Payne Model 204 Bamboo Rod 8'6" 3/2 #5


For sale here is a Payne Model 204 bamboo rod -- 8 1/2 feet with three sections and two tips, for a five weight line. Excellent+ refinished condition. One tip is a replacement and is lighter in tone than the other three sections. We are selling the rod as we would a one-tip rod. All sections are full length and straight with no repairs to the cane. Chestnut brown with gold tipping. An original Model 204 would have featured black tipping with the gold and purple tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. Red agate stripping guide. Oxidized hardware. Bronzed ring hook keeper. Sculpted nickel silver checks. The original grip has been cleaned and is slightly ridged. Up-locking reel seat over a spanish cedar spacer. The stamp on the seat reads, "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co." There are a few light scratches visible in the spacer. The oxidized nickel silver ferrules are size 16/64 and 10/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs an even 5 oz. The action is a very smooth and on the medium side of medium-fast. Includes original Payne bag complete with hang tag and the original labeled tube.

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