For sale here is a Paul H. Young Parabolic 17 bamboo rod, complete with original bag and tube. The rod is in excellent+ condition. The rod is full length and straight. Serial #4245 built by Bob Summers. This rod appeared in Marty Keane's 1990 catalog and was priced at $1800. Ferrule fit is perfect. This 8 1/2 footer is a very strong rod suited best for an 8 or 9 weight line. Wells grip is in fine shape. Also comes with a fighting butt. Rod weighs 5 1/2 oz. I'll let the pictures supply the rest of the description. There is a small spot on the butt where the varnish has chipped away (see last photo), but other than that, this rod is almost flawless. This can be rubbed out easily but I'll leave it up to the next owner to do so.