Paul Young Bob Doerr Bamboo Rod 9' 2/2 #8


For sale here is a Paul H. Young "Bob Doerr" 9' bamboo rod, complete with original bag and tube. The rod is in excellent++ original condition. Serial #3883 built by Paul Young, finished and delivered to Stuart Fenton by Jack Young in February 1960 shortly before Paul's death. The rod features the gold script so coveted by Paul Young enthusiasts. The tapered cigar grip is in fine condition, as are all of the wraps on the rod. The 17/64 ferrule fit is perfect. The rod weighs 5.70 oz. and is best suited for a WF8 line. The original black aluminum screwlock reel seat barrel is also in excellent original condition.

There are only 27 Bob Doerr models known to exist and I would venture to say that only perhaps a handful remain in such fine condition as this rod.

A fantastic rod for salmon, steelhead, snook, bonefish, etc. Doerr claimed it to be the ideal Steelhead rod for the Rogue River area, where he lived.

I urge everyone to read John Feldenzer's excellent article, "Of Baseball and Bamboo: Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, and the Paul H. Young Rod Company". The article can be found here.


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