An excellent Paul H Young Parabolic 15 fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tips. Serial #4539. Made in 1971 when Bob Summers was still working at the Young shop. All original features with good original finish. The rod joints are glued with resorcinol. The bamboo is flamed with occasional dark patches. Nodes are 2 opposed. The serial # "4539" is lettered just below the carbide stripper. "Parabolic 15 8' 4oz" is lettered one flat left. "A Paul H Young Co Rod" is lettered opposite the guide flat. This lettering is slightly clipped at the top and bottom indicating some sanding. The Grip is a 6" long half wells. The reel seat is a black anodized down-locking screw lock with a cork spacer and a pocket cap. The pocket cap is stamped "Paul H Young co, Detroit--Mich" in cartouch. The rod bag and tube appear original.