Payne Model 98 Bamboo Rod 7' 2/2 #4


For sale here is a Payne Model 98 bamboo rod -- 7' 2/2 for a four weight line. The rod is in excellent+ condition. All sections are full length and straight. The rod may have been restored at some point in its life, but if so it was carried out by a very skilled restorationist.

Beautiful medium/dark-toned cane finish with chestnut wraps and gold tipping, with a few bands of purple tipping at the winding check and male ferrules. Oxidized hardware. Slightly swelled butt with a ring hook keeper. Nickel silver checks. The classic cigar grip measures 5 3/8" with moderate soiling that should clean up easily. There are a few use marks on the varnish of the butt section. Nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised Spanish cedar spacer. The seat and spacer remain in excellent condition with only light wear to the bluing. The butt cap features the "Made for Abercrombie & Fitch" stamp in addition to the standard Payne stamp. Excellent ferrule fit with a ferrule plug included. The rod weighs 3.05 oz. The action is medium-fast. Includes what appears to be a newer replacement bag and the original labeled tube.

A great example of perhaps the most popular seven-foot bamboo rod ever made!



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