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.

14102  14102. ALLCOCKS 9'0" SAPPER MODEL FLY ROD. 3/2. #6/7. 7 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. UNIQUE UPLOCKING SCREW-IN REEL SEAT. BRONZE T/BLACK W/ FULL DECORATIVES. VARNISHED. Made in England and typically English with Brass ferrules and more massive than it needs to be. The action of this rod is a surprise however, as it is not clubby or tip heavy as is usual for middle quality English rods. It cast really well with a DT6 line for me. It has a modern dry fly action and is fitted with the English Bridge guides for snakes which explains some of the rods weight. The Stripper and the tip-tops are Agates. The rest of the weight is due to the massive aluminum reel seat with a screw-upward mechanism to lock in the reel foot. It is working perfectly despite the small crack visible is the photo. The rod is in 'Take me fishing' condition and needs no works to use. In the original cloth bag and plastic rod case. VG. $100.00.

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.

13483. CHUBB ?? UNMARKED BAIT & TROLLING ROD. 7'6". 3/1. This rod was just restored to better than new condition by one of this country's most accomplished rod restoration craftsmen. The grip is sheet cork and all new. The polished Brass Up-Locking, slide band reel seat is fitted with the Chubb trademark Side Rails. Three rod sections make a very pleasant action casting rod or light trolling rod.fitted with the original two-loop guides nd three-loop tip-top. The rod is unmarked, but there is no mistaking that reel seat design. The ferrules and all hardware are polished brass. The mid section had the ferrule re-set and is now 2" short, but the other two sections are full length. Fitted to a replacement cloth bag. There have been no serious repairs done to this rod, just a professional total refinish and the rod looks like it just left the Chubb shop. Beautifully restored display rod from the early 1900's. Couple this rod with a 2-1/4" Hendryx or vom Hofe reel and you have the perfect vintage outfit to proudly display on you den or office wall.    M/R.     $115.00

1400214002. CRITCHFIELD, WILLIAM. 7'0". SSB DRY FLY. 2/2. #4. 3-1/2 oz. Medium/Fast Dry Fly   Buckeye Burl Dual Ring S/B. Golden Bronze. 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 & quick action and that he can only manange to build three of four of them a year, thanks to the extra work needed to make the butt section. This rod's action and overall aesthic is rendered even more special with that pronounced Super Swelled Butt, Tapered Cigar grip and the reel seat made of a fabulous piece of BUCKEYE BURLWOOD. Handsome is as handsome does and this dark flame-toned rod has a sweet action for a number 4 line 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. A 10 inch trout will feel like twice his size!  In a cloth bag and brass capped case. Great buy here.                                    BRAND NEW. $849.00

 

 1390013900. 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 color Agate stripper to match the wraps, black snakes and a two-up node pattern round out the Paul Young appointments of this 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
 

1395913959. EDWARDS & THOMAS ?? UNMARKED. 9'0" EARLY WET FLY ROD. 3/2. #4/5. 4-3/4 oz. SLOW WET FLY. FULL N/S S/B. CHINESE RED W/ RED INTERMEDIATES. VARNISHED . An early Thomas & Edwards from the early part of the last century, ca. 1905/1910, well before WW1. Professionally refinished along the way and remaining in superb condition will all the original guides and hardware, except the tip tops. One tip is 1” short and both tips are found in the handcrafted bamboo tip-tube. The tube, butt and mid are housed in a heavy canvas cloth outer sack, the packaging custom of the highest quality rods of the period. The snakes are the original reverse twist and everything is tight and straight and ready to go a-stream and swing three wet flies in a riffle. N/MR. $395.00.

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.

14105  14105 . FARLOW - LEE WULFF 5'10" ULTIMATE ONE PIECE FLY ROD. 1-PIECE. #4/5. 1-5/8 oz. FAST. CORK DUAL RING. SAPPHIRE BLUE. IMPREGNATED. This ONE PIECE rod was designed under the watchful eye of Lee Wulff for Norm Thompson who marketed the rod in the late 60's. It was built for them by the J.S. Sharpe division of the C. Farlow Co. in Scotland. This is a fast action taper originally designed for a DT4 or WF5 line, but if you want to squeeze the very best performance out of this little gem, line it with a Triangle Taper BAMBOO SPECIAL 4. You'll be ecstatic! It is a great rod for fishing the pockets on small streams. A rare and special trout rod with a trouble free impregnated finish marketed as 'Armour Cane" by Norm Thompson. This is the same rod taper immortalized by Lee Wulff when he took a 20 pound salmon on this diminutive rod. Lightly fished and well preserved. A straight and tight rod that needs nothing to fish, but water and a good fly line. Great collectibility and a fine fishing rod to boot. These one piece rods are very scarce and are historically important benchmark rods. Completely original in the original reinforced cloth rod bag and aluminum case. N/M. $950.00.

