J.D. Wagner Musuem of Sold Fine Collectible and Vintage Fly Fishing Tackle

All items below were sold per our vintage tackle policies. Contact us if you are interested in consigning vintage tackle!

Peerless Model 1 1/2: 3" x 1 5/32, 4.8 oz. For up to DT5 line and backing. Serpentine handle, adjustable click drag. Minute edge rash on foot, back rim and plate. Case good. $795 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Model 1 1/2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 1 1/2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 1 1/2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Charlton Model 8350C Configurable Reel with Extra 1-2 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.

This mint set comes in their original boxes with original reel , pouch and 1-2 weight extra spool as shown. Original paperwork. The reel was used once by the owner, but there is no sign of it; the spool, unused. $3,050 PRICE SLASHED! $2,000!! SALE PENDING! SOLD!

Vintage Charlton Model 8350C Configurable Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Model 8350C Configurable Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Paul Young Midge 6’3” 2p 2t. for DT4 line, Serial number 4314, 1966. Richly flamed mottled cane, brown C/P silks over black Perfection guides and Mildrum stripper, dual oxidized aluminum slide bands and mortised cork spacer w/ 5 ½” cigar grip, oxidized truncated Super Z ferrules, number 4314 intact on all sections.

Rod inked in Bob Summer’s flowing script and in immaculate condition, ferrules still snug, varnish good, some wraps a little dry, slight cork ridging, rod is straight and tight overall with just the slightest fishing set(?) in one tip. At 1 ¾” oz, an infamous rod model that set the standard for light rod fun! Original nylon bag and tube $3,900. SOLD!

Vintage Paul Young Midge Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Paul Young Midge Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Paul Young Midge Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Paul Young Midge Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Peerless Model 7: One minute blemish on the crank and foot, otherwise mint. Case is very good. This is an extremely rare Peerless model, with only 150 ever made. $795 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!!!

Vintage Hollander Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hollander Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Madison 7 ½’', 2p., 2 t. 3 5/8” oz. for HEG line(WF5) line, fast action. Orvis impregnated cane, chocolate wraps, knurled aluminum D/L screw lock with walnut spacer, 6” superfine grip, serial number 54123(1969).

In fair condition, this rod has a delightful medium action that I would fish with a DT3 or DT4 line. All sections full length, however one male ferrule is missing its moisture plug and the second male is an old non-Orvis replacement. Ferrules fit well enough to fish the rod but would recommend mounting a new set of original Orvis ferrules(I can provide a set for $40.) and would be happy to recommend a good restorer to do the work at reasonable cost. Bluing worn on male and female ferrules and no bluing on replacement ferrule, grip has been cleaned, and numerous wraps have been replaced and/or touched up, reel seat end cap scuffed from use. Writing in poor shape, cane in pretty condition, could use a polish. Gray poplin bag with hang loop, and well-traveled original case with label. A very nice rod to just take fishing worry-free. $495 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Madison Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Madison Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Madison Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Madison Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Abel Super 10 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series 7'3" 4-5 wt, 2p, 1t. This our best-selling taper, and I think if one word could describe it, it would be ‘smooth’. We find about half of the owner’s fish it with a DT4, half with a DT5, depending on one’s casting style. With deeply flamed cane, forest green color CP silk over black guides, oxidized Super Z ferrules and nickel silver pocketed butt cap and ring....all the bells and whistles of our very popular Patriot Series rods, which run $845 new.

This rod is in good condition, with some slight loss of bluing on the oxidized C&R seat and a small indent in the cork where the slip ring contacts the reel foot, and some minor grip soiling. Tip has a very slight fishing set about 5” from the tip top. Ferrules seat smoothly and completely and separate with a nice pop and the wraps are still fresh and in great shape. Put a reel on it and go fishing! With original bag and labeled tube in good order. $645 SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Rods, J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Rods, J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Rods, J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Rods, J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

Peerless Model 5: 3 1/4" x 1 3/4", 8 oz. rated for WF7 and 180 yards of backing. LHW. Fantastic steelhead or light salmon reel. Peerless Salmon models feature the same drag system as employed in the Edward Vom Hofe salmon reels- an oil impregnated leather pad that applies pressure to the running spool. In addition to this drag, there's a click and pawl system so there's no possibility of free spooling.

This one is near mint with a very minute amount of edge rash as shown in the picture and very faint scratches on faces. Could use some cleaning on the faces. Comes with original box not shown in pictures and lined with an unidentified line in good condition. $850. SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Model 5 Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 5 Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 5 Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 5 Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Fabulous Boxed Orvis Rocky Mountain Cane Rod Set: Consists of two rods cased in a green felt lined Mahogany case with brass hinges and hasps, as reportedly packaged by Abercrombie and Fitch. Rods are:

6’ ½’ 3p., 2 t. 3 1/4 oz. Rocky Mountain for DT5 line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, aluminum/L screw lock seat over walnut spacer, 5 1/2” grip, serial number 82879.

A very nice impregnated rod, straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall very good condition showing only slightest sign of use with minor grip soiling. Writing and bluing 100%. Also comes with an original bag and aluminum case with labeled cap.

6’ ½’ 3p., 1 t. 3 5/8 oz. Rocky Mountain Spinning Rod: Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, aluminum double ring seat 10” spinning grip, serial number 56953.

A very nice impregnated rod, straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, immaculate condition, doubt it was ever fished. Writing 100%. The boxed set: $1,695 SOLD!

Orvis Rocky Mountain Boxed Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Boxed Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Boxed Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Boxed Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Boxed Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger Medalist 1494 : 3 1/4” overall diameter, 5.6 oz. , RHW, adjustable drag, diamolite line guard, for line weights up to DT6. Mint, unused, with original box and paperwork. $170 SOLD!

Vintage Pflueger Medalist, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pflueger Medalist, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pflueger Medalist, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger Medalist #1495DA and Extra Spool: 3 5/8” overall diameter, 7.6 oz. w/line and backing, RHW, adjustable drag, diamolite line guard, for line weights 5-8. Some edge and face rash and faint scratches and minor corrosion on foot, but overall good. Line info painted on front faces. Great general use reel. Both reel and spools have lines and backing. Could use a good clean and lube to bring it its smoothest running condition. $75 SOLD!

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger Medalist #1495 1/2DA : 3 5/8” overall diameter, 8.2 oz. w/line and backing, RHW, adjustable drag, diamolite line guard, for line weights 6-8. Some edge and face rash and scratches on rear plate as shown in photo but overall good. Great general use reel. Could use a good clean and lube to bring it its smoothest running condition. $35 SOLD!

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger Medalist #1495: 3 5/8” overall diameter, 8.2 oz. w/sinking line and backing, RHW, adjustable drag, diamolite line guard, for line weights 5-8. Quite a bit of edge and face rash and paint loss on rear plate as shown in photo. Line info painted on front face. Great general use reel. Could use a good clean and lube to bring it its smoothest running condition. $19 SOLD!

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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. SOLD!

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Vintage Garrison Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

New Listings: Four Peerless Reels by Bob Corsetti! No longer made, these are classic designs, made in the USA, perfect for cane or graphite!

Peerless Model 7: Good condition with minute edge rash on foot, back rim and plate. This is an extremely rare Peerless model, with only 150 ever made. Case is very good. $795 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 7 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Abel Number 2 3 ¼” lined with WF8 line and backing. Gorgeous deep black anodized aluminum finish, extremely smooth and wide-ranging drag, a couple very minute marks on edges and foot, otherwise VGC. Original pouch. $395 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Peerless Model 2: 3 ¼” x 7/8” 5.4 oz for 5/6 lines, plus backing. Very sweet sounding click. Slight rash on foot and rims as shown, faint scratches on front and rear plates. Case good, $795. SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Model 2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless Model 2 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

“Winston” by Don Recker 6’, 2p, 2t for DT3 line. Lightly mottled flamed cane, 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, translucent silk wraps tipped black over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, 5 ½” cigar grip, NS winding check and hook keeper terminating in a D/L NS knurled cap and ring seat w/light color wood spacer.

A beautifully made and finished rod by an Ohio maker who is apparently no longer in production. Very nice cane and finish work apparently utilizing a Winston taper, this rod is crisp and delicate and in near-mint condition. With bag, tube and tube canvas tube cover. $650 SOLD!

Vintage Don Recker Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Don Recker Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Don Recker Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Don Recker Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis CFO III Reel 3" for DT3 or DT5 line and extra spool: 3.5 oz. Two screw spool latch, nickel silver reversible line guard, adjustable click and pawl drag, smooth aluminum foot. A very nice CFO III made in England, with a very smooth drag and no spool play/wobble, near mint with original zippered leather and sheepskin lined soft case and paperwork. A great vintage reel for cane or graphite, easily reversible for left or right hand wind, with an extra spool! Extra spool has a bit of edge rash. $345 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company Quad: 7’6”, 3p, 2t for DT4/5 line. Blond cane w/2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, nicely squared bright NS ferrules w/chrome snakes and bright NS hardware wrapped in CP tan thread w/variegated tipping accents with red-tipping at guides, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip squared at foregrip, bright D/L NS cap and ring seat w/figured curly maple spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

A delightful progressive action rod that bends down into the butt, but not overtly so and a quad, to boot! Mint, as new. Original bag and labeled Downes tube. Offered at $1795. SOLD!

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

D.G. Schroeder Rod Company 7’9” 3p 2t. for DT 5 line, Serial number 21398. Richly flamed mottled cane with golden nodes arranged 2x2, mirror matched tips, modestly swelled butt, translucent tan silks tipped in claret over bright chrome guides and Mildrum stripper, D/L NS C/R reel seat with gorgeous varnished curly walnut spacer, 6” cigar grip, oxidized and pinned truncated Super Z ferrules, all sections numbered, knurled brass and cork ferrule plugs with tan poplin bag w/stiffener and labeled case.

A gorgeous, near mint example from one of the USA’s most established and credible builders. I’d characterize this as a fast rod, with plenty of backbone, with a crisp dry-fly demeaner. This rod has been fished very sparingly by its owner and extremely well- tended. Straight and tight as the day it was made. Immaculate workmanship. $1,750 SOLD!

D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A.J. Thramer Classic Taper Series Leonard 39, 2p, 2t 7'6" for DT4-5 line. D/L bright NS cap and ring w/mortised butternut spacer, Chinese red wraps tipped black at NS strap and ring Hook keeper, bright NS step down ferrules, modest swelled butt above 6” cigar grip terminating in a bright NS hexagonal winding check, 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 DT4 and 5 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, with some reserve power due to the swelled butt! I preferred the DT5, but others may like it more with a 4. With original bag and labeled case. New runs $1,150, this one $945. SOLD!

Thramer Bamboo Rod- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thramer Bamboo Rod- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thramer Bamboo Rod- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thramer Bamboo Rod- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Cascapedia 3” 4/5 for 4/5 line, 7.1 oz, LHW. Very sturdy and durable silver and black anodized aluminum construction, smooth adjustable drag with arrowhead indicator, smooth aluminum foot, serpentine handle, pleasing click. Holds a WF5 and 75 yds backing.

In VGC excepting one minute scratched area on the front rim and some corrosion to the foot. Original soft pouch. Made in England. New list price $629, this one: $450 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia- J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company ’76-12’ 7’6”, 2p, 2t for DT5 line. Richly flamed cane w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, gently swelled butt, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in CP forest green tipped black thread, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat w/highly figured and stained curly maple spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

The swelled butt provides for a crisp, powerful dry fly action with enough power to handle the largest fish, but the fine tips allow for casting delicacy. Jim told me this is his Signature taper, and once you have it in hand you’ll know why. Mint, as new. Original bag and labeled Downes tube. Offered at $1,495. SOLD!

