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Abercrombie and Fitch Fly RodAbercrombie & Fitch (A & F) "FEATHERWEIGHT" 6 1/2' CONOLON FLY ROD!
A & F (Abercrombie & Fitch) "Featherweight" Fly Rod. This is an early fiberglass (conolon) two piece rod measuring 6 1/2". Has hook saver at winding check. There is one guide missing on the bottom of the tip section but all of the original wraps are all there! Includes green cloth sack and after market metal rod tube. Very scarce c.1948 fly rod. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18995Price $150.00
Dwight Lyons Fly RodDWIGHT LYONS RESTORED 8'-0", 3/1, 5 WT. BAMBOO FLY ROD
Completely reconstructed & refinished Split Bamboo Fly Rod by Dwight Lyons in 1994. Beautiful rod measuring 8'-0", 3/1, for a 5 wt. Rod weighs 5 oz. Comes with metal rod tube w/screw on cap and cloth rod sack! Nice casting rod. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18913Price $275.00
Goodwin Granger Champion Fly RodGOODWIN GRANGER "CHAMPION" 3/2, 9'-0", 6 WT.
Goodwin Granger "Champion" split bamboo fly rod. It is a 9'-0", 3/2, 6 wt. All sections full length! Inked on bamboo above winding check is "Granger Champion". The reel seat is also engraved with: "Made By.....Goodwin Granger Company......Denver". Agate stripping guide, ruby wraps with black tipping. Rod looks really great! Comes with a cloth sack and aftermarket rod tube! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18963Price $270.00
Harold (Pinky) Gillum Fly RodHAROLD S. (PINKY) GILLUM SALMON FLY ROD 9'-2", 2/3, SERIAL #1-909
HAROLD S. (PINKY) GILLUM split cane salmon fly rod! It is a 9'-2", 2/3, 9 wt. fly rod with a serial number of 1-909. Excellent original condition. All sections full-length. All wraps appear excellent (brown silks w/ black tipping). Has hook saver at winding check. The reverse half wells grip has a very shallow taper and measures 7". Has a up-locking reel seat over an African mahogany spacer. There is a removable knurled butt cap to accept a fighting butt but no fighting butt was with the rod. The original rod sack has all the appropriate opening to accept the butt section and three tips! The butt section and two of the three tips have the inked serial number of 1-909 on them, however the third tip appears to have been created for the rod by Pinky at a different weight. All sections still equal length and all wraps match except at tip top on the 3rd different sized tip. Legitimate 2/3 rod. "H.S. Gillum Maker" is stamped in his frame logo on the knurled uplocking ring. Finish is beautiful with an amber/brown rich color. A wonderful fly rod by one of the premier rod makers of the 20th century utilizing all top of the line components. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18808Price $3,450.00
Heddon Expert #125 Fly RodHEDDON "EXPERT" NO.125 BAMBOO FLY ROD 9'-0", 3/2, 6 or 7 WT.
Heddon Bamboo Fly Rod, the "Expert" No. 125. This is a 3/2, 9'-0", and line wt HCH or D (7 or 6 wt). Has original Heddon Rod sack. Rod tube is aftermarket metal with screw on top. Ferrule size is 2 1/2. Light finish wear but is really nice overall! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18914Price $250.00
Heddon Blue WatersHEDDON #10 BLUE WATERS BAMBOO FLY ROD 9'-0", 3/2, 6-7 WT.
Heddon No.10 "Blue Waters" Bamboo Fly Rod. This is a 9'-0", 3 section/2 tip, HCH or D (6-7wt.) Ferrule size is 2 1/2". Acquired in original blue cloth rod sack and metal tube with Heddon label! Screw on cap is missing! Down locking reel seat with patent numbers on knurled threaded ring. Rod retains its original hook saver at winding check. All sections are full length and no sets. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18990Price $195.00
Heddon Fly RodHEDDON BAMBOO FLY ROD 3/2, 9'-0", 6 WT. #17 (?)
Beautifully refinished Heddon Bamboo Fly Rod. Early Heddon rod as distinguished by the "Heddon" name on the bottom of the butt cap! Wraps are in the colors of the Heddon #17 Black Beauty but there is no other designation on the rod. It is 9'-0", 3 section 2 tip model rated for 6 Wt. line. Metal tube and cloth sack appear to be aftermarket. All sections full length and one tip top has been replaced at some point. One tip with set but could be heat pressed out. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18916Price $169.00
Heddon Golden 50 RodHEDDON MARK "GOLDEN 50" #8548 8'-0" 7 WT FIBERGLASS FLY ROD!
