Payne, E.F. – Model 201

  • For your consideration is a Payne model 201 bamboo fly rod. This is an 8' 0" three-piece for a 5-weight weighing 3.90 oz. All sections are full-length and straight.


This rod features medium-tempered cane with Payne dark brown wraps tipped yellow with oxidized guides and an agate stripping guide. Payne-style grip measures 5 1/2" in length with cap and ring over a walnut spacer. Ferrules are size 15 and 10 with a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is on the medium side of medium-fast and buttery smooth. Masterfully refinished by Steve Blake. 

  • Model: 201
    Length: 8' 0"
    Configuration: Three-piece
    Weight: 3.90 oz. 
    Line: 5 weight
    Serial Number: NA