Bamboo, Graphite and Glass

Bamboo

Hardy

  • Marvel:  7 1/2′, 3 pc, xtip, ferrule plugs, leather tube for #4 line- condition is excellent-Hardy’s most sought after cane rod—$1500
  • Palakona:  7 1/2′, 2 pc,single tip (sold that way) original bag w/tube, black wraps trimmed in green, for a #5/6 line. Although the tip is a lighter color than the butt, the original owner says he bought it that way and it certainly appears true—$450
  • Deluxe:  9 1/2, 3 pc, xtip (tips are of equal length but are 3/4″ shorter than the mid and butt (made that way) for a #5/6 line, original bag and tube, serial #: E88858 (1953) rod appears original and is in good condition—$295
  • Neocane spinning rod: orig bag and tube, rod marked “Neocane Pintail Hardy Bros Alnick England” on the butt, also NE 3579, wraps are green tipped black, SUL reel seat over bakelite barrel, 3″ foregrip, 8″ rear grip w rubber button, 7′ length, rod is in excel N/M condition, a rare find, probably would handle 1/8-1/4 oz lures—$175
  • Hollowlight: 9′, 3pc, xtip, original bag and Hardy codura tube, wgt is 5 oz. for a DT 5/WF 6 line, serial #: H30219 (1960), all cork slide band “W” seat, cigar grip, agate striper and tip tops, all sections are full length (tip is one each shorter than butt and mid-made that way), full intermediates, wraps are gold tipped black, rod is in excellent condition, a rare seldom seen model…$475
  • C.C. DeFrance, #48 of limited edition, 8 1/2″, 2 pc, single tip (made that way), butt marked “The C.C. DeFrance”, orig bag and Hardy codura tube, cigar grip, all cork, SB seat w/Hardy “W” style reel fitting, serial #: J537 (made in 1978), agate stripper, perfection style tip-top, full maroon intermediate wraps, bridge style guides, 5 1/4 oz, for #5/#6 line.  Hardy discontinued their famous C.C. DeFrance model in 1968.  In 1978, at the request of Dermot Wilson, world renown British fly fisher and owner of the Nether Wallop Mill-his fly shop the famous Test River, Hardy agreed to make a limited run of the 8 1/2′ bamboo fly rod-C.C. DeFrance.  Rods were made to Dermot’s specifications, this is an excellent big water fly rod and quite rare, condition is excellent…$450

Leonard

  • Leonard:  8″, 2 pc, xtip, model #40, 4 1/8 oz, for a #5/6 line, serial #3081, original bag and tube, all sections equal, S/D/L over butternut spacer, rod is in excellent condition—$1350
  • Leonard:  10′, 3 pc, xtip, original bag, tube and tag, Catskill model, for a #4/5 line, intermediate wraps, rod is original (I’m sure), condition is very good—$500
  • 8 1/2′ Model 4099 1/2: 3 pc, xtip, original bag and tube, for #7 line, Simroe era rod, 4″ detachable ext butt, a light salmon/steelhead rod, exceptional smooth power and action, serial #: 322, SDL seat, butternut filler, red wraps, cigar grip, bright fittings, butt cap marked “HL”, H. L. Leonard Rod Co. Makers”, rod is in excellent plus condition and probably never fished, wgt is 5 1/4 oz.—$1300
  • 8′ Model 50 Catskill: 3 pc, xtip (short 3 1/2″ at the butt section, cigar grip, SBDL reel seat, over butternut spacer, butt cap marked “The Leonard Rod, H.L. Rod Co. Makers”,  patent date on the butt cap and at the female ferrule, rod has been rewrapped by Leonard with full green intermediates and at the guides which are very early English guides, rod wgt is 3 1/2 oz, orig bag (has a whole in bottom) and tube, for a #5 line—$550
  • 8′ Model 50 DF; 3 pc, xtip, all sections are full length, non orig bag and non orig leather tube, rod was refinished by Leonard in the same green wraps as the previous rod,rod is from the 20’s-30’s vintage,agate stripper and tip tops, slide band D/L reel seat, cigar grip, wgt is 4 oz, for a 4/5 line (I like a 5 wgt line), this is an excellent caasting classic (their most popular rod) and in great refinish condition, you won’t find a better all around trout rod—$1250
  • 9′, 3 pc, xtip,orig bag and tube, for #6 wgt line, wgt is 6 oz, sections are full length and straight, full red intermediate wraps, all NS slide band reel seat, butt cap marked “The Leonard Rod H.L. Leonard Rod Co Makers”, reg patent date (also on the ferrule), target butt cap, reel seat marked “Special Tournament”, rod is in excellent refininshed (by Leonard) condition, extremely smooth casting rod that only needs to make one back cast to shoot 60′ (or more if needed), great casting rod for large waters, also a fine light salmon or steelhead rod—$500
  • 9′ Catskill: 3 pc, xtip, (short 6 “), full length tip has a non orig repair wrap 2″ long between the 2nd and 3rd guide, rod has full intermediate red wraps with black tips, cigar grip is 5” long, C&R reel seat over butternut spacer red agate stripper, butt cssp marked “The HL Leonard Rod, Leonard Mills Co Makers”, stamping used on rods from 1887-1924, I believe this is a teens or 20’s rod, casts a #4/5 line perfectly, wgt is 4 oz, non orig bag and tube, despite its short comings this is a very nice casting rod, i would recommend a bamboo rod maker remove the overwrap, make a repair and rewrap in clear silk—$350

