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Jon Pickard Model 764 4 wt. , 2p, 2t. From the talented Michigan rodmaker notable for owning the Dickerson rodmaking equipment. This rod is John's homage to the Young rodmaking tradition and features gorgeously mottled cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, oxidized Super Z ferrules, cigar grip, d/l knurled and oxidized NS pocketed cap and ring seat over cork, bent wire hook keeper ala Young, black Perfection-style guides wrapped with chocolate color-preserved silk. This rod is reported as new, never used by the owner and is in 'as-received' condition. Has a delightful feel in-hand, with a unified-feeling medium action that works down towards the grip, but still possesses a nice amount of backbone. Original canvas bag and brass-capped aluminum case, a very nice package. $1,495
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
Leonard Model 50: 8', 3p, 2t. for DT5 or 6 line. Prefire vintage(1950's) expertly restored by Thomas and Thomas in the 1970's, features varnished blond cane w/3x3 node staggering, D/L aluminum square thread screw lock seat with nickel silver pocketed butt cap w/bull's eye at end of same and varnished butternut spacer terminating at a 5" cigar grip, bronze Perfection guides wrapped in color-preserved, understated tan silk, double-tipped at hook keeper and ferrules. This model is rated for DT6 line, but the size 15 and 10 ferrules give this rod a very pleasing and elegant action well into the butt, where the action is terminated by the cute little swell in front of the grip. I think it would suit almost any angler using a DT5 or WF6, too. Rod assembles with a silky smoothness due to the gorgeous Tom Bailey-made step down ferrules with witness marks, 1 tip with only a slight fishing set, straight and tight otherwise. Some grip soiling and slight cork ridging as typical of a rod of this vintage, some slight marring in spots to the delicate knurling on the screw lock band. Thanks to the T&T restoration, it's remained in overall VG condition with original bag and tube sans label and hang tag. $1,950.
A Special Set of Three Hardy Palakona Rods, 1997 Issue. These rods represent the complete set of three Limited Edition rods rods made by Hardy in 1997, and limited to 25 two-piece, two tip rods in each model. All are absolutely mint, unused, with original exquisite embossed leather cases with brass hardware and aluminum liner, literature/hang tags with rod particulars, plastic still on grips. All models feature: The model designation in gorgeous flowing ink script, inked serial number and rod identification, cigar grip with D/L ring and hooded retainer w/roll stamped Hardy identifiers, bright guides and hardware, varnished blond heat treated cane w/ 3x3 node spacing, oxidized ferrules, snappy forest green color preserved wraps tipped red, walnut ferrule plug, labeled burgundy bag with pocket for ferrule plugs when rod is in use. Would prefer to sell as a set, as two rods have matching serial number 21, while the third is serial number 22 . This is perhaps Hardy's finest set ever made to that date.
Blue Ridge: 6' 2 oz. for DT4 line.
Catskill: 6'8" 3 oz for DT4 SOLD!
Yellowstone 7' 3 oz for DT5. SOLD!
These rods originally sold for $2,650 each. Contact us for pricing.
Hardy Blue Ridge Limited Edition
Hardy Catskill Limited Edition
Hardy Yellowstone Limited Edition
Orvis Midge 7 1/2' 2p, 1 t. for DT5 line. Richly flamed Orvis impregnated cane, D/L aluminum screw lock seat with walnut spacer, bright guides, oxidized step down ferrules, original writing intact, tapered cigar grip, original translucent brown silk wraps, serial number 44804. Rod is in fantastic condition, reel seat polished like new, cleaned, impregnated shafts buffed to high luster. Delightful medium action with a size 11 ferrule, marked for a DT5 line it would be equally adept with a DT4 and faster casting stroke. Straight and tight, original bag and case. $699
J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 270Z for DT4 or 5. Dark flamed cane with golden nodes, translucent silk wraps tipped black, U/L Bellinger screw lock w/burl spacer, Western grip, bright ferrules, nickel silver hardware, agatine stripper, sterling silver rope braid hook keeper, chrome guides. This is the second rod I ever made in this taper( Serial number denotes #2, made in Feb 96...holy smokes, has it been that long?), which is one I own personally and fish constantly because it has a great deal of backbone and accuracy. As was our practice at the time, this one comes with a signed, bookmatched walnut hexagonal case. This rod is absolutely mint, as delivered, never fished. $1,499
Jon Pickard 6'6" 4 wt. , 2p, 2t. Model 6624. From the talented Michigan rodmaker notable for owning the Dickerson rodmaking equipment. This rod features caramel cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, oxidized step down ferrules, cigar grip, d/l knurled NS cap and ring seat with a gorgeously figured Claro walnut spacer, bronze Snake Brand guides wrapped with chocolate silk tipped black, Dickerson-style Signature wraps at the 16", 17" and 18" marks, gently swelled butt. Used but in overall good shape, tips could use some straightening. Reduced! $1,095.
Tom Ciemega 7'3" 4 wt. , 2p 2t. Lightly flamed cane, 2 x 2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, unique winding check/Garrison-style silk overwrap onto grip combo, fold down hook keeper, chocolate wraps tipped black, oxidized super Z-style ferrules, D/L cap and ring seat with stabilized amboena spacer. Tom was a longtime denizen of the hobbyist rodmaking circuit, always quick to a laugh, and well-known amongst the Michigan angling community. This rod has plenty of meat in the butt for a crisp action with DT4, and can also cast a DT5 without breaking a sweat. Reduced! $1,095.
Orvis Madison 8', 2p., 1 t. Orvis impregnated cane, original wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cigar grip, serial number 69985(1975). Straight and tight, with owner's name on shaft, light grip soiling. All writing and bluing in great shape. Marked for GBF(WF8!!!) line, the heaviest line I would use would be a WF7, and more likely a DT5 or DT6. Original bag and labeled case. $500. I think the Orvis rods are incredibly undervalued given their quality and durability. These are just plain great fishing rods, and are perfect for people looking to get into cane at a reasonable price or for people who are afraid to fish super high value collectible rods.
REDUCED! Catskill Willows Rod Company 7 1/2' 2p 2t for DT5: Featuring blond cane, fast and crisp action for a DT5 line, wood burl handle, uplocking screw lock seatw/burled cork holding retaining hood, folding hook keeper, agate stripper, chrome guides w/transluscent orange silk wraps, bag and aluminum case. Lightly fished. $325 Sale pending!
Rare! Edwards Quadrate Spinning rod for 1/4-1/2 oz lures. 7', 2p, 1t. 15" spinning grip with two oxidized slide bands, squared oxidized ferrules, flamed cane, original varnish and writing on shaft, red wraps tipped black. A completely original rod with original bag and case(no top on case), wraps could use a touchup and slight click on a ferrule when rod is wiggled just the right way to feel it. A very cool rod just begging to be fished! $325
Hardy Perfect 3 1/8" : A 70's era Perfect in good , fishable condition, with some honest scuffing of rims and foot. Milky white agate intact, smooth aluminum foot suitable for vintage and modern reel seats, RHW, clean and well-lubed inside.With original soft zipper case. Reel comes with an extra spool! and original extra spool box in worn condition. A great partner for a cane rod or graphite, classic good looks. $595
Winston Perfect Boxed Set: In absolutely new, mint, unused condition with the original cardboard box the reels were shipped in and invoice to the owner. This limited edition set was made in 1999 to commemorate Winston's 70th year in business, and this is set #10. 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. $2,900
3 1/8" Winston Perfect Reel: Mint, unused, with spool screw warning still on faceplate, original box and literature. Gorgeous deep green with white ivorine handle. Reversible for L or RH wind. Spectacular. $799
A second 3 1/8" Winston Perfect, as above less the spool screw warning sticker, but all other original packaging. $799
Hardy Bougle' Limited Edition Reissue: Hardy reissued its classic Bougle' in limited edition in 1998. This is #145, with original block leather case, box and attendant paperwork. Reel is in impeccable condition. Smooth aluminum foot, aluminum and nickel silver construction, RHW, and adjustable check- a classic. Weighs 4 7/8 oz and will hold a WF4 line and 65 yards backing. Great classic match for cane rods. Reduced! $625.
