The Young taper rods have probably the most rabid following of any single maker. His was a unique view on what made a rod. It was based almost exclusively on how the rod fished. He seemed to care little for anything extraneous to that single minded goal.
His rods can be divided into two groups, the 'para' series that embodied his take on the parabolic taper. It is hardly arguable that Young rods became synonymous with the parabolic rod. He also offered a series of what I call the 'named rods' that were less parabolic but still distinctive in taper style to Young.
My Young Taper rods feature darkly flamed cane, blued swiss style ferrules, black anodized down lock screwlock hardware or slide band hardware over a cork filler. They are wrapped in antique gold, spice tan or black.
Para 14 - 7ft 9in 5wt
Para 15 - 8ft5/6wt - available with 2 dry tips, 2 wet tips or 1 wet and 1 dry tip
Para 16 - 8 1/2 ft 6/7wt
Midge - 6ft 3in 4wt
Driggs - 7ft 2in 5wt - Powerful pocket rod
Perfectionist - 7 1/2 ft 5wt - as it says, perhaps one of the most pleasant all around trout rods
Martha Marie Perfectionist - 7 1/2 ft 4wt - A unique taper rod that Paul made for Martha, this rod never disappoints
Martha Marie - 7 1/2 ft 6wt