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes bamboo rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod 2p 2t. w/two butt sections, one butt making a 7’6” rod for 4/5 line, and a second butt to make an 8’6” 5-6 rod. Gorgeously tempered and oiled cane w/ 2x2 node spacing and mirror matched tips, brown silks sealed with epoxy over chrome guides and ceramic stripper. NS ferrules w/witness marks w/decorative wraps between tip guides and on butt sections, 6” and 6 ½” full Wells grips with wire hook keepers, gold-color anodized aluminum U/L screw lock seats over colorful laminated wood spacers, butts signed ‘a Walton Powell rod’, serial number 1-6-87.

In new condition, both assembled rods have a very smooth and pleasing action, and although they bend into the butt, they feel quite strong in hand. With the two butts provided, it makes for an extremely versatile set of quality fishing tools. Original bag and labeled tube that shows a little wear, but rods do not. Two rods in one! $1,550 SOLD!

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Walton Powell Companion Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Boxed Orvis Rocky Mountain Twin Presentation Cane Rod Set: Consists of two rods cased in a green felt-lined mahogany case with brass hinges and hasps, as reportedly packaged by Abercrombie and Fitch. Both are well-used but not abused and with a little set removal could be brought to like new-condition. Rods are:

6’ ½’ 3p., 2 t. 3 1/4 oz. Rocky Mountain for DT5 line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, aluminum/L screw lock seat over walnut spacer, 5 1/2” grip, serial number 56743.

A very nice impregnated rod with gorgeous dark cane, overall good condition, slight fishing sets in both tips, bluing wear, some grip soiling remaining after cleanup. One tip ferrule missing its moisture plug. Writing 100%, cane and wraps in great shape.

6’ ½’ 3p., 1 t. 3 5/8 oz. Rocky Mountain Spinning Rod: Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, aluminum double ring seat w/ 10” spinning grip, serial number 56945.

A nice impregnated rod with gorgeous dark cane, well-used with fishing sets, bright ferrules fit nicely. Cane, writing and wraps 100%. The boxed set: $1,395 SOLD!

Orvis Rocky Mountain Bamboo Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Bamboo Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Rocky Mountain Bamboo Rod Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill Featherweight 3” 4.0 oz. for 3-4 line. A Gorgeous, near mint example of a 70’s era Made in England Featherweight. Anodized aluminum, adjustable click regulator, two screw line guard, quick release spool, original care sheet w/original soft zippered case. Set up for LHW, but convertible. The only sign I can see of this reel ever being used is a very minute mark on one upper surface of one end of the foot. $250 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis CFO I Reel w/ 2 extra spools: 2 3/4" for DT1-3 lines, 3.2 oz.: Two screw spool latch, nickel silver reversible line guard, adjustable click and pawl drag, smooth aluminum foot. A very nice CFO I made in England, with a very smooth drag and no spool play/wobble, good condition with minute edge wear with zippered soft case. Spools are mint and appear to have never been lined. A great vintage reel for cane or graphite, easily reversible for left or right hand wind. $445. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis CFO I Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO I Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO I Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Orvis CFO III Disc 3” for 4-7 wt lines, 4.5 oz with backing. Bronze anodized aluminum, smooth foot, easy quick-change spool, reversible (set up for LHW), smooth and wide-ranging disc drag, pleasing quiet click. In good condition but with some edge dings as shown and a small amount of wear to the anodizing on the foot. With labeled soft zippered pouch, a great little reel for cane or graphite. $250 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis CFO III- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO III- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO III- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Megoff Special Titanium Edition MDS 810 DD LA Ti : Super high quality titanium reel, extremely smooth and almost silent click w/extraordinary disc drag, LHW , 3 7/8” in diameter, 11.9 oz, Capacity WF10 and 200 yds. 30 lb. backing. Mint. $1,075 SOLD!

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sage Model GFL 5100-3 RPL and Sage Model 3300D Reel Outfit: 10’ 3p for 5 line, 3 3/8 oz, serial number P9903. U/L anodized aluminum screw lock over zebrawood(?). 7” Western grip with slight soiling, fighting butt, wire hook keeper, dark brown blank wrapped brown, ceramic stripper. GC. Original bag and labeled case.

Sage Model 3300D Reel: 3 5/8” diameter large arbor reel, 6 oz, for WF6 line and 100 yds backing. Cool numbered adjustable disc drag, black and silver anodized aluminum, exposed spool rim for palming, made in USA. VGC++ condition, no edge or foot rash. Set up for LHW but can be factory reversed. Original pouch, box and paperwork. Rod/Reel Outfit: $395 SOLD!

Orvis(Pflueger) Madison #9: 3 5/8” overall diameter, 7 oz w/backing, RHW, adjustable drag, holds a WF9 line and 200 yards of backing. Some light edge rash and faint scratches and minor corrosion on foot, but overall very good. Would make a great grilse/bass/steelhead reel. $99 SOLD!

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Limited Edition Reissue: Hardy reissued its classic Bougle' in limited edition in 1998. This is #026 from the original run of 1,000 reels, with original block leather case, box and attendant paperwork. Reel is virtually mint, unused condition, with only the original paper box showing some wear from storage. Smooth aluminum foot, aluminum and nickel silver construction, RHW(but can be user converted!), 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. $595. SOLD!

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

H.L. (Homer) Jennings 8’ 3p 2t. for DT 5 line, Serial number 24-08-10. Caramel cane with 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, translucent yellow silks tipped in claret over gunmetal gray guides and agate stripper, D/L NS C/R reel seat with highly figured maple(?)spacer, 6” cigar grip, oxidized Super Z ferrules w/bamboo ferrule plugs, all sections numbered, poplin bag and case with brass cap.

A gorgeous, near mint example from one of the USA’s most established and credible builders. I’d characterize this as a strong, medium fast action rod with sensitive tips. This rod has been fished very sparingly by its owner and extremely well-tended. Straight and tight as the day it was made. Immaculate workmanship, fantastic varnish, wrap and cane work, this rod has only minute amounts of bluing loss on the butt cap. Understated elegance, perfectly executed. A steal at, $1,685. SOLD!

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 7'6”, 2p., 2 t. 3 7/8 oz. for HGD (WF6) line, fast to medium-fast action. Orvis impregnated cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, chocolate translucent wraps over chrome guides, polished d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, 6” cigar grip, serial number 65376.

Original bag and case with engraved hexagonal cap. In near-mint condition, the only flaws I can find on this rod is a minute amount of scratching on the butt cap and two letters somehow missing on the ‘Battenkill’ writing as shown in the picture. This rod possesses a crisp, medium fast action and will delight its new owner! $1,200. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Winston, R.L. 7’9” 2p 2t for DT4-5, 3 ¾ oz, serial #8379 (1959). Double wrapped tan NCP silks tipped claret over Winston blond varnished cane w/3x3 node spacing, chrome snakes and mini-stripping guides on butt(3), duronze overwrapped ferrules, 6 ½” full Wells grip terminating in a D/L bakelite and aluminum screw lock.

A nice Merrick-era, SF-built rod possessing a delightful medium action, hollow fluted and light in the hand. Original used and unrestored condition. Grip soiling, wraps dry but varnish quite good. One tip has been broken at the tiptop, and so once the tip top is reset that tip will be apx. ½” short. Ferrules are snug and separate with a nice pop, both tips with slight downward fishing sets from honest use. There is an area of slight ridging on one corner of the cane/varnish just below the stripping guide…perhaps from vibration on the gunwale of a metal boat? Owner’s name inked on shaft(a Chicago dentist) rod has been in the same family unfished since the owner’s death. Original labeled bag and tube. Reset the tip top, a quick touchup on the wraps and go fishing with history! $1,495. SOLD!

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Seven/Four 7' 3p., 2t. for DT3 or DT4 line. 3 ¼ oz. Serial number 89099. Reverse half Wells grip tapering down to superfine profile in front. Impregnated cane with 3x3 node spacing and tan translucent wraps tipped brown. Uplocking NS slide ring with hood under cork, nicely figured maple spacer. A delightful soft and delicate late model Orvis in good condition, ferrules snug and smooth with a nice pop, grip has some cork chipping near hood(used as a hook keeper?), tips have slight fishing sets. W/original bag and labeled case. $825 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 PRICE SLASHED $3,500!! SOLD!

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Madison Adirondack: 7'6" 2p, 1t. 4 1/8 oz. for 5 line, serial number 89905. Impregnated cane w 3x3 node spacing, 6 ½” reverse half Wells grip, uplocking nickel silver slide band seat w/highly figured stabilized and mortised amboena spacer, original translucent chocolate silks , 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, NM condition, hook keeper wrap could use a drop of varnish, a great little fishing rod. $995 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Limited Edition Reissue: Hardy reissued its classic Bougle' in limited edition in 1998. This is #054 from the original run of 1,000 reels, with original block leather case, box and attendant paperwork. Reel is in very lightly used condition with only the most minor signs of use. Smooth aluminum foot, aluminum and nickel silver construction, RHW(but can be user converted), 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. $525. SOLD!

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy 1903 Bougle' Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Galvan Standard Model 3.0 : 3” diameter, 4.7 oz green anodized aluminum for 3-5 wt lines, quick release spool, super smooth and wide ranging drag. Some edge wear as noted in pics. With original neoprene pouch. $100 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

H.L. (Homer) Jennings 7’ 2p 2t. for DT 4 line, Serial number 16-08-13. Caramel cane with 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, translucent yellow silks tipped in claret over bright chrome guides and agate stripper, D/L NS C/R reel seat with bird’s eye maple spacer, 6” cigar grip, bright Super Z ferrules, all sections numbered, poplin bag and case with brass cap.

A gorgeous, near mint example from another of the USA’s most established and credible builders. I’d characterize this as a medium action rod with sensitive tips. This rod has been fished very sparingly by its owner and extremely well-tended. Straight and tight as the day it was made. Immaculate workmanship, fantastic varnish, wrap and cane work, this rod was ordered with a custom bird’s eye seat that harmonizes beautifully with the cane and wraps. Understated elegance, perfectly executed. $1,725 SOLD!

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil 8’ 2p 2t. for Dt5, 3 7/8 oz. Serial no 4276: Very richly flamed impregnated cane w/ 3x3 node spacing and mirror-matched tips, satin finish, translucent silks tipped chocolate, black snakes and Mildrum stripper, oxidized ferrules, S/R hook keeper, swelled butt, 5 ½” reverse half Wells terminating in UL NS screw lock seat w/varnished figured claro walnut spacer.

The T&T Sans Pareil is the absolute finest custom rod offered by T&T, all the bells and whistles and built to customer specifications. This one is in excellent shape, with the only exceptions noted: slight grip soiling, some minute scratches on butt cap and minute cracking at the ferrule wraps of both tips, some bluing wear on tip-tops. Signed in white ink to provide contrast with the cane, all writing and serial numbers and tip markings excellent.

Rod possesses a crisp dry fly action, straight and tight. Stunning, pure understated elegance! Original bag w/stiffener and labeled tube. $2,150 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Brunswick Cascapedia 1/0 Trout Reel RHW #72/500, Made by John Shiel. A masterpiece of the reelmaker's art. Never used, original leather case, paperwork, white gloves, box and box slipcase. SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Wright and McGill era Granger Aristocrat, 8'6" 3p, 2t for DT5-6 line. Pumpkin color cane, 3x3 node spacing, gold-color CP wraps tipped claret, patented U/L full NS screw lock seat, 6 ½” reverse half-Wells grip, NS ferrules w/witness marks, original bag and labeled case.