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)
Orvis Vertex 7/8. Made for salmon, steelhead, bones and stripers. Gold anodized aluminum construction. Easily reversible from L to RH wind. New, original box, pouch, paperwork. $199
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
Shakespeare #138 OT 8 1/2' 3p., 1 t. for DT6 or 7. Flyrod. White glass, red wraps w/back spiral tipping. Black ferrules. Lime green, spring-loaded u/L reel seat. Cigar grip. Chipping on decal w/about 2/3 remaining. Original bag. Wraps very good. Slight tick in one ferrule.(metal to metal fit a hair loose). Very good overall condition...put it in the Gremlin and go fish! $45.
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:
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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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.
Hardy Uniqua MKII 3 3/8" : One of my favorite vintage Hardy reels. Looks great on a cane rod and balances same well, classic good looks, bargain-priced, reversable with a flip of a pawl. This one features a plaque inside MADE FOR ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH, NEW YORK. Unmolosted ribbed brass foot., telephone latch spool release. The Uniqua-in various iterations-was produced by Hardy from 1897 to 1959. This one is marked with the reel maker's initials TM(Terrence Moore) who worked at Hardy from 1946-1997, placing this reel in the 1946-1959 range. Reel shows good honest patina with very little spool wobble. Purrs like a kitten. Comes with a block leather case(not original to the reel)stamped MILLS NEW YORK (the venerable tackle house William Mills)in a diamond- a collectible in its own right. $325. SOLD!
L.C. Parks 7012 Hollow 2p 2t for DT4. Flamed cane, dark hardware, light brown silks tipped black with signature wrap, floppy ring hook keeper, cigar grip formed from 1/4" cork rings, D/L oxidized cap and ring with highly figured spacer, Super Z style ferrules. Michigan builder LC Park has been building rods for close to 20 years, gaining a reputation for making a very clean, well-executed rod for a very reasonable price, and this rod is no exception. The cane, varnish, wrapping work is all very well executed on this rod based on the famous Dickerson 7012 taper, delightful in the hand and quite light by virtue of the hollow-built butt. With labeled bag and tube, one-owner and lawn cast only, a steal at $595. Sold!
7' 3" 4-5 wt 2p 1t Wagner Patriot custom 'North Branch Classic'. All the bells and whistles of our Patriot rods, this one is in pristine condition save some minor bluing wear on the butt cap, and some case wear. Doubt it has ever been fished. $699 SOLD!
3" Hardy St. George Limited Edition Reissue: Another hardy Limited Edition reissue, in this case the 3" St. George. This is #34/500 of the run. With original box, block leather case and attendant paperwork. Black anodized aluminum frame, ribbed and dovetailed brass foot, agate line guard, easy spool replacement with 3 screw latch, RHW. With only the slightest signs of use, this reel holds up to a DT5 line and 50 yards backing. $695. SOLD!
Orvis Seven/Three 7' 2p., 2t. for DT3 line. Serial number 87303. Cigar grip tapering down to superfine profile in front. Impregnated cane with tan transluscent wraps tipped cinnamon. Downlocking nickel silver slide ring with hooded butt cap, bird's eye maple spacer. A delightful soft and delicate late model Orvis in great condition, straight and tight, w/bag and case. Rod is labeled as a 3 wt, but it's so very delicate I think a 2 wt. would also cast nicely. Just a super rod in great shape, a famous model and with original labeled aluminum tube, bag, canvas tube cover. $825 SOLD!
Optional leather case for the above as shown in pic, or any other two-piece 7' rod. Buckle closure, carry strap, aluminum liner. Great condition with minor scuffing. $195 SOLD!
Thomas and Thomas Classic 7' 2p 2t for DT4. Gorgeous mottled flamed cane, impregnated, clear wraps with cinnamon tipping, D/L oxided cap and ring with varnished Claro walnut spacer below 5" diminutive cork grip(cleaned), oxidized ferrules, all writing extant and clear, serial number 4548, indicating Dorsey/Bob Taylor era rod. Rod is showing signs of gentle use, small amount of oxidizing missing from cap and ring and ferrules, minor scratching on barrel from seating reel, but rod is straight and tight and well-tended. A rod possessing both delicacy and backbone. Original bag and case. New Classic Series rods from T&T run $2,750, this beauty $1,650. SOLD!
Homer Jennings 7' 4 wt., 2p, 2t. I've long been a huge fan of noted longtime Colorado builder Homer Jennings for his keen attention to detail and talented execution thereof. This rod has a crisp action for DT4 and will also handle a DT5 and a slower stroke. Gorgeously varnished blond cane in 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, bright hardware including a hexagonal winding check, tan color preserved wraps tipped claret, cigar grip, highly figured olive burl reel seat spacer, bamboo ferrule plug. Every detail, right down to the gorgeous script signing is beautifully and harmoniously attended to. Gorgeous, and in great, slightly-used condition! $1,595. Sold!
Orvis Madison Adirondack: 7' 2p, 1t. 4 1/8 oz. for WF5 line, serial number 89164(1997). Impregnated cane, reverse half Welles grip, uplocking nickel silver seat w/highly figured stabilized amboena spacer, original transluscent brown silks with original writing on shaft, 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. A great little fishing rod. $595 SOLD!
Bellinger-Saracione trout Reel: 3" size for 4 or 5 wt lines. LHW, Serial number 810. A fine classic reel with serpentine counterbalanced handle, click drag, nickel silver side bands. Spooled with a peach DT4 line and in good condition with minor edge and sideplate scuffing. With drawstring bag and block leather case. $1495 SOLD!
8' 2p 2t. Paul Young Parabolic 15: Richly flamed mottled cane, chestnut silks, oxidized metalwork, D/L slide band and unmarked pocketed butt cap, all-cork full Welles grip with mortised reel foot and thumb impression, Super Z ferrules, RARE two matching dry fly tips. One of the last rods made by Bob Summers and Jack Young at the Traverse City shop before Bob left to set up his own legendary shop, serial number 4636 intact on all sections. Rod inked in Bob's flowing script and in immaculate condition, the butt section may have an old overcoat. Ferrules pop like fine champagne, glistening varnish, rod is as straight and tight as the day it left the workshop, and evidencing only the slightest gentle use.
This rod is 4 oz of pure sublimness and casting magnificience, widely lauded as one of the best tapers for DT5 ever conceived. The Young rods are a major influence on our own work, and this example is a stunning beauty. Green cloth bag and brown aluminum tube. $3,800. SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill 7 ½', 2p., 2 t. 3 7/8 oz. Orvis impregnated cane, original wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cigar grip, serial number 81736(1978). Straight and tight with light grip soiling, overall excellent condition. All writing and bluing in great shape. Marked for HDG(WF6) line, also casts a DT 5 and might also appeal to some with a DT4. Nice full-flex action. Original bag and labeled case. $695. Sold!
