Reams, James – 8' 6" 5wt Hollow-built

  • For you consideration is a Jim Reams hollow-built bamboo rod – 8’ 6” three-piece for a 5 weight line weighing 4.25 ounces. Serial number 257-3-2011-HB. All sections are full length and straight.

    The bamboo is medium tempered with chestnut silk wraps tipped black. There is a gradual progression to a swelled butt. Reams interpretation of the full wells grip is 6” with mild soiling, though the cork remains very smooth. Blued up-locking sliding band and cap over beautifully figured mortised burl wood spacer. The ’button’ butt cap has a small area of loss to the bluing. The tips are differentiated by one of two dots at the ferrules for ease of rotation. Truncated Swiss style ferrules with 100% bluing have a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is on the medium side of medium-fast with a full flexing demeanor. Includes original bag, tube with label, and handsome brass fittings. Jim's 3 piece rods sell for $3,900 new. He is considered one of the most talented modern builders.

  • Model: 
    Length: 8' 6"
    Configuration: 3 piece, 2 tips
    Weight:  4.25 oz.
    Line: 5 weight
    Serial Number: 257-3-2011-HB