CLASSIC, COLLECTIBLE & HANDYMAN 

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.   8'0".   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.   SOLD.

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.

14170   14170. CRITCHFIELD - WILLIAM 7'6" CUSTOM DRY FLY. 2/2. #3/4. 3-1/2 oz. MEDIUM DRY FLY. DARK BUCKEYE BURL S/B. DARK BROWN. VARNISHED. Delightful, light action taper, small fly, dry fly rod, made by Minnesota rod builder, Bill Critchfield expressly for fishing with tiny flies and skinny tippets! Bill said he thought this rod was kind of special with a really sweet action. Talk about understatements! My reaction was , WOW! This rod's action and overall aesthic is rendered even more special with the Tapered Cigar grip and the reel seat made of a fabulous piece of BUCKEYE BURL. Handsome is as handsome does and this dark flame-toned rod has a sweet action for a number 3 line (TRIANGLE TAPER CLASSIC #3) and promises hours of delightful trout fishing. Fitted with oxidized hardware and ferrules and Agate Stripper, this finely-tipped beauty casts like a dream in-close but has enough drive to reach out when asked to. Cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum rod case. BRAND NEW. $849.00.

14171   14171. CRITCHFIELD - WILLIAM 8'0" E. W. EDWARDS DELUXE. 2/2. #4. 3-3/4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST DRY FLY. DARK BUCKEYE BURL N/S S/B. DARK BROWN T/PALE GOLD. VARNISHED. A light-weight, light action taper, small fly, dry fly rod, made by Minnesota rod builder, Bill Critchfield expressly for fishing flies from 14 on down and skinny tippets! Bill built this one using a Eustis Edwards Taper with fine tips and a delicate persona. This rod's action and overall aesthetic is rendered even more special with the Tapered Cigar grip with a hard rubber nose check and the reel seat made of a darkly figured piece of BUCKEYE. Natural colored bamboo and bright hardware with a really smooth action for a #4 line. Try a TRIANGLE TAPER CLASSIC #4 and enjoy hours of pin-point accuracy, easy mending and delightful trout fishing. Fitted with an Agate Stripper, this finely-tipped beauty casts like a dream in-close but has enough drive to reach out when asked to. Cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum rod case. BRAND NEW. $799.00.

14157   14157. DEBELL - FRED 7'6" PRESENTATION MODEL. 2/2. #5. 3.85 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. CURLY MAPLE D/L S/L. GREEN/BLACK JASPER T/ YELLOW W/ YELLOW DECORATIVE INTERMEDIATES. IMPREGNATED. Made by Colorado rodmaker Fred DeBell who learned his trade at the Phillipson shop in Denver. Rod is lettered 'De Bell Rod', 'PRESENTATION' and 'Impregnated Cane'. Curious though is the fact that the rod has a lovely varnish finish and it is finished with American Style Intermediate wraps. DeBell also used double-twist wire snakes to dress the rod up further. It is totally original AND it is the nicest De Bell rod I've ever seen. Fitted with a down-lock, Curly Maple seat with bright anodized aluminum fittings. This rod is a very sweet casting 7-1/2 footer and felt great with a TRIANGLE TAPER CLASSIC #5 LINE. It will be a barrel of fun to fish. Completely original including the bag and aluminum rod case with a faded, but legible paper label. E PLUS. $475.00.

14168    14168. DOUGLAS DUCK 7'9" GARRISON MODEL 209E. 2/2. #5. 3-3/4 oz. MED/FAST. MAPLE/ CORK N/S S/B. TRANSLUCENT HONEY LEMON. VARNISHED. Serial # 1963. Built by Texas rod maker Douglas Duck, who was noted for his virtually perfect verbatim copies of the original Garrison Models. His attention to copy detail of the originals extended even to the use of the RED tip-top tipping and the Green tip-top tipping on each tip to allow the angler to tell the two tips apart . Original Garrison rods in this length are virtually impossible to find even though this particular model was the most popular one Garrison produced. Folks just do not give this rod model up easily and with good reason. It fits just about any trout fishing scenario you can think of and is capable of handling virtually any task asked of it. Fish Dry flies from 12 on down, wet flies, nymphs, small streamers, you name it, this rod does it. Rod is in barely used original condition. I like it best of all with a TRIANGLE TAPER BAMBOO #6 fly line. Comes in its original bag and case. N/M. $1000.00.   HOLD.

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.

