Accessories, Ephemera & Collectibles

These are one-of-a-kind accouterments, accessory items or gear, ephemera & paraphernalia, all related to the sport. All are accurately described as to condition and purpose. All are sold "as-is" and are not returnable.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL

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TRIANGLE TAPER CLASSIC,  TRIANGLE TAPER PLUS & BAMBOO SPECIAL FLY LINES....


The Triangle Taper Classic is the original version of the innovative fly lines designed by the Master, Lee Wulff and is the line made to match the accepted standard gram weights of all fly lines for the number size, i.e., a 4 is a standard 4, a 5 is a standard 5, etc. We stock this line in the original Ivory Color only and in sizes 2 to 6. 

The new Triangle Taper Plus offers all the advantages of the original, like the greatest delicacy of presentation,  PLUS lots more.  An Improved version of the traditional CLASSIC TT line, the TT PLUS is a 2-Tone Line,  Ivory front end and a Willow Green running line with a longer back taper to improve wear and mending ability.  It also features a front loop and the Tri-D line ID system that has the line size on the tip for an instant ID. BUT, the most significant difference in the two lines is that the PLUS has a half-size heavier head to accomodate fast-action Bamboo or Glass fly rods AND today's ridiculously fast Graphite  Fly Rods.  In my opinion the TRIANGLE TAPER PLUS FLY LINES MAKE TODAY'S GRAPHITE FLY RODS MORE FISHABLE.

 Of the greatest importance to the Bamboo & Glass fly caster, the Triangle Taper Lines are a continuous forward taper in the head of the line, the first 32 to 40 feet, depending upon the size application. This provides the most efficient transfer of casting energy as it unrolls because the heavier line is constantly turning over lighter line. The design also gives you a more delicate presentation because the weight of the line is away from the fly. They are also the finest Roll Casting lines for long, accurate roll casts. This combination of a longer weighted section and a light running line allows the Triangle Taper Lines to perform exactly like a standard taper weight forward line for longer distances, when needed. The tip end of these lines can be customized to your casting style by cutting it back (by inches) for the desired performance level with a specific rod.

Since it's introduction, this unique Taper design has proved to have the added benefit of improving the casting performance of many fine bamboo, glass and older graphite fly rods. Because of the unique weight distribution and configuration of the line, it allows for a bit more weight to load the rod as the cast is extended, satisfying that sometimes very subtle need for a bit more line weight to properly load your  rod and bring out its best casting characteristics.

 This is something that really must be experienced to be believed!   I’m not claiming these lines will make you a better caster or make a bad rod great, but, in my experience, (over the past 20+ or so years that I've been selling these lines),   I’ve found they consistently sweeten the feel of rods that are on the cusp, making them more enjoyable to use.  When planning the right choice of line design and size for your rod, choose for the CLASSIC the spot-on weight for your rod.  If you have a cane rod that needs tuning and often seems to cast better with the next heavier line, (but you fear you are over-lining it), then choose the maker recommended line size in the PLUS line. You may be pleasantly flabbergasted!  

TRIANGLE TAPER  FLOATING LINES

(TTF CLASSIC)   The easy casting Triangle Taper CLASSIC fly line. Still your best choice for most bamboo rods.   It will cover all normal fly fishing situations needing a high floating line.    90’ length.    Color:  Ivory Only.  Sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.    (Please order by size).  PRICE:  $75.00.
 
(TTF PLUS)   The new Triangle Taper PLUS lines for faster action rods. Helps load them correctly, settles them down and makes most cast like a dream.  90’ length. Color:  Willow Green/Ivory.  
Sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.     (Please order by size).   PRICE: $80.00.
 
(BBF-BAMBOO SPECIAL)   Built on a Lee Wullf design specifically for bamboo rods, this longer belly line compliments the forgiving softer action of Cane Rods. Two Tone for casting ease in natural traditional colors. Bamboo Tan/Ivory.   Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7.  (Please order by size).   PRICE: $83.00.
 
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PHOENIX  SILK  FLY  LINES 

 

    The world’s first solid braided silk fly lines with an oil dressing was produced in England in 1880 by Eaton and Deller.  In 1908, P.D Malloch of Perth produced the most famous and successful of all silk  fishing lines, the KINGFISHER. This more than any other, set the standards for the manufacture and performance of all oil dressed silk lines.

