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

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TRIANGLE TAPER PLUS

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.    (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.

 

 

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 two 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.

The Standard Lines

Trout - is a 30 yard line available in Natural straw, or Mere Green colour. 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, natural straw colour, 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

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

Weight Forward Line

A 33 yard line in natural straw colour 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/Color:      (See Chart)      PRICE DELIVERED:   €226

 

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.

 

94014. LINE - MASTERY WF11F SALTWATER TAPER. AN AIR CEL MASTERY WF11F SALT WATER TAPER FLOATER LINE IN LIGHT BLUE COLOR. N/M. 25.00.

94018. LINE - ORVIS WF11F SALTWATER. AN ORVIS WF11F FLOATING LINE IN PALE YELLOW COLOR. N/M. 15.00.

94081.  LINE - CORTLAND 333 PRO. WF7F/S. TWO-TONE SINK-TIP. N/M.  $15.00. 

94087. LINE - UNBRANDED WF7F. SEALED, UNBRANDED, UNUSED WF7F IN YELLOW/ LIGHT GREEN TWO-TONE COLOR. M. 20.00.

94089. LINE - SCI ANGLER - SHARKSKIN WF8F. PALE YELLOW SHARKSKIN LINE.  RETAIL IS $100.00.    M. $50.00.

94092. LINE - ORVIS WF8F. SUNRISE COLOR. N/M. $20.00

94096. LINE - ORVIS WF8F. PALE GREEN.  N/M.  $20.00.

94105. LINE - ORVIS WF7F. SUNRISE COLOR.   N/M. $20.00.

94110. LINE - SCI ANGLER WF8F. PALE GREEN COLOR.  N/M. $15.00.

94111. LINE - SCI ANGLER WF5F. PALE GREEN COLOR.  N/M.  $20.00.

95174. LINE - SILK. (HCH) DT7I.  PREMIUM GRADE PURE SILK FLY LINE. NEEDS DISHWASHING LIQUID CLEANING, RINSE, DRY, TALC RUB, AND MUCILIN DRESSING TO TAKE FISHING.  DARK AMBER COLOR.   E.   85.00. 

95179. LINE - ORVIS WF8F FLOATER.  IN WHITE COLOR. E. $15.00.

95196. LINE - ORVIS WF8F. PALE GREEN COLOR. N/M. $18.00. 

95199. LINE - STEELHEAD V.  WF7F/S. 20 FOOT SINK-HEAD IN NEAR NEW CONDITION. N/M. $15.00.

95232. LINE - ORVIS WF4F.  ORVIS FLOATING LINE IN PALE GRAY COLOR AND IN AS NEW CONDITION.  M.   $25.00.

 

95262.   LINE - CORTLAND.  WF5F/S.  CORTLAND 10 FOOT SINK TIP.  E   $15.00

95266.   LINE - CORTLAND 444.  DT5F.  BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD,  VG.  $10.00.

95267.   LINE - ORVIS.  WF5F.    YELLOW COLOR.  N/M.  $20.00.  

95268.    LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME.  DT5F.   BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD,  VG.  $10.00.

95271.    LINE - ORVIS. WF4F.  SUPPLE HF IN YELLOW COLOR. N/M. $20.00.

95274.   LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME. DT5F. BACK END WORN, FRONT END GOOD, VG. $10.00.

95277.    LINE - ORVIS. WF5F. SUPPLE HF IN YELLOW COLOR. N/M. $20.00.

95278.    LINE -  CORTLAND SINK HEAD.  WF9F/S.  30' SINK HEAD. 2-TONE COLOR.  E.  10.00.  

95281.    LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME.  ONE-HALF  DT4F.   IVORY COLOR. N/M. 10.00.

95288.    LINE - AIR CEL ULTRA.  ONE HALF A  DT6F  TAN  COLOR. N/M. 10.00.

95296.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF8F.   CREAM COLOR.   E.   $15.00.

95372.    LINE - ORVIS.  WF8F.  CREAM COLOR.   E.   $15.00.

95373.    LINE - ORVIS.  WF8F/S.  CREAM/BROWN.  E.  $10.00.

95374.   LINE - CORTLAND 444.  DT6F.  HALF BAD, HALF NEW.  SAVE.  6.00.

95375.   LINE - AIR CEL SUPREME. DT4F.  IVORY.  HALF BAD, HALF NEW.  SAVE,  $8.00.

95391.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF12F.   TAN COLOR.   E.   $15.00.

95392.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF6F.   AMBER  COLOR.   E.   $20.00.