Original pumpkin varnish is in GC and has a couple minute missing spots that can be touched up. All sections full length, ferrules seat nicely with no sign of clicking- a common malady of Granger rods, a little grip soiling, wraps in good condition, metalwork could use a polish to bring back to like-new. Overall not the straightest rod to come out of the factory- just how it was back when these were fishing rods and not artsy-tartsy holy relics. Take this rod fishing! $645 SOLD!

Vintage Granger Aristocrat- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Aristocrat- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Aristocrat- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Aristocrat- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Abel Model SDF 4/5 in custom Native Brook Trout finish w/Zebrawood knob, LHW(but can be user converted to RHW). From the Abel website: "Winner of the best new freshwater reel for 2018 by Fly Fisherman Magazine and Best of Show at the 2017 ICAST/IFTD industry trade show, the SDF comes on the heels of our move to Colorado: the trout-based surroundings inspired us to take it up a notch.

Based on the SDS (Sealed Drag Salt), the SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh) is a scaled-down version of the award-winning saltwater titan featuring similar porting and a stainless steel / carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The SDF boasts an enormous amount of drag, an adjustment range almost three times greater than its predecessor, and virtually zero start up inertia."

3.6" in diameter, 5.02 oz, will hold DT4 and 90 yds backing or DT5 and 75 yds backing. A couple extremely minute marks on the foot, otherwise mint. $750 SOLD!

Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor II: 3 5/8” 6.3 oz. w/line and backing. Smooth adjustable drag, nice quiet click, some edge nicks(see pics) and foot anodizing wear. Original soft zippered pouch. $100. SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis 150th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Fly Rod: In 2006, Orvis commemorated their 150th year by making a very special Limited Edition Presentation-grade model, built on original Wes Jordan blanks. These rods were made by Ron 'Whitey' White, who shortly thereafter retired from Orvis with 38 years of rodmaking experience.

This is rod #41 of 49 publicly available of the series, which quickly sold out. It is in original, unfished, pristine condition, including the cardboard box, leather, brass, fabric and felt Presentation/travel case, letter of provenance signed by Perk Perkins, CFO of Orvis in custom leather wallet, Presentation plate with rod number, and warrantee card.

Specifications:

7'6" 2p 2t 4 5/8 oz. for WF5 line, medium fast. Orvis Impregnated cane, 3x3 node spacing w/ mirror matched tips, maroon transparent wraps tipped black, oxidized snakes with agate stripper, fully-engraved and oxidized ferrules, 6' 1/2" cigar grip with strap and ring hooker proceeding, terminating in an oxidized downlocking screw lock seat with stabilized highly figured amboena spacer, with engraved locking bands and end cap as shown. All sections have inked serial numbers, signed ahead of the grip thusly: "Orvis~Impregnated, 150th Anniversary Rod, 7 1/2'- 4 5/8 oz. , HEG(5)”. Pristine, Mint, As-delivered, $4,800. REDUCED $3,800!!!! SOLD!

Orvis Limited Edition 150th anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis T3 MidFlex 8.0 9’, 4p, 1t for DT8 Line. Deep blue-green blank w/double ceramic stripping guides, titanium carbide snakes, 7” full Wells grip, U/L anodized and Teflon-coated screw locking seat w/foam-tipped integral fighting butt. In mint, unused condition, this rod possesses a strong action despite the mid-Flex designation. Would be a great rod for steelhead, bass, pike, grilse, carp…you name it, any strong species that can be fished with an 8 wt line!! $295 SALE!! REDUCED $195!!!!!!!!!! SOLD!

J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company “Virginia City Special” 6’ 3p 2t for DT4 line. Richly flamed cane w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in a deep C/P claret thread and double tipped in gold and black and variegated thread w/ full intermediates, agate stripper, 5” cigar grip oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat w/gorgeously figured and stained curly maple spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

A gorgeous little rod with both delicacy and power and named for the small streams with big trout near Virginia City, MT., a summer haunt of Jim’s. In 3p design a great rod for travel with the ability to fish both small streams and larger water. Minor grip soiling, otherwise excellent. Lists at $1,795, offered at $1,695

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Payne Model 98 7', 2p, 2t 2.9 oz. Old restoration. Oxidized NS impressed "EF Payne Rod, EF Payne Rod Co, Makers". D/L C&R seat over cedar spacer, brown C/P wraps tipped yellow, with red and yellow tipping at hook keeper and ferrules, cleaned 4 3/4" cigar grip with some ridging. Typical wear on C/R bluing of a rod this age, ferrule bluing 95%. Silky smooth ferrule fit, both tips slight sets.  Classic taper! Old bag and tube. $3,700 SOLD!

Vintage Payne 98 Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 98 Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 98 Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 98 Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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. SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Bamboo Baitcasting Rod, J.D. Wagner, Maker

J.D. Wagner Bamboo Baitcasting Rod, J.D. Wagner, Maker

J.D. Wagner Signature Series, Model 380 WEH 3p 2t for 5-6 wt.: The 380 WEH is based on a classic pre-Maxwell era Leonard. The minute I cast the original rod I knew we needed to add the taper to our catalogue. Why? Because it’s an incredibly versatile rod. I’ve fished it with DT5 and 6 lines as well as up to a WF7, fishing everything from the smallest midges to huge hexes, green drakes, hoppers, nymphs and bobbers…even huge deer hair mice at night, on which I took my biggest brown trout (11lb 7oz) to date!

I gave this model the nickname ‘Delaware Special’ but it could just as easily be the Au Sable or Missouri Special as its greatest utility is on big water for trophy fish as it has the quality of ‘backbone’ and can cast a long line tracking true and will handle some amazingly large fish.

This one was made in August 2007, with hallmarks typical of the period: medium flamed cane, translucent claret wraps with single wrap black tipping, Venneri U/L NS screw lock with highly figured varnished amboena spacer, agate stripper, black guides and tip tops, Western grip, oxidized NS ferrules. In immaculate shape, dead straight, mirror matched tips, 3x3 node spacing, hand-crafted rope-knurled sterling silver hook keeper, ferrules smoothly lapped to a satisfying snug ‘pop’. Elegantly signed with varnish and wraps finished to the highest standards of any rod, classic or contemporary. Shows only the slightest signs of use, some scratches on the case. $1,695 SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 380WEH

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 380WEH

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 380WEH

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 380WEH

Thomas and Thomas Midge 7' 2p 2t for DT4 line, serial number 3713(1981). Medium flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, cute abruptly swelled butt- a T&T trademark, Perfection guides and Mildrum stripper wrapped in off white translucent silk tipped cinnamon, dark brown silks at ferrules, 5" cigar grip, D/L cap and ring with varnished walnut spacer, oxidized NS ferrules and reel seat hardware.

I can't hide my admiration for T&T rods. Every detail is attended to, right down to the classic, flowing script; female ferrule embossed with the T&T logo with witness marks on ferrules, flawless varnish rubbed down to an understated satin, tips marked 1 and 2, swelled butt speeding up the rod action and adding some power. Rod is in very good shape, excepting some bluing loss on the metalwork. The long list of master craftsmen that have worked under Tom Dorsey- Marc Aroner, Bob Taylor, Tom Moran, Troy Jacques, et al- attests to T&T's preeminence in the world of bamboo rodmaking. $2,450 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Set of Godfrey Custom Paradigm Trout Reels: Ted’s finest reels, these feature his incredible drum brake system, far-ranging and fine tunable, impregnated gunstock quality claro walnut sideplates. Perhaps his best work ever, these currently list for about $2,600 and up for each size!

This set can be broken up but for the best deal can be bought as a set. These are from the original owner, used but not abused and all function perfectly with minor cosmetic issues and come with soft leather pouches. There are 4 models, all set for RHW. They are:

2.5” for up to DT3 line, 4.9 oz.

2.75 for up WF4 and 25 yds backing, 4.9 oz. (Penns Creek Model)

2.96” for WF 6 and backing, 5.6 oz.

3.135” for up to DT6 and backing, 6.8 oz

Each reel priced at $1,850 each or $6,400 for the set of four. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to get a set of 4 usable Godfrey reels without paying a premium for new or mint, unused examples, including the 2.5” size, which isn’t even catalogued any longer! Take them fishing and enjoy! SOLD!!!!!!!!!

Godfrey Custom Paradigm Trout Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Custom Paradigm Trout Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Custom Paradigm Trout Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Custom Paradigm Trout Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

FirBrook reel by Richard Bradley: A fantastic little reel made by the late Richard Bradley in his Catskill shop. We were perhaps the first dealer of his work, recognizing the incredible value in terms of performance vs pricepoint in a limited production, bench-made reel. This is his 2.5” model for line weights 3 and 4, weighs in at 5.4 oz, serial number 25. Delightful smooth and almost silent click works in either direction so it can be used as a R or L-hand wind reel, anodized aluminum construction, serpentine handle. This one is with original pouch and box, never used, mint condition as delivered. $340. SOLD!!!!!

Vintage FirBrook Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage FirBrook Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage FirBrook Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Trout Reel: 2.5” in diameter, 4.6 oz , anodized aluminum, serpentine counterweighted handle. For lines up to DT4. A nice midge reel in very fine condition, great bang for the buck! $145. SOLD!

Ballan reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Ballan reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Ballan reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

RL Winston BL5/Bauer M4 Reel Outfit: 9’ 5p. 4 ¼” oz. for 8 wt line. Serial number 58836. Gorgeous trademark Winston green blank, U/L anodized aluminum screw lock seat, terminating in 1 ½” rubber-tipped fighting butt, 7” full Wells grip. Slight grip soiling and other signs of light use, case shows travel wear.

Bauer M4 reel: Large arbor 3 7/8” reversible salt water reel, black and gold anodized, amazing adjustable disc drag. Lined with WF 8 line. W/pouch, original box and paperwork. VGC with just a couple small dings.

Rod/reel outfit: $495 SOLD!

RL Winston BL5/ Bauer MX5 Reel Outfit: 9’ 5p. 4 3/4” oz. for 10 wt line. Serial number 76619. Gorgeous trademark Winston green blank, U/L anodized aluminum screw lock seat, terminating in 1 ½” rubber-tipped fighting butt. Slight grip soiling and other signs of light use, case shows travel wear.

Bauer MX5 reel: Large arbor 4 1/8” reversible salt water reel, black and grey anodized, amazing adjustable disc drag. Lined with WF 10 line. W/pouch, original box and paperwork. VGC with just a couple small dings. Rod/reel outfit: $495 SOLD!

H.L Leonard Model 50DF Tournament 8' 3p 3t for Dt5 line. 3.7 oz. Original unrestored condition, size 15/10 ferrules, 3 tips, reverse twist snakes wrapped in tan silks tipped red at ferrules, agate stripper, all sections full length but two tips w/overwraps, bluing(or later applied black paint?) extensively worn , one ferrule not blued at all , varnish original but good w/typical wear of age, grip soiling and condition appropriate for age. Original case, bag with faded hang tag. $1,100

Vintage Leonard Catskill Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Catskill Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Wright and McGill era Granger Favorite, 8'6" 3p, 2t for DT5-6 line. Pumpkin color cane, 3x3 node spacing, variegated black and white CP wraps tipped yellow, full yellow intermediates, 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 VGC and is not soft, no bag marks. On tip down 1 3/4" and the second tip, while full length, needs the ferrule re-set. Grip soiling, but sections are quite straight for age and fit nicely. $645

Vintage Granger Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Kiri Model 7213 7’2" 2p 2t for DT4/5. Richly flamed cane, 2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, glasslike varnish, chrome snakes and black titanium stripper wrapped in light olive green silk tipped claret, 4 ½”" cigar grip terminating in D/L NS screw lock seat w/stabilized amboena burl spacer. Oxidized Super Z style NS ferrules.

