Payne Parabolic Bamboo Rod 7'6" 2/2 #5


For sale here is a very scarce 7 1/2 foot Payne Parabolic bamboo rod in very good condition. The rod weighs 3 3/8 oz, consistent with the original hang tag affixed to the original Payne bag. Casts nicely with a five weight line. All cork reel seat with cap and ring. Mildrum stripping guide. Obviously the cork grip has developed some ridging over the years but it remains very comfortable in hand. One tip is 1 1/2" short (at the male ferrule). The cap bears the Payne trademark stamp as well as the “Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch New York” stamp dating it to pre-1963 (the first Payne Parabolic rods were made in 1936). The size 11/64 ferrule fit is excellent. The varnish is in excellent condition. Comes complete with original bag and labeled tube (Bedford Sportsman label from N.Y.) and very nicely preserved hang tag. A very fine casting rod with medium slow to medium parabolic action. An exceedingly rare Payne model indeed, having never been listed in any of the Payne catalogs.

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