14161    14161. FARLOW 5'8" ONE-PIECE 'WONDER SYLPH'. 1 piece. #1/2. 1-1/4 oz. MEDIUM/SLOW. ALL CORK DUAL RING. EMERALD GREE.N VARNISHED. WOW! Straight from the 1950's Farlow rod shop in the U.K. to your favorite headwater stream where a 7" Brookie rules the tiny pool you so dearly love to fish. This amazing fly rod will simply blow you away! From a butt diameter of only 14/64th to a tip diameter of 3/64th, this, unquestioningly, is the most delicate bamboo fly rod I've ever seen. It was made to cast size 16 to 20 flies 15 to 20 feet using mostly your tapered leader for a line. It is the ultimate in delicacy but still has the muscle to bring a 10" leviathan to the net. If small streams, small flies and small trout are your thing, you will never experience another rod this good at that work. The stripper is an Aetna Foul Proof guide, with hard chrome snakes. The thin 4.5" grip and 3.5" dual ring reel seat help get the rod's total weight down to an ounce and quarter. It comes in a Farlow labeled cloth rod bag with a full-length stiffener in an aluminum rod case. Adding to the magic is the one-piece construction to allow every nuance of this rods action to shine and a 6 inch trout to feel like a 20-incher. WOW! N/M. $750.00. SOLD.

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.

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.

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.

 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.

14159   14159. LEONARD 6'0" MODEL 36. 2/2. #2/3. 2-1/8 oz. MEDIUM. BUTTERNUT S/B. RED. VARNISHED. This model is one of the most sought after of all the ultra-light action Fairy Catskill rods built Post-Fire, in the early 70's by Leonard. One of the lightest action and finished weight bamboo rods they built. Serial number 628, This very important and very difficult to find Model 36, 6 footer, was originally made to cast a #3 line, which was the lightest weight line in existence at that time. The action is considered slow by some, but is really medium and light and better suited to today's 2 weight fly lines. The tips are a mere 3/64 ths in diameter, so that the rod actually performs best with a #2 weight line. No Leonard collection can be complete without this model. Completely factory original including the bag and brass capped case,incliding a factory-done invisible repair wrap above one tip ferrule, of no mechaical consequence. A unique specimen of a very rare model in superb original condition. N/M. $1850.00.    SOLD.

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.

14163   14163. LEONARD 7'6" MODEL 39. 2/2. #4/5. 3-5/8 oz. MEDIUM. BUTTERNUT S/L. DARK TAN T/BROWN. VARNISHED. Ultra smooth casting, mid 70's Leonard rod with a gentle, easy casting medium dry fly action. Serial no 3525. Factory lined for a 5 line, I felt it performed at maximum using a TRIANGLE TAPER BAMBOO #4. That line just settled the rod down and it felt really good to me. Barely used and still in 'newish' condition. Well kept and cared for. Complete with ferrule plug, bag, factory labeled brass capped rod case. The perfect light action dry fly trout rod for a #4/5 line. E. $1650.00.

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.   SOLD.

14158   14158. LEONARD 8'0" MODEL 50. 3/1. #4/5. 4.0 oz. MEDIUM. BUTTERNUT N/S S/B. DEEP RED T/ GOLD. VARNISHED. Lightweight, and super smooth, 1930's/1940's George Reynolds built, highest grade Leonard rod with a very smooth and deliberate medium action for a DT4 or WF5 line. This is an especially elusive Leonard model and is highly collectible and most desirable as a fishing tool. Standard Cigar Grip. Bright slide band seat with Butternut filler, bright ferrules, original 3/8 cork width grip and beautifully refinished out at the Leonard shop. Superb, classic three-piece trout rod, in well preserved and cared for excellent refinished condition. A light action Model 50, one of Leonard's most popular rods, still greatly respected and often copied for its flawless performance. In the original factory cloth bag and brass capped case. E. $725.00.   SOLD.       

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. $275.00.  

 

14169   14169. MONTAGUE 9'6" GASPE DRY FLY SALMON ROD. 3/2. 8/9. 8 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. CHROMED D/S S/L W/ 9" DET. EXTENSION BUTT. GREEN T/BLACK. VARNISHED. Montague's highest quality bamboo salmon fly rod. Double built split bamboo Salmon rod with 9 inch detachable butt and Chromed N/S Locking Slide Band seat. Reinforced, chromed N/S ferrules. The original decal is in readable condition . This rod has seen some use. The mid is 3" short at the butt end from a ferrule reset and the guide there was rewrapped. Built to tame the large Gaspe Salmon, this highest grade Montague is an unusual rod type, and does not turn up often. Very collectible. In the original cloth bag and a replacement Orvis case. G. $100.00.   SOLD.