14068 14068 . GARRISON - EVERETT.  8'0" Model 212E. 2/2. #6. 3.95 FAST. CORK S/B. HONEY. VARNISHED.   Serial# F-8-3. THE Quintessential Garrison Model. This rod's F serial number, unstamped Super-Z ferrules, faint traces of Resorcinol glue lines, as appropriate and bands of pale Red and Green at the tip-tops indicate 1962 as the year of this rods construction. I cast it only with a Triangle Taper 6 line and needed to try it with no other. It is a fantastic 6 weight rod. It was the third 8 footer made that year. The rod is in TOTALLY ORIGINAL, completely intact and unmolested condition with exceptionally bright varnish that has not lost its original sparkle. This rod epitomizes the classic Garrison look, with the orange tinted varnish giving a unique color cast to both the wraps and cane. Simply a beautiful, very understated look. This rod has been extremely well cared for and is one of the finest original condition 8'0 Garrison rods we've seen in many years. After 55 years, that is testament to the quality Gary built into every one of his rods. It really is that good. Comes in its original bag with attached ferrule plug and brass capped, aluminum case. With only an estimated 700 to 800 Garrison rods left in existence, these fine works still remain at the apex of collector interest and one of the best investment grade rods available. E PLUS. $4950.00.   HOLD.

   14079 14079.   GOOD/LITTLE TROUT FLY ROD. 7'6".   LIGHT ACTION.  2/2.  #3/4.  3 oz. MEDIUM FAST.   WALNUT N/S S/B. TRANSLUCENT CINNAMON.   VARNISHED. This is one well-made and well-finished co-operative rod building effort. The Blanks were made by Earle Good and the rod finished out by Kevin Little, both of Virginia. This rod is perfect with a Triangle Taper Classic 3 weight and will become your favorite light trouting rod, (think Brookies). The appointments are top grade and so is the work. Lack of fame keeps the price affordable. In the original cloth bag and aluminum rod case.   N/M.    $475.00.   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 refinished and fitted with Aetna Spin-Cast guides to as new condition many years ago. All other components are the originals and what a great fishing rod! Casts lightweight lures like a dream and a 3 lb. Bass feels like a Leviathan. Replacement cloth bag and aluminum 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.

14057 14057. HARDY 8'6" THE FAIRCHILD ROD. 3/2. #5/6. 4-7/8 oz. MEDIUM. CORK UNIVERSAL S/B. GREEN W/FULL INTERMEDIATES. VARNISHED. Serial # H12739, made in 1957. The all-time classic Hardy trout rod with the highest quality build and a sweet, medium action for a DT5 or WF6 line. This wonderful Hardy trout rod clearly demonstrates the level of craftsmanship that Hardy was famous for. White Agate tip-tops and matching Agate stripper are two of the detailed touches of this easy-casting, true medium action fly rod. The full English intermediate wraps really set this rod off from the routine bamboo look. The rod remains in excellent original condition throughout and comes in the original cloth rod bag and labeled original Hardy Aluminum rod case. Fitted with a comfortable Half-Wells Grip and all cork slide band seat to take any size reel foot. It is a fabulous fly rod, sweet with a DT5 line and will be a joy to fish.E-PLUS. $825.00.

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 13777. HEDDON. 8'0". MODEL 10 BLUE WATERS. 2/2. #5. 4 oz. Medium/Fast Dry Fly. Cream Tenite S/L. Black. Varnished. The much desired HEDDON two-piece "FEATHERWEIGHT" series rods are rarely encountered these days. This rod has a Size 0 ferrule, THE SMALLEST USED ON A 2-PIECE 8 FOOTER. The light ferrule size with the accompanying delicate trout action tips is one of the most desirable fishing models of the Heddon rods. This rod is in very good fishing condition with the varnish in excellent shape and with the original wraps being given a refreshing overcoat along the way. An outstanding, light line fishing rod. This rod is ideally suited for a Triangle Taper 5 line and casts like a dream. Comes in the original bag with the bag tag there and the case is a correct Peerless aluminum case. Utterly delightful light action dry fly rod. Very desirable rod model with potential strong collector interest due to its rarity. The reel seat sliding ring has a soldered repair that is permanent and functions as it should. Ready to fish and enjoy. VG. $695.00.

