Pezon et Michel "Mirage" Bamboo Rod -- 6'6 2/2 4-5wt


For sale here is a very scarce Pezon et Michel Super Parabolic PPP "Mirage" bamboo rod. 1.98 metres, 6'6" #4-5, 2/2. Made in France. The rod is in excellent plus original condition. All sections are full length and straight. Staggered ferrule set up with original hexagonal bamboo plug, 7 3/4" in length. Black wraps with burnt orange tipping. Red, white, and blue signature wrap. Bright guides. The script remains clean and bold. Bronzed hook keeper. Cigar grip 5" in length with only slight soiling. Aluminum dual sliding band reel seat over a cork spacer. Walnut end cap. Ferrules are size 13/64, the fit is perfect. The action is fast, yet retains great feel. The rod is well suited for situations with overgrown tight conditions. The rod weighs in at 2.80 oz. Includes original red satin-like bag and original grey plastic tube with P&M badged tube cover.

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 – Creusevault. 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....

MIRAGE from 1979 to 1993. 6'6" #4/5 type Riccardi, two pieces, ref. 269. Built for the American Market.

[with thanks to - Pezon et Michel, The Story]

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