A lightly used rod from this talented Ohio rodmaker, almost new, excepting a slight amount of bluing wear at ferrules and reel seat hardware. Powerful and crisp dry fly action owing to a nicely swelled butt and fine tips. $750 SOLD!

Vintage Kiri Bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Kiri Bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Kiri Bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Steve Pennington “Pine River Trout Rod” 8’ 2p 2t for DT5-6 line. Blond cane w/spiral node spacing, Perfection bright guides and stripper, and bright Super-Z style NS ferrules wrapped in a C/P light chocolate thread, 7” Western grip terminating in a D/L NS cap and ring seat w/gorgeously figured and stained curly maple spacer. Bag and aluminum tube. Powerful rod with a nice crisp action ideal for bigger water and fish. Perfect, as-new condition. $475 SOLD!

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agen

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agen

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agen

Tim Zeitak Para 15 8’ 2p, 2t for 5/6 line: Made in the original Young style w/mottled cane w/2x2 node spacing, resorcinol glue, oxidized Super Z ferrules, black guides wrapped in translucent cinnamon, wet and dry tips for versatility, 6” grip, d/L screw lock seat over cork spacer.

A used rod as evidenced by grip soiling, but still straight and tight and in VG+ condition. Very good varnish and workmanship by this noted PA builder. $995 SOLD!

Zietack Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Zietack Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Zietack Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Two Terenzio Silk Lines(One shown): Both NIB. The first is a WF6 natural silk line(SOLD!), the second an Arrow Taper 6 SOLD! . New price is $183, these $160 each plus shipping!

Terenzio Silk Flylines, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Perfection Glass 6’6’ 3p 1t for DT3. Gorgeous black blank wrapped red, 5” Superfine-type grip terminating in cork skeleton seat w/ Hardy patented D/L hood and ring in aluminum, ferrule plugs, original bag and labeled tube, along with the original papers and warrantee card. In VGC, this rod possesses an amazing, soft and delicate medium to slow action- a dream to cast. The best in glass and very highly regarded, Made in England! Grip has some slight soiling and superficial scratches in end cap. $395 SOLD!

Hardy Perfection Fiberglass Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Perfection Fiberglass Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Perfection Fiberglass Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Brunswick 4/0 Salmon Reel RHW #72/500, Made by John Shiel. A masterpiece of the reelmaker's art. Never used, original leather case, paperwork, white gloves, box and box slipcase. SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Cascapedia Reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Wright and McGill era Granger Waterseal FB-85, 8'6" 3p, 2t for DT5-6 line. Dark and rich impregnated cane, 3x3 node spacing, yellow CP wraps tipped maroon, patented U/L full NS screw lock seat, 6 ½” full-Wells grip with plastic cover intact, NS ferrules w/witness marks, original bag and labeled case.

Mint, never fished, the nicest example I’ve seen. Ferrules separate with a nice pop! Very modern fast, tippy action for DT6 or a long DT5 on big water. Although being mint might mean this would be a rod suitable to stay that way for a collection, it just begs to be fished! $695 SOLD!

Vintage Granger Water Seal Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Water Seal Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Water Seal Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Water Seal Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Pacemaker 8’6” 3p 2t for DT5/6. Varnished dark cane, 3 x3 node spacing, resorcinol glue, bright drawn NS ferrules w/witness marks, wraps CP light green tipped yellow. Restored/replaced full Wells grip terminating in a d/L NS cap and ring with dark spacer. Rod in overall good condition, ferrules snug, slight fishing sets on both tips. Pleasing and powerful medium fast action, original bag and tube w/applied Phillipson sticker. $245 SOLD!

Vintage Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Granger Denver Special, 8'6" 3p, 2t for DT5-6 line. Pumpkin color cane, 3x3 node spacing, red CP silk wraps and full intermediates, nice signature wrap in red and olive green silk. Diminutive snakes. D/L full NS seat with slide band and pocket stamped ‘Denver Special’ and ‘Made by Goodwin Granger and Co. Denver’, 5 ½” coke bottle grip, machined NS ferrules w/witness marks, original bag and case.

Original pumpkin varnish is in VGC and is not soft, no bag marks, with the only flaw in the varnish being one tip needs some touch ups near the tip top as shown in the pictures. Grip has some ridging as befits its age, but sections are full-length and dead straight and fit with a fine pop. Some slight channeling to the snakes, stripper guide is a snake, as original. Given the age of this rod(1920-30), you couldn’t ask for a better all-original example! $895 SOLD!

Vintage Granger Denver Special Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Denver Special Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Denver Special Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Denver Special Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Golden Flyweight First Edition: Limited production run, this is reel #23. Reversible click and pawl, smooth brass foot, attractive and understated brown anodizing. Hardy soft zippered pouch. In very good condition with slight edge wear and minute dings to edges. $295 SOLD!

Hardy Golden Lightweight reel, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Hardy Golden Lightweight reel, J.D.Wagner, Agent

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!!!!!!!!!!! SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Angel reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Angel reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Angel reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 8' 2p, 1 t. for GBF (WF8) line, 4 3/8 oz. Richly flamed Orvis impregnated cane, D/L aluminum screw lock seat with walnut spacer, bright guides, oxidized step down ferrules, with tapered 6 ½” cigar grip w/slight soiling, original translucent brown silk wraps, serial number 70601(1973).

Rod is in very good condition, impregnated shafts buffed to high luster, straight and tight, bluing and writing very good! Marked for a WF8, it feels(as typical for Orvis rods) to be over-rated and would be much faster and comfortable with a DT5 or DT6 line or a WF6. A very soothing, full-flexing action, rod does all the work for the caster and would be at home on any moderate to large size water, using dries or nymphs and streamers! Original well-traveled labeled case with replacement bag. $475. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company Model 7012 7’ 2p, 2t for DT3/4 line. Richly flamed cane w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, swelled butt, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in copper color C/P thread tipped black w/variegated yellow and black accents, agate stripper, 5 1/2” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat w/cherry spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

The swelled butt gives this rod plenty of reserve power and can throw a DT3 or 4 a country mile, yet the fine tips allow the rod to load very nicely up close. Minor grip soiling, otherwise excellent w/minor thread cracking at ferrules. Original bag and labeled Downes tube. Lists at $1,595, offered at $1,395 SOLD!

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bogdan Baby Trout Wide w/Rare Palming Plate :2 3/4" diameter, 7/8" width spool, for 3 or 4 wt. line. LHW but can be converted to RHW, 4.2 oz, fixed click, drag smooth as silk, w/very rare palming plate. Pristine with no edge rash or mars to the foot from mounting on a rod, with original pouch . $2,800 SOLD!

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Tom Ciemiega 7’9” 2p 2t for DT5. Lightly flamed cane w/golden nodes, 2x2 node spacing, black snakes and black titanium stripper wrapped in translucent orange silks, bright agate stripper , 6 ½” cigar grip terminating in D/L NS screw lock seat w/stabilized maple burl spacer. Oxidized Super Z style NS ferrules w/knurled welt and ferrule plug. Medium fast action w/fine tips and plenty of meat in the butt.

A lightly used rod from the late Michigan rodmaker, some scratches on the butt cap but otherwise good. Powerful and crisp dry fly action owing to a nicely swelled butt and fine tips. $450 SOLD!

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Wagner Hexagonal Rod Case: Whenever I see one of these it brings a smile, as our company all began about 25 years ago making wood rod cases, nets and flyboxes.....before I ever made my first cane rod.  This one is made from nicely-figured walnut. It will fit any 3-piece rod up to 8’6”. Leather strap and brass snaps, very good condition. $95 SOLD!

Closeout! Two Tmar Figured Wood Presentation Fly Boxes: Gorgeous, $34 each. SOLD!

Tioga by Teton: 3.45” 6.6 oz for WF-8 and 200yd 20# backing. Reversible. Smooth, wide-ranging drag and quiet click. Minor edge wear and slight spool wobble but no rubbing. $60 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Classic 8' 2p 1t for DT6 line, serial number 2362. Varnished! Medium flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing. Perfection guides and Mildrum stripper wrapped in tan color-preserved silk tipped yellow/black/maroon at hook keeper and ferrules. 6" cigar grip terminating in superfine-type profile w/hook keeper above, D/L aluminum cap and ring with varnished cedar spacer, bright NS ferrules.

Without the usual swelled butt, this early T&T Classic bends down into the grip. Marked for a 6 line, this would work as a long 5. Rod is unusual for a Classic in that it’s varnished! Varnish/wraps in very good shape, grip and reel seat spacer show use/soiling, but ferrules pop very nicely, tip has a slight fishing set, but overall Vg condition. Original bag and labeled case. A one-owner rod in original condition and a steal at $795! SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Kiri 6'6" 2p 2t for DT3/4. Richly flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, glasslike varnish, chrome snakes and black titanium stripper wrapped in CP forest green silk tipped orange, 6" cigar grip w/ D/L cap and ring seat w/stabilized amboena burl spacer. Oxidized super Z style NS ferrules and oxidized NS reel seat hardware. Aluminum ferrule plug. A very nice, lightly used rod from this talented Ohio rodmaker, almost new, excepting a slight amount of bluing wear at ferrules and reel seat hardware. Has a very nice feel in hand that bends down into the butt. $850 SALE $650!!!!!!!!!!! SOLD!

Kiri Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Kiri Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Kiri Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Bauer Fly reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bauer Fly reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Wheatley Limited Edition River Runs Through It Flybox: Mint, unused with original box. Foam lined, with passage from the famous book on back. $125 SOLD!

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Hardy Flyweight, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Flyweight, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

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!

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Steve Pennington “Pine River Trout Rod” 7’ 2p 2t for DT4 line. Blond cane w/spiral node spacing, Perfection bright guides and stripper, and bright drawn and rolled NS ferrules wrapped in a C/P light chocolate thread, 6” cigar grip with turned maple winding check, D/L aluminum cap and ring seat w/gorgeously figured and stained curly maple spacer. Bag and nicely handcrafted hexagonal wood tube. Nice crisp action for DT4, perfect, as-new condition. $395 SOLD!

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agen

Bamboo Fly Rod by Steve Pennington, J.D. Wagner, Agen

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!

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

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!

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 SOLD!

Vintage Cortland Rimfly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 7 ½', 2p., 2 t. 4.1 oz. for 5/6 line, fast. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, polished d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cigar grip, serial number 4311(1947!). The reel steat is also impressed, "Orvis Impregnated, Patent Pending"

A very early impregnated rod, but straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall very good condition for age. Writing (Orvis Impregnated, Patent Pend.") and bluing in very good shape, one stripping guide wrap could use a touchup, grip soiling and wear of tip top bluing noted. Bag and case. An incredible value in cane rods and a super example of an early impregnated rod in excellent condition, take this baby fishing! $745. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Orvis reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Leonard 38H, 2p 2t. for DT3/4 line, size 11 ferrule. Leonard blond cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, red wraps tipped gold at ferrules and strap and ring hook keeper, terminating in diminutive 5" cigar grip, w/ varnished butternut mortised spacer, d/l NS cap and ring stamped "HL Leonard Rod Company, Makers". One tip down 1/2" with 3" long clear overwrap starting just below the tip top and a minor fishig set. The purpose of the overwrap is unclear as I see nothing untoward with the cane under magnification. The second tip is 2 3/4" short with a minor fishing  set and an oversized tip top mounted. Rod has been given a varnish overcoat, original bag and tube sans cap. $1,295 SALE $995!!!!! SOLD!

