Paul Young Para 17 Bamboo Rod 9' 2/2 #7


For sale here is a very scarce 9' Paul H. Young Parabolic 17 bamboo rod. This is the only 9' Para 17 Model known to exist, as the typical Para 17 model was 8'6" in length. Two sections and two tips for a 7wt line. Made in May of 1951. The rod is in excellent plus restored condition. All sections are full length with a very slight set in one tip. Both tips were short when the rod was found and have been expertly scarfed to full length by Scott Whitman. Michael Sinclair performed the remaining restoration work, including a fresh varnish finish and new silk wraps.  

Lightly flamed, straw-colored cane. Chinese red wraps with spiral tipping. The script (95% retained in the restoration), in Paul Young's handwriting, reads: 

Walter Wolf St. Paul May 1951
"Parabolic 17" 9' 5 oz. 
17/64 Fer. 5 1/2/64 TipTop.
"H.C.F." - "H.C.H." or "D" Level
Paul H. Young Co. Detroit Maker.

The Garrision-style grip measures 7 7/8" with mild soiling and light ridging. Bright nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a mortised cork spacer. The butt cap features the "PAUL H. YOUNG CO. DETROIT - MICH." stamp. The step-down Pernack ferrules are size 17/64 with a great fit. The rod weighs 5.35 oz. The action is a powerful and parabolic medium-fast. A very accurate long-range casting rod. Includes a replacement bag and the original tube.

This rod comes from the collection of Robert Golder, owner of the PHY Database.


Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. 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.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, 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 upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.