Payne Model 420 Dry Fly Salmon Bamboo Rod 10'6" 3/2 #8
For sale here is a Payne Model 420 Dry Fly Salmon bamboo rod. 10 1/2 feet in length. 6” detachable fighting butt. 9 5/8 oz. #8 line. 5/64 tip tops, tip 14/64, mid 22/64. Cigar grip, large full n/s slide band reel seat, marked “E.F. Payne / Rod / E.F. Payne Rod Co. / Makers inside logo, oxidized n/s winding check, flap-ring hook keeper, brown silks tipped green on bronze snakes over medium flamed varnished bamboo, signature wraps of green, white, and red at base of each section, agate stripping guide, oxidized n/s ferrules, in original heavy canvas bag with aluminum tip tube. This rod throws a DT8 with authority and would be a pleasure to fish it with a dry fly over a nice Atlantic salmon. It has been very well maintained, one guide on mid and one guide on tip have been expertly re-wrapped, the same tip has a 3/8” invisible wrap. The entire rod received an overcoat of varnish and has some minor bag marks. All sections are full length and straight. Very good overall condition.