WHY SILK?   Improved casting powers in both distance and accuracy. Silk gives the correct weight for smaller diameter. Less bulk landing on the water, therefore less disturbance. Will not stretch or crack. Less wind resistance. Soft and pliable (after break-in). Will last for years and years. Unaffected by extreme variations in temperature. Quicker, smoother lifts from the water. Taper built in at the time of braiding. Gives more speed and positive feel. Made by craftsmen with painstaking care.

REVIVING A TRADITION...Cheaper, synthetic fly lines and glass fiber rods signaled the demise of Kingfisher. There was a long hiatus where silk lines were not available. To the delight of those who set value by tradition, Noel Buxton, of England, in the late 1970’s, began hand crafting silk fly lines in the established manufacturing traditions of Kingfisher. The result was the Phoenix precision built fly line made of the finest quality Pure Chinese Silk with tapers built-in by braiding. These lines facilitated the most delicate presentation of the smallest flies.

Noel also demanded that the lines be of an intermediate density.  When greased, the line floats high on the surface film, un-greased it acts as a “slow sinker” and by de-greasing the tip, there is a “sink-tip” of variable proportions. This gives three options from one line.

The double tapered profile enables reversal of the line for longer use.

The special “proofing” of the line gives no “reel” memory and only minimum stretch to aid better hooking.

HANDCRAFTED QUALITY...Making silk lines by these traditional methods to produce the finest product possible is very labor intensive and time consuming, much as split cane rod building. For over 16 years, Noel Buxton manufactured the world’s finest silk lines in accord with a tradition spanning over 100 years. Now after three decades bamboo rod maker Mike Brookes continues making Phoenix lines in the same way for today’s fly-fishers who value the finest in tradition and performance.

The oils and varnishes ensure that the line is waterproof and supple. The Phoenix Line is so stable that it does not leach linseed oil and become tacky with age.

The special finish produces a line that shoots well, with the minimum of flash while maximizing silk’s added advantage of a smaller diameter for a given weight.

Choose from:

Trout - Double Tapered is a 30 yard line available in Natural Straw, or Mere Green color. Double Tapered with fine tips and a precise 6 foot taper at both ends to allow reversal of the line. Made of the finest pure silk, proofed with several coats of a special varnish and hand polished. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin.     Any Size/Color:      (See Chart)   PRICE DELIVERED:  €206

Trout - Weight Forward  A 33 yard line in natural straw color only and Weight Forward design. A 6 foot taper, 11 yards of head and 22 yards of shooting line. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin.  Any Size:      (See Chart)      PRICE DELIVERED:   €226

Salmon - is a 40 yard line available in Natural straw, or Mere Green colour. Double Tapered with fine tips and a precise 6 foot taper at both end to allow reversal of the line. The line comes complete with care instructions and a tin of Red Mucilin.  Any Size/Color:   (See Chart)   PRICE DELIVERED:   €251

 

LINE CHART -  MAKE YOUR SELECTION HERE

          Line                        Length          Color             Line Size                  Price      
The Standard Line
Trout Double Taper
30yds Natural 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10          €206
Green 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    
The Standard Line
Salmon Double Taper
40yds Natural             7 8 9 10 11 12      €251
Green             7 8 9 10 11 12
                               
Weight Forward Line
Trout Weight Forward
33yds Natural       4 5 6 7                €226

 

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FLY  LINE BARGAINS - Virtually new condition take-offs.
 
