PAUL H. YOUNG 8' 6" PARA 17 BAMBOO ROD...$1,850 SOLD

This early 1950s rod came from the estate of Pat Barnes, fly-shop owner in West Yellowstone. For information about Barnes, see Ribbons of Blue (Shors and Barnes: 1997). Barnes refinished the rod at some point, and Steve Blake recently completed a careful and sensitive restoration to its original configuration. Marked as 5.4 ounces with a 17/64" ferrule. The Para 17 is a large-water rod for a 7wt. Casting range and power is exceptional. Condition is mint restored.

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