Orvis Battenkill 7 1/2' 2p, 1 t. for WF7 line. Richly flamed Orvis impregnated cane, D/L aluminum screw lock seat with walnut spacer, bright guides, oxidized step down ferrules, original writing intact, tapered cigar grip w/slight soiling, original translucent brown silk wraps, serial number 55767. Rod is in very good condition, reel seat polished, grip cleaned , some tarnish on winding check, impregnated shafts buffed to high luster, a small amount of oxidation missing from ferrules, but rod is good and tight. Marked for a WF7, it feels(as typical for Orvis rods) to be over-rated and would be much faster and comforable with a DT5 line or a WF6. Original case with replacement Orvis cap correctly impressed with the rod's identifiers, bag a replacement. $499 Sold!
Thomas and Thomas Canvas and Leather Rod Bag: High quality rod and reel caddy trimmed in leather with embossed T&T logo will accomodate 2 piece rod cases up to 9' in length. With two snapped and 3 zippered pockets, carry handle, good condition. $150 SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill 7' 3p, 2t for WF4 line, "Seven/Four". Orvis impregnated cane, tan wraps tipped cinnamon, U/L nickel silver seat with slide band, highly figured burl spacer w/retaining hood terminating in Western grip, bright ferrules and guides. Absolutely mint, never cast or fished, with accompanying warranty card, serial number 89660. Original labeled tube and bag. Delicate light action of this famous taper in very practical and portable 3 p. design. $999 SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill Spruce Creek 6'6" 2p, 2t for WF3 line. Orvis impregnated cane, red wraps tipped black, U/L nickel silver seat with slide band, highly figured mortised burl spacer w/cork under, w/retaining hood terminating in Western grip, bright ferrules and guides, gently swelled butt. Absolutely mint, never cast or fished, with accompanying warranty card, serial number 89212. Original labeled tube and bag. Named for the famous central Pennsylvania limestoner, this rod has a strong, tippy action thanks to the swelled butt. $1,050 SOLD!
Thomas and Thomas Specialist 7 ½" 2p 2t for DT4. Beautifully mottled flamed cane, finely knurled U/L screw lock seat with a beautifully varnished figured walnut spacer, mirror-matched tips, typical T&T clear wraps tipped brown, cute swelled butt with hook keeper, bright ferrules and winding check. Slight fishing sets in both tips. Original bag and case. $2,850 SOLD!!!!!!
Peerless 1 1/2 Model Trout Reel: Adjustable drag knob on back plate, anodized aluminum with classic serpentine handle and ventilated side plate and spool. 3" x 1 5/32. 4.8 oz. For up to DT5 line and backing. A new Peerless 1 1/2 runs $649, this one in excellent plus condition $525. The only sign from use are some minute dings on rim as shown in pic, otherwise would be listed mint unused. Supplied with original soft-zippered pouch. Sold!
7' 3" 4-5 wt 2p 1t Wagner Patriot custom 'North Branch Classic'. All the bells and whistles of our Patriot rods, this one is darkly flamed, and in good condition with some bluing wear on the butt cap.$599 SOLD!
Pezon Et Michel Parabolic Supreme Normale 8' 2p, 2t. for 5 wt line. Reverse half Wells, D/L anodized aluminum seat, hook keeper, original green double-tipped color preserved wraps, serial number 1766829. Took this rod out when it arrived and paired it with a Hardy LRH reel with an SA DT5 line and was able to effortlessly cast 40-50' of line with no false casting and a gentle haul on the forward cast, with plenty of power still in reserve. Medium fast action with robust tips for dry fly, wet fly, streamers or nymphing! In fair fishing condition, varnish overcoat applied at some point in past, but rod is straight and tight and ready to fish. Some bluing missing from ferrules but retains the original red dot witness marks. Original tube and bag, but missing tube lid and ferrule plug. This rod is not a perfect example for a collector, but one to buy and fish, fish fish! A perfect all-around rod for those looking at getting into fishing cane at a reasonable price! $899! SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill 8', 2p., 2 t. Orvis impregnated cane, original wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cigar grip, serial number 25823(1959). Straight and tight, with owner's name on paper and secured to grip with tape, light grip soiling. All writing and bluing in great shape. Minor superficial scratching on butt section, may have been fished from a boat. One foot of stripper wrap is partially split and could use a touch up or rewrap. Marked for HCH(DT7) line, also casts a DT6 nicely. Original bag and labeled case. $550. SOLD!
Hardy Perfect 3 1/8", RHW: From my personal collection a mid to late 1920's era Perfect in fantastic condition. Reel has minimal slop and the drag purrs like a Swiss watch, fantastic patina, never been polished, original thick ribbed brass foot has never seen a file, agate line guard intact. Can't think of a better reel to pair with a classic or contemporary cane rod. Lined with a gently used Terenzio DT5 line and backing, ready to fish. $745. SOLD!
7' 3 wt 2p 2t Wagner custom 'North Branch Classic'. This is a rod I custom made for Todd's personal use. Features mirror matched tips, a NS D/L reel seast with highly figured amboena spacer, custom color preserved dark maroon wraps, and hand rubbed finish. I've called this rod our 'trico special' as it's fast but not overtly so, very delicate yet has some power, and a great rod for small streams. In immaculate shape with a small amount of bluing loss on the butt cap and a little more on the ferrules. Straight and tight. $999. Sold!
J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 363-M 6'3" 4 wt, 3 p. Pumpkin color cane, clear silk tipped black, D/L NS slide band with NS pocketed butt cap, bright hardware, chrome guides. WOW! This rod is a blast from the past! This is the 3rd rod from a batch of 6 that represented my first rods as a full-time professional builder in 1995. Although there were 6 rods made in this batch, they were all #1 in a sense as they were made at the same time. This rod model was developed out of local interest. A customer had a Summers 2p. 6'3" model that was a very sweet rod, and asked if I could make it as a 3 piece as Bob Summers didn't make 3 piece rods.(And to my knowledge, still doesn't.) So, after taking the taper and experimenting a bit to make it conform to 3p, this was the result. It's been a very successful model that we still retain in our catalogue and one of my favorites for small stream use as it packs down to just a hair over 25". It's got power and delicacy and can put a fly in a teacup- just perfect for pitching flies to brookies in tight quarters. As all of of our early rods, this rod was supplied in a very highly figured fiddleback maple case with brass snaps. Excellent condition showing only the slightest use and well-taken care of, the owner is trading toward a new Classic Series rod. $1,395 (A new one runs $2,445.) Sold!
J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad, Model 276 AQ: Made for a good friend who is putting this one towards a new Classic Series rod. This is a lightly fished 7'6" Signature Series Quad with all of the bells and whistles: richly flamed cane, oxidized nickel silver hardware including squared nickel silver winding check, sterling silver rope braid hook keeper, beautifully squared ferrules, titanium guides and tips tops, agate stripping guide in nickel silver frame, highly figured burl amboena burl cap and ring reel seat, our standard wrap colors with fine black tipping, mirror matched tips. This is a smooth caster for DT4 or 5, but just a little stiffer than our top-selling 7'3" FS taper. More meat and a tad faster for bigger fish! 100% of bluing retained on ferrules, about 80% on the cap and ring seat, some slight grip soiling which I'd be happy to clean up as well as an overall polish to the lucky owner gratis, straight and tight, bag and labeled aluminum and brass tube. Gorgeous color and varnish work, if I do say so myself. $1,900. (2012 price $2,395) SOLD!
REDUCED! 2 3/4" Willow reel: Gorgeous redwood burl sideplates protected by deep epoxy finish. Aluminum construction with click and pawl drag, soft carrying case. For 3/4 lines. Mint. You can read more about this reel here. List $649, sale price: Offered at $460. SOLD!
