For sale here is an early rod from Paul H. Young - a "Special" 7'6" 2/2 5wt. Excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight.
The rod features very lightly flame tempered cane with oxblood wraps and spiral tipping. Blued hardware throughout. The last snake guide on the butt section is slightly bent. The Special stamp remains clean and bold free of any defect. The full wells grip measures 6" in length with mild soiling. 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 ferrules are size 13/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 3.60 oz. The rod has a terrific dry-fly action on the faster side of medium-fast.
Original bag and tube. This is a superb all original example of a late 40's PHY Special rod and in a weight and length that make it just about perfect for all trout situations. Don't regret not picking up this fine rod from one of the greatest and most influential makers of all time!