For your consideration is a Chris Raine Spring Creek Special hollow-built bamboo rod. This is an 8' 3" 3/2 for a 4-weight line weighing 3.5 oz. This rod is in like-new condition – lawn cast only. All sections are full length and straight.
Rich flamed cane features translucent green wraps tipped black. Modified styling of a half wells grip is 6 1/4". Blued cap and ring over an elegantly shaped walnut spacer. Antique finished ferrules have a perfect fit. In my hand, the rod is on the fast side of medium-fast. Original sock, tube, and tube sock. His 3/2 rods sell for $2,750 new.
Chris Raine's techniques are descended directly from those developed by legendary builder James Reams, one of the best builders working in the craft today. From Chris' website, "Unlike some builders, who simply remove a set amount of interior “pith” from their bamboo blanks, I also alter the rod’s internal taper (as well as the easy-to-measure external taper) for maximum performance. It means embarking on a time-consuming process of building, fishing, changing tapers when I’m developing a rod, but it also results in a rod that performs better."
Model: Spring Creek Special
Length: 8' 3"
Weight: 3.5 oz.
Line: 4 weight
Serial Number: 429