Payne Model 202 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Payne Model 202 bamboo rod in original condition from the 1950's. 8' 3/2 for a 5 weight line. The rod weighs 4 3/4 oz (4 1/8 oz per the hang tag). A classic Payne rod with the "Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch Co." die stamp on the reel seat. The rod is wrapped brown with gold edges. The grip is western-style and has been cleaned with no ridging present. The reel seat is uplocking over a spanish cedar insert. Complete with ferrule plugs and hag tag. The rod has reverse twist (English) snake guides. Original bag and tube with red label. The varnish has softened and there are a few minor bag marks present. Other than the soft varnish, the rod is in excellent condition. Both tips have very slight fishing sets.