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HUGE SALE ON ALL REMAINING TACKLE FROM THE WEISENBERGER ESTATE!!! DO NOT MISS OUT AND SEE THE LISTINGS Here. PRICES SLASHED!!!!
H.L. Leonard Allagash 7' 4p, 2t for DT4 line, serial number 1399. Leonard blond cane, 3x3 node spacing, Chinese red C/P wraps tipped gold at ferrules, Perfection snakes and Mildrum stripper, 5" cigar grip terminating in NS C/R seat with butternut spacer. Ferrules sizes 15, 11, and 8, each section is only 21 1/2" long!
Perhaps the rarest Leonard rod configuration ever made! Only 12 Allagash rods are thought to exist, most of which were made as 8' rods. In extremely fine, original condition w/original bag and labeled tube with HLL engraved brass cap. Rod posseses a very soft and lovely casting demeanor. The ultimate prize for the hard-core Leonard afficianado. $7,500. REDUCED!!! $6,000
Everette Garrison 206 7 1/2' 2p 2t for DT4 line, serial number E-79-3 (1935): Pumpkin color cane/varnish w/typical Garrison spiral node spacing pattern w/mirror matched tips, Halstead size 13 step down ferrules, Perfection stripper, guides and tip tops, transluscent silk at guides w/chocolate brown at ferrules. Expertly refinished, retaining all appropriate markings. Bag is a replacement, but tube and cap are original. One tip has a very short (1/2") clear overwrap just below the tip top wrap), otherwise sections are full length and straight, 6 1/2" Garrison grip exhibits ridging typical of a rod of this vintage, d/L NS pocketed butt cap and slide band.
What can be said of a Garrison that hasn't already been said thousands of times before? Simply the most desireable rodmaker in history and with a limited production of about 650 rods, this is one of a relative few extant in an extremely desireable length and line weight. Built only two years into his vocation as a rodmaker, this is also a very early example, and demonstrates his almost immediate mastery of the art. $11,000. REDUCED $9,500!!
R.L. Winston 9' 5 oz. 2p 1t for WF7 line. Serial number 7135. A beautiful 50s vintage powerhouse made during the San Francisco era at Winston. D/L screw lock seat in aluminum and bakelight, typical Winston NCP re-enforced wraps of the period, Duronze ferrules, Bakelight winding check, 4 small Mildrum strippers. VGC. Original labeled bag and case with remnants of label.
I lined this rod with a WF7 line and cast it into the next county! Amazingly smooth action that rewards a relaxed and easy stroke without very little effort on behalf of the angler. I almost wet myself! Could be used all day without fatigue for an amazing array of fishing, from large trout to bass and pike to steelhead to salmon. $1,300 Sale Pending!
Thomas and Thomas Individualist Custom 5'9" 2p 2t for #4 line, serial number 2256: Varnished light colored cane w/full, closely-spaced intermediates in C/P forest green silk, Perfection guides and agate stripper in NS frame, diminutive 5" cigar grip terminating in mortised cork skeleton reel seat with NS C/R, oxidized Super Z style ferrules, diminutive swelled butt.
An extremely rare, early and important custom T&T rod, inked in the precise script of Tom Maxwell, signed 'Limestone Bob' along with initials "TED" and "TLM" (Tom Dorsey and Tom Maxwell). Has a very nice, gentle action reminicient of a Hardy Marvell. Rod is straight and tight, varnish in good condition considering age and early T&T origins. Original bag and case. $3,400
Thomas and Thomas Classic 8' 2p 2t for DT5 line, serial number 3994. Impregnated. Medium flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing. Perfection guides and Mildrum stripper wrapped in off white translucent silk tipped cinnamon, dark brown silks at ferrules, 6" Western grip terminating in blued hexagonal winding check w/hook keeper above, U/L NS screw lock with varnished walnut spacer, oxidized NS ferrules. According to T&T, this rod was made by Tom Dorsey and Bob Taylor in July, 1983.
Tight and straight in overall VGC+ this rod has a strong dry-fly action. Orignal labeled bag and case. $1,875
Thomas and Thomas Salmon, 8 1/2' 2p, 2t. 4 7/8 oz for 8 wt line, serial number 4380(1987). Gorgeously mottled flamed cane, U/L NS screw lock w/figured and varnished claro walnut spacer, reverse half Wells, short detachable fighting butt w/protective end cap when not in use, fighting butt cleverely stored in distal end of rod tube, clear wraps tipped cinnamon over chrome guides. Although this rod has clearly been used it remains straight and tight and in VGC overall. Has a very strong, progressive taper making it suitable for steelhead and salmon. Gorgeous, as usual, from T&T. Original labeled bag and brass capped tube. New from T&T salmon rods run $3,850. This one, $2,425.
J. D. Wagner Model 250BC Light Baitcasting Rod: Custom made for the owner of the rod above to fish for crappies and small bass. This 5', 2p, 2t. light action rod features all the bells and whistles of our Signature Series rods plus more: mirror matched tips, richly flamed cane, wraps delicately tipped in black, agate tip tops, black titanium guides, downlocking nickel silver Venerri reel seat witha mind blowing burl wood impregnated spacer terminating in the retaining hood under the 5" grip, 'onion foregrip', nickel silver end plate on grip, oxidized super Z ferrules, bamboo ferrule plug., hexagonal curly cherry rod case with contrasting maple end caps. Rod and case evidences no signs of use and are in absolutely pristine condition. Over the years we've made less than 5 baitcasting rods, including one I made for my dad's retirement gift which remains in our family. I love making baitcasters and spinning rods for folks, but there's actually more work in one than a fly rod, hence if we quoted this rod today it would run $2,395. This one, in as-new condition, $1,595.
