For your consideration is a difficult to source E.F. Payne Model 96 bamboo fly rod. This is a 6' 6" two-piece for a 3 or 4 weight line weighing 2.75 oz.
This rod consists of medium tempered cane with brown wraps tipped gold. The wrap above the winding check also has the appropriate purple tipping. The 5" grip is smooth. In my hand, the action is medium-fast and is one special little wand for small to medium sized streams. This rod has been professionally refinished with new wraps and varnish. There is also new bluing on the cap and ring and ferrules. The color of the bluing matches to that of a Payne and I have only seen Steve Blake's and Jack Coyle's work accomplishing this. Includes the ferrule plug, bag and tube with sticker.
These short Payne rods are increasingly becoming more difficult to find.
Length: 6' 6"
Weight: 2.75 oz.
Line: 3 or 4 weight
Serial Number: NA