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BAMBOO, GLASS & GRAPHITE RODS

REEL SEAT DESCRIPTION CODE:

Batt.... Standard Orvis walnut down locking seat.

S/L or D/L. Screw lock (down locking).

Rev. S/L or U/L. Up locking screw lock seat.

S/B. Single slide band (cap & ring) seat.

C/R or cap & ring. Same as S/B seat.

Skeleton. Two sliding bands only.

Dual Ring. Same as skeleton seat.

N/S. Nickel Silver hardware.

Full N/S-S/B. Seat barrel, slide band and hardware are Nickel Silver.

ROD CONDITION CODE:

N or New. New merchandise. Never used, first time sold.

M-Mint. AS NEW. Never Used.

M/R-Mint Restored. Professionally refinished to new condition.

N/M-Near Mint. Close to new. Barely used.

E-Excellent. Above average condition with light use only.

VG-Very Good. Average condition. Shows normal use/routine care and is ready to take fishing.

G-Good. Shows use  BUT, Needs no work to fish.

F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.

P-Poor. Structurally sound. Needs major refinish or repair work.

14147    14147. JOE ARGUELLO 6'3" MIDGE TROUT. 2/2. #4. 2.25 oz. PARABOLIC. BUCKEYE BURL N/S S/B. TRANSLUCENT TAN T/ DARK RED. VARNISHED. Serial # 0901. Following the taper design of the Paul Young Midge Model, this rod provides a quick and deliberate fly placement at any distance while also providing the tactile feel of what is happening in the cast, so you stay in touch. Great action in a well made and detailed fly rod. Agate Stripper. Ideal for a Triangle Taper 4 Bamboo Fly Line. Great original condition in the original bag and brass capped rod case. E. $975.00.

14148    14148. JOE ARGUELLO. 7'5" GARRISON TROUT. 2/2. #4. 3.25 oz. SEMI-PARABOLIC. MAPLE BURL N/S S/B. TRANSLUCENT TAN. VARNISHED. Serial # 9502. Following (with slight modification) the taper design of the famed Garrison Model 204E, this rod provides a gentle and deliberate fly placement up close and personal AND at any distance while also providing the tactile feel of what is happening in the cast, so you stay in touch. Great Midge action in a well made and detailed fly rod. Agate Stripper. Ideal for a Triangle Taper 4 Bamboo Fly Line. Great original condition in the original bag and brass capped rod case. E. $895.00.

1407414074.   BELLINGER - A. P.   7'2".   SANTIAM TROUT FLY ROD. 2/2. #5. 4.5 oz. MEDIUM/FAST.   MORTISED, CORK FILLED, AMBOINA N/S U/L S/B.  BROWN T/ BLACK.  VARNISHED. One of this country's finest reel seat makers better kept secrets is that he had also hand built a number of exquisite cane rods ca the turn of this century. This rod, serial # 10-00-024, his best model was built in 2000 and is tastefully crafted and finished. The Al Bellinger rod has an understated beauty much like the Dickerson rods and a lovely, easy casting, medium/fast and delicate action for a TT5 CLASSIC fly line. Built by Al for a WF5 line which it casts with precision, this rod settles out and really casts better with the Triangle Taper. Made with a medium/dark Caramel colored bamboo finish, the rod is reminiscent of the Dickerson look, only a shade darker. Fitted with a to-die-for (no surprise here) Amboina reel with a cork insert and is finished with a bright Nickel Silver slide band up-lock reel seat. Oxidized Swiss style ferrules, a Western Cigar grip, very comfortable in the hand. Superb workmanship shows throughout this highest grade custom built rod with a delightful trout action and impeccable varnish and finish work. A very handsome rod with the original cloth bag and now graced with a $350 Arne Mason Leather rod case, befitting a rod if this stature. Case embossed with original owner's name, as is the rod. This rod model is scarce and an exceptionally nice fishing tool that remains in virtually new condition throughout. N/M. $1100.00.