Leonard Model 39H: 7 1/2', 2p. 2t. for DT5/DT6 line. This 39H is in near-immaculate condition featuring blond cane w/Leonard 3x3 node spacing, polished aluminum U/L screw lock seat w/varnished mahogany spacer terminating in a 6" reverse half Wells grip, brown wraps tipped gold at ferrules and hook keeper, tan wraps tipped claret at guides, hard chrome guides with aluminum oxide ring stripper in matching brown color, Leonard step down ferrules, size 13, serial number 39H-3755. As near as I can date this rod it appears to have been made c. 1976 and fished extremely sparingly. All sections full-length, ferrules fit with silky smoothness and are easily aligned with the present witness marks, reel seat still retains some overvarnish from the wood spacer, with only the slightest grip soiling- that's how little this rod has been fished! In original yellow poplin bag and brass-capped aluminum tube sans label and hang tag, this rod is has a crisp action fitting either a DT5 or 6 line and plenty of backbone. Straight, tight and classic! $2,550 REDUCED/SALE 2,150!
J.D. Wagner Signature Series, Model 373 FS: The date and serial number on this rod bespeaks of the success of our business and also this particular rod model. The 373 FS was the second taper we developed after the 363 M, and was an immediate success. This one was made in 1998 and was already the 16th rod we made in this taper in 3 piece design! Over the years, we've made this in 1, 2 and 3 piece and it's our most popular rod model. We've made it a Signature Series, Patriot Series, Presentation Series and Classic Series rods! A delightful, light action rod, about half of the owners use a DT4, the other half a DT5. This is an early one, obviously, with hallmarks typical of the period: medium flamed cane, clear translucent wraps with black tipping(a tip of my hat to Tom Dorsey... very understated, the guides seem to float on the blank), Bellinger U/L NS screw lock with highly figured stabilized maple burl spacer, agatine stripper, chrome guides and tip tops, western grip. In immaculate condition. $1,599
J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Custom, 6'6" 2p. 2t for DT 1-2 line: Once in a great while, we'll make up a custom Patriot Series rod for a special customer. This is one such rod. The action of this rod is similar to a Leonard Catskill Fairy, extremely light, delicate and slow, for an expert caster looking for the ultimate casting kick. In very good overall condition, slight amount of honest grip soiling and the slightest of sets in the extremely fine tips, bluing wear on the slide band. $850
Edwards 'Bristol' Bristol Built f1318-8 1/2' 3p 2t for 7/8 6.0 0z.: D/L screw lock over threaded bakelight spacer w/hooded NS band and end cap, 6 1/2" Western grip, bakelight winding check, NS strap and ring keeper, model signed in white ink w/"Bristol Built' decal. Maroon CP wraps tipped gold at all ferrules, guides and tip tops, all sections appear to have been revarnished save the butt section, butt ferrule needs to be reset, one tip down 3/8", grip soiling, otherwise VG with a powerful action. $350 bag and tube.
Edwards 'Bristol' Bristol Built Model f18 8 1/2' 3p 2t for 5/6 5.2 0z.: D/L NS and aluminum screw lock over varnished walnut spacer w/hooded NS band and end cap, 5 7/8" Western grip, bakelight winding check, NS strap and ring keeper, model signed in white ink "Bristol". Maroon CP wraps tipped gold at all ferrules, guides and tip tops, agate stripper, bright NS step down ferrules, all sections in apparent original varnish and wraps. Mid or butt ferrule needs to be reset, slight click. Grip soiling, otherwise VG with a pleasing action. Original bag and labeled tube. $375
Edwards 'Quadrate' No. 36, 9' 3p 2t for 6/7 6.5 0z.: U/L screw lock over threaded bakelight spacer w/hood under 6 1/2" Western grip, bakelight winding check, bent wire loop hook keeper, model signed in faded white ink "Edwards Quadrate #36". Brown CP wraps tipped gold at all ferrules, guides and tip tops, Size 18 and 13 bright squared step down ferrules, all sections in original varnish and wraps, varnish good but a little soft. No grip soiling, appears immaculate and never fished with a powerful action. Section vary slightly in length, as built. Original bag and tube w/remnants of label. $995
Hollander Reels, Phoenix Model P-50 Fly Reel, Serial Number 56 P-50 w/large Arbor and w/Extra Traditional Spool: Black and gold anodized finish for 5-7 wt lines. 5.4 oz w/large arbor spool. Set for LHW but reversible. Very smooth disc drag system with rear adjuster button. Mint unused condition with original factory boxes, pouch, pamphlet and screwdriver. An interesting and innovative fine reel, with an extra spool having a smaller arbor! $995
2 5/8" Hardy Perfect Reissue LHW: Gorgeous reel, with original box case and papers, along with extra spool. Perfection for a small trout rod, and also extremely classy on graphite. Both never used, no longer available and MADE IN ENGLAND! List was $1,095, offered at $895 REDUCED! $795!
Orvis Vortex Large Arbor 5/6 Reel w/Extra spool: 3 1/8" diameter, gold anodized aluminum. For heavy trout, steelhead, light salt, hook keeper built into the foot! Used, but VGC+. Extra spool w/line and backing. $295
Charlton Model 8450C Configurable Reel with 3 Spools, 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8., set up for LHW : Begun in 1991 by founder Jack Charlton, the Charlton reel quickly became a benchmark of quality and innovation in modern reelmaking. The motto One Lifetime, One Reel indicates the design philosophy of durability and versatility, as the Configurable Series allowed anglers to switch out just the spools to cover a range of fishing conditions and line weights.
