Touradif Bamboo Fly Rod (payne?), Signed Abercrombie And Fitch
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Touradif Bamboo Fly Rod (payne?), Signed Abercrombie And Fitch:
This is a very unique bamboo rod with a lot of historical importance. The Touradif rod was used for tournament casting and sold by Abercrombie and Fitch. It is widely speculated that Jim Payne made these rods. This particular rod has been refinished. It is a 3/1 configuration with an overall assembled length of exactly 8'. However, each section varies in size. The butt is 32.5", the mid is 33", and the tip is 32". The ferrule fit of the tip section is a little loose which gives a clicking feel when the rod is cast. It is fishable through. I fished it a while back for bream.
The tip top guide and stripper guide is agate. The bag is new replacement and the tube is a vintage Peerless tube.