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Author / Maker    YOUNG, P.H.

Title   7’6” PH YOUNG PERFECTIONIST Kit Bamboo 2.65 oz. #4 line 2/2. Sections by Paul H. Young Co. Detroit-Maker. 1951; Restored by M. Wojnicki. Bag & Alum. Tube.

Condition   Very Fine Restored

Seller ID   FB 970499

FB 970499. 7’6” PH YOUNG PERFECTIONIST Kit Bamboo 2.65 oz. #4 line 2/2. 4/64” tip; 13/64” mid. Dual black alum slide bands over cork; Young straight grip; Bent wire hook keeper; Marked: “The Perfectionist” /7 ˝’ – 2.65 oz. H.E.H. Bamboo Weight 1.75 oz./ Fer- 13/64 Tip Top 4/64 / Sections by Paul H. Young Co. Detroit-Maker. 1951 / Restored by M. Wojnicki for Jim Adams 97.” ; Wraps black silk on black snakes, stripper & tip tops; Blued short station N/S ferrules; flamed varnished bamboo. Kit rod brought from PH Young in 1951. Bag & Alum. Tube. [Cat. 2017] 97-0499 eo. – I fell in love with the PHY Perfectionist when I cast my first one while working as a biologist in Yellowstone National Park in 1952. It had a Hedge 7-Taper Size 12 silk line on a 2 9/16” Hardy Baby St. George. I did a few false casts, made a small double haul, and sent it farther that the owner had ever seen it cast. It was a fishing machine. The 20 inch cutthroats were thick in the Southeast arm of Yellowstone Lake, and I couldn’t keep them off. Later, I found a Customer who had purchased a PH Young Perfectionist Kit Rod [butt & 2 tips] from Young in 1951. Rod was made into an amateur Kit rod. I acquired it in 1997. I had Mario Wojnicki restore the rod with new grip, reel seat, wraps & guides. It has been unfished since. I cast it with a DT4 line-it loads nicely at near distances, but it can reach out to extreme distance when required. An unusual kit rod purchased from Paul Young himself in 1951. Rod Very Fine Restored. $2700.

PH YOUNG 1951 Kit Rod, Collectible Fly Rod,

Price = 2700.00 USD

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