6-strip Tonkin bamboo; c. 1960
The son of turn-of-the-century rodmaker E.F. Payne, Jim Payne was known for his high standards of craftsmanship and his determination to maintain the quality of Payne rods as a tribute to his father. Jim sold the company to the Gladding Corporation in 1963, staying on as their master rodmaker until his death in 1968.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Donald S. Hopkins