Payne

  • 7′ Model 98:  2 pc, single tip (made that way), hang tag and ferrule plug, original bag labeled tube, butt cap marked “Payne Reg Pal Off Made for Abercrombie and Fitch”, all sections full length for a #3/4 line, Spanish cedar S/B reel seat, blued fittings, a high-class hard to find Payne in near mint condition—$2900
  • 8 1/2 Model 204:  3 pc, single tip, non original bag and tube,rod was rewrapped by Orvis w/incorrect colors, all guides except agate stripper have been replaced, all hardware is original Payne, for a #5 line, butt capped marked “E.F. Payne, E.F. Payne Rod Co. Makers”. this is an early Payne, I would think from 1920’s-1930’s, rod casts a #5 wonderfully, rod is in very good restored condition—$1100
  • Model 204: 8 1/2″, 3 pc, xtip, original bag and tube, for a #5 line, H/W grip, alum SUL seat, spanish cedar spacer, marked “sold by Abercrombie & Fitch”, wraps are brown tipped black, weight 5 oz., perfection style stripper, rod has been refinished, stripper appears to be non original, all sections are full length and straight. A fine casting rod in very good condition—$1795

T&T

  • Midge:  7′, 2 pc, xtip (1 1/2″ repair between tip-top and 1st guide (repair done by Tom Dorsey), needs hook keeper rewrapped, all sections full length, walnut S/B seat for a #4 line, a great casting small stream rod, very good condition (with exceptions noted), original bag and tube—$1200
  • Specialist: 7 1/2, 2 pc, xtip, original bag and tube w/label for a #4 line, beautiful flamed cane, blued fittings, C&R over dark walnut, serial #4063, excellent condition—$2000

F.E. Thomas

  • Special 9′, 3 pc, xtip (short 3 1/2′), orig bag and tube, rod has been refinished, butt section had some delamination but was fixed at time of refinish, wgt 5 1/2 oz for a WF 7 line, full length tip has an area at the ferrule that may have to be serviced and may need to be reset, rod casts well, tight and sound, this would make a fine big river dry fly rod…$275
  • Dirigo, 8′, 3pc, xtr tip, original bag and tube, for a Dt 5/WF 6 line, weight is 4 1/8 oz, 2nd tip has a 2 1/2″ repair wrap above the male ferrule which appears to have been a delamination, the repair is sound, I have cast the rod with this tip and have found no problems, all sections are full length and straight, rod has bright fittings, cigar grip, SB reel seat over mortised wood barrel, butt cap marked “Dirigo”, F.E. Thomas Bangor Maine” also “33”.  This is a smooth casting rod from a classic Maine bamboo builder, exceptions noted…$795