This mint, unused set comes in their original boxes with original reel and spool pouches as shown, along with original care letter signed by Jack Charlton. $5,800
REDUCED!!!! Hardy St. George Jr. : Introduced by Hardy in 1910, the St. George became an immediate classic. This St. George Jr. features a 3-screw spool release, ribbed aluminum foot, duplicated check, smokey agate line guard and RHW, owner's initials engraved on backplate "FJH".
Very smooth and pleasing adustable click, this reel has lost most of its leaded finish, but to my eye, has a wonderful patina evidencing decades of joyous use. Would look and feel oh so sweet on a 3 wt cane rod. Needs a good cleaning, and there is a minute inclusion in the agate. I honestly can not tell if it's a crack or a natural inclusion. I took pics with a macro lens and blew them up, felt it with my finger, etc but can not tell for certain and priced accordingly at $795. REDUCED 20% to $635!!!!
REDUCED !!!! Hardy Lightweight Type 3: First introduced in 1936, the Hardy Lightweight has become a mainstay of the Hardy line. Early versions went thru various styles before the final form was settled, and this is one of the rare early types known as the Type 3.
Unlike the final version, this reel features a solid spool plate, smooth aluminum foot, 4 pillars without line guard, non-adjustable hairspring click check, straight line writing: "The Lightweight" and "Made By Hardy Bros. LTD. England". This one retains a very nice leaded finish, with the usual dings from use, and could use a good cleaning. The drag is very smooth and sweet, though, the spool has very little play, and at just under 3 1/4" in diameter would make a great reel to use for DT4 or 5 line. A nice addition to a Hardy afficianado's collection. $295 REDUCED 20% to $235!!!!
Sage/Loop Model 705 Reel: Very slick and novel patented roller system for Sage by Loop of Sweden. Black anodized aluminum, fair condition with some minute dings in the anodizing on foot and rims. Fixed tension, but can be easily palmed for additional pressure. Original pouch. Weight: 3 3/4 oz.; Dia.: 3 1/4 in.; Capacity: WF-4-F 200 yds.; DT-5-F 75 yds.; WF-6-F 100 yds. $175
Sage/Loop Model 709 Reel: Very slick and novel patented adjustable roller drag system made for Sage by Loop of Sweden. Can be easily palmed for additional pressure. Black anodized aluminum, 4 ¼, weighs in at 8.6 oz w/line, reversible, vgc+ with some very minute dings in the anodizing on foot. Original pouch, with line and backing. $325
Hardy Angel #3/4 Featherweight: 3" in diameter and only 3.9 oz in weight, super high quality futuristic and reversable anodized aluminum large arbor reel with adustable click and pawl drag, silky smooth. Capacity is DT3 and 50 yds backing, and made in England in 2008 prior to Hardy outsourcing reels. Mint, unsued, with original box showing some wear, paperwork and soft pouch. $695 REDUCED $495!!!!!!!!!!!
Hardy Sirrus 7/8: Mint, unused. Lightweight vented aircraft aluminum reel with quick release spool, smooth adjustable disc drag, very pleasant light click can be turned off, convertible wind, a mere 6.7 oz. Original papers, pouch and box. $345
Thomas and Thomas Classic Reel by Ross: 3", Black anodized lightweight reel with disc drag, quiet click. Small amount of edge wear, with extra spool, backing and soft learher zippered cases. $345
Thomas and Thomas Tournament reel by Regal: Black anodized aluminum, original T&T labeled soft case. This 3/12" LHW reel for 6-8 wt lines has a line and backing on it, but that's the only sign of it ever being used. Not even a mar on the reel foot. Excellent +, c.mid-1980's. $395 (See http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6315126)
Abel Super 10 Big Game Reel: Super 10. Listing for $820 , this black anodized large arbor reel weighs in at 8.7 oz., is 3.900" in diameter, and can hold a 10 wt line and 220 yards 30# backing. As typical of Abel's the drag is silky smooth and ranges from very light to 'stop a truck'. Mint, unused, with soft pouch. $599
Cortland RimFly: 3 5/8: Fair condition with scuffs etc, with extra spool, lined with two unknown lines and backing apparently in good shape. With one pouch.$29 SALE: $20
Bauer M4 w/ Extra Spool: : Large arbor light salt/heavy freshwater reel, black anodized, adjustable disc drag. Extra spool lined with a sinking tip line. W/pouches, GC with some wear/scratches. $295 REDUCED! $245
Hardy Salmon Travel Rod: 116 4p for #8 weight line, 7.5 oz. An extremely nice example of a rare Hardy Salmon Travel rod for grilse, large sea trout, steelhead. Grey blank with emerald wraps, dual stripping guides, anodized Dr. Hamish downlocking screw lock seat, two-handed grip for overhead or Spey casting, ferrule plugs. Immaculate, with original hang tags still on the Cordura tube and bag. $625
Wheatley Limited Edition River Runs Through It Flybox: Mint, unused with original box. Foam lined, with passage from the famous book on back. $125
Two Terenzio Silk Lines(One shown): Both NIB. The first is a WF6 natural silk line, the second an Arrow Taper 6. New price is $183, these $160 each plus shipping!
