New Arrival - 01/31

Payne Model 201 Bamboo Fly Rod 8' 3/2 #5


A stunning Payne Model 201 fly rod, 8', 3-piece, 2-tip, and built for what feels to me like a #6. This rod is mint! I can find no signs that it has even been lawn cast let alone fished. Fairly quick feeling action, I would rate it for a #6 (and have listed it as such). The is a "Made for Abercrombie and Fitch" model, so it dates to the 1960's and includes the finial ferrule plugs. The varnish is just perfect, a real stunner. The usual Payne temper color and node placement. Brown wraps with yellow edges and a band of purple at the keeper and male ferrules. #10 perfection stripper and bronze snake guides. Perfect oxidation on the ferrules. The 6" long grip is done in a western profile with a hidden pocket cap under the heel. The wood seat spacer is varnished spanish cedar. The uplocking screwlock looks as if this rod was delivered yesterday. The die stamp reads "Payne" in a cartouche, and "Reg US Pat Off" and "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch". The rod bag is tan poplin with the original hang tag. The rod tube is original but the Payne label has a chip out of it. A very rare Payne in this kind of mint factory condition!
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