Pezon michel identification and dating

Fighting butt extension measuring 5 3/4 inches, making the rod 10' long. Nickel silver reel seat and ferrules sizes 14 and 22. The cane is sound, there is some bag burn on the varnish. Rod had been refinished and scripting was overwritten .

The cloth bag is probably original and replacement aluminum tube. This rod has three different length tips: 9' 2 tips with agate tip tops, 8'6" with 1 tip and 8'8" with 1 tip. According to Michael Sinclair's "Divine" book, the square stock case was most likely introduced in 1890. Phillipson black anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Phillipson and Wright & Mc Gill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. (typically, Phillipson crafted the Approved and De Bell the Autograph, however this is De Bell) Half wells cork grip. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with black plastic cap over brass collar. This rod was refinished using a non-original thread color, and the wraps do not have black tipping. 7'6", 2/2 Model 7612 Special There were 29 7612 rods in Dickerson's ledger.