For sale here is a Paul H. Young Rod Co. Para 15 bamboo rod. 8' 2/2 5-6wt 4 oz. Serial no. 4631. Made in 1974 by Bob Summers. Excellent+ original condition and a one-owner rod. Wet and Dry tips. The Wet tip has never been used. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features beautiful dark mottle-flamed cane with transparent chestnut brown wraps. Blued guides and ferrules. Carboly stripping guide.The script, in Summers' hand, remains clean and bold. It reads:
First flat:A Paul H. Young Co. Rod Second flat: "Parabolic 15" 8' 4 oz.
Garrison-style hook keeper. Full wells/E.C. Powell-style grip 6" in length with moderate soiling though the cork remains quite smooth. Black aluminum down-locking reel seat with a cork spacer. The butt cap features the PAUL H. YOUNG CO. DETROIT - MICH. stamp. There is a small dent in the bottom of the butt cap. The Super-Z brand ferrules are size 15/64 with an excellent fit. The actual weight is 4.35 oz. with the Wet and 4.25 oz. with the Dry tip. The action is a terrific parabolic medium-fast for a 5 or 6 weight line. Includes the original satin-like bag and original tube. Don't miss out on this original Para 15 in excellent condition.
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