Payne Model 97 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a one-tip Payne Model 97 bamboo rod -- 7' for a 3/4 weight line. Excellent original condition. Both sections are full length and straight. Moderately tempered cane with chestnut silks and gold tipping. Gold and purple at the winding check, male ferrules, and tip-top. Blued guides. Slightly swelled butt. Ring hook-keeper. Cigar grip 5 1/2" in length with moderate soiling. Cap and ring reel seat over a mortised spanish cedar spacer. The butt cap reads," MADE FOR ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO." There is only minor bluing loss on the sliding ring and a bit of wear around the rim of the butt cap. The ferrules are size 10/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 2 3/4 oz. The action is a wonderful medium fast dry fly for a 4 weight line though some might prefer a 3 weight. Just a beautiful small stream rod. 

Includes a replacement bag and tube. Despite being only one tip, this is one of the harder to acquire models, especially in this condition. You won't be disappointed.