Bradley 3" Trout Reel: Gorgeous and smooth trout reel by Richard Bradley, showing only the smallest signs of use(a little scratching on the foot of the reel from use), otherwise in excellent plus condition. Gold anodized finish, black sideplates, serpentine handle, original pouch and box. $275 SOLD!
Orvis Battenkill 7 ½', 2p., 2 t. Orvis impregnated cane, original wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cigar grip, serial number 29438(1961). Straight and tight, with owner's name on paper and secured to grip with tape, light grip soiling. All writing and bluing in great shape. Marked for HDH(DT6) line, also casts a DT 5 and WF6 nicely. Original bag and labeled case. $650. SOLD.
Orvis Special 6 ½', 2p., 2 t. Orvis impregnated cane, red wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock, cigar grip, serial number 30871(1961). Straight and tight, with owner's name on paper and secured to grip with tape, light grip soiling and an apparent defect in one cork ring filled. All writing and bluing in great shape. A fantastic caster for DT3 or DT4 line. Original labeled case & bag, top may be an old replacement. $695 SOLD!
Orvis Traveler, 4p., 1 t. RARE! Orvis impregnated cane, original translucent wraps, d/l aluminum screw lock, cigar grip, serial number 33983(1962). Straight and tight, ferrule sizes 18/13/10 and so noted on case label. All writing and bluing in great shape. In fantastic shape with light grip soiling, with a very pleasing medium action with some backbone. Marked for HCH(7 wt.) line, but also a treat with DT6 and even a DT5. Bag and original labeled case. $850 SOLD!
J.D. Wagner, Presentation Series: 6'8" 2p. 2t. 3 wt. Ask any rodmaker : every so often(and for reasons you can't articulate) a rod comes out extra pretty, and leaves the builder scratching their head: did I do that? This is one of those! Made for a local customer that had to sacrifice due to family issues, this rod was custom made and features full delicate 3-wrap intermediates in olive silk and executed in the old-time fashion(I counted over 90 on this 6'8" rod), bronze snakes guides wrapped in matching olive tipped black, medium flamed cane, gently swelled butt, very fine .058 tips(!)signature wrap, fully engraved maple burl reel seat, agate stripper, curly cherry hexagonal rod tube with hand-rubbed tung oil finish that has oxidized to a gorgeous red patina with curly maple end caps....this rod is a stunner! Has a very delicate sweet action action for DT3 line, rod has seen only gentle and sparing use and was featured in The Art of Angling Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1. $2,200. New would run $3,150. SOLD!
J.D. Wagner Wagner Presentation Series Ebony Mortised Butt 8' 3p 2t. 5 wt. This rod features a dramatic spliced/swelled ebony mortised butt section, full intermediate wraps and guide wraps in black, flamed cane, cigar grip, uplocking Venneri reel seat with matching ebony spacer.Good condition, tight and ready to fish, with Arne Mason leather case with brass liner with owner's name embossed. $2,300 SOLD!
Randall Model 8 Trout and Bird Knife: Made with custom wood supplied by the buyer- curly bubinga, this knife is pristine, as new, having been in storage since its delivery about 5 years ago. $400 SOLD!
A.J. Thramer Classic Taper Series Dickerson 6611, 2p, 2t 6'6" for DT3/4 line. D/L bright NS cap and ring w/walnut spacer, brown wraps tipped black w/Dickerson 'Signature' wraps on butt section for measuring fish, oxidized step down ferrules, cute little swelled butt above grip, blond cane in the Dickerson style. 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 an SA DT3 line and it feels wonderfully balanced in the hand and will load enough to cast just the leader and out to an incredible distance...a great taper! With original bag and labeled case. New runs $995, asking $750. REDUCED $675 SOLD!
REDUCED! Godfrey Westminster 275: In spectacular shape for 4-5 wt. line. A person less scrupulous would strip the backing of this reel and sell it as new! With original soft zippered fleece-lined bag and papers, this reel was lined and fished once. This reel is now $1,050 new, save yourself $225 and own it immediately! $825. (Sorry, not included in our 20% off sale.) SOLD!
3 1/8" Hardy Perfect Reissue RHW: Gorgeous reel, with original box case and papers. Doubt it's ever been on a rod. See all the specs here. List is $995, offered at $850. SOLD!
Hardy LRH Lightweight Reel w/Hardy Zippered bag and extra spool. Extensive edge wear, extra spool in VGC. Two screw line guard and latch. $250 SOLD!
3" Hardy St. George w/white agate line guard and extra spool of later vintage. Extra spool latch release needs a new spring. Edge wear as shown in pics. RHW. $600 Sold!
Maxwell Era Leonard, Model 39DF-4, 2p, 2t 7'6" for DT4 wt line. Oxidized ferrules and d/l cap and ring w/mortised curly maple spacer. Tan silk wraps, with green silk tipped red at ferrules. In lightly used condition w/wear to bluing on the reel seat hardware, one tip with slight fishing set. Original poplin bag, aluminum tube, with catalog of the era included. $3,750 Sold!
Richard Wheatley Third Millennium Fly Box: A special limited Edition box made by Wheatley in 2000. One side with flat foam, the other with 13 windowed compartments. Price tag still on inside. Never used. $95. Sold!
W&M Trailmaster #4 TMS 6/ 1/2' Spinning 4/1. Brown glass w/cute little mini ferrules. Brown and bronze s/l reel seat. One wrap(1st.) is broken and needs rewrapped) Other brown wraps in fair shape but could use a touch up. Grip soiled. good overall condition w/exceptions noted. Original bag and labeled aluminum case(dented). $30. SOLD!
Shakespeare Wonderrod 7' Combination Fly Spin, # A1288. 2/1 Early White fiberglass w/red 'wraps' of fiberglass painted red w/painted black tipping. Large spinning guides and black ferrules. Long cork spinning grip w/anodized aluminum rings and a d/l aluminum reelest w/black plastic barrel. Reel seat 'frozen'. Stripper wrap is loose. Decal partially chipped but very readable. Fair condition w/original bag only. $20. SOLD!
Home made cane fly rod,: Apx 7.5'. One tip is wrapped and varnished, and is 48" long, the second tip is varnished but not wrapped and is 44" long, butt is 45" long. Maker used an original Super Z ferrule. $60 Sold!
9' Heddon: Butt down 4.5". Rod has been 'refinished', original writing on shaft gone, and rewrapped w/maroon silks tipped gold. Replaced grip and c/r d/l aluminum reel seat. In original red Heddon bag and tube. $50 SOLD!
Unknown 6' light spinning rod. Super Z type ferrule. Ceramic one-foot spinning rod guides, graphite slip rings. In bag and Cordura tube. $50 Sold!
South Bend Oren-O-Matic: Great maroon color old automatic fly reel in great condition, original box(worn)and original papers. $30 Sold!
Dam Quick Spinning reel w/extra spool. Very good condition light line spinning reel. Set up for RH retrieve. $50 Sold!
Orvis 51A spinning reel. VG light line spinning reel, smooth, folding handle. Rare RIGHT hand retrieve $85 Sold!
New Listing! REDUCED! Hardy St. George, 3 3/4" MK 2. Smooth aluminum reel foot, agate line guard, RHW, two screw latch, duplicated check. In good condition, with honest wear in the enamel on edges. Comes with an extra spool and backing. $475. Great steelhead reel and with the extra spool offers quite a bit of versatility. SOLD!
Granger 8'6" 3p, 2 t. Rod has been 'refinished' with gold silks tipped red. Original stamp on shaft gone. One tip is down 4" and appears to be not original,. Second tip has a replacement non-Granger male ferrule.Granger UL NS screw seat.Male ferrule on mid also a replacement. Bag and original Granger tube. $95 Sold!