Homer-Jennings

  • 7′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube for #3 line, blonde cane, transparent tan silks, tipped red, cigar grip, blued fittings, SBDL over maple seat, butt marked #551 H. L. Jennings, 10-09-03″, with owner’s name, rod is MINT, med DF demeanor, a perfect small stream DF rod, Jennings has long been known for exceptional craftmanship and breath-taking finishes, this rod is no exception, great but at—$1600

Rick Robbins

  • 7 1/2′, 2 pc, #5 line, little rivers series, serial 1206, orig bag and labeled tube, carmel color cane, cigar grip, N/S S/B, bronzed guides, tan tipped red, carboly stripper, bright ferrules, over walnut reel seat, rod is in mint condition, one owner, never fished—$1395

Fred Kretchman

  • 6 1/2, 2pc, xtip, orig custom bag and tube with full label, for #3 line, wgt 3 oz, serial # 11-66-17, blued fittings, dark brown wraps, tipped lighter brown, cigar grip, DLSB reel seat, over dark mortised wood seat, butt cap marked “F.D. Kretchman Rod Co.”, agate stripper, complete w/ferrule plug, rod is MINT, smooth med/fast D/F action, from the highly regarded Maine rod maker—$1400

A. J. Thramer

  • Thramer’s version of the Leonard 50 DF; 8′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag with hang tag, orig labeled tube, wt is 4 1/2 ounces, for #5 line, sweet med action, at all casting ranges, from 10′ to 60′, butt is marked “Leonard DF taper AJ Thramer Rod Co.” (hollow built) on 3 flats, RHW grip, serial: TH2535, blued fittings, black alum SUL, over a maple wood spacer, windings are deep maroon in color, rod has a red agate stripper, hook keeper is small ring, node pattern alternating 3, all sections are full length and straight, this rod has never been fished, rod is in mint unused condition, this could be your all around favorite rod. Thramer is no longer building rods—$1100

R.L.Winston

  • 9′, 2 pc, single tip (made that way) for a #7/8 line, 51/8 oz, H/W grip, SDL bakelite winding check, ser #7305, agate stripping guide, orig S Fran labeled bag, tube is a new labeled Winston. I bought this rod from Glenn and Tom years ago when they had a list of their own rods for sale. It needed to be refurbished, so I sent it to Glenn and redid the rod in the more modern style, replacing the guides with larger, lighter weight guides that shoot the line much better with the newer lines we use today. The ferrules are the original duronze ferrules.  Rod is in excellent condition, full length, tight and straight, a true San Francis Winston from the Stoner/Merrick era of classic salmon/steelhead rods—$850
  • 9′, 2 pc, single tip (made that way), for a 7 wgt line, orig tube, bag may be original, replaced non Winston reel seat, ser # 7297, rod marked “built for Chas. F. Johnson”, typical Winston rod info on butt, rod has correctly wrapped guides, ferrules wrapped in red,this work was not done by Winston, wgt is 5 1/2 oz.—$650

Orvis

  • Battenkill:  8′, 2pc, extra tip, original bag and tube, for a #9 line, serial #57451, 5 1/8 oz., all sections full length, some ridging to grip but overall in very good condition, great bass bug, light, S/S/S rod—$495
  • Battenkill: 7 1/2″, Midge Model, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and leather tube for #4/5 line, 3 1/2 oz (on my scale), ser# 53354 (Jordan era rod) with darker impregnation, typical Orvis cigar grip, SDL seat, walnut barrel blued ferrules. This is a classic slow action all around trout rod in excellent condition, not often seen with leather tube which is in good condition, the Midge is one of the more sought after Orvis models–a true classic….$750
  • Wes Jordan:  8′, 2 pc, original bag and tube, later lighter impregnated cane, sculptured grip (right hand), 4 3/8 oz. for a #7 line, typical Battenkill reel seat, leather tube (fair condition), resourceinol glue lines, rod is in fair condition—$700
  • Wes Jordan: 8′, 2pc, extra tip, original bag and leather tube, for a DT#6 or WF#7 (my preference), sculptured grip, weight 4 3/8 oz. Typical SDL lock seat over walnut barrel, serial #: 61750, butt seat marked “made for Dr. R M by Wes Jordan”, all sections are straight, full length and tight ferrules. This is an earlier model with darker impregnation than later models and is in excellent condition. Probably the best Wes Jordan model I have ever cast, smooth, progressive medium action…$850