The Lovely Reed, Jack Howell: NIB, $45
A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean: First edition, 3rd printing, vg-fine w/DJ. Acquired from the author's son John Maclean and includes a signed letter about this book from him. $195
Fly Rods Galore by George Barnes: Signed, mint. $60
8 by Hoagy B. Charmichael, Signed $100, Mint. $95
Bogdan by Graydon Hilyard, VG $25
Forgotton Flies by Schmookler and Sills: Mint in original plastic bag, never opened $275 REDUCED! $250! SOLD!
Books for Sale! The shop has gotten so crowded with machines and tooling it's reached a point where we can barely walk. Likewise, our bookshelves are overloaded and there's no room for new acquisitions, so I've decided to move some books from our library.
If you have an interest in these titles I can send a full description:
SALE: 20% OFF PRICES LISTED!
Forgotten Flies $350 SOLD!
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials, Vol. 1 $600
Game Fishes of the Unites States $300
Split and Glued $250
The Lovely Reed $400
Fishing Bamboo $225
Offers considered for one or all!
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R.L Winston 7' 2p 2t 7' for DT 4 line, 2 5/8 oz. Serial number 7850. A beautiful, short, light line rod with a lovely medium demeanor for DT4 made by Stoner and Merrick during the San Fransisco era at Winston. (3/15/1956). D/L aluminum ring and hooded cap w/mortised cork insert terminating in bakelight cap, typical Winston wraps tipped red, Duronze ferrules, nickel silver winding check, Mildrum stripper. One tip 3" short, second full length, w/slight fishing sets, varnish good but could use a good clean and polish. Original bag and case. $1,425 SALE $1,275! SOLD!
Payne Model 104? 8.5', 2p, 2t 4.5 oz. Factory Restored. Oxidized NS impressed "Payne, Reg. US Pat. Off." D/L C&R seat over walnut spacer, brown C/P wraps tipped black, with red and yellow tipping at hook keeper and ferrules, cleaned 5 1/2" cigar grip with some ridging, one tip down 4.5" w/overwrap from last guide to tip top. Typical wear on C/R bluing of a rod this age, ferrule bluing 90% thanks to the restoration. Tight and straight.
The consigner has provided records that indicate this rod was sent to Payne in 1976 for restoration that included revarnishing and making a new full-length tip to a heavier specification than the model 104 taper. The rod with the full-length tip casts like a dream with a Grey's DT5 line, working easily from just a couple feet of line and out, and with a gentle single haul launched all the line at my feet yet still retaining plenty of reserve power. The short tip, unexpectedly, also cast the same DT5 quite well. I wouldn't characterize the rod as fast, more of a medium progressive action with a lot of backbone which would be perfect on bigger water with a DT5 or WF6 line. Bag and case replacements. $1,495 SALE PENDING!
Edward von Hofe Model 360 Perfection Size #2: We are extremely pleased to offer this masterpiece of reel design and execution, and unquestionably the most coveted flyreel ever produced. The 360 Celebrated Trout and Black Bass Fly reel was introduced in the late 1890's, and this number #2 was made pre-1908, before serial numbers began to be stamped on the foot. In equisite condition, the backplate retains the faint retailer's stamp of Dame Stoddard, Boston.
Features hard rubber construction, nickel silver safety bands, diminutive arrow-head drag indicator pointer gorgeously knurled drag knob, nickel silver spool sides, on/off click, sliding oil port cover, sepentine handle, along with a leather reel case by Arne Mason, DT4 line and backing. Extremely rare and coveted 2 size, 2 3/4"" in diameter, 1" width. I believe these reels deserve a place in any museum of fine design and transcend utilitarianism into the realm of fine art. The only detraction on this reel is oil port cover could use a little 'stick-um' to keep it from moving and a replacment on/off click button made from brass. It functions perfectly, but is not original. $6,200. SOLD!
Bauer Reel Cases: Lot of 3, used condition with light soiling, but overall in good condition. Each holds up to 10 reels with removable velcrod dividers. Could be used as a camera lens bag, too. These run $65 each new, these $30 each or all 3 for $75. SOLD!
Hardy Tackle Bag, Brook Bag: Brand new, retails for $119, Sale $79. SOLD!
A.J. Thramer Classic Taper Series F.E. Thomas , 3p, 2t 7'6" for DT3/4 line. D/L bright NS cap and ring w/butternut spacer, brown CP wraps w/ signature wrap, bright NS step down ferrules, cute little swelled butt above grip, blond cane w/ 3x3 node spacing and mirror-matched tips. A wonderful rod in excellent++ condition showing only the slightest signs of use. I've long been a fan of AJ's work as he produces a very clean rod at an amazingly modest price. I lined this up with a Hardy Featherweight and SA DT3 and 4 lines and it feels wonderfully balanced in the hand and will load enough to cast just the leader and also out to an incredible distance...a great taper, with some reserve power due to the swelled butt! With original bag, hang tag and labeled case. New runs $1,250, this one $945. SOLD!
J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad Custom 7'3" 4-5 wt, 2p, 2t. : D/L NS C&R, figured walnut spacer, 6" cigar grip formed to 4 sides at winding check, oxidized square winding check, deeply flamed cane, bright NS step down ferrules drawn and squared as appropriate for a quad, color preserved red wraps tipped gold.
This rod features a D/L NS cap and ring seat, fully engraved with 8 classic trout flies on the cap and ring and an engraved angler on the butt cap, with the initals of the original owner on a streamside rock. This is a slightly faster taper than our usual 7'3" 4-5 taper, resulting in more backbone for a faster casting stroke and larger fish. New, with engraving apx $2,795. This one, mint unused: $1,950 SOLD!
