For your consideration is a Mario Wojnicki model 245 F. This is an 8' 1", 2/2, 5wt., weighing 3.40 oz. This rod has been lawn cast only. All sections are full-length and straight.
This rod consists of beautifully flamed cane constructed in a 2 opposed node pattern with transparent wraps and black details at the ferrules and butt. The 6 1/2" grip flares at the top creating a comfortable thumb rest (reminiscent of Powell) and then gracefully tapers at the bottom to be almost as thin as the wood spacer – very elegant and comfortable in hand. Two sliding bands over a wood spacer that blends well with the color of the mottled cane. Size 14 ferrule with a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is medium-fast and semi-parabolic with feeling into the grip. The 3.40-ounce weight is deceiving but also telling. This rod can cast with utmost delicacy but also has the strength to handle larger flies and the power to control larger fish. The tube is rolled with M. Wojnicki Maker between two knurled lines and the cap is stamped with the model number - 245 F. The bag has his name on a small tag stitched in. Mario is only producing a few small batches of rods per year.