Jim Payne was a second generation rod builder. His father Ed Payne designed fly rods for years teaching Jim the mechanics of a well made rod. Jim's tapers have a maturity about them that comes from long hours under the watchful eye of his father. Jim's attention to detail and mastery of bamboo make his tapers some of the most sought after.
The Payne 101 is considered among the very top bamboo rod tapers ever made. The taper is fast and crisp. Another small/medium water rod the 101 throws dry flies with surprising accuracy. The Payne 101 is an absolute joy to cast and upon lining it up you will instantly why realize bamboo stands alone as king. This blank comes complete with Payne ferrules that maintain the integrity of the original taper. The blank features a flamed/dark brown tone just like Payne's original rods.
The blank pictured is the blank you will receive. We inventory these blanks one at a time. If The blank is "sold out" we have at least one on order and will have it in stock soon. Please feel free to email us with any questions.
Taper: Payne 101
Length: 7’ 6”
Line weight: 5
Rod sections: two
Blank tone: Flamed/dark brown
Ferrule: Payne (installed and fit)
Additional information: The spline of each section has been marked with painters tape. You will want to place the guides on the flat that is marked. The ferrules have a registration mark (a small dimple in the base of the ferrule) these function like alignment dots and make aligning your rod during assembly simple.
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