'Mystery Rod'. 9', 3p, 1t. I don't know what this rod is, but the cane work and ferrules are quite fine. Full, re-wrapped intermediates in gold silk, gold wraps at guides tipped red. Butt female and mid male chewed up, but ferrules seat well. For DT5 or DT6 line. D/L aluminum cap and ring seat(and possibly grip) later replacement. 3x3 node spacing and cane work is well executed. In cloth bag and Orvis rod tube. $95 Sold!
Hardy Perfect Extra Spool: 70's vintage? For a 3 1/8" Perfect. Spool in VGC, box is not. $50 SOLD!
Pflueger 1495 w/two extra spools. Reel is modified with the One Pfoot so that it will fit contemporary seats! $125 Sold!
Hardy Featherweight Reel w/Hardy Zippered bag. Two screw line guard and latch. Edge wear. $250 Sold!
Pflueger 1496: RARE early 1930's vintage model 1496 w/6 sculpted pillars, Diamolite line guard, old but very well done repaint in gray. $150 SOLD!
Thomas and Thomas raised pillar reel w/leather case: In good shape with some handle scratch in the side plate. Adjustable disc drag. $350 Sold!
Hardy LRH Lightweight Reel w/Hardy Zippered bag and extra spool. Extensive edge wear, extra spool in VGC. Two screw line guard and latch. $250 SOLD!
Cortland 444 Reel: Edge wear, GC. Cheap multiplier for your multiplying needs! $15 SOLD!
Orvis Seven/Three Special Battenkill series, 7' 2 p. 2t(one tip short) for IGI(Orvis 3 wt) line, serial number 68058. Impregnated cane, all cork skeleton seat with mortised cork and dual aluminum slide bands. Wrap in front of Superfine grip replaced w/red thread, original brown guide, ferrule and tip top wraps touched up at some point in past, ditto with writing on shaft. One tip down 4". Original bag and case. Delightful medium action, light line weight rod. $450 Sold!
Orvis Madison: 7' 2p, 1t. for DT5 or WF6 line, serial number 54425. Impregnated cane, D/L Orvis screw lock with walnut spacer, original brown silks recoated at some point. Ditto with original writing on shaft. Original bag and case. A great little fishing rod. $450 Sold!
Unknown/ Leonard Duracane??: 8', 2p., 2t. for DT5 or 6. Impregnated, NS step down ferrules, tan C/P silks, chrome guides, uplocking screw lock seat w/zebrawood(?) spacer, strap and ring hook keeper, vintage c. mid-70's. I'm not sure what this rod is. Might be a legit Leonard Duracane, might be a kit rod, might be some other manufacturer, but bottom line is this a GREAT rod for the money. Cane is in great condition on this rod, the hook keeper wrap appears to have been overwrapped at some time. Rod is straight and tight, female ferrule apparently reset at some point in the past. Rod was sold through Angler'sMail in Parma Heights, Ohio. Unfortunately, the marking on this rod was lost...a common occurance on impregnated rods as the varnish coat over the ink can be easily chipped and lost. The rod was re-inked #806, Leonard Duracane, 8' #6 wt. Original bag with hanging tab, case may be an old replacement. This is a STEAL for $400 and a great starter rod for someone looking to get into cane for a very modest sum. Sold!Hardy LRH Lightweight in rare bronze finish. Impecable condition, don't think it ever saw line or rod. Single screw line guard, reversable click and pawl drag. No box or papers, but we can supply a labeled Hardy neoprene pouch gratis. $325 SOLD!
NEW LISTING! Orvis Seven/Four 7' 3p., 2t. for DT3 or DT4 line. Serial number 87639. Reverse half wells grip tapering down to superfine profile in front. Impregnated cane with tan transluscent wraps tipped brown. Uplocking slide ring with hood under cork, bird's eye maple spacer. A delightful soft and delicate late model Orvis in great condition, straight and tight, w/bag and case. $950 SOLD!
Payne, Made for Abercrombie and Fitch: 8' 2p 1t(may have been made that way) for DT4 or DT5 line: A single tip rod in good shape with original wraps, but has been over-coated with varnish at some point. Could use a total restore to bring it back to its original glory. D/L cap and ring w/worn bluing and cedar spacer, oxidized ferrules. Both sections full length and straight. Magic with a DT4, WF or DT5 line. Packages in heavy bag and wooden box with handle and locking end cap. $1,200 Sold!
Pezon et Michel Parabolic Supreme Competition 8' 5-6 wt. 2p, 2t. Blond cane, Wells grip, u/l anodized screw lock. Reverse twist guides double wrapped in green color preservedsilk. Condition is very good w/very good varnish work and with virtually 100% of ferrule bluing remaining. Slight grip soiling. Rod is straight and tight.
Made famous by their association w/Charles Ritz, the P&M parabolic rods are casting machines. I took this out on the lawn with a WF7 444 and was effortlessly laying out 60' and could do more with just a slight double haul.. Some might like this rod with a DT5, but a DT6 or WF7 really makes it sing.
Forget about all the crap you've read about parabolic rods. The stuff about requiring 'pinpoint timing', etc that was written more to stroke the egos of the writers then anything. Without fail, if I'm at a show and put a parabolic into the hands of a person who doesn't know it's a parabolic, they love the rod and are quite shocked to learn that they are easily able to cast these 'difficult' rods.
A great rod for big water fishing. With the tips being relatively heavy, perfect for streamer, small poppers and large hair bugs, weighted flies, as well as normal dry fly work. Original bag, no case but one can be provided. $1,300 Sold!
8' 3 piece, single tip, W&M Granger Special Model 8040, 4 0z. Sections full length, varnish good, original finish and wraps in expected condition given age. Mid and tip have fishing sets...casts fine but the sets look like hell. $400. SOLD!
8' 3 piece, 2 tip W&M Granger Favorite Model 8040, 4 oz.: Original varnish, finish and wraps in typical condition considering age. Ferrules tight and click-free. Mid and both tips have fishing sets. Two guides missing from mid. Could use a redo to bring back to original splendor. One tip down 1 3/4", second dowm 2 3/4". $400. SOLD!
New Listing: J.D. Wagner Signature Series 3p, 2t. 8'6" 4 wt. : This rod was built in May of 1997 and features fairly dark flamed cane, agatine stripper, clear transluscent wraps with black tipping. In very good condition, it has been lightly fished by the original owner. Rod is tight and straight. Cork grip cleaned, uplocking Bellinger screw lock seat could use a polish. The taper for this rod was taken from a very early Granger, probably made by Goodwin himself. Fine trips, medium fast action, can lay out a nice long line. Comes with bag and the original hexagonal walnut case as we provided at that time. $1,300. Sold!
New Listing. Custom J.D. Wagner Patriot Series 2p, 1t. 4 wt.: This rod was built about a year ago, and has only been fished 2x. The owner is moving and must sacrifice. We built this rod on a semi-custom basis, and has all of the features of our Patriot rods, except the taper was made to our fast 7' 4 wt. Signature Series taper. Excellent condition. $650. Sold.
New Listing: 3 1/8th" Hardy Perfect: Smooth brass foot, milky white agate line guard. This reel was purchased by the owner from Marty Keane, and is marked "MADE FOR VON LENGERKE & ANTOINE, 32 S. WABASH AVE. CHICAGO" Reel was polished at some point, some original finish remaining on the inner surfaces of spool, knurling, etc.With soft leather zippered pouch. $450. Sold.
