Young, Paul H - 8' Special Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Paul H. Young 8' Special bamboo fly rod. Two sections with two tips for a 5 weight line. This is the "Medium" model of the Special grade, made wholly by Paul Young himself, not from blanks from Heddon, Edwards or anyone else. The rod is in excellent original condition. All sections are full length and straight with the exception of a fishing set in one of the tips. Beautifully flamed cane, characteristic of PHY rods. Chestnut brown silks with spiral winding at the edges as tipping. The same spiral wraps at the winding check and signature wrap with Special stamped in between. Half-wells grip in excellent shape with the exception of some chipping at the nose from being used as a hook keeper. Nickel silver sliding band reel seat over cork. The ferrules have a lovely brassy color resulting from the aged varnish over them. The ferrule size is 13/64 and the fit is excellent. Medium fast dry fly action. The rod weighs 3.95 oz. Original bag, replacement Champion-style tube. 

This is a superb all original example of a late 40's PHY Special rod and in a weight and length that make it just about perfect for all trout situations. Don't regret not picking up this fine rod from one of the greatest makers of all time!