13900   13900. CRITCHFIELD - WILLIAM. 7'2" P. Y. DRIGGS RIVER. 2/2. #4/5. 3-1/2 oz. MEDIUM/FAST PARABOLIC. DARK BUCKEYE BURL D/L S/B. GREEN T/ BLACK. VARNISHED . Full working, Driggs River Taper rod, made by Minnesota rod builder, Bill Critchfield. There is a lot of building talent in every one of Bill's rods. This dark, flame-toned bamboo rod has the classic parabolic action of the PY Driggs River, probably one of the world's most copied rod actions for a #DT4 OR WF5 line. Fitted with a comfortable Cigar grip and unbelievably figured BUCKEYE BURL WOOD reel seat with oxidized hardware and ferrules. Jade Agate stripper to match the wraps, black snakes and a two-up node pattern round out the Paul Young appointments of this very well done rod. In a cloth bag and brass capped case. Great buy here. BRAND NEW. $799.00.

13617. CRITCHFIELD, WILLIAM. 7'9". PAUL YOUNG PARABOLIC 14 TAPER MODEL. 2/2. #5/6. 3.7 oz. Fast PARABOLIC Action. Cork N/S S/B seat. Golden Bronze. Varnished. Superb copy of one of the Para 14 taper variations, one of Young's scarcest model fly rods. Powerful, full-working action for a DT5 or WF6 line and patterned to produce that delicate, yet powerful feel the Young rods are known for. This rod boasts an extra smooth and powerful, Young-like, fast action: dark flamed Young color cane: Super-Z style Ferrules: a Black anodized N/S Slide Band seat over Cork: and black guides, just like the rod it emulates. The rod is complimented by the reverse Wells grip and Golden Bronze color Silks, and a benchmark two-up node pattern round out the Paul Young appointments of this extremely well done rod. This rod has the same smooth delivery and precision exactly like the rod it pays homage to. One cast and you'll understand why the scarce Para 14 action is so well respected by today's builders. In a cloth bag and brass capped case. Great buy here.                   BRAND NEW. $799.00
 

1402414024. EDWARDS – BRISTOL. 9'0". BRISTOL F-12 MODEL. 3/1. #6. 5-1/8 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. CEDAR WOOD N/S S/B. GREEN JASPER. VARNISHED. Built by E.W.Edwards and CO in Bristol, CT. Shaft is lettered 'Edwards-Bristol, F12'. Refinished by a pro in 1996 and unfished since. Tip is 1" short. Rod is sound, straight and ready to go. Cloth bag and aluminum rod case. Very nice casting action for a #6 line. M/R. $175.00.

14104  14104. EDWARDS - BRISTOL 9'6" MODEL F-5 FLY ROD. 3/2. #7. 6-1/2 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. NICKEL OVER BRASS FULL METAL S/B SEAT. ORANGE/BLACK JASPER. VARNISHED. Made in Bristol CT at the Edwards factory. Lettered "F-5" on the rod shaft in white ink. The original varnish is perfect as is the rest of the rod. To the practiced eye, this rod was fished just long enough to damage one of the tips, which clearly was restored to sound condition at the factory and is now 1" short. At that point the offending fisherman stored the rod never to be used again. Red Agate Stripping guide. This is a delightful smallmouth bass rod to cast and throws a WF7 line like a rocket. Perfect for trout and light bass fishing. Complete with the original cloth bag and original aluminum case. Very low price considering the quality level and immediate fishability of this rod, but the short tip allows a great buy to be had here. N/M. $350.00.

14070 14070. GOODWIN GRANGER 5'0" BAIT/SPIN CAST ROD. 2/1. 1/4-3/8 OZ LURES. LITE ACTION. BAKELITE SPIRAL LOCK N/S SEAT. GOLD CENTER-EDGED BLACK. VARNISHED. This is a 1940's casting rod that was later refinished and fitted with Aetna Foul-Proof Spin-Cast guides to as new condition many years ago. All other components are the originals and what a great fishing rod for soft baits and spinner baits! Casts lightweight lures like a dream and a 3 lb. Bass feels like a Leviathan. Original cloth bag and Cardboard case. These early light weight, light action Goodwin Granger casting rods are very scarce and as sweet as they come. N/MR. $195.00.

