Available New Cane Rods


We are currently quoting about 6 months lead time on all Signature Series rods. We can deliver a Patriot Series rod in about 6-8 weeks.

Because we typically produce rods in batches, from time to time we have a rod available that is not spoken for. The following rods are either in stock for immediate delivery or will be available soon. Please inquire to reserve a rod or request additional information.

Rods Available for Immediate Sale:

6'3" 2p. 3-4 wt. Patriot Series: One of our most popular rod tapers that we've finished out in the Patriot Series! Rich flaming, a sweet caster with either DT3 or DT4 line. Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, blued ferrules and matching black guides. Our Patriot series rods are designed to get folks into cane at a reasonable price, and this one is just waiting for a new home! This rod is a casting dream and there aren't many places you can find a new cane rod made to this quality level for this price. Great small stream rod! $845

Wagner 6

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7'3" 2p. 4-5 wt. Patriot Series: Our best-selling rod that we've finished out in the Patriot Series fashion and with two tips! Rich flaming, a sweet caster with either DT4 or DT5 line. Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, blued ferrules and matching black guides. Our Patriot series rods are designed to get folks into cane at a reasonable price, and this one is just waiting for a new home! This rod is a casting dream and there aren't many places you can find a new cane rod made to this quality level for this price. $1,195 SOLD!

7'6" 2p. 4-5 wt. Signature Series Museum Presentation Rod: We were honored to be invited to submit our work for a gallery exhibit at the Maine Museum of Furniture Craftsmanship's 'Beautility' exhibition. Rich flaming, a sweet caster with either DT4 or DT5 line. Drop dead, highly figured burl black ash spacer w/incredibly deep varnish, oxidized d/l c&r, oxidized step down ferrules and matching black guides, delicate 3-wrap intermediate wraps in olive, olive guide wraps single tipped in black. $2,695. SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Beautility Rod

J.D. Wagner Beautility Rod

J.D. Wagner Beautility Rod

7' 3wt. Patriot Series Penta! A sweet, smooth, ligh and delicate-action penta we dub the Trico Special! Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring and matching black guides. Our Patriot series rods are designed to get folks into cane at a reasonable price, and this one is somewhat rare as we don't make many pentas or quads as Patriots. This rod is a casting dream and there aren't many places you can find a penta made to this quality level for this price. Available as a single or two tip rod. $900 w/one tip, $1,300 w/two tips. SOLD!

7'9" 2p. 2t 4-5wt Patriot Series QUAD! This rod has a very sweet medium progressive action, but also has some backbone to it from a gently swelled butt...a nice bonus! Try this rod with a DT4 and wet yourself....sweeeet! Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, squared ferrules and winding check and matching black guides. This one also has mirror matched tips.! $1,300, or if you prefer 1 tip rod: $900. SOLD!

7'3" 2p. 4-5 wt. Signature Series: Our best-selling rod! Rich flaming, a sweet caster with either DT4 or DT5 line. Gorgeous amboena spacer, oxidized ferrules and matching black guides. $2,175 Pics below: SOLD!

Wagner 7

Patriot Quad Rods, J.D.Wagner, Rodmaker

7'6" and 6'9" Patriot Quads

6'9" 2p. 2t 3 wt Patriot Series QUAD! Blondie! A customer requested this same taper in a blond rod. Since 99.99% of the rods we've ever built are from flamed cane, what to do with the extra strips? The answer was obvious: make another as a Patriot Series rod. This rod has a very sweet medium progressive action, but also has some backbone to it from a gently swelled butt...a nice compromise. Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, squared ferrules and matching black guides. In addition to being one of the few rare blond rods we've made, this one also has mirror matched tips.      $1,300, or if you prefer 1 tip rod: $900. SOLD!