Sweet Grass

  • Mantra:  7 1/2′, 2 pc, single tip (made that way), Penta (5 sided), original bag and tube, for a #5 line, full wells grip, SDL over zebra wood filler, never fished, mint condition (plastic still on grip—$995

John Zimny

  • 7 1/2′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube for a #5 line, butt marked “J.C. Zimny, maker, ser #:175975 Classic”, cigar grip, U/L N/S slide band reel seat over beautifully stained mortized filler, fancy knurled walnut butt cap, wraps are signature brown tipped black carb. stripper, bright snakes, wgt is 3 1/2 oz, blued ferrules, rod cats a #5 line extremely well, a great all around trout, panfish rod a very talented cane rod maker—$1000

John Picard

  • 7′, 2 pc, xtip, original bag and tube, based on a Dickerson taper, for a #4 line, wraps are typical Dickerson style, SDL seat over walnut, blued fittings, fast DF style, excellent condition—$1100

Bellinger

  • 7′, 2 pc, xtip, original bag and tube, 2 1/2 oz, for a #4 line, C&RUL reel seat, blued hardware, beautiful flamed cane, M/F DF action, near mint condition—$1000

Bill Taylor

  • 7 1/2′, 2 pc, Quad, xtip, original bag and tube, 3 1/2oz, for a #4 line, C&R seat over walnut, translucent wraps and tipped black, honey colored cane, blued fittings, cigar grip red is in excellent condition—$995

Heddon

  • 5′, 2 pc, Bait Casting rod, very early (1st bait rods), w/bass decal intact, no bag, tube looks orig, longer tip than butt (made that way), 2″ foregrip, 5 1/4″ rear grip, 4″ N/S locking seat w/Heddon Dowagiac Q Pat Dec. 108 inscribed, both tips full length, best for 5/8-1 oz lures, red wraps, a refinish would make the rod pop, very rare rod in this cond—$225
  • 4 1/2′, very early boat rod, 2″ foregrip, 5 1/4 rear grip, 3 3/4″ NSSB seat, Rod has been refinished, partial bass decal still on butt section, handles 5/8 oz to 1 oz lures, no bag, alum tube minus cap—$95
  • Folsom (by Heddon) 3 pc, ex tip, original bag and tube, #6 line, rod was repaired and refininshed by Fred Kretchman several years ago….$425

Allen Noland

  • 7′ 9″, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, for #5 line, 4 1/2 oz, ser #: A710, H/W grip,SDL alum seat, over maple filler, caramel color cane, wraps are tan with tipped black, blued fittings, rod is in excellent condition—$750

Phillipson

  • 7′, 2 pc, xtip (has a repair wrap between tip-top and 1st guide), and is 1/16th short, does not affect casting of a 5# line, cigar grip, SBDL over walnut with fancy engraving, bag and tube.  This rod was made from a Phillipson blank and is in very good condition and is impregnated, very nice DF rod—$350
  • M Hunter Approved: 8 1/2′, 3 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, for a #5/6 line, dark flamed cane, both tips have casting sets (easily removed), H/W grip SDL over alum barrel, all sections full length, rod is in good condition, good rod for larger streams—$300
  • Haywood Zephyr: 7 1/2′, 2 pc, xtip (has a 3 1/2″ repair wrap between 3rd and 4th guide which was well done and is sound), elliptical grip, SUL seat over black plastic barrel, all sect are full length, MF dry fly for a #5/6 line, non orig bag, rod is in F-G cond—$350
  • Pace Maker #51, 7′, 2 pc, 4 3/4 oz, spinning rod, owners name on butt section, straight alum SDL seat, wraps are pale yellow, tipped black beautiful flamed cane, best for 3/8-1/2 oz lures, rod in VG cond, orig bag and tube—$150
  • Peerless: 7 1/2, 2 pic, extra tip, original bag, labeled tube, for a 5wt line, impregnated, cigar grip, copper color alum SDL reel seat, copper color grip check, dark brown windings tipped yellow, one tip has a 1 1/2″ repair between the 1st and second guides-looks like a sound repair, condition is fair, all sections full length,tips have slight casting sets of no consequence…$425

