Young, Paul H. -- Para 15 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a Paul H. Young Parabolic 15 bamboo rod -- 8' 2/2 5-6wt. Serial no. 2028. Made in 1956. The rod is in excellent original condition with a few exceptions. A light coat of touch-up varnish was placed on some of the ferrules and guides. One of the tips is short by 1/2", this tip has also lost its tip wraps though the tip-top remains secure. Lastly, there is some light wear to the varnish in the form of scratches and small chips. Both tips have slight yet easily mendable sets. 

Beautiful mottle-flamed cane with copper-colored wraps. Blued guides. The script, in Paul's hand, remains clean and bold. It reads, first flat: John Seidel. Toledo. Sebt.'56  Second flat: "Parabolic 15" 8' - 3.75 oz. H.D.H. Third flat: Fer. 15/64 TipTop 5/64

Garrison-style hook-keeper. The Cigar/Garrison grip measures 5 1/2" in length with moderate soiling and remains quite smooth giving an overall handsome patina. A previous owner wrote, "D.R.R. LRH-HARDY" on the grip. Black aluminum cap and ring reel seat over a mortised cork spacer. The butt cap includes the Paul H. Young stamp. The Super-Z brand ferrules are size 15/64 with an excellent fit. The rod weighs 3.85 oz. The action is medium-fast. Includes original bag and a replacement tube. Despite the minor issues, this is a wonderful Paul Young made Para 15.