1405014050. HEDDON. 8'0". MODEL 17 BLACK BEAUTY. 2/2. #5/6. 4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. BLACK TENITE S/L. BLACK T/ORANGE . VARNISHED. The famed Heddon Black Beauty in the EXCEPTIONALLY RARE Two Piece Featherweight Design. This rod has the 'Heddon' name shaft marking written in a spiral along the shaft. Size 0 ferrule. The light ferrule size with the accompanying delicate trout action is one of the most desirable fishing models of the Heddon rods. This rod is in excellent original condition with the varnish in excellent shape. the sections all tight, sound and ready for immediate use. Not a perfect cosmetic specimen for the fussy collector,simply an outstanding, light line fishing rod. This rod is ideally suited for a DT5 or WF5 line and casts either one like a dream, but my personal preference fo absolute casting joy it the Triangle Taper 5 line. Comes in the original bag with the bag tag, attached and legible. The rod case is World War Two Cardboard, correctly labeled. An utterly delightful light action dry fly rod, rarely offered for sale and with strong collector interest due to its rarity. The grip has some surface roughness and the rod is showing some of its age, but it is all original and all there. E. $950.00.

13879 13879. HEDDON. 8'6". MODEL 35 DELUXE. 3/2. #5/6. 4-3/8 oz. Medium/Fast. FULL N/S D/L S/L. Golden Bronze t/Black. Varnished. Original, early 1930's higher grade Heddon rod with early full Nickel Silver Down-locking Reel Seat, Half-Wells Grip, drilled to pattern as promoted and popularized by Heddon Pro Caster MARVIN HEDGE in the 1930's. Very nice action with finer tips will fish beautifully. The rod was recoated and the wraps are original and the varnish is bright. Winds and guides are superb having seen very little use. All original markings are in place. Comes in replacement cloth bag and aluminum case. Casts beautifully with a DT5 or WF6 fly Line. In excellent plus condition. E+. $595.00.

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.

14107  14107. HERTER'S MODEL RH8D 9'0" ST. ALBANS FLY ROD. 3/2. #8. 6.5 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. METAL D/L S/L. RED T/BLACK. VARNISHED. English made for the Herter's Company of Waseca, Minn. in the 1960's. Has a solid medium/fast action for a WF8 line. This rod shows no virtually no real use and is in NEAR MINT ORIGINAL condition. This is a great opportunity for any HERTER'S fan to put up a superb condition Herter's product that happens to be their TOP QUALITY ROD MODEL. AMAZING FIND. Even sports ferrule plug. Comes in a replacement cloth bag and an unusual fiber board rod case. N/M. $250.00.

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.

 13500. LANCASTER - R.W. 7'6". BIGHORN RIVER. 2/2. #5/6. 4.25 oz. FAST DRY FLY. SPALTED/BURLED MAPLE D/L S/B. ANTIQUE GOLD T/BLACK. VARNISHED.    Bob Lancaster offers a nicely made rod with an attractive Young-like appearance and a magnificent rod action for a reasonable price. That makes his product a clear winner in our book. This rod model bears a certain similarity to the Young Para 15, in power and appearance, but it seems to feel slightly faster and not as full working, nicer, in fact. Handles a DT5 line with complete authority. For even better distance, this rod can easily throw a WF6. Flamed cane. Half-Wells Grip. Highly figured Spalted and Burled Maple down-locking seat with a black Slide Band. With labeled cloth bag, rod grip pads, and aluminum case. BRAND NEW. $850.00.

14008 14008. LANCASTER - R.W. 8'0". BOW RIVER MODEL. 2/2. #5/6 4.45 oz. MEDIUM/FAST SEMI-PARABOLIC. BOCATIE BRIGHT FINISH D/L S/L. 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 semi- parabolic type of action popularized by Paul Young. He has taken that full feeling action to a higher casting plane all the while retaining a delicate feel. Lancaster rods offer an always charming Young-like appearance and a truly magnificent casting feel for a very reasonable price. That makes his fine product a clear winner in our book. This rod has a certain similarity to the fabled Para 15, in length and appearance and like the best of the Para 15's it has a 4.5/64 and a 5/64 tip to allow either dry or wet fly work. It seems to feel equally as powerful as the Para 15 and handles a DT5 line with complete authority. For more distance, you might be inclined to throw a WF6 line instead. The Full Wells Grip is complimented by the beautiful stabilized & figured Bocatie filled reel seat. This grip style further enhances the in-hand feel and provides a well balanced and responsive rod. You will love this rod with bigger flies and it is easily fish with smaller dry flies and finer tippets on those perfect dry fly days, with the lighter tip. Flamed cane. Oxidized Nickel Silver Super-Z style ferrules. With labeled cloth bag, rod 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