New Listing! Granger Victory: 8 1/2' 3 piece, 2 t. I restored this rod several years ago for the customer, who has kept it in storage unfished since that time. Rewrapped to spec with orange and black jasper thread with black tipping. Grip cleaned, reel seat and ferrules polished, all sections original length. Taped to the bag is the label bearing, " Granger Victory, Length 8 1/2 ft. , GV8642 Weight 4 1/2 oz"., and in ink, "Florence Stevens Aug 1938-" In restored, mint condition with bag and aluminum tube, $550. Sold!
New Listing! Granger Special: 8' 3p, 2t. The owner purchased this rod from Marty Keane and has been fished only once since that time. Rod was purchased restored with the correct lime-green silks and two new tips made by Ron McKinley. Tips are slightly lighter in color then the original butt and midsctions as evident in the photo, but are well-built to the original taper utilizing the correct 3x3 node spacing. Replacement bag and tube. $450. Sold!
New Listing: Hardy Brass Birmingham Reel: A very early, and very rare Hardy. Apx 2 1/4" in diameter, reel is marked "Hardy Bros Makers Alnwick" in oval logo. Black horn handle, and retains traces of original finish from honest wear...not from being overly polished...beautiful patina. Smooth brass foot. This reel has a fixed click drag, and could use a bit of oil, but is in otherwise great shape considering its age. A reel that is very rarely seen and very rarely coming to market in a very desirable diminutive size. Velvet pouch(not original). $600 Sold!
New Listing: Fenwick World Class 6 Fly Reel: A reversable, anti-reverse reel perfect for steelheading or salmon with 8-9 weight lines. Drag is smooth and adjustable from very light to truck stopping! Gold anodized finish in excellent condition with only the most minor wear.Comes with the original box in fair condition, directions for switching the retrieve from R to L, original sales receipt($475 in 1989!) and vinyl fleece lined puch(Marked for a Class 4 reel). $350. SOLD!
New Listing: Peerless 1 1/2 Reel: near mint, with only the slightest amount of foot wear. Was used with the 7'3" rod listed below. Complete with line and backing with original soft case. For more specs on this reel model, see our Peerless page. New ones run $529, this one for $400. 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!
New Listing: Saracione Classic American Salmon/Steelhead reel. NM with only the slightest amount of foot wear. Reversable for L or RHW. Easy change spool. Adjustable drag...very smooth. W/extra spool and two pocket soft case. For 9-10 weight line and tons of backing. $700 Sold!.
New Listing! Peerless #6 Steelhead/Salmon Reel. 3 1/2" x 2", 9.8 oz. capacity is WF9 and 240 yards of 30 lb. backing..enough to handle just about any fish! NM, with a very slight amount of reel foot wear. With original soft pouch. $625 Sold!
New Listing: Abel Pt.5 reel: Black anodized Abel in great shape, only the smallest amount of wear on reel foot. Adjustable cork disc drag with very fine adjustment range from ultra light to enough drag to stop a tarpon. With black soft carry case, made in the USA. $200. SOLD!!!!
New Listing! Pezon et Michel Parabolic Supreme Competition w/Matching Reel!: 7' for DT4/5, 2p., 2t. Pumpkin color cane, green c/p silks, bronze color D/L screw lock, oxidized ferrules and ferrule plug, original labeled bag w/aluminum tube. Overall condition VG+, some silks a tad dry, straight and tight. A very clean and delightful rod, perfect for small to intermediate streams. In addition to the rod, is a RARE matching PM reel(made by Hardy) with original pouch and box(top of box missing) lined with an SA DT4 line in as new condition. The reel is reverable, marked with the PM name and "Superparabolic "76", w/ventilated spool/frame and in great condition with only slight edge wear. $1,100. SOLD!
Peerless 7M The 'M' stands for midge...diminutive size for up to DT4 lines. Raised pillar design, classic black side plates a perfect functional and aesthetic match with a cane rod. As new, never used, in box with all original paperwork. $425(retails at $489) SOLD!
Newly Listed: Orvis Madison 6 1/2' for DT5, 2p, 2t. Serial number 53786 on butt and both tips. D/L aluminum screw lock w/walnut spacer. Dark impregnated cane. In good condition, a great small stream rod. Superfine grip, soiled with some hook digs near rear or grip. Blued ferrules...could be re-blued or fished as is. Minor fishing sets in both tips. Chrome guides w/carballoy stripper and brown wraps. Case is original, bag is not. $650. SOLD!
Newly Listed: Hardy Perfect 3 5/8", RHW, c.1970. Smooth aluminum foot w/milky white agate line guard. VG++ condition with only the smallest amount of enamel wear at edges. Original soft case + box(although the box is labeled as a 3 3/8") and reel is spooled with backing and an Air Cell Supreme sink tip 8 wt. $350. SOLD!
Langley Spinlite Model 850 DE LUXE: Nice, early ultralight spinning reel for 2-8 lb. test in plain aluminum finish. In good condition., w/a small amount of pitting in finish. Includes ariginal wrenches, extra spool in original box, and original bag(quite soiled). $60. SOLD!
New Listing! Pezon et Michel Parabolic Speciale Normale 8 1/2' 5 wt. 2p, 1t. Blond cane, Wells grip, d/l bronze color screw lock. Reverse twist guides double wrapped in red, tipped black. Condition is quite good with virtually 100% of ferrule bluing remaining. Slight grip soiling. Varnish good, but could use a polish. Rod is straight w/no sets, ferrules tight.
Made famous by their association w/Charles Ritz, the P&M parabolic rods are casting machines. I took this out on the lawn with a Dt5 333 and was effortlessly laying out 50-60' and could do more with just a slight double haul.. I think this rod would actually prefer a WF6, or even a DT6 in the hands of a person who can slow their casting stroke and let the rod do the work.
Forget about all the crap you've read about parabolic rods. The stuff about requiring 'pinpoint timing', etc that was written more to stroke the egos of the writers then anything. Without fail, if I'm at a show and put a parabolic into the hands of a person who doesn't know it's a parabolic, they love the rod and are quite shocked to learn that they are easily able to cast these 'difficult' rods.
A great rod for big water fishing. With the tips being relatively heavy, perfect for streamer, small poppers and large hair bugs, weighted flies, as well as normal dry fly work. Bag may be original, case is a replacement aluminum. $550. SOLD!
New Listing! Fenwick Voyageur Glass Model FF756-4 7 1/2', 4-piece for DT6 line. Brown wraps tipped white. D/L screw lock seat w/Young-style grip. This typical brown-blanked Fenwick is in outstanding condition...its original owner is a good friend of ours who takes great care of his equipment. All of the original decals are present and in great shape.
It's kind of a hoot seeing the resurgance in glass rods of late, with some of the new higher end rods running $500 +. Newer anglers are discovering that some of this 'old technology' really made for great rods, and of the era the Fenwicks were amongst the very highest regarded for quality and castability. This one is from the mid-70's, and has its original labeled brown and white triangular case but the bag is a well made replacement in plaid fabric like the original. Labeled for DT6, but would be nice with a DT5 and a faster casting stroke. Ah, nostaliga......$125 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!
Newly Listed: Orvis Fullflex Glass rod, 8' for 8 wt line. Yellow glass blank, d/l screw lock w/walnut spacer. Chrome guides, good condition save some grip soiling and normal wear expected of this vintage. Original bag and aluminum tube. $75 SOLD!
Newly Listed: A.J. Thramer 7' 4 wt, 2p, 2t. Fast. Flamed cane, cigar grip, black snakes w/transluscent orange/brown silks, oxidized downlocking cap and ring w/stabilized highly figured claro walnut spacer, black oxidized ns ferrules. A nicely done rod by A.J., this rod is in completely new condition, never fished, with a delightful quick action for DT4 line. A.J.'s rods are well executed considering the modest price and make a fine fishing companion. New! With bag and aluminum tube, asking $700. REDUCED TO $600! SOLD!