Heddon Mark "Golden 50" Fiberglass Fly Rod in excellent condition! Model No. 8548 for 7 wt. line. Inked on rod also is "Controlled Flex Action". This is a 8'-0" 4 piece rod. Manufactures label still on reel seat! Has hook saver and a down locking screw ring reel seat. All wraps and guides in excellent condition. Found with cloth rod sack and aftermarket metal rod tube. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18994Price $110.00
17826.jpgHORROCKS-IBBOTSON (H&I) TONKIN CANE PACK FLY ROD 6 PCS. EX+! RARE
This is a scarce excellent condition vintage Split Bamboo Pack Fly Rod by Horrocks & Ibbotson of Utica,N.Y. It is composed of 6 sections that assembled equal a 9'-0" length rod. It is inked above the hook saver "3090 F". It has a down locking reel seat with a knurled screwing ring.The rod is clean with all its original wraps. Great piece to display and collect. It can be fished as well! Found in its cloth sack but no tube. Manufactures label is fully in tack on the butt section and reads "Genuine Tonkin Cane, Fish H&I Rod, Horrocks & Ibbotson Co., Utica, N.Y., Made in U.S.A." Please click on its image for additional closeups!
SKU 17826Price $350.00
16799.jpgNELSON TROUT MAKER "THE LETORT" 7'-0" 2/2 4WT. SPLIT BAMBOO FLY ROD! MINT/UNUSED
A beautiful mint/unused Split Bamboo Fly Rod by Nelson Trout of Creek to Creel Rod Co. It is a 7'-0", 2-piece, 2-tip 4 wt. rated fly rod. It is inked above the hook saver "The Letort", 7' 4 wt., "Creek to Creel Rods", Nelson Trout Maker". Large agate stripping guide. Up locking exotic reel seat with spectacular detailed locking rings. Light finish bamboo. Original nylon/cloth sack with an aftermarket metal tube. All sections straight and full length. Wonderful action, beautifully made rod that is also a piece of art! Scarce rod. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 16799Price $450.00
Orvis Zero Gravity 905-2pc Tip Flex, 9 wt, 3 1/8 oz, 5 wt lineORVIS ZERO GRAVITY 9'0" 5 WT. 2/1 GRAPHITE FLY ROD EX+!
Orvis "Zero Gravity" No.905 Tip Flex. 10.0. This is a beautiful 9'-0" Graphite Fly Rod for a 5wt. and is a 2/1 (two piece) rod. Rod is in excellent plus condition in a rich burgundy color with its correct sack and Orvis rod tube! No damage, no sets, ready for your favorite appropriate reel to fish! Hook saver and cork grip are excellent too. Natural light soiling on cork from being handle to show. Please click on its image to see additional closeups! Review on the Zero Gravity Fly Rods: "Orvis claims a unique pedigree to go with this rod’s unique looks. Based on technology used for attack-helicopter blades, Orvis uses high temperature thermoplastic resins that encase graphite fibers to make the rod “stronger, tougher, and more accurate.”
SKU 18981Price $389.00
Pillipson Pacemaker Fly RodPHILLIPSON "PACEMAKER" BAMBOO FLY ROD 9'-0" 7 WT. 3/2 W/TUBE!
Phillipson "Pacemaker" 9'-0" Bamboo Fly Rod. It is a 3 section 2 tip model and rated as a HCH (7 wt.) casting rod. Rod is 5 5/8 oz making it a great steelhead fly rod! Found with original and correct metal rod tube and a aftermarket rod sack. All sections appear full length! Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18980Price $495.00
R. L. Winston Fly RodR.L. WINSTON BAMBOO FLY ROD 9'-0" 3/2 7 WT. RES/REF
R.L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rod restored & refinished (now unmarked)! This is a 9'-0", 3/2 , 7wt. Has a beautiful walnut wood reel seat with a G/S down locking threaded ring. Both female ferrules have g/s plugs that easily remove to permit normal section seating! Has a hook saver, all sections full length, all guide wraps intact! After market metal rod tube included and rod sack housing all sections. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 18915Price $220.00
Russ Peak Fly Rod 7'6RUSSELL J. PEAK (RUSS PEAK) FLY ROD 7'-6" #4700 SUPER RARE 2/1 FIBERGLASS DATED: 1953
This is an extremely rare vintage fly rod by one of the recognized master rod builders of the 20th century. It is inked on the butt section as follows: "Russell J. Peak Rod #4700" "Pasadena, Calif. 3-5-53" " 7 1/2' 2 3/4 oz. GBN.y. 541 (L) Fin. F.P." "Jack Weber" Russ Peak started in business in 1951 and this rod was created for a customer dated March 5th 1953 making it one of his earliest rods he produced in fiberglass! Both sections full length & no damage! This 7'-6" 2/1 fly rod was made with the tip section shorter on purpose and when the two sections are put together measure the 7'-6" designation. Rod appears to be in excellent condition with only minor wear on cork grip. All guides, wraps and tip top are original and fine. Has original hook saver too! Rod came in a aftermarket vintage sack and a vintage Cal Air aluminum rod tube with a aluminum screw on cap. Please click on the rods image to see additional closeups! What a find!