94096. LINE - ORVIS WF8F. PALE GREEN.  N/M.  $20.00.
94110. LINE - SCI ANGLER WF8F. PALE GREEN COLOR.  N/M. $15.00.
95179. LINE - ORVIS WF8F FLOATER.  IN WHITE COLOR. E. $15.00.
95196. LINE - ORVIS WF8F. PALE GREEN COLOR. N/M. $18.00. 
95266.   LINE - CORTLAND 444.  DT5F.  BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD,  VG.  $10.00.
95268.    LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME.  DT5F.   BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD,  VG.  $10.00.
95274.   LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME. DT5F. BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD, VG. $10.00.
95296.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF8F.   CREAM COLOR.   E.   $15.00.
95391.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF12F.   TAN COLOR.   E.   $15.00.
95399.    LINE -  ORVIS.  WF5F.   PALE YELLOW COLOR.   E.    $15.00.
95400.   LINE -  ORVIS.  WF6F.  PALE GREEN COLOR.   E.  $15.00.   
95407.   LINE - ORVIS.  WF8F.,  MEDIUM GRAY COLOR.   E.   $15.00.
95408.   LINE - ORVIS.  WF8F.   YELLOW COLOR.   E.   $15.00.
95409.   LINE - ORVIS.  WF8F.   PALE YELLOW COLOR.   E.   $15.00. 
95418.   LINE - ORVIS WF9F. ORANGE YELLOW.   E.  $15.00.
95420.   LINE. - ORVIS WF7F.  PALE YELLOW.  E.   $15.00.
95421.   LINE - RIO SHOOTING HEAD. ST7F. PALE BLUE.  E.   $15.00.
95422.   LINE - CORTLAND 555.  WF6F.  CLEAR.   E.  $25.00.
95425.   LINE - ORVIS. WF7F.  PALE LIME.  E.  $15.00.
95426.    LINE -  ORVIS.  WF7F.  PALE GREY.   E.    $15.00.
95427.    LINE - TEENY SHOOTING HEAD.  T200 SINK TIP.  E.  $20.00.
95428.   LINE - ORVIS.  WF9F.  PALE GREEN.   E.  $15.00.
95429.   LINE -  EQUATOR  WF7F.  BEIGE.  E.  $20.00.
95434.   LINE -  RIO SHOOTING TAPER. ST9F.   E.  $15.00.
95436.   LINE -  CORTLAND 444. .  WF9F.  PEACH.  E.  15.00.
95439.   LINE -  SCI ANGLER.  WF3F.  SHARKSKIN.  GREY.   E.   25.00.
95442.   LINE - CORTLAND  444.  BASS/ S.W. TAPER. WF9F. PEACH. N/M.  $15.00.
95447.   LINE - CORTLAND LASER  DT7F.  FLUORESCENT GREEN.  N/M.   $25.00.
95457.   LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME.  WF4F.  IVORY.  N/M.   $20.00.
95458.   LINE - RIO STRIPED BASS.  WF9I/L.  CLEAR.  N/M.  $20.00.
95459.   LINE - HARDY.  DT6F.   TWO-TONE PASTEL BLUE/GREEN.  N/M.  $20.00.
95460.   LINE - ORVIS. WF5F. LIGHT OLIVE. N/M.  $20.00.
95461.   LINE - ORVIS. WF4F.  DARK TAN.  N/M.  $20.00.
95462.   LINE - SCI ANGLER MASTERY.  WF7F BONEFISH. CREAM.  N/M.  $20.00.
95463.   LINE - RIO. WF6I. CLEAR.  N/M.  $15.00.
95464.   LINE - WET CEL. 30 FOOY SINK-HEAD. #200.  N/M. $15.00.
95465.   LINE - SCI ANGLER MASTERY.  WF4F.  CORAL.  N/M.  20.00.
95466.   LINE - ORVIS. WONDERLINE. DT7F. PALE CORAL.  N/M.  $15.00.
95467.   LINE - CORTLAND.  444. WF10F. PEACH.  N/M.   $15.00.
95468.   LINE - SCI ANGELR MASTERY.  WF8F.   PALE CORAL.  N/M.  $20.00.
 
 

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PEARLS5  OK.  She has put up with your obsession for fishing tackle and all things related for as long as she's known you. Don't delude your self into thinking that has been easy for her! Isn't it really about time for a small bit of payback?  Here's your shot! A lovely Necklace string of genuine South Sea pearls. Measures 32 inches long and is strung knotted with a flower motif 14K clasp. Clasp contains one 6 mm pearl.  The pearls are all 13 mm and there are 92 of them. They are cream color, good matching, off-round, medium Luster and Nacre. A 2003 Gemnologist Apprasal lists a replacement value of $1750.00.  Offered here at an amazing $875.00 for a quick sale.  (Click on photo for a larger detailed picture.)

95240

95240.   THE PERSONALLY OWNED CUSTOM CREEL OF LEN CODELLA.  This totally hand-crafted trout creel was made in 2004 for me by G.H. (Hop) Hoppel of MONTANA CREEL in Billings, Montana, It is 15” x 8” x 7”, exquisitely basket weave leather trimmed, never used condition. It was made with an accompanying leather streamer fly book as shown that fits snugly in the leather pocket at the creel front. It is named the “Brookie Model” and is marked as the first of this model and is accompanied by a note of provenance by Hop. This unit sold for $400 in 2004.  The Fly book is personalized with my name as is the leather portion of the shoulder carry strap as pictured. UNUSED. Shipping will add $40.00.    M.   $450.00.