Bogdan Baby Trout Widespool: 2 3/4" diameter, 7/8" width spool, for 3 or 4 wt. line, LHW, 4.2 oz, fixed click, drag smooth as silk. Original suede leather bag and tag in Stan's hand saying "4WT. L.H." and owner's name.(blocked out in photos). Mint, unused. $2,950. SOLD!
H.L. Leonard Catskill 8' 3p 2t for DT 3/4 line 3.2 oz: D/L nickel silver cap and ring over mortised butternut spacer, cap marked: "The H.L. Leonard Rod/Leonard Mills Co./Makers", terminating in a cleaned 4 1/2" cigar grip formed from 5/16" cork rings, nickel silver winding check and strap and ring hookpeeper, fine and elaborate signature wraps.
An extremely fine light Catskill model rod with size 14/10 ferrules capped with original NS disc ferrule plugs with turned bull's eyes, Leonard blond cane w/3x3 node stagger, reverse twist snakes, very fine early tip tops. Bag sans hang tag and original tube. Excellent condition, all sections full-length, straight and tight, the only detraction from this otherwise fantastic rod is the stripper has been lost and should be restored with a period replacement. $1,950 Sold!
Charlton Signature Series 8550C Offshore Reel with 1 Spool: Configurable Reel with 1 spool, set up for LHW : Begun in 1991 by founder Jack Charlton, the Charlton reel quickly became a benchmark of quality and innovation in modern reelmaking. The motto One Lifetime, One Reel indicates the design philosophy of durability and versatility, as the Configurable Series allowed anglers to switch out just the spools to cover a range of fishing conditions and line weights.
The 8550C came with four spool options: Bonefish/Striper, Tarpon, Offshore and Spey, and featured fins machined into the backplate to dissipate heat from scorching saltwater runs!
This mint, unused reel comes in the original box with original reel pouch as shown. $3,200. SOLD!
Lampson Lightspeed 1.5: 3 large arbor, attractive gun black anodizing, reversible, very smooth adjustable drag for 1,2,3 lines and up to 75 yds backing. Mint, unused with original box and paperwork. $250 Sold!
Orvis Madison Adirondack: 7'6" 2p, 2t. 4 1/8 oz. for 5 line, serial number 90688. Impregnated cane, reverse half Wells grip, uplocking nickel silver slide band seat w/highly figured stabilized and mortised maple spacer revealing cork below, original translucent maroon silks tipped black, bright hardware. Unlike most Orvis rods, this one features a cute little swelled butt that really speeds up the action of this rod....this is a real poker with a lot of backbone. Original bag and case, good overall condition w/some grip soiling, A great little fishing rod. $1,195 SOLD!
Bauer M5 reel and extra spool: Large arbor salt water reel, black anodized, adjustable disc drag. Extra spool lined with Wulff TT 8/9 line. W/pouches, GC with some wear/scratches. $295 SOLD! $245
Grants Pass by Siskiyou Design 3 1/8" Trout Reel for 3 /4 lines, #S0015, LHW: Very rare trout reel w/fantastic machining, in silver and green anodized finish, with w/13 position drag lever and separate internally adjustable drag adjustment for additional drag ranges within the 13 selections. Lined with a DT4 SA Ultra3 line. Very fine, rare, functional, fishable and collectible reel. Original box, pouch, care sheet and in fantastic condition with only two very minute scratches to one end of reel foot evidencing mounting on a rod. $725 SOLD!
Vintage Wheatley Fly Boxes: When I was a kid, I used to drool over Wheatley window boxes I'd see in the fly fishing store. Having only enough paper route money for cheap Cortland plastic boxes or small Wheatley magnetic strip boxes, I dreamed I'd own one of these window boxes one day. When we used to do shows we featured Wheatley Boxes, and my dream came true. We did extremely well at shows dealing Wheatley, and this collection brought back some great memories for me. All of these are mint, unused classics, from when they were made in England.
Richard Wheatly Special Orvis presentation Walnut Fly Box : 16 window, foam on one lid, excellent dry and wet fly storage, gorgeous walnut Presentation box w/oil finish and inlaid Orvis logo in brass. Unused mint, old-style craftsmanship. Classic from a bygone era. No box. $145 REDUCED $125 SOLD!
J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 265C 6'5" 2p. 2t. 3-4 Wt. Serial no. 607-2: Dark flamed cane with golden nodes, standard translucent silk wraps finely tipped black, D/L oxidized C&R NS seat w/a very highly figured varnished amboena burl spacer, cigar grip, oxidized ferrules, agate stripper,winding check and sterling silver hook keeper, black guides.
In near-mint condition, the only sign this rod has ever been fished is slight marring in the bluing of the seat and spacer, otherwise the rod case is still packaged in the original plastic wrap it was shipped in! This version is a longer and lighter version of our 6'3" 3-4 wt, and has an action felt into the butt and fine tips. The 'C' in this taper designation was given after my wife Casimira- short and sweet. $1,650
Hardy Golden JLH Ultralite Model 7: The 'JLH' stands as dedication to James Laughton Hardy and this model was engineered for great strength but light weight. It features a very wide ranging adjustable spring and pawl drag system, reversable for either L or R-hand wind by simply flipping the check and nickel silver line guard, gorgeous bronze anodized aircraft aluminum construction. The 7 model holds up to a DT 7 line and 100 yards backing, yet weighs only 4.4 oz. Would make a great pairing with a Spey or large trout or steelhead rod at a very affordable price. Mint, unused with only some wear to the box from storage, original paperwork and neoprene bag. $345 SOLD!
