For sale here is a Summers-era Paul H. Young Parabolic 15 bamboo rod. Eight feet with two sections and two tips for a five or six weight line. Serial no. 4567 made in 1972. The rod is in excellent++ condition. All sections are full length and straight.
Classic PHY mottle-flamed cane with copper-colored wraps. Blued guides. The script, in Summers' handwriting, reads,
"Richard V. Rounds" 5/30/72 A Paul H. Young Co. Rod "Parabolic 15" 8' 4 oz.
Garrison-style hook keeper. The cigar grip measures 6 1/2" in length with moderate soiling. Black aluminum down-locking reel seat over a cork spacer. The butt cap features the PHY maker's mark. The step-down ferrule fit is perfect. Bob made many rods in this time frame with these same ferrules rather than Super Z's. The rod weighs 4.25 oz. with both tips. The DRY tip produces a slightly faster action. The WET tip has a little more flex to it. Includes the original satin bag in wonderful condition as well as the tube.