Charlie Jenkins

  • 7 1/2′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, GA75-47, for a #5/6 line. I’m sure this is a Charlie/Steve rod, M/F action, SDL seat, wraps are brown tipped black, rod is in excellent cond—$1300
  • 8′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag a labeled tube, for #5 line, an early rod made by Charlie, serial # GA 80-25, cigar grip, alum SB reel seat over walnut barrel, wraps are pale translucent and yellow, bright fittings, smooth med action rod. Please note: female butt ferrule broke and is short by 3/4”, does NOT distract from its smooth casting ability.  Charlie Jenkins is one of the most underrated bamboo craftsman who ever split a culm.  I was a dealer for Jenkins rods in the 70’s and sold many of his rods. I have 3 rods made by Charlie and will never part with them-that’s how good they are—$1000
  • 7 1/2, 2pc, xtip, orig bag and tube for a 4/5 line (I like a DT4), 31/2 oz, SDL reel seat over walnut barrel. This is an early rod from Charlie (ser#: GA75-8), indicating it was the 8th 7 1/2′ he built), cigar grip, med flamed cane, blued ferrules, brown wraps, tipped yellow (like a Payne), full label on tube. All sections full length. A really fine casting rod in probably the most desirable rod length and line size for trout fishing—$1450

Walton Powell

  • Two 6′ 2″ rods (2 butts, 2 tips) in one orig bag and tube, both #5 line, one is marked “made for owner”, no markings on the other, appear to be slightly different in the butt sections, tips are interchangeable, rods are in excellent condition—$1300
  • 8 1/2′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, for #4/5/6 line–really! Typical Walton Powell grip and reel seat (gold anodized) ser # 13-42089, bright ferrules and guides, typical brown wraps w/intermediates, a really nice casting larger stream rod, one tip-top needs to be straightened (no problem), may be the most versatile and best casting rod on the list—$1000
  • 7 1/2′, 2 pc, xtip, 3 7/8 oz. for a 5/6 line, semi-hollow construction, RHW grip, alum SUL reel seat, ser#: 002094, Pat date on butt section, bright fittings over walnut seat, orig bag & tube, intermediate trim wraps, brown in color, tipped red, smooth excellent casting rod from a well know rod company, all sections full length and straight—$995

Douglas Duck

  • 8′, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, model FFX-8L, for #5 line, ser# 2069, western style grip, C&R seat, over maple filler, beautiful med  flamed cane, bright ferrules, black guides.  According to owner this was a special model based on a 8′ Gillum taper.  Both tips have slight sets that should be easily removed, action is M/F, DF, 4 1/8 oz—$925

Dean Turner

  • 7′, 2 pc, xtip, for a #4 line, “Little Falls” model, rod is mint and unfinished, rod was made for Wally Vait, the one time owner of “On the Fly” fly shop in Monkton, Md. His name is on the rod, cigar grip, blued hardware, SB over walnut, transparent wraps, tipped black, orig bag and heavy brass capped tube—$1300

D. R. Stone

  • 7’3″, 3 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube, for a #4 line, ser# 0934, 3.9 oz, blued hardware, cigar grip, DLSB, mortised wood seat, fast DF action, rod is VG—$695

Dunton

  • 8 1/2′, 3 pc, xtip, non orig bag and tube, for a #6 line, M/W grip, SDL seat over plastic barrel, complete in tact label, ” Sewell N. Dunton & Son” Greenfield, Mass.”, wraps are red, tipped yellow, tops have slight sets, rod appears new, unfinished—$195

Montague

  • 8 1/2′, 3 pc, orig bag and unlabeled tube, for 5/6 line, The Rapidan Model, H/W grip, SDL over plastic barrel, intact label, yellow wraps, tan intermediate, tips have sets, all sections are full length, rod is in good cond—$75

Unknown Origin

  • 8′, 3 pc, single tip, no sections are the same length, bag larger than rod (probably longer rod had been refinished), mid has 21″ repair wrap above 1st guide from ferrules, tip has slight set, cigar grip, N/S C&R seat, cone shape winding check with guide rails, for a #5 line, bright ferrules, imitation agate stripper, ghosting can be seen on rod where previous guides were, great casting and a bargain for—$150

