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Paul H. Young - Para 17, 8'6" 2/2, 7-8wt Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Paul Young Para 17 8'6" 2/2 7-8wt bamboo rod in excellent+/near mint condition. Made around 1980 by Jack Young, a few years after Bob Summers left the firm. Featuring darkly flamed cane, dark guides and high-bridge carbide stripping guide, wrapped in dark brown windings. All sections are straight, full length & serialized (#4806). Bright ferrules fit perfectly, and they have taken on the golden hue of aged varnish. Jack Young's script reads "A Paul H. Young Co. Rod - Parabolic 17 8'6" 5.40oz". 6.4" grip is clean and smooth, and the rod is fitted with a black aluminum reel seat over cork spacer. All the cork is bright and smooth; I can see no obvious sign the rod was ever used. Scripted weight is 5.4oz but the actual weight is slightly less at 5.15oz. A strong, parabolic rod; the action is quite smooth, and the proper timing is easy to find. I expected it to be more of a DT8, but I prefer a DT7. The rod loads well at short and long ranges, a delightful example of the taper by Jack Young. Sold in the original khaki twill bag and Champion-style tube.

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