Paul Young Fly Rod

6-strip Tonkin bamboo; c. 1948
Taxidermist turned rodbuilder Young was a master at heat treating cane to draw out its maximum strength-to-weight ratio. This “Parabolic” model rod was owned by California rodbuilder Tim Bedford.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Heidi Bedford

Year1945Accession No.1987.010.044Made byPaul Young