New Listing! Hardy Perfect Taupo, 3 7/8" for 8-9 wt. lines. ULTRARARE and highly desireable, originally designed to catch the huge fish in lake Taupo, NZ. Today, this reel makes an excellent steelhead and salmon reel. Vintage early 1960's, apparently never used with only the slightest bit of shop wear, near mint 98%. Original soft case. Grab this reel as it won't last and you will probably never see this model again for this price and condition! $650. SOLD!
New Listing! RARE Seamaster Redbone Edition, MK III, Dual Mode. Mint, never used w/original case. Awesome condition and rare desireable special limited edition. Size is 4" x 1 7/8". $1,000. SOLD!
Another New Seamaster Listing!: Seamaster Duo Mode MK II, gold frame with black spool in super condition, fished but still excellent, for 9 or 10 wt lines. RHW w/Korpin padded case. A great reel and a bit smaller then the model listed above, it measures 3 1/4" x 1 7/8". $1,050. SOLD!
New Listing! Another VERY RARE find, the Catino Tarpon Model. Reel has extra spool plus extra drag plate for L-hand conversion. Includes instruction sheet for making the conversion to L-hand. MINT, no bag or box. $550 SOLD!
New Listing! Peerless#5, Never Used, Mint, w/original soft case, box, papers. Weighing 8 oz., with a 3 1/4" diameter this reel will hold a WF7 line + 180 yds of backing, making it an excellent high-quality steelhead reel. The usual level of Peerless workmanship is evident and a new one will set you back $689....offered at $575. SOLD!
New Listing! Peerless #1 reel. A great little reel for up to DT3 line. Black delrin ventilated side plate, click drag, serpentine handle. Some honest wear with a few dings on rims, otherwise very good w/original soft pouch. Priced to move at $200! SOLD!
New Listing! Leather rod tube by Leathercrafts of England. Light brown saddle leather, top w/strap and buckle, carry handle and detachable carry strap, for a 2-piece rod up to 6'3" in length. Brand new condition!! Priced to move at $100! SOLD!
New Listing! 1903 Hardy Bougle' Replica. Pre-owned but never used, in mint condition w/leather case, original box, etc. See our Hardy page for pics of this reel model. Retails for $485, must sacrifice at $385. SOLD!
Note: we have just received a large consignment of vintage cane rods, flyreels, glass spinning and baitcasting rods and reels. Most of the cane rods were made by noted Clevelander Sib Leotta. Sib was a world champion tournament caster, author and rodbuilder.
Many of these rods may have been made in conjunction with another Cleveland builder, Oros, as they bear quite a few cosmetic and structural similarities. As noted individually, these rods are not artistic masterpieces, but reflect the fact that they were made to fish with. Any of the rods listed will provide an excellent casting and fishing experience, at an unbeatable price.
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 6'8" 2 p. 1 t. 4-5wt. Hexagonal Bronze c/p wraps. Mildrum stripper. Large Western grip. D/L black aluminum screw lock w/ walnut spacer. A nice rod with a brisk casting action for DT 4or 5. Caramel colored cane, varnish good. Super-Z ferrules w/logo stamp. Ferrules tight and rod straight. Bag (torn at one seam) and aluminum tube. $250 SOLD!
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 7' 2 p. 1 t. 5-6 wt. QUAD! Gold and maroon c/p wraps. Mildrum stripper. Large cigar grip. D/L black aluminum screw lock w/ walnut spacer. A nice quad with a brisk casting actiomn for DT 5 or 6. Caramel colored cane, varnish fair. Marked with owner's name. Fishing sets noted. Bag only. $200 SOLD!
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 7' 2 p. 1 t. 4-5wt. QUAD! Maroon wraps w/black tipping and fancy spiral wraps in black. Marked for a DT 5-6 line, this rod is much better adapted for a DT 4 or 5. Large cigar grip. D/L black aluminum screw lock w/ walnut spacer. A nice, lighter action quad. Fishing sets noted, varnish quite good. Marked with owner's name. Bag only. $225 SOLD!
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 7 1/2' 2 p. 1 t. 5-6 wt. QUAD! Gold and maroon c/p wraps, Mildrum stripper. Large cigar grip. D/L black aluminum screw lock w/ walnut spacer. A nice quad with a brisk casting actiomn for DT 4 or 5. Caramel colored cane, varnish good. Marked with owner's name. Fishing sets noted. Bag only. $250. SOLD!
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 8' 2 p. 1 t. 5-6 wt. Hexagonal. Brown c/p wraps w/back tipping and fancy open spirals. Fast casting action for DT 5 or 6. Mildrum stripper. Large cigar grip. D/L black aluminum screw lock w/ walnut spacer. Oxidized NS ferrules. Caramel colored cane, varnish good. Marked with owner's name. Fishing sets noted. Bag only. $250. SOLD!
Ormar Deluxe Trout Rod 8' 3p. 1 t. 5-6 wt. Hexagonal. Black wraps w/fancy open spirals. Fast casting action for DT 5 or 6. Mildrum stripper. Large cigar grip. D/L aluminum screw lock w/ black plastic spacer. Rolled NS ferrules. Ferrules are tight and female on butt section needs to be reset. Caramel colored cane, varnish good. Marked with owner's name in white ink. Fishing sets noted. Bag and aluminum tube. $200. SOLD!
Kent 7'6" 2p., 2t. 4-5 wt. Hexagonal. I have seen a number of rods marked with the name Kent, and have been told that this maker worked in PA. Red and black variegated wraps, tipped black. Large cigar grip w/ d/l black and bronze aluminum screw lock seat. Caramel cane. Varnish is fair to poor, and could use a refinish or good polish. Oxidized step down ferrules are still tight. A rod with a very nice action and would make an excellent fishing companion. Square wood rod case w/green canvas cover. Fishing sets noted. $175. SOLD!
Unmarked 9' 3p. 2, t. 7 wt. Medium action. Possibly made by Sib Leotta, or refinished from an English rod w/old parts. Rod sections not of exactly equal length or consistent color, but none significantly short. Varnish good on butt and tips, poor on mid(?). Black wraps w/fancy open spirals and cross-wrapping. Super-Z ferrules w/logo stamp. Ferrules tight and sections quite stright. Large cigar grip w/ aluminum ring and aluminum pocketed butt and end caps, marked R. Turnbull, Edinbergh. No bag, fiberboard case. Owner's name inked on shaft. $175. SOLD!
Unmarked 7', 4 1/2 oz. Medium action cane Spinning rod. Possibly made by Sib Leotta and inked w/owner's name. Brown and black wraps w/ black open spirals. Blond cane, varnish fair. Large white agate spinning guides. Rod is marked in black ink in 1/2" intervals from grip up to first guide.(measuring stick!) Long cork spinning grip w/green and gold aluminum slip ring system to hold reel. Ferrules tight, casting set noted. Bag only. $75. SOLD!
Unmarked 7', 4 1/2 oz. Medium action cane Spinning rod. Possibly made by Sib Leotta and inked w/owner's name. Black wraps w/ black open spirals. Blond cane, varnish fair. Large chrome spinning guides. Long cork spinning grip w/ aluminum slip ring system to hold reel. Plated ferrules a bit loose(metal to metal fit worn) but fishable, casting set noted. Bag, aluminum tube w/ rubber cap. $75. SOLD!