Vintage Leonard bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Granger Special Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Special Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Special Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Brand New, Mint Bogdan Trout Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bogdan 3 wt.

Brand New, Mint Bogdan Trout Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bogdan 4 wt.

Brand New, Mint Bogdan Trout Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bogdan 5 wt.

Brand New, Mint Bogdan Trout Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

 

Vintage Winston Reel Limited Edition Boxed Set ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Hardy LA reel ~ J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy LA reel ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Cane Rod by Rolf Baginski, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bamboo Rod by Rolf Baginksi, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bamboo Rod by Rolf Baginksi, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bamboo Rod by Rolf Baginksi, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Limited Edition Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bogdan Steelhead W/Rare Palming Plate : 3 1/4" diameter, 1" width spool, for up to DT8 or WF9 wt. line and backing. LHW but can be converted to RHW, 6.3 oz, fixed click, drag smooth as silk, w/very rare palming plate. Pristine with no edge rash or mars to the foot from mounting on a rod, with original pouch and hang tag in Stan’s hand.. $2,950 SOLD!

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Rolf Baginiski Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginiski Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginiski Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginiski Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Tibor reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Tibor reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

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!

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage R.W. Summers Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage R.W. Summers Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage R.W. Summers Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage R.W. Summers Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis CFO IV Reel 3 3/16" for DT4 thru DT6 line: 4 0z. Two screw spool latch, nickel silver reversible line guard, adjustable click and pawl drag, smooth aluminum foot. A very nice CFO IV made in England, with a very smooth drag and no spool play/wobble, near mint with zippered leather and sheepskin lined soft case. A great vintage reel for cane or graphite, easily reversible for left or right hand wind. $245. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Megoff VR Series Titanium 23 Trout : Super high quality titanium reel, extremely smooth and almost silent click and pawl drag for LH or RH wind, 2.5” in diameter, 3.3 oz, Capacity WF3 and 50 yds backing. Mint. $625. SOLD!

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis CFO V Reel 3 7/16" for DT5 or DT8 line: 4.2 oz. Two screw spool latch, adjustable click and pawl drag, smooth ventilated aluminum foot. A very nice CFO V made in England, with a very smooth drag and no spool play/wobble, near mint with original zippered leather and sheepskin lined soft case. A great vintage reel for cane or graphite, easily reversible for left or right hand wind. Some edge, foot and back plate rash $195. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis CFO Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil 6’ 1-piece for DT5 Serial number 4175. An extremely rare rod from T&T, 6’ one-piece construction w/medium tempered cane, 3x3 node spacing, translucent wraps with cinnamon tipping, with black accent at hook keeper, oxidized winding check and reel seat hardware, 5” cigar grip, gorgeous claro walnut seat. Rod possesses a very delicate yet unified demeanor.

A very rare and desirable rod with the following exceptions noted: tip down ¾” with tip top reset, sets in rod which don’t affect action but could be removed, some bluing worn on reel seat hardware, varnish fair. This rod was obviously loved, and used, by the owner and didn’t sit in a closet. One could use it as is-or send it to T&T to be restored to its original glory. But one would probably just soon make it ‘unmint’ as the action just begs this rod to be used. $2,150 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Sans Pareil Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Flea 6 ½’', 2p., 2 t. 2 oz. for DT3 line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, knurled dual aluminum slide bands with cork spacer, 5” superfine grip, serial number 73238.

A very nice impregnated rod, straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall very good condition showing only slightest sign of use, grip soiling and slight ridging. Writing and bluing in very good shape. Original bag and case with labeled cap. An incredible value in cane rods and a super example in excellent condition, take this baby fishing! Great, delicate action would be perfect for small spring creek fishing. $975 SOLD!

Orvis Flea Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Flea Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Flea Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Flea Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

R.L. Winston 9' 5 oz. 2p 1t for WF7 line. Serial number 7135. A beautiful 50’s 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 SOLD!

Vintage RL Winson Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage RL Winson Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage RL Winson Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage RL Winson Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Model 567 8’6” 4p for 5/6/7 line, 3 1/8 oz, serial number 1525. U/L aluminum screw lock over zebrawood(?). 6” cigar with slight soiling, strap and ring hook keeper, white inking on blank 100%, ceramic stripper, brown wraps tipped yellow. GC. Original bag and labeled case. $250 SOLD!

Fenwick World Class 2: 6.4 oz with line. 3 3/8" diameter. Gold and black anodized, reversible reel. Dual adjustment allows angler to set tension both incoming and outgoing. VG+++ with just the slightest of edge rash on rim and foot. Published capacity is DT6 plus plenty of backing, with original zippered case. $175 SOLD!

Vintage Fenwick Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fenwick Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Winston Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Flea 6 ½’', 2p., 1 t. 2 oz. for DT3 line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, knurled dual aluminum slide bands with cork spacer, 5” superfine grip, serial number 62186(1971).

A very nice impregnated rod, straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall very good condition, grip soiling, bluing 85%. Writing in very good shape. Original gray poplin bag with hang loop, and well-traveled original case with label. An incredible value in cane rods, take this baby fishing! Great, delicate action would be perfect for small spring creek fishing. $675 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Megoff Special Titanium Edition 57MDS DD LA Ti: Super high quality titanium reel, extremely smooth and almost silent click w/extraordinary disc drag, LHW , 3.5” in diameter, 6.2 oz, Capacity WF7 and 75 yds backing. Mint. $895 SOLD!

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Megoff Titanium Fly Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Scott (Bernard Ramanauskas) Model SC6114 6’11” 2p 2t for DT3-4, serial number 1007. Richly flamed cane with golden nodes, 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, glasslike varnish, black Snake Brand snakes and black agate stripper wrapped in translucent silks single mid-tipped in claret ala Tom Moran, 5 3/8” cigar grip w/ D/L cap and ring seat w/stabilized maple burl spacer. Oxidized truncated Super Z style NS ferrules.

A very early and all-original rod from Bernard Ramanauskas’ tenure at Scott. Rod has some abrasions to the varnish evidencing use, but otherwise VG, excepting a slight amount of bluing wear at ferrules and reel seat hardware, straight and tight. Delicate yet crisp dry fly action owing to a nicely swelled butt and fine tips. $1,750 SOLD!

Vintage Scott Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Scott Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Scott Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Scott Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Payne Flyrod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne Flyrod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne Flyrod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

A.J. Thramer Dickerson 6611, 2p, 2t 6'6" for DT3/4 line, #4251. Oxidized D/L NS cap and ring w/nicely figured mortised spacer, chestnut wraps, oxidized Super-Z NS ferrules, slight swelled butt above grip, richly flamed cane w/ 3x3 node spacing and mirror-matched tips. A wonderful rod in VG condition showing only the slightest signs of use. Bluing on cap and ring worn, but ferrule bluing is perfect and ferrule fit snug. Varnish very good, one tip with the slightest fishing set.

I've long been a fan of AJ's work as he produces a very clean rod at an amazingly modest price, and that won’t last forever as AJ has announced his retirement this coming August. With original bag and labeled case. New runs $900, this one $785. SOLD!

A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Edward Vom Hofe Model 260 Perfection Size 2, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward Vom Hofe Model 260 Perfection Size 2, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward Vom Hofe Model 260 Perfection Size 2, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward Vom Hofe Model 260 Perfection Size 2, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bauer reel cases

Bauer Reel Cases: Lot of 3, used condition with light soiling, but overall in good condition. Each holds up to 10 reels with removable velcro’d dividers. Could be used as a camera lens bag, too. These run $65 each new, these $30 each or all 3 for $75. SOLD!

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! SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Perfect Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Fenwick World Class 4 Reel 3 3/8" dia. and 7/8" spool width, 7 1/4oz.  Matte gold and black finish, adjustable drag from very light to very heavy. Good overall with some light scratches with original zippered case. $125 SOLD!

Vintage Fenwick Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fenwick Reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Arlington 8' 3p 2t for DT5 line: Impregnated cane w/3x3 node spacing. Green CP wraps over bright guides, bright NS size 16/10 step down ferrules , Mildrum stripper, hook keeper above 6" Superfine grip terminating in a D/L aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer.

An extremely rare Orvis model from late 1940's-50's era, fantastic shape evidencing very light use, very nice ferrule fit with a fine pop when seperated, straight and tight. Minor dryness of hook keeper wrap. Bag and case not original. A fine caster with a crisp/fast and responsive action very unlike the typical Orvis rods of the era. $725 SOLD!

Orvis Arlington bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Arlington bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Arlington bamboo flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Peerless 63 8’ 3p 2t 4 ¼ oz. for DT4-5 line. Impregnated cane, forest green C/P wraps with fancy spirals over chrome guides, Mildrum stripper and hook keeper, drawn bright NS ferrules with witness marks, 6 ½ reverse cigar tapering grip terminating in D/L bronze color anodized screw lock seat, original bag and case, fantastic condition close to appearing mint. Original bag and case. $595 SOLD!

Vintage Phillipson Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Phillipson Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Phillipson Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Salmon Travel Rod: 11’6” 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 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Salmon Travel Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Salmon Travel Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Salmon Travel Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Salmon Travel Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage A.J. Thramer Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Tackle Bag, Brook Bag: Brand new, retails for $119, Sale $79. SOLD!

L.J. Downes Rod Company Model 7612 7’6", 2p, 2t for DT4/5 line. Richly flamed cane w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, swelled butt, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in Payne chocolate C/P thread tipped yellow w/ black accents at grip, ferrules and tips tops, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat w/highly figured spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

The swelled butt gives this rod plenty of reserve power and can throw a DT4 or 5 a country mile, yet the fine tips allow the rod to load very nicely up close. Mint, as new. Original bag and labeled Downes tube. Lists at $1,595, offered at$1,495 SOLD!

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Wagner Signature Series Custom Bamboo Flyrod

Wagner Signature Series Custom Bamboo Flyrod

Wagner Signature Series Custom Bamboo Flyrod

Wagner Signature Series Custom Bamboo Flyrod

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!

Vintage Bogdan Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner Agent

Vintage Bogdan Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner Agent

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 SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Custom,  J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Custom,  J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Leonard Catskill Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Leonard Catskill Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Leonard Catskill Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Leonard Catskill Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Leonard Catskill Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Charlton Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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! SOLD!

Vintage Leonard Model 39H, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Leonard Model 39H, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Leonard Model 39H, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Leonard Model 39H, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Leonard Model 39H, J.D. Wagner, agent

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!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Sirus reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Sirus reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Adirondack Bamboo Rod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Adirondack Bamboo Rod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Adirondack Bamboo Rod, J. D. Wagner, Agent

Kiri Model 6612 6'6" 2p 2t for DT3/4. Richly flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, glasslike varnish, chrome snakes and black titanium stripper wrapped in CP forest green silk tipped orange, 6" Western grip w/ D/L cap and ring seat w/stabilized maple burl spacer. Oxidized Super Z style NS ferrules. Turned bamboo ferrule plug.

A very nice, lightly used rod from this talented Ohio rodmaker, almost new, excepting a slight amount of bluing wear at ferrules. Has a very nice feel in hand that bends down into the butt. $750 SOLD!

Vintage Kiri Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Kiri Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage kiri Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Classic Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Classic Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Classic Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Constable RH Woods 7'6” 2p 1t. for DT4-5 line. Staggered ferrule design, caramel colored cane w/ 3 x 3 node spacing, fawn CP wraps, chrome snakes, agate stripper, aluminum winding check terminating in 6" cigar grip, w/ D/L aluminum ring and pocketed butt cap w/all cork spacer, oxidized brass ferrules w/stiffener for butt section. Inked in spiral format. Replacement bag in good condition, aftermarket case. Overall very good condition w/minor grip soiling. Has a very pleasing light action.

