blake touched up the varnish saving the original wraps. One tip is a little lighter color. Steve feels it's most likely a replacement tip made by Dickerson. He based this on the bluing, the type of ferrules, the 3x3 node pattern, how the wraps are done, and all of the components. Includes the original bag and tube.
Length: 8' 0"
Weight: 4.35 oz.
Line: 5 weight
Serial Number: NA