I tried this question on the boo site with no definitive answer so hoping someone here may know.
Leonard Wright has always been one of my favorite authors. So when I recently picked up this heavy weight Phillipson rod with an old description on the tube it has me wondering if the rod may have belonged to him. Hopefully one of our fishing historians here may have some thoughts.
(In my opinion his book Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect is certainly one of the best ever written on the subject.)
Incidentally the rod is in beautiful shape with only a few tiny marks on the finish.
Missing the fighting butt and appreciate if anyone knows where I might find one. Emailed Rick's with no response so far.
What I thought was really great was some of the marks on the finish turned out to be fish scales. Evidently someone thought these heavy glass rods were worth fishing. (Coming from the previous era when bamboo was king was it really that heavy?)
Any thoughts appreciated.