For your consideration is an E.F. Payne Model 205 bamboo fly rod. The 205 is an 8' 6" three-piece for a 5 or 6-weight line weighing 4.75 oz. All sections are full-length and straight.
This consists of medium-tempered cane with brown wraps tipped black and has an agate stripping guide. Grip measures 5 5/8" in length. Up-locking aluminum hardware over the walnut spacer. Ferrules are sizes 16 and 10 with a perfect fit. In my hand, the action is on the fast side of medium fast with the familiar Payne buttery aura. This rod was restored professionally with liberties taken including handsome single thread decorative wraps on the butt section. Cork was replaced, and ferrules were reblued. The label on the rod states "Refinished – Edwards, Sharf" with no record of context. This is an opportunity to own a Payne at a reduced price. Original tube with a replacement bag.
Length: 8' 6"
Weight: 4.75 oz.
Line: 5 weight
Serial Number: NA