Payne Model 205 Bamboo Rod 8'6" 3/2 #5/6


For sale here is a Payne Model 205 -  8'6" 3/2 for a 5-6 weight line. The rod is in excellent restored condition. All sections are full length without repair. there is a slight set in one of the tips. Classic browntone cane, traditional chestnut brown silks with black tipping. The ruby colored, agate stripping guide dates the rod to pre-WWII. The magenta, gold and black tipping at the winding check, and male ferrules is original, skillfully saved in the restoration. Blued guides, ferrules, and winding check -- the bluing is worn but I chose not to re-blue it, though the sliding band on the reel seat did receive new bluing with the original Payne formula. Mildly swelled butt. Bronzed hook-keeper. Cigar grip with a cap and ring reel seat over a lightly varnished Spanish cedar spacer. “Sold byClapp & Treat Co Inc. Hartford" stamped on the butt cap. The grip has been cleaned and displays some very slight ridging. Therod weighs 4.40 oz. Ferrule sizes 15/64 and 9/64, the fit is excellent. Just a fabulous casting rod for medium to big water. Medium-fast action. This would make a nice canoe rod. Deftly restored byPaul Fischer in late 2016. Includes replacement bag and handsome vintage leather tube with an internal brass tube although the leather strap is broken.

This is a very fine old Payne that needs to be fished again! Offered here for a very nice price compared to the other 8 1/2 foot Paynes currently on the market. Priced to sell quickly at the request of the consignor.

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.