For sale here is a Paul Young Para 17, 8'6" 2/2 8wt bamboo rod in excellent original condition. Serial # 1958, an early serialized rod made in 1955. Featuring flamed cane with bright guides wrapped in copper bronze windings. All sections are straight, full length & serialized, and the 17/64 ferrules fit perfectly. The butt section reads: "Parabolic 17" 8'6" - 5.19oz. C or GBF -- Fer. 17/64 Tip Top 6/64. Wire loop hook keeper, 6" modified wells grip, and black aluminum down-locking reel seat over cork spacer. The pocketed butt cap reads "Paul H Young Co. --Detroit Mich." The cork has mild soiling and the slightest hint of ridging on a few of the rings. A powerful 8wt with pleasantly parabolic action, though not overly so. It will take a WF7 as well. A fine example, sold in the original technicolor bag and B-24 aluminum tube.