Payne Model 98 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Payne Model 98 in excellent plus condition. The rod weighs 2 3/4 oz. 7' 2/2 for a 4 weight line. All sections are full length and straight. The rod's varnish had melted down so the prior owner stripped the original varnish and brushed on one new coat. Very nicely done. The silks, oxidized hardware and guides are 100% original, as is the grip. Chestnut brown wraps with gold tipping. Browntone cane. Cigar grip in excellent condition. Cap and ring reel seat over spanish cedar. "Sold By Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York" stamped on butt cap. The rod has a very smooth medium action. Ferrules are size 11/64 and the fit is perfect. Comes with original bag with hang tag and original tube with label. A beautiful example of perhaps the most popular seven foot bamboo rod ever made!