7’0” PAYNE Model 98. 2/2. 3 oz. #4/5 line; D/L blued N/S slide band over cork into blued cap


Price: $3,850.00

Quantity: 1 available

FB 180060. 7’0” PAYNE Model 98. 2/2. 3 oz. #4/5 line. 4.5/64” tip; 11/64” mid; D/L blued N/S slide band over cork into blued cap; cap marked: “E.F. Payne” inside logo; marked “Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.” below; marked on back of cap: “Sold By/ Abercrombie & Fitch Co./ New York.” 5 1/2 in. Cigar grip; Blued N/S winding check & flap-ring hook keeper; Wraps brown silk tipped gold on bronze snakes & tip tops over medium flame-colored vanished bamboo; Blued Perfection stripper guide; blued N/S ferrules; Payne ferrule plug; Butt of tips & winding check of butt tipped with maroon silk. In original bag and Payne tube.[Cat. 2018] FB 180060 aa. – The notation on the cap “Sold By Abercrombie & Fitch Co New York” was used from the1930’s up to 1960 or so, when it was replaced by “Made for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.” This rod was made by Jim Payne before his death in 1968. This rod had been fished, but not very hard, as evidenced by the slight wear in the inside of the rod guides. It was stored in a garage from the owner’s death in the 1970’s up to my purchase in 2018. The rod was in its brass-capped Payne tube until 2018. The rod itself was fine, but the bluing from the slide band had leached onto the cork. The grip was carefully cleaned up to remove the discoloration. The cap and the ferrules have an excellent deep blue finish. Only the slide band has a good portion of its bluing missing. The grip is made of 3/8 in. rings. All sections straight and full length. There are a few minor nicks in the varnish on the butt, but both tips are fine.The varnish is Very Fine except for the few minor nicks in the butt. The rod bag had a Hanging Tag at one time, but is missing now. The Payne tube has been dented and scarred, but is fully functional & Good-Very Good. The rod bag has a tape patch at the bottom, where the ferrule plug had pushed a hole. With noted exceptions, Near Fine. $3850

Title: 7’0” PAYNE Model 98. 2/2. 3 oz. #4/5 line; D/L blued N/S slide band over cork into blued cap

Author / Maker: PAYNE


Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: FB 180060

Keywords: Payne Fly Rod, A&F Fly Rod