Paul Young "Texas General" Bamboo Rod 8' 7 3/8" 2/2 #7/8

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For sale here is a Paul H. Young "Texas General" bamboo rod, complete with original bag and tube. The rod is in excellent condition. Serial #2117 built by Paul Young in 1957. Ferrule fit is perfect. This rod is 8 feet, 7 3/8 inches long -- the original length as detailed in a letter from Bob Summers included with the sale. Suited best for a 7 weight with the dry tip and an 8 weight line with the wet tip. The tips are about an inch shorter than the butt section; according to Bob, originally how it was made. Custom shaped grip with thumb indentation is in great shape and super comfortable. Rod weighs 5.5 oz with the wet tip and 5.4 oz with the dry tip. I'll let the pictures supply the rest of the description. Bob has recently done some work on the rod, including 1) replaced one fraying wrap on one of the tips, 2) cleaned and slightly sanded the grip, 3) filled in a minor seam/glue line in the butt section and re-varnished this section, and 4) replaced the moisture plug at the base of the male ferrule on one of the tips.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to acquire another very unique and hard-to-find rod model from the legendary Michigan rodmaker!