Payne 97 Taper Bamboo Fly rod by Bill Felter

Payne Model 97 Taper Bamboo Fly Rod
Following is an update from Bill Felter about his latest Bamboo rod now available at the shop.

Hi Theaux,
I recently finished up work on that rod that was featured way back in October of last year. To refresh customers’ memories, it’s a 2 pc. 7 foot 4 weight built on a Payne model 97 taper. It has a pleasant medium action and loads up with just a small amount of line out of the guides. I’ve cast it with a variety of lines but I like it best with an old Cortland 444 line in either Double Taper or Weight Forward. The rod really excels in the 10-30 ft. range which makes it perfect for all of those great brookie streams out in Garrett County. It can handle streamers up to size 6 just as well as it does tiny dry flies. The rod is darkly flamed and features an all nickel silver slide band reel seat with a cork spacer, cinnamon colored silk wraps, an agate stripping guide and bronze-finished Snake Brand snake guides. The ferrules are Super-Swiss style “UNI-Ferrules” made by REC in Connecticut. All of the hardware was left in its original bright finish. Feel free to let any of your customers take it out back to cast it.

Bamboo Fly Rod Payne Model 97 Taper

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