For sale here is a Pezon et Michel Super Parabolic PPP St. Louis (Type Dubos) bamboo rod. 8'1 2/2 for a 4 or 5 weight line. 4 7/8 oz. Excellent condition. Made in France. Staggered ferrule set up with original plug; green silks tipped with red; comes with original P&M rod bag and tube although the tube is four inches longer than the rod. One tip has a good size set in it, which can be removed with heat. The action is on the medium side of medium fast -- not as fast as most P&M PPP rods. Mr. Dubos designed the taper for a very smooth action and extremely delicate presentation when fishing for grayling. Great rod for educated spring creek sippers too! The ferrules are size 16/64.
In 1949, a new series was created, even more sophisticated than Parabolic: RITZ SUPERPARABOLIC PPP, where PPP means Puissance Pendulaire Progressive (i.e. Pendular Progressive Power. These initials clearly focus the target of all developments…) This series, that shortly become well recognized worldwide, constitutes the top of the whole production of the "magical" trio Plantet – Ritz – Creusevault. PPP series distinguishes itself from Parabolic ones for the research of the best balance between length and strength; the characteristic balance found in coupling two different length pieces, moving the female joint ferrule nearer to handle, supplies more quickness without losing precision and efficiency in short-range casts.
When used by the best skilled fly casters, such rods (built with highest quality raw material, with luxury finish and details) can perform long distance casts, although working smoothly and precisely within few meters too. All rods are manufactured in two different length pieces.