Payne - 9' 3/2, 6-7wt Bamboo Rod
For sale here is Payne 9' 3-piece / 2-tip bamboo rod. Expertly restored by Steve Blake, the rod is in excellent+ condition. 5.30oz and best with a 6/7wt line, probably a model 208 (no hang tag). Snake guides and red agate stripping guide, wrapped in chestnut windings with red tipping and gold/purple accents at the hook keeper and ferrules. All sections are straight and full length, and the ferrules fit perfectly. All the hardware has been reblued and remains dark and bold. Strap & ring hook keeper, 5.5" grip (clean with just a hint of ridging), and cap & ring reel seat over mortised Spanish cedar spacer. The butt cap is stamped with Payne in cartouche on one side, and "Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch" on the reverse. Action on the medium side of medium fast. Sold in what is likely the original brass capped tube with replacement bag.