For sale here is an absolutely beautiful Payne Model 97 bamboo rod -- seven feet with two sections and two tips. The rod is in near mint restored condition. Steve Blake performed the masterful restoration. All sections are full-length and straight.
Moderately tempered cane with chestnut silks and gold tipping. Gold and purple at the winding check, male ferrules, and tip-top. Blued hardware throughout. Ever so slightly swelled butt. Ring hook-keeper. Nickel silver checks. The cigar grip measures 5 1/2" in length. Cap and ring reel seat over a mortised walnut spacer. The butt cap bears the Payne trademark stamp. The ferrule fit is excellent and the ferrule plug is included. The rod weighs 3.05 oz. The action is on the medium side of medium-fast. Just a wonderful small stream rod with a 3 or 4 weight line. Original bag and tube included, with a replacement Payne label.
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