Dating orvis bamboo fly rods
Sharpe 7.5' 5wt Featherweight Scottie Classic Bamboo Fly Rod The underlying principles of innovation, product quality and service are the cornerstone of Sharpe's of Aberdeen, who can trace a history dating back to 1920 when J. Sharpe set up his tackle manufacturing business in John Street Aberdeen.
In 1933 at the Milan exhibition Sharpe's were awarded the Diploma and Gold medal for their impregnated split cane rods which had been developed in Aberdeen.
The rod is dated 1998 and and the build is of very high quality.
After the war Sharpe's of Aberdeen returned to the production of fishing tackle and entered a period of rapid growth with its products being exhibited round the world by the Council of Industrial Design.Handle measures 23 inches from aluminium cone above handle to bottom of rubber button. Sharpe of Aberdeen, Scotland Cane Fly Rod Classic Scottie 9', 2/2, 6 Wt., Impregnated Bamboo Rod. This particular rod is a Scottie, and the Scottie rods have always been a high quality rod for a moderate price.Overall a nice lightweight rod for trotting and would suit the traditional angler that wishes to fish with a modern classic. This vintage split bamboo fly rod is a fine example of the classic Celtic fly rod. This rod is Impregnated, and it was made to be nine feet long in two sections with two tip pieces.The reel seat will accept a reel foot up to three and one-half inches long.The downward lock reel seat lock consists of machined in threads for a knurled and machined locking ring, machined in grooves to hold the reel foot in place, and a German silver stationary hood at the butt end.