Steven Weiss wrote:
> Has anyone noticed that the tapers in the Rodmakers taper file and the
> one in Howell's book are quite different from each other? I'd like to
> feel a little more confident about which numbers to use. I have read
> that Paul Young's rods had a lot of variance among the same models.
> Does anyone have a PHY midge taper that is different , or that
> confirms either one of the ones I mentioned?
I have a PY Midge built during Paul's tenure (serial #36xx). Here is the
taper over varnish and averaged across three flats.
I have miked many rods over the years and have never found two rods of
the same model with identical tapers. Buy the way the most accurate I
have found are by Orvis followed by Payne. Marty