13958 13958. GOODWIN GRANGER 6'0" BAIT CAST ROD.    2/1.   3/8-5/8 OZ LURES.  BAKELITE SPIRAL LOCK N/S SEAT.    RED.     VARNISHED.    This is a 1940's casting rod that was refinished to as new condition. All components are the originals and what a great fishing rod! Original cloth bag/ cardboard case. These early GG casting rods are very scarce. N/M. $250.00.

14106  14106. GRANGER - GOODWIN 9'0" GRANGER SPECIAL FLY ROD. 3/2. #6. 5-1/4 oz. MED/FAST. FULL N/S REV S/L. PONGEE (LIGHT GREENISH GOLD). VARNISHED. Vintage late 1930's Goodwin Granger rod in basically original condition and perfect fishing condition. Long ago given a light varnish overcoat to the original finish to seal the finish, the varnish remains in fine condition and all under it is factory. This rod is incomparable using a TT6 PLUS line. The rod is housed in the original cloth bag and an anodized Brown factory labeled rod case. The label is all there too. Fantastic find for the Granger fan. Fantastic mid-weight fly rod. E PLUS. $450.00.

HEDDON RODS...SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT HEDDON RODS. 

In the heydays of Bamboo, Heddon was at the pinnacle of all the production rod makers along with the Granger brand. These two rods epitomized the best of American Values...Well designed, well made, functional, reliable, enjoyable are just a few of the adjectives that fit these rods. Both represented tremendous value for the buck and were within financial reach of the average fly fisher.... NOTHING HAS CHANGED.  Listed here are some really great fishing tools, at almost give-away prices by today's standards.  Yes, many of these are long rods, are considered by most of todays' fly fishers as 'too heavy'!  What is often not realized by these thinkers is that these rods are actually easier to cast than comparable graphite rods since they actually Do Most of the Work instead of the caster trying to overcome today's ridiculously fast fly rods. When balanced with a reel heavy enough to bring the outfit weight back into or behind the hand, these rods can be fished all day with knocking the caster out. Best of all they are a hell of a lot more fun to use than black plastic fly rods.

14114   14114.     H. D. FOLSOM ARMS CO. BY HEDDON. 8'0". MODEL 1527. TROLLING/BAIT ROD. 3/2. 6 oz. LIGHT TROLLING. BLACK TENITE N/S S/L. RED T/ GOLD. VARNISHED. Made by Heddon for Folsom Arms Co of Elmira, NY in the 1930's. Popular rod for lake trolling for trout. The rod appears original but the wraps are tired, (none missing). The varnish is good and all sectionsare full length. Agate stripper and tip-tops. Comes in the original cloth bag and aluminum rod case. G. $100.00.

14128   14128. HEDDON TROLLING AND BAIT ROD. 6'4" 1930'S SPIRAL SHAFT WRITING. 3/2. MEDIUM ACTION BAIT ROD. TENITE D/L S/L SEAT. RED T/ BLACK. VARNISHED . HEDDON in a spiral on the shaft. No Model number on this unique Heddon, but it carries the factory wrap colors of the Model 14 Thorobred. Barely used and still in super condition. Unique and early tunnel guides, seat hardware and shaft inscription suggest this rod was built in the early 1930's when catching fish for food was a strong way of life. Fitted with a well made, straight grip, fashioned of N/S and Tenite with cork rear handle and fore grip. AGATE stripper and tip-tops are original. Unusual rod from this maker. Seldom seen, scarce and a nice addition to any serious Heddon collector's grouping of rods. Comes in the original factory cloth bag, correct period labeled Heddon case. Some varnish roughness on one tip shows that can be smoothed out with an alcohol rub. VG. $175.00.