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95418.   ALLEN SCOPED RIFLE CASE.  HEAVY CORDURA ZIPPERED GUN CASE.  40" long. Protection for rifles, with or without scope.   M.   $20.00.

95371

   93571.   WHEATLEY SILMALLOY MEDIUM SIZE MODEL 1406 FLY BOX.   WET FLY box 3-5/8" x 4-5/8" x 5/8"  and fitted with 85 wet fly clips in the lid. (10's and 7's) Wheatley  Rare size.    VG.    $35.00.

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95445. HERTER'S BAMBOO ROD BUILDERS GLUE TWINING MACHINE. THE REAL DEAL. From the 1950's comes this working glue binding wrapper. Used to twine bamboo rods together during the glueing process. I've had this machine in my shop since the 1960's and used it to build my very first bamboo fly rod and many more after that. Replaced it many years ago with a $300 unit, but this little rascal works well and produces fine results. Complete with a half dozen drive belts. Features a wrapping cord tensioner, thread guide, adjustable weight slide drive pulley. Hang a tension weight on it and crank away! Stamped 'Pat. Pend', and 'Herter's, Waseca Minn.' These are truly a scarce commodity and even if you never used it, it would dress-up any fisherman's workshop. Herter's made the 'World's Best Everything' and their equipment always creates a buzz. E PLUS. $145.00.   SOLD.

95441

   95441.   SIMMONS. .22 MAG RIFLE SCOPE.  3X - 9X VARIABLE.  With mounts/ dust caps.  Never used. M. $40.00. 

95456

95456. KNITTED WOOL FINGERLESS FISHING GLOVES. The original and still the best gloved to keep your fingers warm, get a grip on your rod, and feel the fly line with either hand. Knit wool keeps you warm even when soaked and lasts and lasts. Size: Medium. E PLUS. $20.00.

95250

95250. THIRTY-ONE (31) TROLLING PLUGS FOR GROUPER AND OTHER MAJOR SALT WATER BIG GAME FISH, 31 plugs total. (MOST UNUSED) & packed in clear plastic boxes ready to go on-board. Mostly Diving plugs from FLOATING to 10 to 30+ feet DIVING. Includes lures from MANN"S, RAPALA. YOZURI, Magnum Floating to Magnum Stretch in every viable color. Market prices range from $12 to $25 EACH. Major Savings here to permanently stock your boat. THE LOT. $250.00.

95234

95234. COLLECTION OF EIGHT PEWTER FISH LAPEL/HAT PINS. Gift your fishing buddies. E. $20.00.

95186

 

95186. SHARPE'S OF ABERDEEN MADE HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM GAFF. 17" . Virtually hand-formed and hand-filed telescoping belt carry hand gaff made of polished aluminum. Extends to 36" in three sections for use and compresses to 17" for belt or bag carry. Carried on the belt via a beautifully formed aluminum belt tension clip. 3/4" diameter heavy gauge, cast aluminum handle with a rubber grip. The knob on the back-end makes a perfect salmon priest. A hand-filed folding cover protects the 2-1/2" Stainless Hook. Made in Scotland by J. S. Sharpe in the 1940's with a maker's decal still present. Fantastic accessory item. E. $125.00.

 

95455

95455. DUXBACK - THIN-SULATED GORE-TEX RAIN COAT. High quality maker's, Three-quarter length, hooded, insulated rain coat. nylon quilt lining padded with THINSULATE. Outer shell is Gore-tex material for long wear and total rain protection. Two flapped outside side pockets Plus two hand-warmer pockets. Two way zipper access. Fixed hood. Warm and comfy in severe weather. Size: XTRA-LARGE. E PLUS. $75.00.

95453&4

 

 

95453. LEWIS CREEK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY BARBOUR OF ENGLAND. SPEY WADING JACKET. Private Label manufacture by the best of the UK foul weather fishing gear makers. The Classic English Salmon & Trout Fisher's rain gear. SHORT LENGTH for the deep wading fisherman. Egyptian, long staple, waxed cotton, Mesh net inside lining Vent Grommets, drip strip, vest access ports, outside & inside pockets. Size Medium (38-40) with fixed hood. Lifetime protection from folks who know cold and damp better than most anybody. E PLUS. $95.00.