This rod features staggered ferrule design as advocated by Charles Ritz, which allows for an uninterrupted flow of energy. This was a common feature on Constables of the era. Constable was a very prominent builder in England. These rods were written very approvingly by Ernest Schwiebert in Trout, pages 1028-1030. $425 SOLD!

Vintage Constable Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Constable Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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

Vintage Bauer M5 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bauer M5 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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.

Vintage Wheatley Presentation Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Wheatley Presentation Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Payne Model 102L 8’, 2p, 2t 3.5 oz . Old restoration. Oxidized NS impressed "Payne, Made for Abercrombie & Fitch". D/L C&R seat over cedar spacer, brown C/P wraps tipped yellow, with red and yellow tipping at hook keeper and ferrules, cleaned 6" cigar grip with some ridging. Typical wear on C/R bluing of a rod this age, s. 11 ferrule bluing 95%. Silky smooth ferrule fit, both tips quite straight but one tip down 1”. Old bag and tube. A dream with a DT4 line. $2,200 SOLD!

Vintage Payne 102L Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 102L Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 102L Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Payne 102L Flyrod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Bogdan Light Salmon Model 50: 3 1/2" diameter, 1 1/4" width spool between pillars, for up to DT9 wt. line and 125 yds 20 lb backing. LHW, 8.9 oz, adjustable drag smooth as silk. Pristine with no edge rash or mars to the foot from mounting on a rod, suede pouch. $2,495 SOLD!

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bogdan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Hardy JLH Golden Reel ~ J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy JLH Golden Reel ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pezon et Michel Ritz Super-Parabolic PPP Fario Club 8'6” 2p. 2t. 5 3/16 oz, serial number 510. Blond cane, 8” full Wells grip, u/l anodized screw lock. Reverse twist bronze guides double wrapped in green color preserved silk tipped red. Condition is virtually immaculate excepting the smallest amount of edge wear on the butt cap and seat. Staggered ferrule design with original bamboo ferrule plug, blued ferrules with witness marks and numbered tips.

Made famous by their association w/Charles Ritz, the P&M parabolic rods are casting machines. 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 and case covered in labeled canvas over plastic with drawstring closure. (No top). Monster rod in rarely seen condition. $1,295 SOLD!

Vintage Pezon et Michel Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pezon et Michel Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pezon et Michel Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pezon et Michel Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection flyreel, JD. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection flyreel, JD. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection flyreel, JD. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection flyreel, JD. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edward vom Hofe Model 360 Perfection flyreel, JD. Wagner, Agent

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. This rod with intermediates and engraving would be quoted today at $3,145. Owner must move fast at $1,695! SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Trout Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Trout Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Trout Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Trout Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Featherweight, Last Edition: No longer available after being recently discontinued by Hardy, The Lightweight Series are an iconic trout reel,at home with cane or graphite. The Featherweight weighs 3.37 oz and at 2.87” in diameter will hold up to a DT4 and 40 yds backing.

This one shows some slight marring on the foot from use, but no edge rash. Original box, paperwork and pouch. $195 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Featherweight, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Featherweight, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sweetgrass Mantra Series Pent 7’9” 2p, 1t for DT5 line. Caramel tempered cane, paprika color wraps over black Snake™ brand guides, titanium stripper, fully wrapped NS ferrules, fancy winding check and hook keeper, 6” full Wells grip terminating in Bellinger black oxidized D/L screw lock seat over figured curly maple spacer.

A penta rod by the great folks at Sweetgrass, the Mantra Series is designed to get people into a fine rod at reasonable cost. This Penta I would characterize as medium fast progressive with a distinctly sweet and effortless feel for DT5 line. These rods are $995 new, this one mint, unused with only detraction a small amount of case scuffing, offered at $895. SOLD!

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sweetgrass Mantra Series Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sweetgrass Mantra Series Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sweetgrass Mantra Series Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 maker’s 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!

R.K. Bolt Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Rolf Baginski Fly rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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

Vintage Pridex fly reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pridex fly reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Edel Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edel Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edel Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!!!!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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. SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Salmon Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Salmon Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Salmon Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Model 373-FS Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Model 373-FS Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Model 373-FS Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Model 373-FS Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Granger Favorite Flyrod, J.D. wagner, Agent

Granger Favorite Flyrod, J.D. wagner, Agent

Granger Favorite Flyrod, J.D. wagner, Agent

Heddon Model 14 8’6” 2F 3p, 2t for DT5/6 line: Expertly refinished by LJ Downes, features caramel cane, red wraps, D/L screw lock seat, full Wells grip, oxidized drawn NS ferrules, complete with replacement bag and tube. Model, line weight and ferrule size writing maintained intact during restoration, and all sections full length.

A fine rod for someone looking to get into cane at reasonable price, which is less than many restorers would charge to do the restoration alone, not to mention the cost of a new bag and tube. $295 Sold!

Vintage Heddon Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Grants Pass reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Tom Ciemiega Model 634 Midge 6’3” 2p 2t for DT4. Richly flamed cane w/golden nodes, 2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, black snakes and black titanium stripper wrapped in translucent silks tipped black, folding black hook keeper, 4 ½” cigar grip w/ D/L cap and ring seat w/stabilized maple burl spacer. Oxidized Super Z style NS ferrules w/knurled welt. Fast action w/fine tips. A lightly used rod from the late Michigan rodmaker, almost new. $450 SOLD!

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Tom Ciemiega Rod

Bill Ballan Heirloom: 2 7/8" x 1" wide spool, 7.5 oz w/line and backing, ventillated faceplate, champagne anodized, smooth fixed click, serpentine counterweighted handle, zippered case. VGC+ SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Classic: 3" reel with contracted 1/2" spool for up to DT3(4?). Serpentine handle, ventillated frontplate and foot, smooth fixed click. VGC+ w/zippered case. SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Cascapedia MK II #8/9, LHW. An original MKII, Made in England. Reversible, adjustable drag w/arrow pointer and click which can be turned off for silent mode. Shows no signs of use, Mint. With original pouch, paperwork, box, backing and a Rio WF7 line. $495 Sold!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Steelhead, 3 1/8" x 1" wide spool for tons of capacity, ventillated sideplate w/extra spool, adjustable drag, LHW, leather drawstring puch. VGC+ $249 SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Leonard Model 38H: 7', 2p. 2t. for DT4 line. This 38H is in near-mint condition featuring blond cane w/Leonard 3x3 node spacing, polished nickel silver downlocking cap and ring seat w/varnished butternut spacer terminating in a 6" cigar grip, fawn wraps tipped olive, Leonard step down ferrules, size 11, serial number 1478. This rod has been with the original owner since it was custom-made for him in 1973(The reel seat slide band was factory engraved with the owner's initials), and has been very lightly fished with only a slight amount of grip soiling as evidence. The 38H is one of the most popular and enduring light trout rods ever made, and casts a DT4 line with delicacy yet authority. All sections full-length, ferrules fit with silky smoothness and are easily aligned with the present witness marks. Shortly after taking delivery on this rod, the owner had an unfortunate mishap involving one tip, so the fine folks at Leonard made him a duplicate numbered tip, which accounts for the slight difference in color of the guides between the two tips and the color of  the ferrule wrap. In original yellow poplin bag and brass-capped aluminum tube sans label and hang tag, this rod is a gem in near-mint condition. Straight, tight and classic! $2,450 SOLD!

Vintage Leonard 38H ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard 38H ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sweetgrass 7'6" 5 wt. 2p 2t. Penta, caramel color cane, maroon wraps tipped orange and black at grip wraps, overwrapped NS ferrules as was the custom at Winston, blued agate stripping guide and light wire bronze snakes, bamboo winding check transitioning to Western grip, rope knurled hook keeper, D/L NS cap and ring with light wood spacer.

This rod posesses an easy, pleasing action working down into the grip, and is marked for DT5 but I think a lot of folks would also love it with a 4 wt line. Orginal bag and case w/monogrammed, heavily sculpted cap, showing signs of wear, but rod itself still has the original plastic on the grip and is in as-new condition. Gorgeous, by the original 'boo boys'. $1,795 SOLD!

Sweetgrass Bamboo Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sweetgrass Bamboo Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sweetgrass Bamboo Flyrods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

R.L. Winston Vintage Reel Limited Edition 3/4: Gorgeous 3 1/8" Limited Edition reel made for Winston by Siskiyou Designs, in original felt lined box w/extra spool and oiler.  Incredible drag system allows for adjusting drag within a wide range in minute increments. Small amount of foot and edge wear, lined with DT3 and DT4 lines and backing. Very functional, attractive and collectible. $995 REDUCED! $895 SOLD!

Vintage RL Winston Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Richard Wheatly Gold Anodized Fly Box: 13 window,  foam on one lid, excellent dry and wet fly storage, trout print on front. Unused mint, old-style craftsmanship. Classic from a bygone era. Original box with slight edge wear. $195 Sold!

R.L. Winston Vintage Reel Limited Edition 5/6: Gorgeous 3 1/4" Limited Edition reel made for Winston by Siskiyou Designs, in original felt lined box w/extra spool and oiler. Incredible drag system allows for adjusting drag within a wide range in minute increments. Small amount of foot and edge wear, lined with DT5 and DT6 lines and backing. Very functional, attractive and collectible. $995 REDUCED! $895 SOLD!

R.L. Winston Vintage Reel Limited Edition 5/6 ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Heirloom 2 5/8" x 3/4" spool for DT4/5, 5.5 oz (with line) black anodized aluminum frame, counterweight serpentine handle. With a Triangle taper 4/5 line, set for LHW with only the slightest signs of use. SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Cascapedia MK II #2/3/4, LHW. An original MKII, Made in England. Reversible, adjustable drag w/arrow pointer Shows signs of serious use with scratches to the rims, foot has been bent and filed down. Fair. With original pouch, paperwork, box, backing but no line. $199 Sold!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Very pleased to offer two rods by the CW Jenkins Rod Company. If I was a dealer of new contemporary rods, one of the first calls I'd make to try to acquire their work would be Steve Jenkins. Why? Because of the experience that allows him to make rods of enormously high quality for a very modest price, and the long history of him and his father, Charlie, of honest and fair dealing and standing behind their work. Jenkins rods reflect the values of Charlie and Steve. They are understated, no hype, but every detail is executed to perfection. The tapers are progressive and easy to cast, with enough backbone to handle more fish than most of us can ever hope for. A rod any person would be proud to own.

Jenkins Model GA75-104, 7'6" for DT4/5, 2p, 2t. Golden cane with immaculately pressed and dressed nodes in 3x3 stagger, understated translucent tan wraps at guides and hook keeper, chocolate brown at ferrules, mirror matched tips, NS D/L cap and ring seat w/cherry varnished spacer, chrome snakes and agate stripper in NS frame, 6" cigar grip still covered in original plastic. Mint, unused, no sign of even being lawn cast. Varnish impeccable and rubbed down to a very subtle satin finish. Case and label not pristine, but Steve is sending me a replacement label. New ones run $1,805, this one $1,595. SOLD!

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Avatar Reel: 3 3/8", 5.8 oz. for 5-6 wt lines. RHW, but I believe it can be reversed. It is believed that this T&T Limited production reel series was made at the former owner Lon Deckard's machine shop in Cincinnati. A Bogdan-style reel in anodized aluminum with fixed click that purrs like a kitten. Original soft zippered case w/T&T logo, Mint, never used. $695. SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Avatar Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Avatar Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Raised Pillar Trout Reel: 2 3/4" for up to 4 wt line , RHW, weighing 5.0 oz, aluminum, NS and delrin construction with variable wide-ranging, smooth drag. Mint, unused with original block leather case w/stamped T&T logo. $550 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Penn International Model 2.5G: Gold anodized, 3 3/8" diameter for WF9 line and 250 yds of 20 lb backing, L or RHW(set up for RHW). A powerhouse of a reel with an incredible disc drag system. Original box and paperwork, reel is filled with backing but shows no sign of use. $350 SOLD!