Sage/Loop Model 1 Reel: Very slick and novel patented adjustable roller drag system made for Sage by Loop of Sweden. Black anodized aluminum, weighs in at just 3.6 oz, reversible, vgc+ with some minute dings in the anodizing on foot and rims. Can be easily palmed for additional pressure. Original pouch. $175 SOLD!
Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection Size #1: We are extremely pleased to offer this masterpiece of reel design and execution, and unquestionably the most coveted flyreel ever produced. The 360 Celebrated Tout and Black Bass Fly reel was introduced in the late 1890's, and this Model number #1 was made pre-1908, before serial numbers began to be stamped on the foot. In exquisite condition, the backplate retains the faint retailer's stamp of Dame Stoddard, Boston.
Features hard rubber construction, nickel silver safety bands, the early and diminutive and finely-formed arrow-head drag indicator pointer, gorgeously knurled drag knob, nickel silver spool sides, on/off click, Fulton Street sliding oil port cover, serpentine handle, along with an E. Vom Hofe stamped leather reel case. At 3" in diameter, 1" width I believe these reels deserve a place in any museum of fine design and transcend utilitarianism into the realm of fine art. X-fine and smooth. $5,200. SOLD!
R.K. Bolt 8 2p 2t for DT5, 3 7/8 oz. Caramel color cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, 6 Western grip over U/L aluminum screw lock seat w/varnished zebrawood insert impressed with makers stamp, chocolate CP silks double wrapped and tipped yellow, Mildrum stripper and chrome guides, NS ferrules, winding check and hook keeper.
From noted rodmaker and Gary Howells protégé comes this delightful hollow built 8 5 wt. weighing in at just 3 7/8 oz. Rod has a very soft and easy action, bending well into the butt, and could cast a 4 along with the rated 5. Rod is in as-new condition and appears to have never been fished. Original bag and labeled case, save yourself substantial money and a 2 year wait! As new, $1,800. REDUCED 1,545! SOLD!
JW Young Pridex 3 5/8, LHW (but reversible) w/Wulff TT 8/9 Monoclear line and backing. GC, minor scuffs, and honest soiling, etc. $30
3" Edel Bench-Made Perfection Trout Reel: Made in the sprit of the infamous reels of Edward vom Hofe and Otto Swarg, this fine reel made by the extremely talented David Edel; 3" diam, 1" wide, LHW and weighing in at 8.1 oz for up to 5 wt. line and plenty of backing. Features polished hard rubber sideplates, bronze arbor, stainless steel foot, extremely smooth and far ranging adjustable drag w/detents, on/off click, drag adjustment located on back plate for access when fighting fish. Condition very fine, with all parts moving like a fine watch- watchmaking another of Mr. Edel's amazing talents! In original lined block leather case by A.E. Nelson of Salem, OR. $2,800 SOLD!
Hardy MLA 350 reel and Extra Spool: A slick little reversible wide arbor, grey anodized, English-made reel with a smooth adjustable drag that can be adjusted from feather light to quite heavy. Reel lined with a WF4 line, extra spool. Both appear mint, unused, slight damage to reel box, but all original paperwork and pouches present. $325 SOLD!!!!
Grants Pass by Siskiyou Design 3 1/4" Trout Reel for 5 /6 lines, #S0030, LHW: Very rare trout reel w/fantastic machining, in silver and green anodized finish, with w/13 position drag lever and separate internally adjustable drag adjustment for additional drag ranges within the 13 selections. Lined with a WF6 Cortland 444 line. Very fine, rare, functional, fishable and collectible reel. Original box, pouch, care sheet and in fantastic condition with scratches on top of reel foot evidencing mounting on a rod, but no scratches on rims or front and backplates. $725 SOLD!
Gary Lacey Wright and McGill Granger Favorite 8', 3p, 2t for DT5 line: Granger colored cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, d/l full NS slide band and soldered hood impressed with rod company ID, b&w variagated CP jasper wraps tipped gold, full internediates in gold w/gold and jasper signature wraps, NS step down ferrules w/witness marks, 6 1/2" Granger style grip.
Every last detail has been attended to in this tribute to the classic Granger rods of the past, from the use of original taper, cane color and proper silks, right down to the shape of the ferrule welts...not one minute detail has been missed, a tribute tour de force! Rod posseses a crisp dry fly action for DT5 line, and save for some case and label wear appears never fished and in as-new condition. $1,625 SOLD!
Grants Pass by Siskiyou Design 3 3/8" Trout Reel for 6/7 lines, #S0071, LHW: Very rare trout reel w/fantastic machining, in silver and green anodized finish, with w/13 position drag lever and separate internally adjustable drag adjustment for additional drag ranges within the 13 selections. Lined with a WF7 line. Very fine, rare, functional, fishable and collectible reel. Original box, pouch, care sheet and in fantastic condition only the faintest hint of the reel ever being mounted on one end of foot. No scratches on rims or front and backplates. Excellent+++. $725 Sold!
Grants Pass by Siskiyou Design 3 3/4" Trout Reel for 7/8 lines, #S0013, LHW: Very rare trout reel w/fantastic machining, in silver and green anodized finish, with w/13 position drag lever and separate internally adjustable drag adjustment for additional drag ranges within the 13 selections. Very fine, rare, functional, fishable and collectible reel. Original box, pouch, care sheet and in mint, unused condition. $775 SOLD!
Hardy Golden Flyweight First Edition: Limited production run, this is reel #23. Reversible click and pawl, smooth brass foot, attractive and understaned brown anodizing. Hardy soft zippered pouch. In very good condition with slight edge wear and minute dings to edges. $295 Sold!
