Used Orvis "99" Bamboo Rod - 7'6 5wt


For sale here is a 7'6" Orvis Model 99 bamboo rod. Two sections with one tip. Serial #42187 built in December of 1965 in the George Reid era. Medium dark browntone impregnated cane with deep burgundy/red wraps.  Cigar grip is only lightly soiled. Classic, Orvis aluminum down-locking reel seat with fine wood spacer shows only minimal wear. Rod is in overall good condition. Blued ferrules and guides have been restored by Charlie Hisey. Size 12/64 ferrules (usually they are 14/64 on the Model 99). The fit is perfect. The action is on the faster side of medium fast, and is very crisp and authoritative. This would make a nice all around trout rod but will excel at throwing dries. The tube label proposes a DT6 line (HDH), but a five also works very well. The rod weighs 4.0 oz. Comes with original bag and tube with label 100% intact.