Young, Paul H -- Bamboo Baitcasting Rod

For sale here is a Paul H Young bamboo baitcasting rod. The rod has one tip as is standard with his spinning and baitcasting rods, is full length and original. Varnished and flamed cane. Serial number 2116 appears on both sections.

Script is that of Paul H. Young, noting owner name (Ruby Rupe - Dallas) and date of build (Sept. '57) on one flat, and length (6') and weight (4 1/2 oz.) on another flat.

On the tube, in PHY's script also appears "5/8 accyâ". Again, "quashnet" helped me identify that this means the rod casts with best accuracy when using 5/8 oz. lures.

PHY's standard gold wraps appear original and in fine condition. The ferrules fit together nicely. No ferrule clicking. The bluing on the female ferrule shows very minor age/use marks. All guides and tip-tops are secure.

The cork grip is in good condition still, showing very minor soiling from very little time on the water in my opinion.

Varnish has a couple of spots/scratches but generally in fantastic shape.

There are no de-laminations and no invisible wraps on the rod. I've looked over the rod under good light and there are no seams or splinters.

I weighed it on my digital scale and the butt weighs 3.45 oz and the tip weighs 1.0 oz.

Original bag and tube.