Orvis BBS II: Made from anodized, machined bar stock aluminum. Reversible, w/adjustable drag. 2.75", 3.6 oz.Capacity: WF3F: 125 WF4F:100 WF5F: 75. Mint, unused w/original box, pouch, paperwork. $85 Sold!
Orvis Battenkill L/A II: 3 5/8" diameter, made of gold anodized aluminum, reversible w/adjustable disc drag, 1 turn of the handle retrieves 7.5" of line! For up to 5 wt line. Barely used, box, pouch, papers! $95 Sold!
Orvis Battenkill L/A 3/4: 3 5/8" diameter, made of black anodized aluminum, reversible w/adjustable disc drag, 1 turn of the handle retrieves 10.5" of line! For up to WF5 wt line and 75 yds backing.. Barely used, box, pouch, papers! $95 Sold!
Misc. Extra Spool and Bag Lot: A variety of 4 extra spools that appear may be Bauers(?), one missing drag pad. Three spools are 3 ½, two have lines/backing. Another is 3 and black anodized. One spool is for a 3 Cortland RimFly(not shown), new in bag. Pouches include Peerless(1), Bellinger-Saracione(2), Sage(2), Bauer(5 neoprene, 1 velvet), 1 unmarked Neoprene. $50. SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill L/A 5/6 : 3 5/8" diameter, made of black anodized aluminum, reversible w/adjustable disc drag, 1 turn of the handle retrieves 10.5" of line! For up to WF7 wt line and 85 yds backing.. Mint, unused, box, pouch, papers! $110 Sold!
Wright and McGill era Granger Special 9050, 9' 3p, 2t for DT6 line. 5 oz. Pumpkin color cane, 3x3 node spacing, CP lime green silk, patented U/L full NS screw lock seat, man-sized half-Wells grip, NS ferrules w/witness marks, original bag and case.
Original pumpkin varnish is in good condition and is not soft, no bag marks. Tips full length, but one with an overwrap 1.5" long centered 2.5" from tip, butt ferrule on mid has been reset and rewrapped with non-matching thread and some bleed thru of CP, butt stripping guide wraps a little dry and could use a touch up. Grip soiling, but sections are quite straight for age and fit nicely. $275 Sold!
Wagner Presentation Series 6'6" 3p 2t for Dt3 line: Custom-made in 2000, this rod is notable as being one of less than a handful of rods we've ever built in blond cane. Features full engraving of D/L nickel silver reel seat hardware and ferrules, light color maple spacer to match cane, diminutive 4 3/4" cigar grip, blond cane with 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips; the butt and mid are also mirror matched evidencing great attention to detail; delicate 3-wrap intermediates and guide wraps in light olive, with guide and hook keeper wraps tipped claret, deep forest green wraps at ferrules. Varnish is immaculate, and this rod possesses a delicate and progressive action.
As was the custom at the time, this rod was furnished with a hexagonal wood case, in this instance of cherry that has aged to a gorgeous deep red with contrasting end caps in maple to match rod and reel seat spacer. Rod has been used sparingly and lovingly and is in overall VGC++ condition, with some very minor grip soiling and oxidation of the ferrules and reel seat, two things I can clean up to mint for the buyer gratis. This rod with intermediates and engraving would be quoted today at $3,145. $2,399. REDUCED! OWNER MOTIVATED! $1,999. SOLD!
Four Pristine, Never Used Bogdan Trout Reels. These LHW reels were obtained from Stan around the year 2000. All of them are absolutely unfished, mint, pristine as-new, with the original tags written in Stan's hand with the owner's name inked on each(name obscured for these pictures), with the original plastic bags inside the original pouches. This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a reel from the Master in unused condition, just as it left the shop, with impeccable provenance. No superlative I could offer would suffice.
3 wt. $2,800 SOLD!
4 wt. $2,950 SOLD!
5 wt. $2,950 SOLD!
6 wt. $2,950 SOLD!
Bogdan 3 wt.
Bogdan 4 wt.
Bogdan 5 wt.
Bogdan 6 wt.
Edwards 'Mt. Carmel' f18 8 1/2' 3p 2t for 5/6 5.2 oz.: D/L NS and aluminum screw lock over varnished walnut spacer w/hooded NS band and end cap w/rare impressed stamp " E.W. Edwards Sons/Makers/Bristol , Conn.", 5 1/2" cigar grip, bakelight winding check, NS strap and ring keeper, model signed in white ink "Mt. Carmel". Red CP wraps double tipped yellow at all ferrules, guides and tip tops, agate stripper, bright NS step down ferrules, all sections in apparent original varnish and wraps. Mid female ferrule missing and mid is apx 1 1/2" short. Grip soiling. Original bag and labeled tube. $350/offers. SOLD!
Winston Perfect Boxed Set: In absolutely new, mint, unused condition. This limited edition set was made in 1999 to commemorate Winston's 70th year in business, and this is set #74. The set consists of three reels: 2 7/8" for lines 2,3,4 ; 3 1/8" for 4,5,6 ; 3 3/8" for 6,7. Set is housed in a felt lined curly maple case. PYP. $2,495. REDUCED! $2,195! Sold!
Hardy Ultralight Disc LA 5/6: Gorgeous Hardy Large Arbor model for 5/6 lines, featuring reversable wind with silky smooth and wide-ranging disc drag, very pleasing light click (that can be turned off altogether!)and beautiful silver color anodizing of the aircraft-grade aluminum construction.5.9 oz, with a capacity of DT5/WF6 and 50 yds backing. Mint, unused w/original papers and neoprene pouch. $345 SOLD!