Terry Ackland

  • 7′, 2 pc, single tip (made that way), for a #4/5 line, orig bag and tube, cigar grip, NSSB seat, blued ferrrules, maroon wrap, FDF action—SPECIAL—$250

Bogart

  • 8′ P15, 2 pc, xtip, orig bag, hang tag and tube, for #5/6 line, This is a new rod with plastic still on the grip. F/W grip, C&R over wood barrel, bright guides and ferrules, butt marked “2006-1″, Chris Bogart Maker Para 15”.  This is his interpretation of a Young Para 15 rod, in mint cond, wraps are standard Bogart red.  This is a smooth casting rod capable of 70′-80′ casts with ease, also excellent for short 20′ casts.  A great big water rod for all types of flies—$1200

Constable 

  • “The Brookie”, 6 3/4′, 2 pc, extra tip, appears to be original bag and tube, western style grip, N/S SUL reel seat, bright ferrules, agate stripping guide, bright guides, butt capped marked “The Brookie”, for a #5 line, transparent silks, black wrapped ring hook keeper, fast DF action, rod appears unused.  My educated guess is that it is a Clifford Constable from Bromley England, not sure.  This is a nice small stream, tight loop rod—$325

Mo Mayo

  • 8′, 2 pc, single tip, made that way, length includes a permanent ext butt (walnut), western style grip, NS SUL reel seat over wood barrel, translucent tan wraps, dark purple, winding tipped red at ferrules, grip cheek, bright guides, rod is straight and tight, #7 line, rod is well made, wgt 5 oz, action fast to med fast, original bag and tube—$750

Tom Smithwick

  • 8′, 2 butts (different lengths), 2 tips (same length) which makes up into a 7′ rod for a #3 line and an 8′ rod for #3 line, ferrule plug for the short butt to make equal sections in the bag, alum SUL reel seat on 8′ rod, alum C&R seat on 7″ rod, brown wraps, Garrison style grips, excel condition, original bag and tube to hold all sections, VERY few Smithwick’s come to market—$950

Bob Nunley

  • 7 1/2′, 3 pc, xtip, orig bag and tube for #3 line, 4 1/2″ cigar grip, fancy mortised reel seat, leather pad glued onto cushion reel seat, beautiful med flamed cane, blued fittings, dark maroon wraps, some wear on butt cap, all sections full length and straight.  If you love to fish 18’s-24’s flies on those low summer streams, this is the rod for you!  Med-slow delicate action that will paint a fly on the water, rod is in excel condition.  In addition to rod, a cover print, signed by artist Michael Simon, of Nunley’s “Snake Rod” (see picture of this print in “other” section of website) included at this price—$1500

Goodwin Granger

  • Special 8′, 3 pc,xtip, orig bag and tube, the mid is 2″ short of the butt, 1 tip is 2″ short of the butt and the other is 4″ short of the butt, wraps do not appear to be original color scheme (could be faded) guides and furrels are orig, black plastic tube and knurled alum cap is original (rare), the label of the tube is 98% in tact and the bag appears orig, reel seat is the screw uplock, both bag and tube are in excellent condition. The rod is fishable as is and would probably take a #6 line. I would guess the rod is fron the late 30’s. A good project rod as well as a good fishing rod—$150

South Bend

  • Model 469-7, 2 pc, orig bag and cardboard tube spinning rod, set in tip which is easily removed, butt is shorter than tip (made that way), rod is in good cond—$75

Fiberglass

Fenwick

  • FF706, 7′, 2pc, original bag, in early original aluminum tube, bronze colored D/L alum seat, H/W grip for 5/6 line.  An early Westminster California rod, rod in very good condition—$135
  • Fenglass, 7 1/2′, 3 pc, for #5 line, F/W grip, original bag and tube.  This is the new fenwick glass rod, SDL cork reel seat—new @ $219.95

Hardy

  • “Jet”, 9′, 2 pc, original bag, non original tube, for a #9 line, rod is BRAND NEW w/plastic still on the grip, classic Hardy SUL reel seat over backlite barrel, yellow wraps, spigot ferrule.  This series of rods was designed by Jon Tarrentino, thus “Jet” who was an international fly fishing and fly casting champion, 5 1/2 oz., great S/S rod in excellent condition—$150