SKU 18986Price $749.00
17774.jpgRUSSELL J. PEAK (RUSS PEAK) ZENITH RARE FLY & SPINNING ROD 7'-0" 2.6 OZ.
This is a custom made Russ Peak Fly/Spinning rod serial #12106 coming in its original cloth sack and properly labeled metal tube. Previously owned but in excellent condition! This rod was produced in limit numbers with special tapers created by Russ Peak. It is a 7'-0", 2-piece, 1-tip rod. It has a nicely wrapped hook saver and all guides are excellent. It is inked in black letters on the butt section with the rods information and Russ Peaks name. The lettering is hard to read because it is against dark chocolate fiberglass. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17774Price $350.00
Sage RPLSAGE GFL 890 RPL GRAPHITE III 9' 2/1 8 wt. FLY ROD!
Sage Graphite III model GFL 890 RPL 2/1, 9'0", 8 wt. fly rod with correct tube and rod sack! Excellent condition, ready to fish for those steelhead and salmon!
SKU 18991Price $169.00
17971SAGE GFL/DS 690, 9'-0", 2/1, 6-7WT, GRAPHITE 2 FLY ROD
Excellent condition SAGE GRAPHITE II GFL/DS #690, 9'-0", 2/1, 6 wt. FLY ROD! Comes with original cloth sock and metal tube with screw on cap. Beautiful rod with hook saver, anodized reel seat with knurled upward locking screw ring. Two piece rod assembled weighs 3 1/2 oz. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 17971Price $125.00
Sage Graphite IIISAGE GRAPHITE III 896 RPL 2/1, 9'-6", 8 WT. FLY ROD!
Near Mint Sage Graphite III Fly Rod. It is the 896 RPL, 9'-6", 2/1, 8 wt. fly rod. Has fighting butt. Has a hook saver. Rod appears unused! Rod weighs 3 3/4 oz. Comes in its original Sage labeled rod sack and includes an aftermarket rod & reel zipper case. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 19011Price $159.00
Sage RPSAGE GRAPHITE III GFL 990 RPL 2/1 9'-0" 9WT.!
Sage Graphite III model GFL 990 RPL 2/1, 9'0", 9 wt. fly rod with correct tube and rod sack! Excellent condition, ready to fish for those steelhead and salmon!
SKU 18992Price $169.00
Walt Carpenter Fly RodWALT CARPENTER 7'-6" BROWNTONE 3/2, 6 WT.
W.E. Carpenter hand made cane fly rod from 1982. It is his Browntone 7'-6", 3/2, 6 wt. It was designated as a "Prototype for Action". Having said that Mr. Carpenter field tested the rod and stated on it label "Strong Full Loading"! He personally signed the label on this beautiful rod tube. Mr. Carpenter is considered one of the masters of current cane fly rod construction! He honed his skills at both Leonard & Payne's shops originally. Today's 7'-6" 3/2 rods list on his site for over $5000. The rod and its components appear unused! Please look him up to review his work and rod values. Please click on its image to see additional closeups! As stated by another rod dealer -"Walt Carpenter got his start out of the EF Payne Rod Company and has become one of the best living ambassadors of the Catskill school of rodmaking. His "Browntone" models are highly sought after by fisherman and collectors and he continues to build rods out of his workshop in Pennsylvania"!
SKU 18807Price $3,450.00
Walt Carpenter Spey RodWALT CARPENTER SPEY ROD RARE AMBERGLASS 12'-0", 3/1, 10 WT.
Beautiful & rare Amberglass Spey Rod by famed builder Walt Carpenter! His fiberglass rods are rarer then his top of the line bamboo fly rods. This is a 12'-0", 3/1, 10 wt. We have not seen another! This spey rod appears unused. All components are top of the line! He has been considered as one of the master rod builders of this era. He learned a lot early on while working with Leonard and then Payne. Rod is signed by him on the butt section in black ink (under finish). Hook saver at winding check, down locking knurled reel seat, original cloth bag and aftermarket aluminum rod tube. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
SKU 19010Price $1,100.00
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