For sale here is a Payne 198, 7'6" 3-piece / 2-tip, 5wt bamboo rod in excellent+ restored condition. Fully restored by Don Schroeder and the rod has seen very little use since the work was completed. Medium toned cane with oxidized guides, golden brown windings with gold tipping and burgundy accents. All sections are straight and full length, and the 10/64 & 15/64 ferrules fit perfectly. Strap & ring hook keeper, blued winding check and 6" grip (clean and smooth). Up-locking reel seat over Spanish cedar spacer. Weight is 4.20oz. Medium fast action, this one is a true 5wt in my hands. The Payne 198 is an amazing taper, a very capable 7'6" rod. Schroeder's restoration acumen shines through; the work is impeccable, and the rod is ready to hit the river. Sold in the original bag and brass capped tube with E.F. Payne label intact.