A friend came across this old Payne 102 in really bad shape.  Some folks offered him ridiculously
low prices for it. I offered a fair price and he readily accepted.  There was only a single tip, with no
bag or tube.  Here are a few before and after pictures showing what can be done with a rod nearly

After stripping away all the old varnish these black spots were quite prominent.  With a little care and
some serious time, I made some improvements.  See below for the way the rod looks today, including
the extra tip I made for it.

The second tip was made a little lighter, and signed "H. Boyd" so that when I am no longer around
there will be no doubt this tip is a replacement.

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Boyd Rod Company

Harry Boyd
1211 Newman Street 
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295