Vintage Penn Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Penn Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Salmon: 3 1/8" x 1 1/4" wide spool for great capacity, set for LHW w/smooth and strong adjustable drag, ventillated faceplate, serpentine counterweighted handle, with extra spool and drawstring pouch, no sign of ever being used. $249 SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Compleat Angler Boxed Set: Rare and classy, limited production boxed set consisting of a Hardy 8' 2 1/2" 5 wt. 7 piece(!) DeLux Smuggler Classic rod, serial #21, rod bag and leather travel rod case; JLH Golden Ultralight reel with disc drag, extra spool and leather reel case; leather, fleece-lined zippered fly wallet. All presented in a flocked, form fitting box. Original paperwork for rod and reel included. Rod and reel shows only the slightest signs of use. Reel and extra spool are lined, condition of the set VG++. $1,495 SOLD!

Hardy Complete Angler Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Complete Angler Set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Richard Wheatley Silver Seal Box: 10 window, mint, unused. $145 Sold!

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Richard Wheatly Orvis Fly Box: 13 window,  foam on one lid, excellent dry and wet fly storage, leaping trout on front. Unused mint, old-style craftsmanship. Classic from a bygone era. Original box with slight edge wear. $195 Sold!

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Raised Pillar Trout Reel by Bill Ballan: 2 1/2" and weighing 6 oz(with line and backing). LHW, with a smooth fixed click, aluminum costruction, in VGC+ condition. Lined with a DT4 line and backing. Soft leather labeled case . $345. SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

2 9/16 St. George Reissue: Capacity DT3 + 15 yds. backing or WF3 + 40 yds. backing. LHW. Made in Alnwick this reissue by Hardy and has all the bells and whistles of the originals including agate line guard, duplicated check, adustable click drag. This one is in their Spitfire anodized finish and would look just gorgeous on a fine cane or graphite rod. Very classy, this one is mint, unused w/all original literature and box. $625! SOLD!

Vintage Hardy St. George Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy St. George Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Jenkins Model GA80-132, 8' for DT5, 2p, 2t. Golden cane with immaculately pressed and dressed nodes in 3x3 stagger, understated translucent tan wraps at guides and hook keeper, chocolate brown at ferrules, mirror matched tips, NS D/L cap and ring seat w/cherry varnished spacer, chrome snakes and agate stripper in NS frame, 6" cigar grip. Very lightly used, with just a hint of grip soiling and the most imperceptable hints of casting at the ferrule wraps. Varnish impeccable and rubbed down to a very subtle satin finish. Label not pristine, but Steve is sending me a replacement label. New ones run $1,805, this one a steal at $1,445. SOLD!

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Steve Jenkins Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Model 44 Raised Pillar: 2 1/4" x 3/4 wide spool. Cool little raised pillar reel for up to 3 line, fixed dualtone click, half handle. VGC+ w/original leather drawstring pouch. SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

2 7/8" Winston Perfect Reel: Near mint, and looks unused save a couple very minute scratches on the end of the reel foot evidencing mounting on a rod, but other than that prisitine with no signs of wear, finish totally intact, silky smooth drag, original box showing some wear, warantee card and literature, soft velvet bag w/Winston logo. Gorgeous deep green with white ivorine handle. Reversible for L or RH wind. For lines 2, 3 or 4 and plenty of backing, great on either cane or graphite. Spectacular. $699 REDUCED $649! SOLD!

Winston Perfect Reel, J.D. Wagner, AgentWinston Perfect Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bill Ballan Classic 3 1/8" x 3/4" spool for 5/6 line. Ventillated faceplate and foot, serpentine handle, set up for LHW, adjustable click. Light smudge on foot only sign of use. W/blue leather pouch. SOLD!

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Ballan Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Viscount LA 7/8: Gorgeous Hardy Large Arbor model for 7/8 lines, featuring reversable wind with silky smooth and wide-ranging disc drag, very pleasing light click (that can be turned off altogether!)and beautiful black anodizing of the aircraft-grade aluminum construction. 6.5 oz. Mint, unused w/original papers and neoprene pouch.$295 SOLD!

hardy Viscount Reel, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy Viscount Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Sirrus 3/4: Mint, unused lightweight vented aircraft aluminum reel with quick relase spool, smooth adjustable disc drag, very pleasant light click can be turned off, convertable wind, a mere 3.7 oz., capacity is DT3/WF4 and 50 meters of backing. Original papers, pouch and box. $345 SOLD!

Hardy Sirrus reel, J.D. Wagner, AgentHardy Sirrus reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 1997 and was already the 14th 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 transluscent 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 good shape, I polished this rod to like-new condition, however one tip was broken. We are offering this rod as a one-tip at $1,100, for an additional $300 I can make a second tip on short order, if requested. Curly maple case with leather and brass snaps showing age, labeled bag of the period. Seeing this rod-17 years old- it began to hit home what a long, strange trip it's been. SOLD!

Early J.D. Wagner Model 373 FS

Early J.D. Wagner Model 373 FS

Early J.D. Wagner Model 373 FS

Early J.D. Wagner Model 373 FS

Argus 560: 2 7/8”, champagne anodized, on-off click lever, LHW, quick release spool latch, fair condition with dings in finish from use, with line and backing and fleece-lined pouch. $35 SOLD!

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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. Sold!

Vintage Leonard Model 50, J.D. Wagner, agent

Mike Brooks Permacane: 8' 2p 2t for DT5 line: By noted Oregon maker with ties to the old Leonard Company. Bronze guides and agate stripper in blued NS frame wrapped in light olive silk tipped red, light cane w/ 3x 3 node staggering, mirror matched tips, full olive intermediates, Leonard-style NS step down ferrules, D/L blued screw lock seat, 6 ½" cigar cork grip. Rod is used with some grip soiling, wear on NS seat, slight fishing set in one tip but has a very pleasant medium to soft action. A lot of work in a rod for only $795! SOLD!

Mike Brooks Cane Rod

Mike Brooks Cane Rod

Mike Brooks Cane Rod

We have just received a consignment of 5 Peerless reels, all in good working order and set up for LHW. Since Peerless has discontinued production, we have received numerous calls from people desperate to own a piece of history. Here's your chance! All of these reels have their original boxes, soft zippered cases and are lined with good lines as noted.

Raised Pillar Models: All feature straight handles, except the Model 77.

Model 77:  at 2 1/2" in diameter and 4.2 oz, a gem of a small reel! with a 1/2 handle and lined with a DT3 wt line. One minute nick on a foot, otherwise no edge wear. Very fine. $625 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Model 7: Lined with a WF 5 line and backing.One minute nick on foot, no edge or faceplate wear. Very fine. This is an extremely rare Peerless model, with only 150 ever made.Case is scuffed. $795 Sold!

Vintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Classic Design Reels: All have serpentine handles.

Model 1A: 2 3/4' x 1 5/32", 4.6 oz. for lines up to DT 4 plus backing. Lined with a triangle taper 4/5 line.Adjustable drag knob on back plate. Owner modified aluminum palming plate as shown in picture, along with a second in black delrin. Foot, edges and faceplates very fine.$625 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Peerless Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Model 2A: 3 1/4" x 1 5/32, 5.3 oz. For up to DT6 plus backing. Lined with a triangle taper 6/7 line. Some minute dings on rims and foot. Very good. $625 SOLD!

Vintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Model3A: 3 1/4" x 1 5/8", 5.5 oz. For up to 8WF and backing. Lined with a triangle taper 6/7 line. Don't see a mark on it, very fine. $625 Sold!

Vintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Peerless Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bougle MkIV Raised Pillar Trout Reel in 3" with Extra Spool. Weighs 4.8 oz, capacity is for DT3, 4 and 5 lines. Included lines appear to be DT5 and and the spool is lined with an SA Ultra 4 WF4 F/S wet tip line. $625 SOLD!

Bougle' MKIV reel, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

Bougle MkIV Raised Pillar Trout Reel in 3 1/4" with Extra Spool. Weighs 5.1 oz, capacity is for DT4, 5 and 6 lines. Included lines appear to be a DT4 and DT5. $625 SOLD!

Hardy Bougle' MKIV ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy St. George Junior Limited Edition Reissue: 2 9/16" in diameter and weighing 3 1/4 oz. this little baby is rated for a WF4 line and 45 yards of backing and is left hand wind! This was a limited edition run Hardy made in the early 1990's, and true to the original St. George spirit, featuring a nickel silver line guard, ribbed aluminum foot, gorgeous black anodized finish, duplicated adjustable check, stamped with the reel craftsman's initials(JWS) and serial number(686), gorgeous block leather case. Paper box shows some signs of wear, otherwise Mint Unused, and very smooth. $625 SOLD!

Vintage St. George Jr. Reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward von Hofe Model 360 Perfection Size #1/0: 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 #1/0 has serial number H387 and was made in 1915. In equisite condition, drag is very smooth.

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, DT5 line and backing. At 3 1/8" 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. $5,000. SOLD!

Edward vom Hofe Perfection 360 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward vom Hofe Perfection 360 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward vom Hofe Perfection 360 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edward vom Hofe Perfection 360 reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

3 1/8" Winston Perfect, Mint, unused, original box and literature. Gorgeous deep green with white ivorine handle. Reversible for L or RH wind. $799 SOLD!

Mint, unused Winston Perfect 3 1/4" reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Perfect 2 7/8" A Very lightly used Perfect reissue, with only the smallest signs of scuffing on the foot indicating use. Gorgeous gunmetal finish, agate stripper, LHW. Original box, pouch and paperwork. For up to WF4 and 30 yds 20# and weighing 5.07 oz. This reel runs $950 new, lightly used $650! SOLD!

Thomas and Thomas Classic Reel by Ross: 3 1/2", Black anodized lightweight reel with disc drag, quiet click. With extra spool, backing and lines(5 and 6?) and soft leather zippered case. Lined up as above, but appears never used. $395 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Ross Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Ross Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Classic Reel by Ross: 3 1/2", Black anodized lightweight reel with disc drag, quiet click. With extra spool, backing and lines(5 and 6?) and soft leather zippered case. Lined up as above, but appears never used. $395 SOLD!

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Ross Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Thomas and Thomas Ross Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Bougle' Limited Edition Reissue: Hardy reissued its classic Bougle' in limited edition in 1998. This is #308 from the original run of 1,000 reels, with original block leather case, box and attendant paperwork. Reel is mint, unused, with only the original paper box showing some wear from storage. 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. $625. SOLD!

Hardy Bougle' Limited Edition~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 Sold!

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad, Model 276 ZQ: Made in March of 2010 for a good friend who is putting this one towards a new Signature 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, sqaured off tapered cigar grip, 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! Minor bluing wear on ferrules and 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. (2014 price $2,495) SOLD!

