Young, Paul H. -- Para 15 Bamboo Rod

For sale here is a stunning Paul Young Parabolic 15 bamboo rod -- 8’0” 2/2. Weighs 3.90 oz. with the wet tip 3.85 oz. with the dry tip. Serial #2152, made 7/6/56 for William L. Hanford. Script on rod in Paul H Young’s hand reads:

Wm. L. Hanford, West Stockbridge Mass.
'Parabolic 15' 1 wet H.D.H.  1 dry H.E.H

Script on tips: H.E.H., other tip H.D.H. Serial number marked on each tip above ferrules and on butt section near stripping guide. Dry tip has red spiral accent wraps at ferrule and tip-top. Cigar grip with mortised cork reel seat spacer, slide band seat with Paul Young stamped butt cap. Ferrules are blued size 15 stamped Super-Z. Dry tip has 4/64 tip-top, wet tip 5/64 tip-top. Wraps are PHY standard light tan with spiral accent at female ferrule. Bent wire U-shaped hook keeper. Original bag and Champion tube. Rod must have been treasured and cast but fished infrequently. Grip shows darkening and age, varnish is excellent with no marks or nicks. Ferrule fit is super. Rod is straight and overall in excellent+ original condition.

Infrequently coming to market in this condition.