14032 14032 . HEDDON. 9'0". MODEL 125 EXPERT. 3/2. #7/8. 5.5 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. MARBELIZED TENITE S/L. GOLD T/BLACK. VARNISHED. The Expert Model introduced after World War II is a very handsome rod. This highest quality level of the later model Heddon rods has been professionally restored and comes with the original labeled bag and factory labeled anodized aluminum case. It has the trademark dark brown marbleized Tenite down lock seat. The gold finished nickle silver hardware plus the trademark swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. The 2-3/4 ferrule size provides lots of power for a DT7 or WF8 line. All sections are full-length and straight. The varnish is beautifully done and in fine fishing condition. Former owner's name on the shaft. The action is sweet and the rod is a superb caster with either line above. This is a delightfully powerful rod with a generous medium action. This rod is a prize for the angler looking for a sweet casting, everyday bass, salmon or steelhead rod with a lot of collectibility. Needs nothing to fish but water. All else is in mint restored condition and ready to go fishing Very scarce and just lovely. M/R. $395.00.

14130   14130. HEDDON 9'0" LATER MODEL 17 BLACK BEAUTY. 3/2. #7. 5-1/2 oz. MEDIUM. BLACK TENITE D/L S/L. BLACK. VARNISHED. This Model Heddon became the most favored of Heddon buyers, simply because it offered a handsome appearance, top-notch performance and solid value. Nothing has changed. Heddon's medium quality rod with a smooth, powerful action that favors the #7 line so well. This is later post-war rod in totally original, virtually new condition. The nickel silver hardware and ferrules and the swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. This rod is a prize for the SERIOUS Heddon collector since you'll never find another in better condition. Comes in the original labeled bag and period correct labeled aluminum rod case, circa the 1940's. Size 2-1/2 Ferrule with factory lettering preserved on the shaft. Needs preservation for later Museum donation. M. $425.00.

14133   14133 . HEDDON 9'0" LATER MODEL 10 BLUE WATERS. 3/2. #7. 5-1/2 oz. MEDIUM. BLACK TENITE D/L S/L. BLACK. VARNISHED. Heddon's least expensive Model, but still plenty of bang for the buck. Heddon's lower level rod with a smooth, powerful action that favors the #7 line so well. This is later post-war rod in totally original, virtually new condition. The nickel silver hardware and ferrules and the swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. This rod is a prize for the fisherman looking for honest value in a good, fishable rod with no issues or compromises. Comes in the original labeled bag and period correct labeled aluminum rod case, circa the 1940's. Size 2-1/2 Ferrule with factory lettering preserved on the shaft. Inexpensive Smallmouth and trout rod. E. $225.00.

14137   14137. HEDDON 9'0" MODEL 20 BILL STANLEY FAVORITE. 3/2. #7/8. 6 oz. FAST. BROWN MARBLEIZED TENITE D/L S/L. DEEP RED. VARNISHED. Exceptionally smooth, easy casting, fast action dry fly rod that is perfect for a TT8 line. The Model 20, Bill Stanley Favorite. This is a later 40's rod with the name 'HEDDON' inscribed on a single flat on the rod shaft. It is in unmolested original condition and is ready to go fishing. The rod is straight, ferrules are perfect and the reel seat works correctly. Poised for everyday use and as nice a salmon or bass rod as you'll find. Comes with the original cloth bag and Cardboard case. Sweet old Classic in superb condition. Size 2-3/4 ferrule. E PLUS. $335.00.

14124   14124. HEDDON 9'0" MODEL 35 DELUXE. 3/2. #6. 5 oz. MED/FAST. WALNUT DOWN-LOCK SCREW LOCK. GOLDEN BRONZE T/BLACK. VARNISHED. Delightfully smooth, sweet action for a #6 line. Lighter action 9 footer has been professionally refinished to original specs. Rod is in excellent plus condition and ready to fish. No issues, no problems, no factory markings due to refinish. Comes on the original cloth bag only, no case. Bag is ratty and should be replaced. The wrap and varnish work are nearly perfect. One of Heddon's highest quality rods in close to new refinished condition at a real bargain price. These light action 9 footer are a pleasure to fish and this one is crying for action. E PLUS. $325.00.