95393.    LINE -  ORVIS.   WF8F.   AMBER  COLOR.   E.   $20.00.

95394.    LINE -  ORVIS.   DT5F.   PALE YELLOW  COLOR.   E.    $20.00.

95395.    LINE -  CORTLAND 444 LASER.  WF4F.   PALE GREEN COLOR.   E.    $20.00.

95396.    LINE -  CORTLAND 333.  DT5F.   KELLEY GREEN COLOR.   E.    $15.00. 

95397.    LINE -  CORTLAND 444.   DT4F.   PEACH COLOR.   E.    $20.00.

95398.    LINE -  ORVIS.  WF5F.   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.

95410.   LINE - AIR CEL MASTERY.   WF5F.  CREAM COLOR.  E.   $20.00.

 

 

 

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95406

95406. REHWAPPEN SHUTZMARKE - GERMAN GENUINE STAG HANDLED DAGGER KNIFE. Made in Solingen. 10 inches long with a 6" blade. Made circa the 1950's. Exceptionally well made with fine German steel. Never carried, never sharpened, original belt sheath with factory hang tag. BLADE IS PERFECT, APOLOGIES FOR THE PHOTO SHADOW. Genuine Stag one-piece handle. German Silver bolsters and trim. Blade carries "Rehwappen logo & Solingen Rostfrei". Sheath stamped with logo featuring a raised stamp deer head. Hang tag reads "DAS GUTEZEICHEN BESTER - SOLINGER FACHARBEIT". Rare vintage post-war Model in superb collector condition.  N/M. $185.00.

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.

95254

95254.    ASSORTED VINTAGE REEL TOOLS - PERFECT GO-WITHS.   Here's a really nice grouping of six vintage reel tools including Pflueger, Shakespeare, Langley, Unmarked, Abu Garcia.    E. $15.00.

95329

95244. MYRON PLASTIC FLY BOXES. TWO 3.5" x X 2.5" @ 6 & 12 comp..  PLUS  TWO 2.5" x 3" @ 6 comp. Small & convenient for midges & Dry Flies. The Lot.   E. $10.00.

95244

95245. BUTYRATE PLASTIC FLY BOXES. 3-1/2" x 6" x 1". In the 1940's Bill Dewitt pioneered and patented the Butyrate plastic fly boxes. An unbreakable box with clear hinged plastic top, plastic bottom, and stainless steel hinges. Crushproof, non-flammable, metal hinges that never break. If you were about 40 years old and still going strong you might be a little yellowed too, but you can still see what's in there! Good for another 40 years. Two 8 COMPARTMENT Boxes in all. The Pair. VG. $15.00.

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93820. HARDY'S ANGLER'S KNIFE. 4". MODEL #3. Perhaps the most Iconic fishing item Hardy has ever produced. Fashioned of Nickel Silver and Sheffield stainless with several blades stamped "WITNESS" with an “Eye” logo. The knife features a cutting blade, excellent scissors, a functional file,to sharpen hooks a pair of tweezers for picking out flies, a 3" long, sharp-pointed bodkin for clearing hook eyes and a screw driver head for reel spool screws. Best of all the knife is in astounding, almost new condition. Without doubt the best condition, I've ever seen in this nearly impossible to acquire angler's tool.      N/M.     $495.00

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.

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

94136

 

94136. TROUT CREEL - HAND WOVEN RATTAN CENTER HOLE. 15". Rectangular curved basket shaped with 15" bottom and 12" top. Leather hinges and closure strap. Overall creel condition is excellent and makes a great display creel or ready for everyday use Comes with a Canvas shoulder harness in excellent condition. E. $35.00.

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93987. JIM MOYER FOLDER. 3-7/16. Single Blade Folder by famed Idaho Knife maker, Jim Moyer. High Polish Stainless blade. Sharpened. Faux Ivory Scales. Stainless liners and Bolsters. .Handsome High Quality Knife.                E.     $120.00.

95290

 

95290. YOUTH OR LADIES CHEST HIGH WADING OUTFIT. Includes a lightweight waterproof nylon wader by RED BALL, size small; A pair of Gary Borger designed, American made, felt soled wading shoes, size 6; and a pair of Orvis wader suspenders. Everything worn once and still like new. N/M. $35.00.

95377

 

95377. SALMON & STEELHEAD FLIES & 6 X 4 X 1 MILLSTREAM FLY BOX. OVER 50 HAIR-WING AND MARABOU FLIES. N/M. $40.00.

95379

 

95379. SALT WATER FLIES & 8 X 4 X 2 MILLSTREAM FLY BOX. 24 ASSORTED SHRIMP, CRAB, TARPON FLIES. N/M. $30.00.

95380

 

95381. ASSORTED TARPON PATTERNS & 8 X 4 X 2 MILLSTREAM FLY BOX. 40 ASSORTED PROVEN TARPON FLY PATTERNS. N/M. $50.00.

95382

 

95382. ASSORTED SALMON EGG PATTERNS & 5 X 3.5 X 1 WHEATLEY FLY BOX . OVER 170 ASSORTED SALMON EGG FLY PATTERNS. N/M. $75.00.   SOLD.

