- Dickerson 801510 Special
Dickerson 801510 Special
Dickerson 801510 Special, 8 ft 3pc/2 tips. I honestly don't know why this rod is marked as 'Special' but I can tell you it is in exceptional condition for its age and a wonderful caster. There are a number of great 8 ft. 3pc tapers out there including Paynes in the 200 series, Leonard models 50 and 50DF and others; this rod is in that same class but with a taper that allows it to be pushed just a little harder and still remain smooth with great fly delivery. It has an agate stripping guide and the standard Dickerson locking reel-seat with excellent original varnish throughout with no need for attention that I can see. I did have to replace one snake guide on the mid section that was bent, using the correct guide and wrap color and finish. The grip shows some age with slight ridging as can be seen in the photos. One of Dickerson's more desirable tapers that does not come to market often, especially in this condition. In original bag and tube with proper plastic threaded end cap. From the collection of Thomas H. Clark.