14125   14125. HEDDON 9'0" MODEL BOB HALL DELUXE. 3/2. #6. 5 oz. MED/FAST. WALNUT DOWN-LOCK SCREW LOCK. DEEP BROWN T/ GOLD. VARNISHED. Delightfully smooth, sweet action for a #6 line. This roe id factory lettered '5121 Bob Hall Deluxe by Heddon'. Very unusual markings. Lighter action 9 footer appears totally original, needs on wrap redone on stripper, but is fishable as is. In fact, the rod is in excellent condition and ready to fish. Only the one wrap could stand attention. Comes on the original cloth bag only and Aluminum case. The rod has all the earmarks of the Model 35 DELUXE, except the wrap colors. One of Heddon's higher quality rods in excellent, ready to fish condition. These light action 9 footer are a pleasure to fish and this one is crying for action.            E. $295.00.

14126   14126.       HEDDON 9'0" EARLY MODEL 14 THOROBRED. 3/2. #7. 5-1/2 oz. MEDIUM. EARLY WALNUT D/L S/L. RED T/BLACK. VARNISHED. The Thorobred Model. Heddon's medium quality rod with a smooth, powerful action that favors the #7 line so well. This is an early, spiral signed rod, restored and refinished to original specifications. It has a Walnut spacer, unusual for this model. The nickel silver hardware and ferrules and the swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. This rod is a prize for the anyone after a balanced, sweet casting WF7 medium action rod, to push larger flies longer distances. THINK SMALLMOUTH BASS.. Comes with a replacement model 20 labeled bag and a later WWII Cardboard Rod Case. Size 2-1/2 Ferrule with factory lettering preserved on the shaft. E PLUS. $250.00.

14134   14134. HEDDON 9'0" LATER MODEL 17 BLACK BEAUTY. 3/2. #8. 6 oz. MEDIUM/FAST BLACK TENITE D/L S/L. BLACK T/ORANGE . VARNISHED. This Model Heddon became the most favored of Heddon buyers, simply because it offered a handsome appearance, top-notch performance and solid value. Nothing has changed. Heddon's medium quality rod with a smooth, powerful action that favors an 8 weight line so well. This is later post-war rod in totally original, virtually new condition. The nickel silver hardware and ferrules and the swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. This rod is a prize for the avid bass or salmon fisherman, since you'll be hard pressed to find one in this nice condition. Comes in the original labeled bag and period correct labeled aluminum rod case, circa the 1940's. Size 2-3/4 Ferrule with factory lettering preserved on the shaft. E PLUS. $195.00.

14135   14135. HEDDON 9'0" MODEL 13. CIRCA 1930'S. 3/2. #6. 5 oz.   MEDIUM/FAST. MARBLEIZED DARK OLIVE TENITE S/L. BRONZE T/BLACK. VARNISHED. This sound and tight early model, 2-1/2 size ferrule, Model 13 rod has the original spiral lettering of the name Heddon missing on the rod shaft due to a great refinish job. All was done to original specs except the re-lettering.The stripper guide is the original red agate. This rod really surprised me with a pleasant to cast dry fly action using a Triangle Taper 6 PLUS fly line. As is, the rod is ready to fish with no work required. Comes in the original label rod bag and the original labeled aluminum Heddon case. Terrific trout and bass fishing rod looking for water. E. $225.00.

14136   14136. HEDDON 9'0" MODEL 20 BILL STANLEY FAVORITE. 3/2. #7. 5-1/2 oz. FAST. BROWN MARBLEIZED TENITE D/L S/L. DEEP RED. VARNISHED. Exceptionally smooth, easy casting, fast action dry fly rod that is perfect for a TT7 line. The Model 20, Bill Stanley Favorite. This is an earlier 1930's rod with the name 'HEDDON' inscribed in a spiral on the rod shaft. It is in unmolested original condition and is ready to go fishing. The rod is straight, ferrules are perfect and the reel seat works correctly. Poised for everyday use and as nice a light salmon or bass rod as you'll find. Comes with the original cloth bag and a Cardboard case. Sweet old Classic in superb condition. Size 2-1/2 ferrule. E PLUS. $375.00.

