Young, Paul H. -- 7'6 Special Deluxe Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Paul H. Young SPECIAL DELUXE - 7'6 2/2 4-5wt bamboo rod. The rod is in excellent original condition. The "Deluxe" version of the late 1940s Special model had the owner's name hand-inked by Paul on the butt section. The butt section of the rod is not marked with the typical Special ink stamp, but the rod is clearly a Special Deluxe. 

All sections are full length and straight. The rod features lightly flame tempered cane with bronze colored wraps and blued guides. The script, in Paul's handwriting remains clean and bold. The original owner's name, Clarence Kaether, is hand-inked on one flat, written on the next flat 7 1/2' 3 1/4 oz. HEH. HEH is equivalent to a 5 weight line. The half wells grip measures 6" in length with mild soiling and the faintest of ridging on a few rings. Blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat over a cork spacer with the butt cap featuring the expected PHY Detroit stamp. The ferrule fit is excellent. The rod weighs a lean 3.30 oz. Medium fast action. Throws a DT4 or WF5 with ease and finesse. Includes original bag and tube though the tube is missing its cap.