95388

 

95388. ASSORTED WESTERN DRIES & 6 X 3.5 X 1.5 WHEATLEY FLY BOX. OVER 90 ASSORTED WESTERN DRY FLIES. HAIR WINGS, HOPPERS, FAN WINGS, ETC. GREAT STUFF IN HERE. N/M. $70.00.

95315

 

95315.   STEELHEAD FLIES AND SHAD DARTS.   ABOUT 40 TO 50 PRETTY EVENLY SPLIT.   Great Assortment. E.   $15.00 .

95292

 

95292. TROUT FLY ASSORTMENT AND BOX. Compartmented DeWitt plastic fly box overfull of 65 trout flies of every ilk. Mostly midges and caddis, & mayfly dries. All like new. N/M. $30.00.

95314

 

95314.   PERRINE #90.   ALUMINUM CLIP FLY BOX.   5.5" x 3.5" x 3/4" with 140 clips for flies. Have two available @ $10.00 ea.    E.    $10.00.

95317

 

95317.  WHEATLEY SWINGLEAF WET FLY BOX FILLED TROUT WET FLIES.   3" x 2" x 1" WHEATLEY SWINGLEAF Clip box with 102 clips FILLED with nearly 100 well assorted wet flies. Lifetime supply. Most flies unused. All fishable.    E.    $65.00.   SOLD.

95321

 

95321.   CATHY & BARRY BECK TIED FLIES.   Two boxes of Beck tied flies in labeled and marked plastic boxes from their establishment in 1970's Pennsylvania. Box one contains about 50 assorted size 18 B.W.O. variations, all you'll ever need. Box 2 contains 8 different labeled fly patterns unique to their streams, about 45 flies in total. Nice collector grouping. Most flies unused.   All fishable.   E.   $60.00.  SOLD. 

95322

 

95322.   OVER 190 ART FLICK PATTERN DRY FLIES IN A MYRIAD OF FLAVORS.   Two Bill Dewitt boxes full of over 190 pro-tied dry flies from the pattern list favored by Art Flick for the Schoharie and surrounding Catskill Trout Streams. Nice collector grouping and still viable anywhere. Part of the contents are a good smattering bonus of ADAMS dry flies in the best sizes. Most flies unused. All fishable.    E.    $115.00.   SOLD.

95324

 

95324.   ASSORTED TROUT DRY FLIES & MIDGES.   Two Myran boxes. Box 1 contains 60 mostly size 14 dry flies in a big mix of patterns. Box 2 contains over 100 assorted midge patterns in sizes 18 and 20. Dynamite selection here. No one ever has enough dry flies. Most flies unused. All fishable.   E.   $75.00.   SOLD.

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95327

 

95327.  OVER 50 BAETIS TYPE DRY FLIES IN SIZES 18 - 20 - 22.    50 dry flies of every Baetis variation you'll encounter in the sizes most needed. Be prepared. Most flies unused. All fishable.   E. $30.00.

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94158

 

94158.   TROUT STREAM INSECTS - DICK POBST.    An Orvis Streamside Guide of the 1990 printing of STREAMSIDE ENTOMOLOGY 101. Ingest and understand the knowledge shared in this little field kit sized book and you WILL BE a better fly fisher. Eliminate the confusion on hatching insects that trout eat.  N/M.  $15.00.    SOLD.

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.

95389

 

95389. ABEL PADDED REEL & SPOOL BAG 13 X 10 X 5 WITH MOVABLE PARTITIONS TO SEPARATE AND PROTECT. N/M. $35.00.    SOLD.

95400

 

95400. SET OF HAIR STACKERS. TURNED ALUMINUM SET OF THREE FOR SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONG HAIR. E. $15.00.

95401

 

95401. VINTAGE ORVIS LEADER TIE KIT WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS AND LEADER FORMULAS.    E. $10.00.

95402

 

95402.   FLY TYING AND ROD WRAPPING TINSELS - VARIED. E. $15.00.    SOLD.

95403

 

95403. GORE-TEX WADER SOCKS - SIZE LARGE. N/M. $10.00.

95404

 

95404. THREE VENTED FLY TYING THREADS AND MATERIALS 11 COMPARTMENT STORAGE BOXES. 10" x 6" x 1.75". STURDY BOXES. N/M. $15.00.