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R.L. Winston - Howells/Merrick era 1969
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R.L. Winston - Howells/Merrick era 1969

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R.L. Winston - Howells/Merrick era 1969
type: Bamboo
condition: M - Mint
rod length: 6'3"
rod sections : 2/1
rod weight: 3
includes: Original logo rod tube and sock.
description: Extremely rare Winston built by Howells/Merrick in 1969. Very nice 3wt small stream rod! The rod was never offered a standard in the Winston lineup. This was a custom made for a very good friend of Mr.Merrick . Mr. Howell felt after he built the rod it was so nice he later offered it as standard in his line up when he started Howells Rod Co. there after. That is a testament to to how great this little rod is. This is in fact the first Winston I have come across in the rare 6'3" 2oz size . As the story goes it was giving to a San Francisco Man who was a friend of Doug Merrick by Merrick after he retired from Winston. The recipient never used it and it sat in his garage until it was given to a young neighbor who in turn later sold it to my client. It shows very slight handling of the grip but that is it. Great small stream wonder or for the collector. The tube has some mark from being stored all these years, which is normal. The label is about 85%. What a a classic rod that you'll most likely never see offered again! Extremely light in the hand as you can imagine at 2ozs being a hallow fluted design.


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