 
 
 13692. LEONARD - H. L. 8'6". CATSKILL MODEL. 3/2. #5. 4-5/8 oz. Medium. Full N/S S/B. Chinese Red w/ Red intermediates. Varnished. An exquisite, light action Leonard built in the 20's and completely refinished at Leonard in the late 70's. The rod remains virtually un-fished since its restoration at Leonard by Bob Taylor. One tip is 2-1/2" short and handles a 5 or 6 line very well. Has a replacement Leonard rod bag and a 1930's brass capped rod case. A collector's rod for sure but entirely too nice not to use and enjoy regularly. A delight to fish with lighter lines, small tippets and small flies, thanks to the delicate tips of these early Leonard models. N/MR.    $450.00.  

 

14076 14076. ARNE MASON LEATHER ROD CASE 42.5" MESA CASE FOR 7'0" 2PC. RODS. Arne Mason's leather designs are very pleasing and always attain the highest crafting levels. This case is the last remaining EDEN CANE ROD CASE. Never issued and unused. I removed the original wrapping paper to shoot this photo. These heavy duty rod cases currently retail for $350 to $400. Internal length is 42.5" to accept any two-piece rod up to 7 feet. The case cap is embossed with original Eden Cane logo. NEW.    $295.00.

14010 14010.     MAURER – GEORGE.    8'9".   CUSTOM -BUILT SALMON MODEL.  3/2.  #8/9.    6.9 oz.  FAST.   BURLED BIRDSEYE MAPLE W/ REV S/L AND PERM 1" FIGHTING BUTTON. CINNAMON . VARNISHED.   Beautifully hand made with a professional eye for detail and finish and top quality throughout. The bamboo color on this hand planed, swelled butt rod is a handsome even-toned dark Caramel flame color with golden toned nodes - just delightful with the complimentary Cinnamon wraps, Titanium black snakes & tops, oxidized ferrules, Western Style grip and a dark Titanium up-locking screw lock seat with a fine piece of stabilized Maple as a filler. What really makes this rod so special is the smooth authority of its casting action and what it does with a DT8 or WF9 line for the accomplished distance caster. Built to power out a long line and handle large fish, this magnificent Salmon rod will not disappoint. Comes with a sewn cloth bag and heavy brass capped aluminum case. The classic three piece design is just icing on the cake. Extremely well made and finished, all George Maurer rods are a delight to own and fish and since his passing have become of very strong interest to collectors.    M.    $1500.00.

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.

14109  14109. UNSIGNED MONTAGUE BY GEORGE L. VARNEY ?? 8'6" VARNEY MAKER ? 3/2. #6. 4-1/2 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. FULL N/S S/B W/SIDE RAILS. GOLD T/BLACK WITH GOLD INTERMEDIATES. VARNISHED. This Tonkin Cane rod (circa 1920) was made with a full Nickel Silver slide band reel seat with side rails, common to rods made by George L. Varney at Montague City, Mass. Former Leonard employee, George Varney was the master rod maker at Montague Rod & Reel from 1915 to 1933. In an unprecedented agreement, he was permitted to design and build, by hand, a series of rods carrying his name that were of infinitely higher quality than the very best production made Montague models. This rod has all of the earmarks of those rods, but is simply not signed. These were usually pronounced swelled butt rods with high grade N/S fittings, serrated and hand soldered welt ferrules and top quality guides and tops. They compete favorably with some of the Leonard Tournament models of the period. George Varney rods are very scarce in comparison to the Montague production models. They rarely turn up and are eagerly sought by collectors. This is a unsigned, dry fly action rod with swelled butt, a fine action, serrated ferrules and the highest quality level of workmanship. The cane is Brown-toned and the rod appears totally original even down to the patent stamped Perfection tip-tops and is all there. The rod has lovely silk wrap colors and is a very handsome rod. It is housed in a heavy Velour rod bag and a very unique steel capped aluminum rod tube, which I think are original. Any chance to own a Varney rod is seldom afforded and this is no ordinary Montague rod. E PLUS. $450.00.