Current Bid: $ 36.00  

VINTAGE SHAKESPEARE HONOR BULIT 8.6’ BAMBOO FLY ROD a.imagelink {color:#000000;} a:hover.imagelink {color:#000000;} a:visited.imagelink {color:#00A8A8;} a.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #000000; } a:visited.imagelink img.auctionimage { border: 2px solid #00A8A8; }

This auction is for a vintage three piece 8.6’ Shakespeare Model 1357 split bamboo fly rod with storage clothe. The Shakespeare label and inscription are 100% intact. The bottom and mid sections measure 34 3/4” and the tip is 36”. I would estimate that it would nicely load and cast a three or four weight line.

The 5 1/8” composite cork handle and slide down ring reel seat are in great condition. There are three snake eye guides on the mid section and four on the tip. There is a stripper guide on the bottom section. The rod fits together perfectly when assembled and has the distinct pop sound when taken apart. There is a  set in the tip section. I am unsure if the tip section is original to the rod however it has the same ferrule design and guide wraps. As aforementioned, it fits perfect. All of the wraps and guides are solid and tight.  I stripped the old varnish and refinished with four coats of spar varnish and completed it with high quality wood rubbing compounds.  The bamboo cane and varnish are gorgeous and it has a beautiful flamed finish; check out the pictures. This will be an excellent rod for creek and stream fishing with dry flies and nymph on light tippets.  It has a classic bamboo cane casting action; wait until you try it!  BID WITH CONFIDENCE! I have over 1,600 100% positive feedbacks and I am rated by eBay as a top seller. I describe my items ACCURATELY, HONESTLY and provide MANY HIGH QUALITY pictures. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and I will provide a timely response. DISCLAIMER:IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME EBAY BUYER AND DO NOT HAVE ANY OR YOU HAVE LIMITED FEEDBACK, DO NOT BID BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME OR I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID. PLEASE RESPECT MY POLICY. PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE VERIFYING YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE PAY PAL ACCOUNT AND WILL PAY IN ACCORDANCE TO THE TERMS OF THE AUCTION. FEEDBACK:Positive five star feedback is very important and is most appreciated when you receive and are satisfied with your item. I will promptly reciprocate. If for any reason you are not delighted with your item please contact me prior to leaving feedback and I will work with you to accomplish complete 100% satisfaction.RETURN POLICY:I offer a three day return policy, original purchase price and initial ship charge, if the item does not meet the above description. SHIPPING/HANDLING: I will make every attempt to combine shipping. Please advise when you plan on bidding on more than one item. U.S. Buyers pay shipping charges of $13.99 (eBay now charges Sellers a final value fee for shipping!) and I will ship USPS Priority Mail normally the next day after payment is received. Payment is by Pay Pal only (unless you notify me otherwise) and is expected within three days after the close of the auction. My items are packed safely and securely. F.O.B. is ship point. I am not responsible, nor do I have control for any damage caused by the ship carries negligence.     INTERNATIONAL SHIMENTS: PLEASE READ International shipments will be via USPS First Class or Priority Mail International depending on the size of the item. You are responsible for any and all country tariffs or import taxes. I WILL NOT ACCEPT AND WILL CANCEL ALL INTERNATIONAL BIDS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION OF YOUR INTENT TO PURCHASE AND REQUEST OF A SHIPPING QUOTE.   Items won by International Buyers will be shipped ONCE PER WEEK usually on a Saturday. International bids will include a nominal packing/handling & delivery charge. When my delivery is made to the USPS office F.O.B. is ship point.   I have no control or responsibility of items beyond this point.     

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