14127   14127. HEDDON 9'6" MODEL 50 DELUXE – PRESIDENT. 3/2. #8/9, 6.75 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. WALNUT/TENITE D/L N/S S/L. BRONZE T/OLIVE. VARNISHED. The elusive Model 50 Deluxe President. Heddon's finest cataloged model. Completely hand built from a single hand split bamboo culm. Original shaft inscriptions remain unsullied. Given a re-coat of varnish to freshen up, the rod retains all the original guides, hardware and fittings and remains in excellent plus, ready to fish, condition. Complete with Heddon cloth bag and a replacement aluminum tube for the original Cardboard case, All sections are full length and the rod is straight and true. Rod is perfect for Bass with a DT8 or WF9 line. Size #3 ferrule.The grip is Standard Cigar shaped and very comfortable in big hands. It just needs a good home and some exercise. A rare model Heddon. E PLUS. $475.00.

13870 13870. LANCASTER - R. W.    6'3".  BAETIS MODEL.  2/2. #3/4.   2-1/4 oz.  MEDIUM/FAST DRY FLY.  LOCATE S/B. ANTIQUE GOLD T/ BLACK. VARNISHED.   Bob Lancaster offers a quality made rod with an attractive appearance and a magnificent rod action for a reasonable price. That clearly makes his product a winner in our book. This rod has a strong similarity to the Paul Young Midge, in length, line weight, appearance and casting feel. Flamed cane. Oxidized Nickel Silver Super-Z style ferrules. Tung Oil Satin Finish. Cigar Grip. Walnut seat with Black hardware. Your chance to have the sharp, crisp and satisfying dry fly action of a finely tuned Semi-parabolic taper without paying Classic rod money for it. With labeled cloth bag, rod grip pads, and aluminum case.    BRAND NEW.    $850.00.

14007 14007. LANCASTER - R.W. 7'6". FALLING SPRINGS. 2/2. #4/5. 3.50oz. MEDIUM/FAST DRY FLY. BOCATIE BURL D/L S/B. ANTIQUE GOLD T/BLACK. VARNISHED . Bob Lancaster has been hand planing his meticulously built rods for more than 30 years, testing and refining his rod tapers to enhance the parabolic type of action popularized by Paul Young. His finely tuned tapers take that full feeling action to a new plane, all the while retaining a delicate feel. Lancaster offers an exceptionally well made rod with an always charming Young-like appearance and a truly magnificent casting feel for a very reasonable price. That clearly makes his fine product a winner in our book. This rod has a certain similarity to the much revered and favored Perfectionist, in both length and appearance. It feels as good and as powerful and handles a WF5 line with complete authority. For a more delicate approach you might be inclined to throw a DT4 line instead. Cast it with a TT5 Triangle Taper and you will grin from ear to ear, guaranteed. Whichever line you settle on, this rod is sure to delight you. Mottled Flamed cane. Oxidized Nickel Silver Super-Z style ferrules. Lovely varnish finish. Cigar grip. Highly Figured & Gorgeous Burled Bocatie seat with a Black Cap & Ring. Your chance to fish the satisfying action of a finely tuned semi-parabolic taper without spending your kid's inheritance to enjoy it. With labeled cloth bag, rod grip pads, and aluminum case. BRAND NEW. $850.00.

 13554. LEONARD. 5'3". CHICAGO STYLE BAIT CAST ROD. 2/2. For 3/8 to 5/8 oz lures. Full N/S S/B. Red. Varnished. Early pre-1925 Split Bamboo Plug Casting Rod. Made with Red Agate first guides, two nickle silver tunnel guides, and Red Agate tip-tops. Fore and rear grips are of narrow 3/8" cork rings, right for the period. . Full N/S slide lock seat. Classic Staggered ferrule Chicago design that is ready to fish and still an accurate caster and a very viable fishing rod. Tips are light enough and suited to the lighter lures. Now fitted to a new heavy canvas cloth rod bag and tips are held in the original felt lined tip form. Replacement rod case. This rod has been completely professionally restored to as new condition and is a collector's or fisherman's prize. M/R. $395.00.

