Paul Young Perfectionist Bamboo Rod 7'6" 2/2 #4/5


For sale here is a Paul H. Young "Perfectionist" -- 7'6" 4-5wt 2/2 bamboo fly rod. Serial no. 4677. Made in 1975 during Bob Summers' era at the PHY Rod Co. The rod is in excellent and original condition. All sections are full length, straight and have never been repaired. The rod features the signature PHY mottle-flamed look that appeals to so many. Chestnut brown wraps blend well for an understated look. Blued guides. Bronzed stripping guide. The script, in Bob Summers' hand, remains clean and bold. Garrison style hook keeper. Cigar grip only lightly soiled and with the beginnings of light ridging where the caster places their thumb. Anodized aluminum dual sliding band reel seat with a cork spacer. The step-down ferrules are size 12/64, the fit is perfect. The action is medium-fast and the rod recovers very well. Terrific for fishing a dry fly. The rod weighs in at a lean 2.95 oz. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube. There is also an Orvis yellow and black striped tube sock of the same vintage as the rod. Don't miss out on this exceptional example of a Summers era "Perfectionist". You will not be disappointed.

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