Forest & Sons, London 10' 3 p. 2 t. 6(?) wt. Slow. Full red intermediates, reverse double twist snakes, agate stripper. Large cigar grip w/ d/l aluminum ring and pocket to receive reel foot. Brass twist lock type ferrules, w/brown wood ferrule plugs. Brass winding check and labeled end cap. Varnish poor, some wraps dry and unraveling. An antique rod best suited as a wall hanger or curiosity, although in decent shape considering its age. Sections vary slightly in length as is the norm for English rods, but apparently full length. One tip-top needs reset and wrapped, second tip-top missing. Original labeled heavy canvas bag, case an aluminum replacement. Could also be restored and fished...for a masochist. Boodles of character. $75. SOLD!
Hardy St. John: 3 7/8", c.1950's w/box and original packing material. Absolutely mint, unused. Box shows some wear, normal for age. $275. Sold!
Pflueger Medalist 1492: Nice, desirable 2 7/8" size w/original box, tag and pamphlet. Reel shows quite a bit of use but still retains 90%+ of finish, typical edge wear and some wear on back plate. Sculpted pillar design/ w double bar line guard, right hand retrieve only. Medalist logo on spool release cover has some melt down. White marbalized handle. One screw for reel foot missing. Box fair. $55. SOLD!
Pflueger: Early, small stamped metal reel. Nice decorator piece, click not functional, handle bent. $10. SOLD!
Bache Brown Mastereel Deluxe: Very early(first model made) spinning reel w/half bail, great shape, retains virtually all black finish. Marked w/"Airex Equipment Corporation". Comes w/original labeled box and pamphlet. Also included: the original Airex price list from 1947(this reel listed at $25!). Box fair. $110! SOLD!
Langley Spinlite Model 850 DE LUXE: Nice, early ultralight spinning reel for 2-8 lb. test in plain aluminum finish. In good condition., w/a small amount of pitting in finish. Includes ariginal wrenches, extra spool in original box, and original bag(quite soiled). $60.
Thommen Record #400: very cool early Swiss spinning reel w/green enamel finish. Very minor surface scratching on bottom of reel, otherwise enamel excellent. $50. SOLD!
Pflueger Supreme #1573: 8 oz. level wind casting reel w/name cast into sideplate. Anti back-lash adjustment. Extra Cub handle included. Grey matte finish. Fair condition overall, cumfo ring shot.Original bag quite worn, pamphlet included. $25. SOLD!
Shakespeare Uncle Sam Model 1914: #23037, white ivoroid counterbalanced handle, slightly bent. Fair condition. $45
Two Mint Reels from Grants Pass: Both reels are absolutely mint, never used, spooled with line, backing and leader connections. Both are LHW, dark green and aluminum colors. Would look great on either cane rods and especially on a green-color graphite stick. Disc drags w/adjustable drag ranges..very smooth and quiet. Both come w/original boxes, pouches and boxes w/ related care sheets/literature. One reel is the 3/4 size, the second the 5/6 size. Both are offered at $525, and retail for $630/$650. You can read more about them here. SOLD!
Bogdan Steelhead reel: Just listed! As-new condition. RHW. Champagne gold finish with black side plates. Avoid a long wait for this American classic by the master craftsman. With original suede bag $1,300. SOLD
Hardy Perfect: 1950's Vintage. Black enamel finish. This reel is in absolute MINT condition, 100% perfect, and the thick ribbed foot shows no sign of ever being mounted on a reel seat. Desirable 3 1/8" size. The original box shows some wear, but few reels of this vintage ever reach the market in this condition.$400.SOLD!
Peerless Model 1 1/2: Classic looks, counter-weighted serpentine handle, black delrin side plates. Adjustable drag. With original box, paperwork and pouch. Reel shows use with some abrasions and dings on the edges, but in fine working order. $300 SOLD!
Penn International 1.5 "Baby" model: Diminutive size(although quite heavy) with a very fine adjustable disc drag. Gold anodized finish, serial number B941125. Made in the US of A, by golly! Never used, but a small ding on the spool prevents classification as 'mint.' A nice reel with a very smooth drag. With original pouch. Reduced to $175! SOLD!
Hardy Reproduction 1896 Houghton Perfect: Made from bronzed solid brass this is one of only 1,000 of these models issued. 3" in diameter, mint condition with leather case, this model sold for $1395 new. $1,100. SOLD!
Hardy Bougle replica: The Hardy Bougle as described in detail on our Hardy page. As new with original box and case- has never been used and in as-new condition. Serial # 338. $400. SOLD
Hardy St. Andrew: Rare largest size fly reel in the Lightweight Series. Made between 1962-69. Excellent condition. $225.SOLD
Peerless Number 5: This model measures 3 1/4" x 1 3/4", and will carry a WF7 and 180 yards of backing. Unfished with zipppered lether case. $595. SOLD!
J.D. Wagner 9' 8-9 wt.
3/2 Medium. This is one of our rod models we recommend for the Great Lake's steelheader. Adapted from the Paul Young Para 17, this rod has relatively heavy tips suitable for chucking weighted flies. Medium flammed cane, uplocking screw lock reel seat with extension butt, transluscent silk wraps. This rod is a real powerhouse and can throw an entire Wulff triangle taper line in the hands of a good caster. Barely used, with walnut hexagonal case and bag. $1,000. Check out the nice fish caught by another customer that uses this rod for steelhead and salmon on our customer photo page. SOLD!
R.L Winston 8' 4 wt.
2/2 Medium. Made and delivered in 1999, this rod is as new, having never been fished and lawn cast only. Even the plastic covering still remains on the grip! This rod features all of the impecable characteristics of a Winston: hollow fluted construction, duronze ferrules, glass-like varnish, fine harmonizing silk wraps with overwrapped ferrules, downlocking nickel silver seat with rewa rewa insert, bambbo winding check, cloth sack and brown aluminum case with brass end cap. Another fine casting instrument, executed flawlessly by Glen Brackett and his fine co-workers. As new $1,850. (current list $2,100) SOLD!
Sharpe Scottie Featherweight 7' 4-5 wt.
2/1 Med./Fast. Impregnated. Aluminum DL cap and ring, cigar grip,burgandy wraps. Blued ferrules. A real nice rod for someone looking for a quality rod at a good price. Desirable length and line weight rating. In good fishing condition, wrap on male ferrule is slightly frayed and male shows signs of pliers used to unseat a stuck ferrule, but in fine working order. Aluminum butt cap engraved with the owner's name. In good shape to fish, with a corrosponding low price. No bag or tube, but a replacement can be supplied upon request. $250.SOLD!
Sharpe Scottie 8' 6-7 wt.
2/1 Med./Fast. Impregnated. Aluminum DL screw lock,cigar grip,burgandy wraps. Blued ferrules. A nice rod for bigger water with a deep flexing action. Low maintanance impregnated finish. Original bag, no tube. Wraps a little dry, but we will touch them up for you gratis. $250. SOLD!
Heddon Baitcast 4 1/2' Stiff
2/2, Staggered ferrule design. Full intermediates in red and olive silk. Agate guides and tip tops.Plated N.S. locking reel seat with Heddon-Dowagiac engraved logo and finely knurled N.S. butt cap. Narrow cork rings forming a pleasing grip and foregrip. Step down ferrules also very ornately knurled. The earliest Heddon baitcaster that we've seen, this rod needs some attention to bring it back to a collector's showpiece. Varnish soft, intermediates on butt missing and others also fraying and/or missing, fish decal chipped, ferrules loose. One tip down about 1" w/replacement agate tip-top. Original labeled canvas bag and labeled black fiberboard tube with impressed logo on carrying strap and nicely knurled cap. Despite all exceptions could be restored for a great addition to a Heddon collection.$250.
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