Baginski, Rolf 7 1/2' 2p 2t. 'Harmony' for DT4. D/L NS C/R seat with stabilized burl spacer, 7" superfine-style grip formed old-style from narrow cork rings, durable propritary hand rubbed finish, clear silks delicately single tipped in black, chrome guides and bright NS Super Swiss ferrules meticulously feathered out at the tabs, blond cane, mirror matched tips.
From Germany comes this lovely rod by noted builder, instructor and author Rolf Baginski. Rod features a swelled butt that gives this rod an incredible casting power, with beefy tips that will stand up to heavy use and big fish. I took this rod out with a DT4 Ultra, and by laying back just a bit with my timing, along with a little double haul, was able to cast an incredible distance. Given the incredible attention to detail and very light use, this rod is a steal at $945. SOLD!
Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition Catskill Legends 8' 3p 2t for #5 line, number 6 of 15 made in this Limited Edition. Flamed cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, full intermediates in cinnamon brown, gold C/P wraps tipped cinnamon and light yellow, bright Super Z-style ferrules, 6" cigar grip, NS winding check and hook keeper, Mildrum stripper and snakes, full NS reel seat engraved with names of legendary Catskill innovators and personalities: Rube Cross, George LaBranch, Thaddeus Norris, Art Flick, etc w/ring iscribed "Catskill Legends" and Catskill Fly Fishing Museum logo.
Posessing a strong dry-fly character, rod is in overall VGC with some dryness of a couple wraps, NS could use a polish(which I will do gratis for the lucky owner). Original bag and engraved cap w/CFFM logo for case. $2,500 SOLD!
Baginski, Rolf 7' 3p 2t. 'Westwind' for DT3/4. D/L NS C/R seat with stabilized amboena burl spacer, 7" superfine-style grip, durable proprietary hand rubbed finish, clear silks delicately single tipped in black, chrome guides and bright NS Super Swiss ferrules meticulously feathered out at the tabs, blond cane, mirror matched tips, agate stripper in nickel silver frame.
From Germany comes this lovely rod by noted builder, instructor and author Rolf Baginski. Rod has a very light and delicate action befitting small streams and small flies. The cosmetic detailing is quite astounding, and features Rolf's personally hand-textured and patinized ferrules, reel seat hardware, winding check, ferrule plugs and even the tip tops! Rolf borrowed this decorative technique from his experience as a custom pipemaker, and it recalls the rocky stream bottoms we ply in pursuit of our sport, a very organic visual feel. Rod is as new, the only sign of use is two very light lines on the reel seat spacer evidencing mounting of a reel. Original labeled bag and case. Given the incredible attention to detail and very light use, this rod is a steal at $1,195 SOLD!
Tibor Spring Creek CL: Black anodized aluminum. Reversible.4.5 oz. 3" diam. x 5/8" wide spool" Capacity: 100 yds. with WF4F line. Smooth adjustible drag. For rod weights: 3-4. Near mint, with only the slightest evidence of being mounted on a rod. Original box, pouch, papers.$295. SOLD!
Baginski, Rolf 6'6 3p 2t. 'Westwind' for DT4. D/L NS C/R seat with stabilized amboena burl spacer, 6 1/2" superfine-style grip, durable proprietary hand rubbed finish, clear silks delicately single tipped in black, black guides and bright/oxidized NS Super Swiss ferrules meticulously feathered out at the tabs, blond cane, mirror matched tips, agate stripper in nickel silver frame, ferrule plugs.
From Germany comes this lovely rod by noted builder, instructor and author Rolf Baginski. Rod has an authoritative action, with a gently swelled butt. The metalwork is quite novel, with ferrules, reel seat hardware and even tip tops partially blued to interesting, creative effect! Rod is as new. Original labeled bag and soft case w/carry strap. Would be a great travel/backpacking rod for high mountain streams. $1,045 SOLD!
R.W. Summers Model 735 7'3" 4-5 wt, 2p 2t. : Gorgeously flamed cane, chestnut wraps tipped black, oxidized step down ferrules, D/L NS hooded cap and slide band w/gorgeous dyed figured maple spacer stamped "R.W. Summers Rod Co, Traverse City, MI USA" with Western grip terminating in wire-wound hook keeper, with elegantly penned identifying info above in flowing script, tips wrapped to distinguish between each with black tipping at tip top on one, red on another. Correct labeled bag, case with labeled brass cap with tiny vent hole, correct and original aluminum and cork ferrule plug thoughtfully attached to the hang tag on the sack.
From Michigan rodmaking legend Bob Summers, this magnificent 7'3" 4-5 wt. is- like all of his rods I've had the pleasure to cast- a casting dream. Possesses equal facility with either a DT4 or DT5 line, those with a faster stroke will love it with a 4, but a more patient caster with a slower stroke will be amply rewarded by a trying a 5. I've often advised people new to collecting and fishing cane that the ownership of a Summer's rod is imperative, such is the quality, integrity and desirability of his work- a career dating back to 1956.
This rod was reportedly made in the 90's, and has had two owners, both gentleman who have reported to have cast it but never fished it. In outstanding condition, I'll take them at their word. Condition is excellent, cork has only the most minute soiling, ferrules seat easily, tell-tale minute cracking at the ferrule tabs indicates it has certainly has been lawn cast, and it's a pity and shame it hasn't been used to it's fullest potential on the water. A new owner can rectify that and enjoy a superlative experience as well as a the pride of ownership of a must-have for any serious rod collector. $2,850. Sold!
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