Phillipson

  • Eponite model X86, 4 1/2 oz, dry fly rod, 2 pc, original bag and square labeled tube-minus its’ cap, N/S ferrules, 8 1/2 for a #6 line, a fine big stream dry fly rod in very good condition, D/L alum seat, a classic era fiberglass rod—$100

Ritz-Garcia

  • Model 2065, 8′ 5″, staggered ferrule, 2 pc, original bag, not tube, 4″ removable extension butt, 7″ Ritz style grip, alum SDL seat, sleeve over alum ferrule, black blank, gray wraps, trimmed in silver, butt marked “specially designed by Charles C. Ritz for Garcia Conlon”, for a #9/10 line.  Rod is in very good condition.  This rod will cast 80′-90′ or more very easily and would be a terrific salmon, steelhead or saltwater rod.  A very, very rare rod in very good condition.  When, if ever, have you seen one for sale? —$450

Russ Peak

  • 7 1/2′ (blank), P447, 2 pc, marked for 6/7 line, smooth casting 4/5 wgt rod, owners name and Pasadena California on butt section in black script which is difficult to see, all cork cigar grip and reel seat with alum C&R, original bag, non original tube, dark brown blank, dark brown wraps, spigot ferrule, a very smooth casting classic rod, very difficult rod to find even in a blank—$500

Action Rod

  • 8′, 2 pc, for #6/7 line, non original bag and tube, no cap, F/W grip, gold SDL seat, wraps are yellow w/gold tipping, alum ferrules—$40
  • 9′, 2 pc, original bag with label for #7 line, non original tube, yellow wraps tipped black, bright ferrules, label on butt reads “Action Rod tubular glass, Ovehard Industries Inc Detroit Michigan HCH or C line Model 1690 9′ “, H/W grip, SDLover alum barrel—$40

Graphite

R.L. Winston

  • 9′, 3pc, XTR, boron, 4 5/8oz, #9 line, F/W grip, permanent 1 1/2 ” extension butt, serial #: 84925, marked “Grauers Fine Fly Tackle”.  This is “The Rod” for saltwater fishing and those fast sinking lines and big flies including poppers, deceivers, ect.—$375
  • Ibis, 9′, 4pc, #9 line, 4 1/2 oz, F/W grip, alum SUL seat, Rod is new, mint, never fished, sleve over ferrules, 1″ ext butt, great for salt water, salmon, steelhead and bass, original bag, codura tube. I have 2 of these roads…$300 each
  • Blank for 9′ 4 pc, BIIX for #9 line….$150

Russ Peak

  • Zenith:  9′, 3 7/8oz, for #7,8,9 lines, serial #: 15456, H/W grip, black alum D/L seat, 4 pc, reasonable extension butt,rod has previous owners name on it, black wraps, original tube w/full label and original bag, rod is in very good condition—$525
  • Zenith: 7’9″, 2pc, cigar grip, alum C&R overall cork seat, #6 line, 2 1/2oz, original bag and labeled tube, alum ferrules, rod is in good condition—$495

Sage

  • GFL 576-4:  RPL graphite III, 7 1/2′, 4pc, original bag and tube, 2 3/4oz, #5 line, RHW, SUL over walnut, rod is in very good condition—$350
  • GFL 786: 8 1/2′ 2 pc, original bag and tube, cigar grip, alum SDL over walnut, 3 1/4oz, for a #7 line, rod is in good condition—$275
  • GFL 690 RPL, 9′, 2 pic, original bag and tube, for a #6 line, 3 oz, RHW grip, black alum screw UL seat, tip over butt ferrule, Rod is in VG condition—$250

T&T

  • Iiaska Special:  9′, 2pc, for a 7/8 line, F/W grip alum, SUL seat w/self contained hidden extension butt, serial #: 2806, 3 5/8oz, a great casting early T&T in very good condition, original bag and labeled tube, brass collar on tube needs to be straightened, rod fits fine—$275