7'6" 5 wt. Patriot Series QUAD! A sweet, smooth, medium to fast quad with a progressive action! Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, squared ferrules and matching black guides. Our Patriot series rods are designed to get folks into cane at a reasonable price, and this one is somewhat rare as we don't make many quads as Patriots. This rod is a casting dream and there aren't many places you can find a quad made to this quality level for this price. Available as a single or two tip rod. $900 w/one tip, $1,300 w/two tips. SOLD!

A Set of TWINS!

6'5" 3-4 wt. 2p. Signature Series in Quad and Hex in Matching Tapers: These rods are sweeeet. Made from identical tapers, they feature full flexing action, light as a feather, effortless casting. Comes with all the Signature Series bells and whistles. Medium flaming, oxided hardware, Super Z ferrules(Squared Super Step Downs on the Quad), d/l CSE cap and ring seats w/gorgeous amboena spacers. Despite the hype about quads, I believe the Quads are a tad softer. Hex: $2,175. Quad: $2,325(BOTH SOLD!)

J.D. Wagner Signature Series, Twins

Twins Seats

8'  2p. 4 wt.  Signature Series: Dark flaming., with dramatic swelled butt. Gorgeous amboena spacer, oxidized ferrules and matching black guides. $2,275 SOLD!

7'9" 5-6wt. Patriot Series rod. The 7'9" is very smooth and will cast either a DT5 or DT6 line with equal authority. Sweet and smooth. $795 SOLD!

This is a 2p. 2t. Patriot Series Quad model, 7'3" 4-5! Flamed beauty, oxided hardware, d/l pocketed butt cap. A fantastic rod for DT4 or 5 line, throws a smooth and delicate line. TWO TIPS! $1,250! SOLD!

This is a 2p. 2t. Patriot Series Quad model, 7'3" 4-5! Dark flamed beauty, oxided hardware, d/l pocketed butt cap. A fantastic for DT4 or 5 line, throws a smooth and delicate line. TWO TIPS! $1,250 SOLD!

7'3" 2p. 4-5 wt. Patriot Series QUAD!: Our best-selling rod that we've finished out in the Patriot Series fashion and with two tips! Rich flaming, a sweet caster with either DT4 or DT5 line. Downlocking oxidized pocketed butt cap and ring, squared ferrules and matching black guides. Our Patriot series rods are designed to get folks into cane at a reasonable price, and this one is somewhat rare as we don't make many quads as Patriots. This rod is a casting dream and there aren't many places you can find a quad made to this quality level for this price. $1,295 Sold!

06/14/08 Available soon! This is a 2p. 2t. Signaure Series Quad model, 7'3" 4-5! Dark flamed beauty, oxided hardware, d/l CSE cap and ring seat w/gorgeous amboena spacer. A fantastic for DT4 or 5 line, throws a smooth and delicate line. All the usual Signature Series bells and whistles. People that have bought this moel have just raved...$2,195. SOLD!

02/16/08 Available! This is a 2p. 2t. Signaure Series model, 8' 4wt! Dark flamed beauty, oxided hardware, d/l Venerri cap and ring seat w/gorgeous amboena spacer, swelled butt. A fantastic spring creek rod for DT4 line, throws a delicate line and yet can also lay out an incredible length of line. All the usual Signature Series bells and whistles. $2,145. SOLD!

11/10/07 I've finished out two rods in anticipation of the upcoming holiday and show seasons:

The first is a 6'5" 2 piece Signature Series quad, a delightful 3-4 wt. ideal for small stream fishing or small flies on bigger water. Smooth medium fast action, blued hardware, amboena spacer, cute little swelled butt...all the usual Signature Series bells and whistles. SOLD!

The second is a 7'3" 4-5 wt. Patriot Series rod. The 7'3" is our best-selling rod and will cast either a DT4 or 5. Sweet and smooth. SOLD!

05/20/07 For the first time in many moons, we have a rod available for immediate delivery. Like some other rods we've had available in the past, this one is the result of a screwup. I had the rod all done and ready to deliver, and asked Casimira to prepare the invoice...and it wasn't until then that I found out the customer wanted the 2p. version, and not a 3 piece. Duh! Sure wish I'd catch these mistakes before the rod is due, but anyway...

