For your consideration is a John Bradford Legacy bamboo fly rod. This is an 8' 2/2 5wt weighing 4.10 oz. Serial number 1682. All sections are full length and straight.
John Bradford's Legacy bamboo rods are frequently listed in revered collections, but seldom seen for sale. This one consists of mildly tempered cane with cinnamon wraps and gold tipping. Dickerson influenced intermediates for measuring your catch at 8”, 10” and 12” from winding check. Oxidized hardware throughout is accompanied by a red agate stripping guide. Cigar grip measures 6 1/4" in length. Classic cap and ring over a beautifully modeled wood spacer. Ferrules are 13/16 with a perfect fit. Numbered tips for ease of rotation. Tethered to the bag is a brass and cork ferrule plug. In my hand, the action is on the medium side of medium-fast and buttery smooth. Includes the original labeled bag, labeled tube, and original hang tag. The rod is in excellent condition with the exception of some loss to the bluing on the butt cap and a slightly soiled grip.
Length: 8' 0"
Weight: 4.10 oz.
Line: 5 weight
Serial Number: 1682