Payne Salmon Bamboo Rod 9 1/2' 7wt

For sale here is a E.F. Payne 9 1/2′ 3pc light salmon rod for a #7 line, sold by Abercrombie and Fitch. This rod has two mids and two tips, all original and full-length with the accompanying (original) five-section rod bag. This rod has an uplocking screw-lock reel seat with Payne’s standard Spanish cedar spacer. Wraps are brown with purple tips. Agate stripping guide. Comes with the original Payne rod tube and red label (which is in pristine condition) and the original tan canvas rod tube cover with fighting butt side compartment. Not uncommon with Paynes of this era, the varnish has a few bag marks and the butt and mids are missing their ferrule plugs. Also missing is the plug for the bottom of the reel seat when the fighting butt is not in use. Not a big issue unless you intend to shove it in the mud. The last snake guide on the butt section also needs to be re-wrapped (original guide included with the sale). While not the most collectible rod due to these issues, this would make a great fishing rod from one of the most revered makers in bamboo rod-making history.