Sold Out $650.00 US
For sale here is a Paul French bamboo rod - 6 1/4 feet, 2/2 for a 4 weight. Paul French built most of his rods (not many) in the 90's and at that time was a student of Darryl Whitehead. He built very exquisite rods and those fortunate enough to own one tend to hold on to them. This one is still original, full-length and in excellent+ condition. Medium/fast action. Darkly flamed cane and a very handsome spiraled node pattern. Beautiful burled reel seat spacer with simple pocketed butt cap and a nickel silver ring. This is one of Paul's early rods and feels great in hand. Dark brown wraps tipped with the ferrule station and winding check wraps tipped gold and black. Very attractive red agate stripping guide. Blued snake guides, tip tops and ferrules. The female ferrule could use a simple re-bluing job, which would bring this rod to mint condition due to the appearance of it never being fished. Western style cigar grip, which is flawless. Comes with brass ferrule plug. All sections are straight. Comes with replacement bag and tube.
Most of the Paul French rods on the market came from one collector and once this handful of rods are sold, you may not see one for quite a while. These rods and their balance of quality construction, striking cosmetics, and affordability make them very attractive in my opinion.