95453&4

 

95454. LEWIS CREEK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY BARBOUR OF ENGLAND. SPEY WADING JACKET Private Label manufacture by the best of the UK foul weather fishing gear makers. The Classic English Salmon & Trout Fisher's rain gear. SHORT LENGTH for the deep wading fisherman. Egyptian, long staple, waxed cotton, Mesh net inside lining Vent Grommets, drip strip, vest access ports, outside & inside pockets. Size XXLarge (48-52) with fixed hood. Lifetime protection from folks who know cold and damp better than most anybody. E PLUS. $95.00.   HOLD.

95191b

 

95191. HAND-CRAFTED WOOD FRAME TROUT NET – UNSTAMPED. 23" heavy OAK frame/ wood handle trout net. Very collectible, high quality workmanship in this hand-crafted net 1950's. Extra Sturdy,oval shaped, triple-laminated oval shaped frame of Oak, is 15" x 10" wide, with a unique laminated Maple handle inserted between the frame rails which is over-wrapped with a varnished linen cord and finished with leather trim bands . Brown cotton net bag is in excellent condition. Has a Brass eye for your swivel clip. This net is as good and well done as it ever gets for a practical, everyday-use, lifetime fishing accessory. E.  40.00

94125

 

 94125. PAPER-BOOK - MASTER'S GUIDE TO BUILDING A BAMBOO FLY ROD. GARRISON & CARMICHAEL.Nick Lyons Books 1994. 4to. Reprint. Publisher's cloth. Illustrated. By Everett Garrison and Hoagy Carmichael. Fine condition. A Home Rod Builder's MUST READ. N/M. $95.00.

94126

 

 94126. PAPER-BOOK - FUNDAMENTALS OF BUILDING A BAMBOO FLY-ROD. BY GEORGE E. MAURER AND BERNARD P. ELSER. Countryman Press. First Edition 1998. Learn the process of building a bamboo rod from this master builder who is sorely missed. Dust jacket with edge tears and tape, (shop copy) but o/w fine condition. E. $50.00.

HARD TO FIND FLY TYING MATERIALS

 

MOST OF THE MATERIALS LISTED FOR SALE HERE ARE NO LONGER SOLD AND NOT READILY AVAILABLE.  EVERYTHING HERE IS OF THE BEST OF YESTERDAY'S QUALITY STANDARDS AND REPRESENTS AMAZING SAVINGS FOR TOP-QUALITY RAW MATERIALS FOR YOUR BEST FLY TYING EFFORTS.

 

75361

75361.   ADAMS ANYONE?  ADAMS DRY FLY PACK...A PAIR OF ASIAN COCK NECKS, ONE DARK BROWN AND ONE GRIZZLY TO ALLOW YOU TO TIE YOUR FAVORITE DRY FLY TO YOUR HEART'S DELIGHT.   HAVE FIVE  PACK/SETS AVAILABLE $10 EACH.    E. $10.00.

 

 

 

 

 

7533775337.   THREE METZ SADDLE PATCHES.  LIGHT, MEDIUM AND DARK DUN.  ALL THREE.  E.  $25.00.

 

 

 

75338

75338.   THREE METZ SADDLE PATCHES.  LIGHT, MEDIUM AND DARK DUN. ALL THREE.  E.  $25.00.

 

 

 

75339

75339.   FIVE PICKED-AT BANTY AND METZ GRIZZLY DRY FLY CAPES.  TONS OF GREAT HACKLE LEFT FROM 10 TO 20. BARGAIN DEAL.  THE LOT.   G.  $25.00.

 

 

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75343.  TWO GENETIC BANTY GRIZZLY CAPES. ONE LIGHTER COLOR,  ONE DARKER. LOTS OF SMALL HACKLES HERE.  THE PAIR.   E.  $20.00.

 

 

 

 

75345_675346.   FIVE GENETICALLY RAISED GRIZZLY COCK CAPES. SOME KEOGH. SOME METZ. ALL GREAT. THE LOT.   E.  75.00.

 

 

 

75347

75347.   THREE GENETICALLY RAISED METZ COCK CAPES. SHADES OF DARK NATURAL DUN. THE LOT.   E. $45.00.

 

 

 

 

75356

75356.  ABOUT 3 OUNCES OF DUCK BREAST FEATHERS FROM BRONZE MALLARD, TEAL AND WOOD DUCK.  PLUS VARIOUS COLORED PACKS OF TURKEY SHLAPPEN. THE LOT.   E.  $30.00.