For sale here is a Payne Model 198 bamboo rod. Excellent overall condition. 7 1/2 feet. Three piece rod with two tips. The rod weighs 3 3/4 oz, consistent with the weight noted on the original hang tag. Cap and ring reel seat over a spanish cedar spacer. A classic Jim Payne era rod with the "Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch Co." die stamp on the butt cap, along with the Payne die stamp. There's a date of 1938 on the hang tag. The grip has been cleaned and sanded slightly. All sections are full length and straight with no repairs evident. Ron McKinley partially restored the rod, re-wrapping some of the guides and ferrules with the proper silks, and cleaning up the varnish. The ferrules are size 14/64 and 9/64 and their fit is excellent. The rod has a smooth medium action. Original bag and tube.
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