Hardy

  • Ultra Lite Plus: 9′, 3pc, original bag and codura tube for a #9 line, FW grip, cork SUL seat w/permanent 2″ extension butt, beautiful dark blue shafts, spigot ferrules, a really fine S/S and light S/W rod.  This rod is out of my collection and I can attest that it casts and fishes well—$175

Fenwick

  • World Class, WF 865, 8 1/2′, 3 1/8 oz, for #5 line, no bag, original tube, butt & tip has scratches ( one on butt is significant and could be a fracture), RHW grip, black alum SUL over wood barrel—$100
  • GFF 756, 7 1/2, 2 pc, original bag and tube, for a #6 line, 2 5/8 oz, HW grip, cork SUL seat, ser# P363012, butt has a repair wrap, (1 1/4″) long, rod is in fair shape ( exception noted)—$50

Cortland

  • CG graphite, 8 1/2′, 2 pc, 3 5/16 oz, , for #7/8 line, F/W grip, cork SUL seat, gray blank, original bag and labeled tube—$75
  • Black Diamond, 2 pc, 8′, original labeled tube and bag, #7 line, 2 7/8 oz, RHW grip, alum SDL seat over wood barrel, good tight venue rod for getting under heavy cover, tight loop rod, VG condition—$90

Diamondback

  • STU Apte Signature Series, 9′, 3 pc, original bag and tube, for #8 line, FW grip, black alumn, SUL seat with permanent 2″ extension butt, Rod is new unfinished, beautiful navy blue blanks and wraps trimmed gold, a great salt water rod for all types of lines—$150

Walton Powell

  • 7′, 2 pc, original bag and labeled tube, RHW grip, for #4/5 line, black alum SUL seat, good small stream DF rod in excellent condition—$225

Vince Cummings

  • FL680, 8′, 2 pc, boron/graphite, original bag and labeled tube, for 5/6 line, western style grip, alum SUL seat over maple barrel, butt marked “Vince Cummings Custom Made Boron/Graphite FL680 line wgt 5/6”, rod in VG condition, Vince has a highly regarded custom rod maker—$300
  • Royal Graphite FL 180, 8′, 2 pc, original bag and tube no cap, for #5/6 line, western style grip, black SDL seat, wood barrel, gray blank, Rod is in good condition—$300

Blue Ridge Rods

  • 9′, 4 pc, for 8/9 line, RHW grip, black alum, SUL seat, 1 1/2 ” permanent ext butt, butt marked “Blue Ridge Rods Fisher XGT 48908”, spigot ferrules, hook keeper poorly wrapped, no bag, cardboard tube, all 4 sections are unequal length, Rod in fair condition, kit rod sold at fly shop—$50

Loomis 

  • 7′, 2pc, original bag?, labeled tube for #3 line, all cork RHW grip, all cork 2 band reel seat, no markings on rod but marked Loomis on tube, , could have been made on a Loomis blank, casts extremely well, good condition—$100

Gary Lafontaine

  • Professional Series, 9′, 2 pc, xtip, Stealth model, RHW grip, black sul reel seat over dark wood seat, black bank, original bag and condura tube, Rod is in good condition—$125

Exoelon Fly Fisher

  • 9′, 2 pc, GT9010,  codura Rod/reel tube, for #11 line,RHW grip, alum screw U/L seat, 5″ foregrip, exc condition, may be unfinished, butt is capable of an extension but not with rod—$100

Golden West Fly Fishers-Canada

  • 13′ Graphite, 3pc, butt section reads “Golden West Fly Fishers Canada 13′ graphite “Spey Special” 9 oz 8 DT line 138 1290 Mar2″, original bag, 3 sections are of unequal length (appears to be made that way), spigot ferrules, SDL reel seat, Rod in VG original condition, alignment dots on all sections, in heavy plastic pipe tube—$150

Scientific Anglers

  • 9′, 2 pc, for #5/6 line, plastic SUL seat, RHW grip, no bag, in heavy plastic pipe tube, Rod is unfinished—$35

Stu Apt Gold Cup: 9′, 3 pic, original bag, coduras case, model GC 9083, #8 line, Rod has a 2″ permanent ext butt, beautiful deep blue blank, FW grip, alum SUL reel seat, Rod barely fished, excellent condition…$175