For sale here is a scarce Payne Model 102 bamboo rod in excellent original condition. The rod weighs 4.45 oz. with up-locking reel seat over a walnut spacer. 8' 2/2 for a 5 weight line. The reel seat bears the “Payne” trademark stamp as well as the VL&A stamp. This Model 102 is a scarce one with a light dry fly action that is crisp and very smooth. All sections are full length and arrow straight. Chestnut brown silks with gold tipping. Extra fine cane, node work, and all around the best of Payne craftsmanship. Right hand twist tungsten guides and ferrules that are still perfect in every way. The cork grip is in fine condition. The size 13/64 ferrule fit is buttery smooth. The varnish is mostly flawless with a few very small checks above the keeper wraps. Included are the original bag and tube with label still completely intact. Don't miss out on this one.....it's truly special.
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