Payne Model 209 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a very scarce E.F. Payne Model 209 -- 9′ 3/2 dry fly bamboo rod for a six weight line. Near mint and original condition. Made for and sold by Abercrombie and Fitch in the 1960s. Wraps are chestnut brown with red, with red, gold, and purple at the winding check and male ferrules. Handsome swelled butt. Grip shows only light handling marks. The uplocking reel seat remains in pristine condition. Stamp on the locking ring reads, "Made for Abercrombie and Fitch New York". The ferrules are size 11/64 and 17/64 with a perfect fit. Ferrule plugs are included. The rod weighs 5.70 oz. A very powerful caster. Includes original bag with pristine hang tag intact as well as the original rod tube.