Payne - Model 98, 7' 2/2 4wt Bamboo Fly Rod

For sale here is a Payne 7' 2/2 4wt bamboo rod in excellent+ restored condition. Almost certainly a model 98, the restoration was reportedly performed by Steve Blake and the rod remains in fantastic condition. Medium toned cane with oxidized guides wrapped in chestnut windings with gold and purple accents. All sections are straight and full length. 10/64 ferrules fit perfectly, and the ferrule plug is intact. Strap & ring hook keeper, 5.5" cork grip (clean & smooth) with nickel silver checks and cap & ring reel seat over mortised spacer. Payne stamp on the butt cap is clear and crisp. The butt is slightly swelled, and the rod weighs a hair over 3oz. Action is medium/medium-fast. It casts a DT4 beautifully, although I suspect it would cast a WF3 also. Sold in the original bag and tube with replacement Payne label.

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