For your consideration is a rare E.F. Payne Model 102L bamboo fly rod. This is an 8' 0" 2/2 4wt. weighing 3.50 oz. All sections are full length and straight.
Most 102Ls have extremely delicate tips in the 0.0400 range making them a 3wt. This 102L has 0.0600 tips and is a 4wt. This is equivalent to an early 100 or later 100L. In my opinion, this is the most practical 102L I have handled.
This rod consists of medium tempered cane with brown wraps and gold tipping. The western-style grip measures 6" in length. Classic cap and ring over a beautifully modeled walnut wood spacer. The ferrule is size 11 with a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is medium with a delightful dry fly characteristic along with the buttery smooth aura of all Paynes. The rod was recently given new varnish and wraps by Steve Blake. Original bluing and cork with slight ridging. Includes the original bag, tube, and original hangtag.
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Length: 8' 0"
Weight: 3.50 oz.
Line: 4 weight
Serial Number: NA