For sale here is a beautiful Payne Model 102 -- 8' 2/2 5wt bamboo rod. Excellent++ restored condition. The restoration was masterfully performed by Don Schroeder. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features moderately tempered cane with chestnut wraps and gold tipping. Gold and purple tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. Blued hardware throughout. The original reverse twist English-style guides were retained during the restoration. Ring hook keeper over the gradually and mildly swelled butt. The original cigar grip measures 6" in length and has had plastic shrink-wrap placed over it for protection. Classic cap and ring reel seat over a mortised Spanish cedar spacer. The reel seat bears the “Payne” trademark stamp as well as the "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co." stamp. The step-down ferrules have retained an excellent fit and include an original ferrule plug. The rod weighs in at 4.15 oz. The Model 102 is a scarce one with a light dry fly action.
Includes the original bag and tube with label 60% remaining. Don't miss out on the chance to own this classic and desirable Payne restored by a master.
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