This is a 3p. Signature Series rod, 8' for Dt4, with all the Signature Bells and Whistles. Dark flamed cane, T&T-style swelled butt, D/L cap and ring seat with a beautifully figured amboena spacer, oxidized ferrules and seat hardware, black guides and agate stripper. $2,175. SOLD!

9/01/06 Been working long hours lately, keeping up with rod orders and making some production changes. This has allowed us to make a couple extra blanks and so within 3 weeks we'll have a couple rods available for immediate delivery for the first time in many, many moons.

These three rods are: (2) 7'3" 4-5 Signature Series rods, one in hex(update SOLD!) and one in quad(update 9/08- Sold!). These rods have all of the standard bells and whistles of our Signature line. The third is a 7'#" 4-5 Patriot Quad. (update 9/05 SOLD!)

New Listing: J.D. Wagner Signature Series 3p, 2t. 7'3" 4-5 wt. This rod was made in March on 1997, and is the 10th rod we made of this taper in 3-piece configuration. Features our early cosmetics: dark flamed cane, clear silk wraps with black tipping, agatine stripping guide, bright ferrules, western grip with a stunning light ash burl spacer for a Bellinger uplocking seat. Fished only 3 times by the owner, who has moved to Fla and won't be trout fishing. Comes complete with our early hexagonal wood rod tube...this tube is highly figured curly maple with a golden amber stain. VGC+, $1300. Sold!

New Listing: J.D. Wagner Signature Series 2p, 2t. 7' 1-2 wt. This rod was made in November of 1998 and is the FIRST rod we ever made in this taper. Features our early cosmetics: dark flamed cane, clear silk wraps with black tipping, agate stripping guide, bright ferrules, cigar grip with d/l NS cap and wedding band seat over cork.Very lightly fished and in VGC+ condition, this rod is for the expert angler...calm days, tiny flies, flat water and selective fish. Very fine tips, size 9 ferrule. Comes complete with our early hexagonal wood rod tube...this tube is highly figured curly maple with a golden amber stain. $1,300.Sold!

Newly Listed: J.D. Wagner Signature Series 6' 3 wt., 2p. 2t. In the last couple years we've had only two rods available for immediate delivery. In both cases, I screwed up! This year we sent a 7'3" 2 piece to Marty Keane after I discovered I had cut a two piece blank for a customer that wanted a 3-piece rod! Duh! This rod is a similar mistake. A customer wanted a 6'3" version of our 6' 3 wt. but I forgot and made it 6' as usual! SOLD!

This rod features our normal Signature Series bells and whistles: mirror matched tips, a stunning piece of amboena burl in the d/l can and ring seat, dark reddish brown transluscent wraps with delicate black tipping, agate stripper, 6" cigar grip, etc. The cane is flamed lighter then we normally do, as this is what the customer wanted...it's a nice caramel color. Brand new, $1,695.

     Newly Listed! J.D. Wagner Signature Series 7'6", 2p. 3 wt. A delightful medium action rod with fine tips and very delicate presentation. Diminutive 5 1/2" cigar grip, flamed cane, stunning amboena spacer with a D/L cap and ring. Brand new. $1,525. SOLD!

      Newly Listed! J.D. Wagner 8' 5-6 wt., 3p., 2t. Signature Series Model: Based on the Leonard Hunt model, this is the first rod we ever made in this taper(serial #1). Deeply flamed cane, transluscent silk(clear) with delicate black tipping, uplocking reel seat with a very fine burl spacer. Rod has been very lightly fished, is straight and tight 'as new' condition. Also comes with a hexagonal walnut case as was our practice at the time this rod was built. $1,350/offer. SOLD!

Hunt reel seat

Hunt hook keeper