14019 14019. LEONARD. 7'0". MODEL 38H. 2/2. #4. 2-3/4 oz. MED/FAST. DARK BUTTERNUT N/S S/L. RED. VARNISHED. Leonard's most popular rod model. This low serial number (#823) rod was custom made in 1969 by Hap Mills, Ted Simroe, Bob Taylor and Mark Murphy during some of the best times at Leonard. The rod has barely been fished and remains in virtually near new condition. Nicely kept example of the most popular rod model Leonard ever produced, the fabulous 38H. Magic with a 4 weight line. Very collectible, very fishable. Fished, but well cared for and completely original including bag and brass capped case. N/M. $1950.00.

14020 14020 . LEONARD. 7'3". CUSTOM MADE. 2/2. #4. 3.0 oz. MED/FAST. BUTTERNUT D/L S/L. GOLDEN BRONZE T/BLACK. VARNISHED . Custom Built by Ted Simroe for my client at the Angler's Den in Linden, NJ in 1973. This low serial number (#1590) rod was custom made in 1973 to my order for a close personal friend and made with a screw lock seat as desired. The rod has barely been fished and remains in virtually near new condition. Nicely kept example of one of the more delicate actioned four weight rods to come out of the Leonard shop. Original owner's name inscribed on the shaft. . Magic with a 4 weight silk line. Very collectible, very fishable. Fished, but well cared for and completely original including bag and brass capped case and first hand provenance. N/M. $1950.00.

14065 14065. LEONARD 7'6" MODEL 39H. 2/2. #5/6. 3-7/8 oz.. MED/FAST. BUTTERNUT S/L. RED. VARNISHED. Serial # 2486. Beautifully made rod with a distinctive dry fly action for a TT5 or possibly a WF6 line. The rod shows virtually no fishing use and remains in near mint original condition. A real prize for the Leonard fan especially with the crisp faster dry fly action this rod has. Cast best for me with the TT5 line. All original with labeled brass capped case and bag. N/M. $1450.00.

13937 13937. LEONARD. 8'0". MODEL 50 TOURNAMENT. 3/2. #4/5. 4-1/8 oz. Medium/Fast. Butternut N/S S/B. Leonard Tan t/Red. Varnished. Lightweight, and super smooth, 1930's, George Reynolds built, Tan wrapped, highest grade Leonard rod with a very smooth and deliberate medium to medium.fast action. Perfect with a WF5 line. This is an especially elusive Leonard model and is highly collectible and still most desirable as a fishing tool. With the seldom found Cigar grip fashioned of the original narrow 3/8" wide cork rings. Bright slide band seat with Dark Butternut filler, bright ferrules, beautifully restored at Leonard in the classic 1920/40's Leonard cosmetic pattern, which is original to this rod. They even retained the original agate stripper guide. Superb, classic three-piece trout rod, in a still fresh, factory done, $600 refinish. Everything tight, sound and straight. A dry fly delight. A light action Model 50, one of Leonard's most popular rods, still greatly respected and copied for its flawless performance. In the original factory cloth bag and a replacement brass capped case. N/M/R.   $1495.00

 
 
13968 13968. MONTAGUE 7'6" RAPIDAN MODEL TROUT ROD. 2/2. #5/6. 3-5/8 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. TENITE D/L S/L. TAN T/ RED. VARNISHED. Nicely refinished and in perfect fishing condition. This is one of the higher grade Montague fly rods in a very difficult to find size. Made in Mass. during WW2 with the original cloth bag and cardboard rod case. All sections full length. One tip is wrapped in a different guide pattern than the other, with one perfect for a DT5 and the other perfect for a DT6. Unusual feature. Your chance to enjoy fishing bamboo without breaking the bank! E. $245.00.

 
13969 13969. MONTAGUE 7'6" RAPIDAN MODEL TROUT ROD. 2/2. #5/6. 3-5/8 oz. MEDIUM/ FAST. TENITE D/L S/L. TAN T/ RED. VARNISHED. Nicely refinished and in perfect fishing condition. This is one of the higher grade Montague fly rods in a very difficult to find size. Made in Mass. during WW2 with the original cloth bag and cardboard rod case w/ original paper label. All sections full length. Both tips factory original and correct. Favors the #6 line. Your chance to enjoy fishing bamboo without breaking the bank!    E.     $245.00.