Payne - Model 102, 8' 2/2 5wt Bamboo Fly Rod
For sale here is a gorgeous Payne 102 bamboo rod in excellent original condition. 8' 2-piece/2-tip rod, best with a 5wt line. The rod features medium tempered cane with English twist guides wrapped in chestnut silks with gold tipping, carboloy stripping guide and strap & ring hook keeper. All sections are full length and dead straight, and the rod weighs 4.42oz. The 13/64 ferrules fit perfectly and the ferrule plug is intact. Clean & smooth 6" reverse wells grip with up-locking reel seat over walnut spacer. The screw collar reads "Payne" in cartouche on one side and "Sold by Von Lengerke & Antoine - Chicago" on the reverse. A scarce model in fantastic condition, the action is crisp and medium fast, a near perfect dry fly rod. The varnish is perfect, save for a few small checks above the hook keeper. The rod has all the hallmarks of Payne artistry, it's unusual to find an original preserved so well. Sold in original bag and tube with intact label.