Paul Young Para 15 Keller Deluxe Bamboo Rod 8' 2/2 #5/6

SKU: VFT2265

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  • For sale here is a supremely scarce Paul H. Young bamboo fly rod, a fine example of the Keller DeLuxe Para 15 model (slightly lighter than the standard Para 15 model). This model was influenced by Kaufman Thuma (K.T.) Keller, President of the Chrysler Corporation from 1935 to 1950, and then Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1950 to 1956.

    The rod was made by Paul Young in April 1955 for F.P. Horning. Eight feet in length with two sections and two tips. One dry tip and one wet tip for 5 and 6 weight lines, respectively.

    Varnished flamed cane, pocketed cap and ring over cork reel seat. Super-Z ferrules with an excellent fit. Handsome ventilated half wells cork grip with two thumb indentations. Gold/bronze silks with a decorative spiral wrap at base of the female ferrule and red spiral wraps at the ferrule of the dry tip section.

    The butt section has Paul Young's writing on four flats. First flat: F.P. Horning - April - 1955 / Second flat: "Keller DeLuxe"  8' - 3.76 oz. / Third flat: Fer. 15/64 - 1 - 5/64 Tip - H.D.H. 1- 4/64 Tip - H.E.H. / Fourth flat: Paul H. Young Co. Detroit - Maker.

    The wet tip section was splintered about an inch below the bottom of the tip top. This tip was expertly repaired (scarfed) by Bob Taylor and remains structurally sound.  

    The rod comes with its original satin bag and a period-correct Champion tube.

    You may not see one of these rods again, so don't let this one get away!

  • Shipping:

    We attempt to ship all of our items via the United States Postal Service and do our best to ship at cost (if other shipping providers such as UPS / FedEx / DHL are required we may add a surcharge to the shipping costs stated below). Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible. Our shipping rates are as follows, and are subject to change without notice.

    Domestic Shipping - USA

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Cost
    USPS Priority Mail $0 – $49.99 $7
    USPS Priority Mail
    $50 – $99.99 $9
    USPS Priority Mail
    $100 – $199.99 $15
    USPS Priority Mail
    $200 – $299.99 $18
    USPS Priority Mail
    $300 – $499.99 $22
    USPS Priority Mail $500 – $749.99 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $750 – $1,249.99 $38
    USPS Priority Mail $1,250 – $1,749.99 $45
    USPS Priority Mail $1,750 – $2,499.99 $52
    USPS Priority Mail $2,500 – $3,499.99 $70
    USPS Priority Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $100
    USPS Priority Mail $5,000 and up $150

     

    International Shipping - Canada

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class Mail (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 - $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail $0 - $1,000 $50
    USPS Express Mail $0 - $599.99 $65
    USPS Express Mail $600 – $999.99 $75
    USPS Express Mail $1,000 – $1,499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail $1,500 – $1,999.99 $85
    USPS Express Mail $2,000 – $3,499.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail $3,500 – $4,999.99 $120
    USPS Express Mail $5,000 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Japan

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (only available for reels and other small packages) $0 – $400 $35
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $68
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $999.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $110
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $135
    USPS Express Mail International
    $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

     

    International Shipping - Rest of World

    Shipping
    Item Value 
    Shipping Cost
    USPS First Class (for reels and other small packages only) $0 – $400 $30
    USPS Priority Mail International (6-10 days) $0 – $999.99 $60
    USPS Express Mail International $0 – $499.99 $80
    USPS Express Mail International $500 – $999.99 $90
    USPS Express Mail International $1,000 – $1,799.99 $100
    USPS Express Mail International $1,800 – $2,999.99 $115
    USPS Express Mail International $3,000 – $4,999.99 $150
    USPS Express Mail International
    $5,000.00 and up $175

    Returns:

    All items come with a  3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.

    Other Terms

    Please note that any international customs duties (such as VAT, etc.) are the responsibility of the buyer. Massachusetts residents must pay a 6.25% sales tax on all purchases.

     

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