Wagner Model 276 AQ Quad Fly RodWagner Model 276 AQ Quad Fly Rod

Wagner Model 276 AQ Quad Fly RodWagner Model 276 AQ Quad Fly Rod

Rare! Edwards Quadrate Saltwater Spinning rod 8' 2p, 1t. An incredible piece of quad craftsmanship, and quite rare, especially in this condition for a salt water stick. Gorgeous flamed cane, gorgeously squared and oxidized ferrules are a metalworking feat, brown color preserved wraps tippd yellow, black and maroon, fancy signature wrap above bakelight winding check, original writing intact, all agate guides, oxidized dual slide bands, long grip terminated in rubber-cushioned fighting butt!(If a maker wanted to make this rod today, the guides alone would run $150, not to mention at least $35 in cork for the grip!) Original bag and labeled tube. Like the Thomas rods, I think the Edwards rods are just a small step below the best rods ever made by Payne. Rod shows some use and age with some varnish softness and blems, but rod is sound, straight and good to go fishing. Take this baby down to the beach and do it old school with class! $495. Sold!

Edwards Saltwater Spinning Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 Sold!

Mint, unused Winston Perfect 3 1/4" reel , J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Custom Model 380 BP 5-6 wt.. Flamed cane, silk color scheme: reddish brown transluscent fine silk tipped black extremely delicate 3 wrap intermediates and signature wrap, U/L Venerri nickel silver screw lock with  a gorgeously figured maple burl stabilized spacer, black guides and oxidized ferrules! Our most versatile trout rod with two different tips:  dry tip for DT5 and wet tip for DT6 or WF7, in a very desirable 3-piece configuration for easy travel use. I use this rod model constantly because it can do so much with the wet and dry tips! All the bells and whistles of our Signature Series rods. Rod shows absolutely no sign of use, pristine, mint. With bag and case, a new one would currently run $2,845 with the intermediate wraps. $2,275 Sold!

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Custom 7'3" 4-5 wt. Model 373 FS. Flamed cane, silks in my favorite color scheme: fine olive silk tipped black extremely delicate 3 wrap intermediates and signature wrap, U/L Venerri nickel silver screw lock with a gorgeously figured varnished green ebony spacer, black guides and oxidized ferrules! Our best-selling trout rod in a very desirable 3 piece configuration for easy travel use and all the bells and whistles of our Signature Series rods. Rod shows absolutely no sign of use, pristine, mint. With bag and case, a new one would currently run $2,845 with the intermediate wraps. $2,275 SOLD!

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Custom 7

Vintage J.D. Wagner Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Richard Wheatly Orvis 150th Anniversary Fly Box: 26 window, unused mint, old-style craftsmanship. Classic from a bygone era. Original box with slight edge wear. $245 SOLD!

Vintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Wheatley Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Custom 3 p, 2t 5 wt.. Flamed cane, my favorite silk color scheme: olive fine silk tipped black extremely delicate 3 wrap intermediates and signature wrap, forest green silk at ferrules, U/L Venerri nickel silver screw lock with a gorgeouse varnished bird's eye maple spacer, hard chrome guides and fully engraved nickel silver ferrules and reel seat hardware in rose and scroll pattern! Mortised butt section in matching bird's eye maple. This rod was a killer to make! The customer supplied his own bird's eye for this commission, and each time I tried to cut the featherlike splices, I'd get down to the last pass before they'd blow out when the cutters hit a bird's eye. Over and over I made the splices until they came out immaculate. With bag and case, a new one would currently run $3,745...that's assuming I would do it again in bird's eye, but I never will, having learned my lesson the hard way! In great shape, sparsely fished and well-tended. $3,500. SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Mortised Rod

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Mortised Rod

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Mortised Rod

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Mortised Rod

J.D. Wagner Presentation Series Mortised Rod

Orvis CFO III Reel 3" for DT4 or DT5 line: Early riveted design w/two screw spool latch, nickel silver reversible line guard, adjustable click and pawl drag, smooth aluminum foot. A very nice CFOIII made in England, with a very smooth drag and no spool play/wobble, evidencing some minor edge wear but very good condition with original zippered leather and sheepskin lined soft case. A great vintage reel for cane or graphite, easily reversible for left or right hand wind. $235. Sold!

Vintage Orvis CFO Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Golden JLH Ultralite Salmon Reel: 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 4" Salmon model holds a WF10 line and an incredible 300 yards backing, yet weighs only 7 3/8" oz. Would make a great pairing with a Spey rod at a very affordable price. Mint, unused with only some wear to the box from storage, original paperwork and soft drawstring bag. $345 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Golden JLH reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Orvis Vortex Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Golden JLH Ultralite Model 8/9: 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 8/9 model holds up to a WF 9 line and 125 yards backing, yet weighs only 5 5/8" 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 soft drawstring bag. $295 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Golden Ultralite Reel size 8/9~ J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy Golden Ultralite Reel size 8/9~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

C.S. Mason Sir D 7 1/2' 2p 2t. 3 wt. A very nice rod by this reclusive and low-volume Wisconisin builder, featuring blond cane, western grip, d/l NS cap and ring seat with fine knurling and a gorgeous burl spacer, orange wraps tipped scarlet, hard chrome guides w/agate stripping guide, NS ferrules nicely hand-pointed for a smooth transition to the rod shafts.. Rod appears unused and has a nice, crisp action with a DT3 line but also has some delicacy in its nature. A bargain at $895. SOLD!

C.S. Mason flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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.

Models are:

Blue Ridge: 6' 2 oz. for DT4 line. SOLD!

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 Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, AgentHardy Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, AgentHardy Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Blue Ridge Limited Edition

Hardy Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Catskill Limited Edition

Hardy Limited Edition Rod Trio, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Yellowstone Limited Edition.

Hardy Ultralight Disc 2/3/4: 2 7/8", 3.5 oz, black anodized aluminum, with adjustable, wide-ranging Rulon disc drag, reversable for either hand, capacity WF4 and 50 yds backing. A couple very light scratches on the foot are the only signs this has ever been used, with original box, pouch, paperwork. $325 REDUCED $295 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Ultralight Disc Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Ultralight Disc Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 7 ½', 2p., 2 t. 3 7/8 oz. for HDG(WF6) line, fast. Orvis impregnated cane, original chocolate translucent wraps, polished d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, cleaned cigar grip, serial number 65113(1972). Straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall good condition. Writing and bluing in fair shape, with signs that the female ferrule was factory reset at some point in time. Marked for HDG(WF6) line, I took this out on the lawn with a Hardy DT5 line and it just sang! Also gave it a go with an SA Ultra4 DT4 and it also worked as a 'long' 4 wt. Original bag and case with engraved hexagonal cap sans label. An incredible value in cane rods, take this baby fishing! $695. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod~ J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Orvis Battenkill Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Hardy Uniqua- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Uniqua- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Uniqua- J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Marquis #4 w/Extra Spool: Introduced in 1969, The Marquis was a high-value, lightweight reel with adjustable drag and exposed palming rim, easily converted for L or RH wind. The #4 size will hold a WF4 line and 75 yards of backing, and measures 2 3/4" in diameter. With only the slightest signs of use, VGC+, extra spool and original black zippered case. Great on cane, glass or graphite! $275 SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Marquis #4 reel ~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

REDUCED! 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. REDUCED! 395! SOLD!

Vintage Hardy Perfect reel, 3 1/8" J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy Perfect reel, 3 1/8" J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy Perfect reel, 3 1/8" J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Bougle' Limited Edition Reissue: Hardy reissued its classic Bougle' in limited edition in 1998. This is #383 from the original run of 1,000 reels, with original block leather case, box and attendant paperwork. Reel is mint, unused. 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. $550. SOLD!

Hardy Limited Edition Bougle' Reel ~ J.D.Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

John Pickard cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

John Pickard cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Patriot Series 6'3" 3-4 wt, 2p, 1t. This rod was custom-made and labeled "Centre County, PA" and is in mint condition. The only sign it was ever even cast is a slight cracking at the varnish on the ferrules, otherwise mint. This is our best-selling small stream taper, having a delicate yet powerful feel for DT3 or DT4 lines. Short length keeps your rod tip out of the brush. With deeply flamed cane, forest green color-preserved silk, oxidized Super Z ferrules and nickel silver pocketed butt cap and ring....all the bells and whistles of our very popular Patriot Series rods, which run $845 new. The woner of this rod passed away, and the proceeds of this sale are being donated by his wife to the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. With bag. Case showing some normal wear. REDUCED! $599 SOLD!

Vintage J.D. Wagner Patriot Series Rod

Wagner Hexagonal Rod Case: Whenever I see one of these it brings a smile, as our company all began about 23 years ago making wood rod cases, nets and flyboxes.....before I ever made my first cane rod.  This one is made from nicely-figured curly maple, dyed with honey maple analine dye to pop the figure. It will fit any 3 piece rod up to 7'9". Leather strap and brass snaps, mint. $125 SOLD!

Wagner Hexagonal Rod Case ~ J.D. Wagner, Maker

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 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Early J.D. Wagner Rod

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!

L.C. Parks Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Hardy St George reissue, J.D. Wagner, AgentVintage Hardy St George reissue, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Orvis Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 SOLD!

Winston Perfect Boxed Anniversary Set Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Winston Perfect Boxed Anniversary Set Reels, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Thomas and Thomas Classic Series, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Homer Jennings Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Homer Jennings Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 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!

Orvis Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Bellinger Trout ReelBellinger Saracione Trout Reel

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!

Vintage Paul Young Para 15, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Paul Young Para 15, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Paul Young Para 15, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Battenkill Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Thomas and Thomas Rod Luggage

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!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rods, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!!!!!!

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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!

Vintage Peerless reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Peerless reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Set of 6 Reddington RedFly reels: We used these reels at flyfishing shows on our demo rods, so I could quickly get a rod in someone's hands without worry someone would damage or walk off with a Hardy or Peerless. Since we no longer do shows I have no need for them. Sold as a set only! Three are 3/4 size, two are 5/6 size, one is 7/8/9. With the exception of one reel, all have lines on them. Lines range from Cortland 333's to a 444 peach and a Cortland Sylk. Good functional reels with adjustable drags, rosewood handles, all show signs of edge wear and use but not abused. The set complete $95. 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!

Vintage Pezon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pezon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pezon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

3 1/8" Hardy Perfect J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

3 1/8" Hardy Perfect J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

3 1/8" Hardy Perfect J.D. Wagner, Rodmaker

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. 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!

Wagner 6

Wagner 6

Wagner 6

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!

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Quad

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!

Willow reels

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!

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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.

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Rod~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

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 Signature Series

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!

J.D. Wagner, Presentation Series

J.D. Wagner, Presentation Series

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!

Randall knife, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Randall Knife, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

Godfrey Westminster reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Westminster reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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!

3 1/8" Hardy Perfect, J.D. Wagner~ Agent

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!

Hardy LRH

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

South Bend OrenoMatic

Dam Quick Spinning reel w/extra spool. Very good condition light line spinning reel. Set up for RH retrieve. $50 Sold!

DamQuick Spinning Reel

Orvis 51A spinning reel. VG light line spinning reel, smooth, folding handle. Rare RIGHT hand retrieve $85 Sold!

Orvis 51A Spinning Reel

Hardy St. George Steelhead reel

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!

Hardy Perfect Spool

Pflueger 1495 w/two extra spools. Reel is modified with the One Pfoot so that it will fit contemporary seats! $125 Sold!

1495!

Hardy Featherweight Reel w/Hardy Zippered bag. Two screw line guard and latch. Edge wear. $250 Sold!

Hardy Featherweight

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!

1496!!!1496!!!1496!

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!

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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!

Hardy LRH

Cortland 444 Reel: Edge wear, GC. Cheap multiplier for your multiplying needs! $15 SOLD!

Cortland Multiplying Reel

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 Seven/Three

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!

Orvis Madison

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Hunt reel seat

Hunt hook keeper

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!

Reels

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

Vintage Reels

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!

Vintage Rods

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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