10’0” ABBEY & IMBRIE “EMPIRE CITY” 3/2. [1 tip & mid down 1.5 in.] Circa 1890-1900. Calcutta Bamboo. 6 7/8 oz. #6 line. Wood form case with Canvas & Leather Over Bag.

10’0” ABBEY & IMBRIE “EMPIRE CITY” 3/2. [1 tip & mid down 1.5 in.] Circa 1890-1900. Calcutta Bamboo. 6 7/8 oz. #6 line. Wood form case with Canvas & Leather Over Bag.

By: ABBEY & IMBRIE

Price: $400.00  $320.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good


FB 180245 10’0” ABBEY & IMBRIE “EMPIRE CITY” 3/2. [1 tip & mid down 1.5 in.] Circa 1890-1900. Calcutta Bamboo. 6 7/8 oz. #6 line. 5.5/64” tip; 12/64” mid; 18/64” Butt; Full N/S DL Slide Band Reel Seat; rolled & soldered; marked: “Empire City / (Logo Trade Mark) /Hand Made.” 6 in. Cigar grip of 3/8” cork rings; N/S grip check; Wraps Black silk on drop-ring guides with Pale Green Silk full intermediates; Bright N/S ferrules rolled & soldered; in wood form case with Canvas & Leather Over Bag. [Cat. 2018] FB 180245 con-pa. –This 1890-1900 antique rod has some mystery to it. If it had 1/8 in. cork rings instead of 3/8 in. cork rings, it could be classed as a rare Thomas & Edwards fly rod of their 1898-1899 short-lived relationship. The reel seat & ferrules are obvious John C. Landman; rolled & soldered ferrules with copper end caps; This rod had the “Empire City EFTCM” logo on the reel seat, same as shown in pp. 141-143 of Jeff Hatton’s ROD CRAFTING [Portland: Amato. 2005] for 2 different Thomas & Edwards rods. A.J. Campbell CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE FLY FISHING TACKLE [NY: Lyons & Burford.1997] says on p. 134 that the “‘Empire City“ stamping is an Abbie & Imbrie trade mark. Cork grip has been cleaned up; all sections relatively straight except for 1 tip that has dips & curly-cues in it; all wraps look of a uniform era; ferrules fit tightly; varnish has picked up some cloth marks from the wood form case. A rare rod retaining its period wraps and fittings; great display piece. Very Good. $400

Title: 10’0” ABBEY & IMBRIE “EMPIRE CITY” 3/2. [1 tip & mid down 1.5 in.] Circa 1890-1900. Calcutta Bamboo. 6 7/8 oz. #6 line. Wood form case with Canvas & Leather Over Bag.

Author / Maker: ABBEY & IMBRIE

Categories: FLY ROD BAMBOO,

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: FB 180245

Keywords: Antique Bamboo Fly Rod