For sale here is a Paul H. Young SPECIAL DELUXE - 9' 2/2.The "Deluxe" version of the late 1940s Special model had the owner's name hand-inked by Paul on the butt section.The original owner's name, Gordon Robinson, is hand-inked on one flat, and 9' 5 1/2 oz. HCH is hand-inked on the adjacent flat. HCH is equivalent to a 7 weight line.The rod weighs 6 oz. on my scale. Varnished, flamed cane, split by Paul Young and not an earlier blank from another production rod company. Pocketed butt cap with "Detroit" stamp, and screwlock ring with knurling on upper edge, over cork. Oxidized hardware. Nickel silver ferrules are size 16/64 and the ferrule fit is excellent. Half Wells grip is in fine shape, just soiled which I can clean up upon request. Decorative brown spiral wraps. No hookkeeper. No issues with the cane, wraps or varnish. One guide wrap nearest the ferrule on the butt section has been redone and appears darker in color. Each rod section is full length and arrow-straight. The length is exactly nine feet. Overall the rod is in excellent plus condition.
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