Used Winston San Francisco Era Fiberglass 8'6" 6wt 2pc


For sale here is a San Francisco era R.L. Winston 8'6" 6 wt fiberglass rod in a two-piece build. The rod is in fair/good condition but definitely shows signs of having been fished and loved. Chestnut brown colored blank, the rod is marked with the name "Colonel Burt Walrath" but no length or line weight designation which appears consistent with other examples from this era. Red wraps with gold tipping at the winding check, signature wrap, ferrules, and tip-top. The rod features the "loving cup" label on the butt section. It is fully intact. Ring hook-keeper. Full wells grip is in good shape but shows signs of use and light soiling. Anodized gold aluminum, down-locking reel seat with a black aluminum spacer. The reel seat does show some slight use marks. Spigot ferrules with a nice secure fit, free of cracks or other defects but still has some gap and life left in it. Smooth and authoritative medium-fast action for a 6 wt that throws a Rio Gold 6 weight or Rio Technical Trout double taper nicely. Includes original red Winston bag with black label and original tube.