Payne, E.F. – Model 202 5wt/6wt

  • For your consideration is a Payne model 202 bamboo fly rod. This is an 8' 0" 3/2 5/6wt weighing 4.80 oz. (aluminum hardware accounts for 0.50 oz. of the weight). All sections are full-length and straight.


This rod features medium-tempered cane with Payne dark brown wraps tipped yellow with oxidized guides. Payne style grip measures 6" in length. Aluminum up-locking hardware. Ferrules are 10/16 with a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is on the fast side of medium-fast and buttery smooth. On rare occasions, we see a Model 202 with tips similar to those of a Model 201. This rod is one allowing this 202 to handle a 5wt line for some. This rod arrived in my hands in all original condition only needing some attention to the varnish and a few wraps. I had Steve Blake strip and rewrap the entire rod and give this new varnish. Everything else is original –cork, bamboo, bluing throughout, and hardware. Includes the original bag, original sticker, and tube.

  • Model: 202
    Length: 8' 0"
    Configuration: Three-piece
    Weight: 4.80 oz. (aluminum hardware accounts for 0.50 oz.)
    Line: 5 or 6 weight
    Serial Number: NA