For sale here is a stellar Payne Model 197 bamboo rod from the 1960's. Excellent ++ overall condition. 7'6" 3/2 for a 5 weight line (some like a DT4 as well). The rod weighs 3 7/8 oz and is marked 4 oz. on the hang tag. Up-locking reel seat over the standard spanish cedar spacer. A classic Jim Payne rod with the "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co." die stamp on the up-locking ring, along with the Payne die stamp. The grip is western-style and has a bit of soiling but is extremely smooth with absolutely no ridging present. All sections are full length and dead-straight. The ferrules are size 14/64 and 9/64 and their fit is excellent. The rod has a wonderful medium fast dry fly action. Complete with ferrule plugs and hang tag. Original bag and tube and aftermarket canvas tube protector.
The Payne Model 197 is the HOLY GRAIL for Payne collectors -- a very difficult rod model to find, especially in this condition. This one also comes complete with all of the bells and whistles.
The new owner of this rod will be extremely satisfied!
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