Pezon et Michel "Power Plus / Type Creusevaut" Bamboo Rod -- 8'3 6-7wt
For sale here is a Pezon et Michel Super Parabolic PPP, Power Plus - Type Creusevaut bamboo rod. 2.52 metres, 8'3", #6-7, 2/2. Made in France. Staggered ferrule construction with original 5 1/2" bamboo ferrule plug. The rod is in near mint original condition perhaps having never been fished. All sections are full length and straight.
Note, this is a French-made P&M, not a Sharpe's or Farlow's rod built on a P&M blank.
Moderately tempered cane with emerald green wraps and bright crimson tipping. Red, white, and blue signature wraps to represent the French flag. Bronzed guides. U-shaped hook-keeper. Pale bronze colored aluminum winding check. Ritz-style grip 5 3/4" in length with only the lightest of handling marks. Bronze painted aluminum cap and ring reel seat over a cork spacer. Typical P&M ferrules with red witness marks are size 16/64 with an excellent fit. The ferrules are actually tapered to allow for wear over time. The rod weighs 4.30 oz. The action is a parabolic medium-fast capable of very long casts.
Original bag and plastic tube with P&M label.
In 1949, a new series was created, even more sophisticated than Parabolic: RITZ SUPERPARABOLIC PPP, where PPP means Puissance Pendulaire Progressive (i.e. Pendular Progressive Power. These initials clearly focus the target of all developments…). This series, that shortly become well recognized worldwide, constitutes the top of the whole production of the "magical" trio Plantet – Ritz – Creusevaut. PPP series distinguishes itself from Parabolic ones for the research of the best balance between length and strength; the characteristic balance found in coupling two different length pieces, moving the female joint ferrule nearer to handle, supplies more quickness without losing precision and efficiency in short-range casts.
When used by the best-skilled fly casters, such rods (built with highest quality raw material, with luxury finish and details) can perform long distance casts, although working smoothly and precisely within few meters too. All rods are manufactured in two different length pieces...
POWERPLUS from 1954 to 1993. 8'3" # 6/7 type Creusevaut, two pieces, ref. 270
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