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 light to normal use and is ready to take fishing.

G-Good. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish.

F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.

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

 
 
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 light to normal use and is ready to take fishing.

G-Good. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish.

F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.

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

 

 

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14078. ORVIS 6'6" DELUXE. 2/2. #4/5. 2 OZ. MEDIUM/FAST. CORK DUAL RING. BROWN/ IMPREGNATED.  This rod was built by George Reid & Cal Skinner in the mid 1960's. The rod has an incredibly fine dry fly action for a #4 or 5 line and just jumped to life for me with a Triangle Taper PLUS #4 line. Capable of precise, pinpoint casts, throwing a tight, controlled line loop. Serial #29991. The grip and cork seat are showing a bit of striation roughness, but are totally serviceable. The Deluxe and the subsequent Superfine series rods from Orvis are generally regarded as two of Orvis's finest bamboo rod models. We MUST concur! This one is really nice as a small stream dry fly rod. Totally original with the original bag and case. E. $695.00.

13991 13991.   ORVIS.   7'0" - 7'3". PACE CHANGER.   2/2.   #4/5.   3-1/2 oz. MEDIUM/SLOW.   BATTENKILL WALNUT S/L.   BROWN.   IMPREGNATED.   Serial number 62791. A special 1970's model with a slower action for smaller flies and tippets. Made with two different length tips to change the feel and action by slowing the rod down with the longer tip, thus the name Pace Changer. The longer rod casts best with a DT4 line, the shorter rod can handle either a DT4 or WF5 line. The rod is sound and straight and shows only light use. This lovely little rod feels delicate in the hand and is a pleasure to cast with the 4 line. Comes in the original bag and properly labeled aluminum case. Good fishing rod for delicate work and priced right for the level of quality.   E.   $750.00.

14043 14043. ORVIS. 7'6". MIDGE. 2/2. #4/5. 3-5/8 oz. MEDIUM/SLOW. WALNUT S/L. BROWN. IMPREGNATED. Serial number 58206. MADE FEB, 1970 by Ron White. Slower action rod for small flies and tippets. Casts best with a DT4 line, but will throw a WF5. The rod is sound and straight and shows virtually NO use. It feels delicate in the hand. Comes in the original bag and properly labeled aluminum case. Excellent choice of fly rod for delicate work and in fantastic condition. N/M. $850.00.

13862 13862. PAYNE – JIM. 7'0". MODEL 97. 2/2. #3/4. 2-9/16 oz. Medium/ Fast. Cedar N/S C/R. Brown t/ Yellow. Varnished. The rarest model of the seven foot Jim Payne rods. Very, very scarce seven footer with Payne's smoothest action for a delicate DT3/WF4 line. Considered by many to be Jim Payne's nicest seven footer. This rod was repaired at Payne many years ago having the butt female ferrule reset there. The butt is 1" short due to the ferrule re-set, with no ill effect on this rod's incredible casting performance. Gently fished, it remains in exceptionally well cared for, excellent condition. In fact, overall the rod is in perfect fishing condition with all components original Payne, including the bag, bag tag, and rod case.  These short Payne rods continue to elude collectors and to escalate in value. An excellent investment that you can still thoroughly enjoy using.   E.     $2950.00.

14018 14018 . PAYNE – JIM. 7'0". MODEL 97. 2/2. #3/4. 2-3/4 oz. MEDIUM/ FAST. CEDAR FILLED U/L S/L. BROWN T/YELLOW. VARNISHED . The rarest & lightest action model of the seven foot Jim Payne rods. Very, very scarce seven footer with Payne's smoothest action for a delicate DT3 or WF4 line. Considered by many to be Jim Payne's nicest seven footer. This rod was originally sold by A&F as a single tip rod, built to order, with a Western Grip and Reverse Screw Lock reel seat, unusual for this model. In the mid 1970's T&T added a second tip to the rod with an exact action match and refinished the rod to original specs. It has not been used since. Overall the rod is in perfect fishing condition with all other components original Payne, including the bag, ferrule plug and rod case. Short Payne rods continue to elude collectors and to escalate in value. An excellent investment that you can still thoroughly enjoy using without compromising the value. M/R. $3650.00.

14066 14066 . PAYNE - JIM  7'0"  MODEL 98H.     2/2. #5. 3-1/8 oz. FAST.  CEDAR N/S C/R.  BROWN T/ YELLOW.  VARNISHED.  Ultra scarce seven footer with Payne's quickest action for a TT5/WF5 line, considered by many Dry Fly Fishers to be Jim Payne's nicest seven foot model. This rod was completely restored by the Leonard rod company in the mid-70's and remains unfished in mint/restored condition. All components are original Payne, including the thin diameter brass-capped case and rod bag. The grip is a mix of 3/8" AND 1/2" cork rings indicating the rod was definitely built when Jim was transitioning to the 1/2" width rings sometime in the 1940's. The dented original small diameter case was provided a Silver-label when refinished, but the dent was not removed. Short Jim Payne rods continue to elude collectors, escalate in value and are truly 'Holy Grail" rods. An excellent investment that you can enjoy using as well as cherish. This fast action rod just sings with a TT5 line and begs for action. M/R. $4250.00.

13929 13929. PAYNE - JIM. 9'6". MODEL 410 SALMON DRY FLY SPECIAL. 3/2. #9. 7-1/4 oz. Fast. Cedar rev S/L w/ 5" det. fighting butt. Brown t/Red. Varnished. The 400 series rods from Jim Payne were his salmon and bass models made with strong powerful, medium/fast progressive actions that can really blast out the fly line. When properly reeled with a heavy enough reel to balance them out, they are some of the nicest big rods to fish with and not nearly as tiring as you might expect. Balance is the key word. Comes in the original poplin cloth bag with hang tag tucked into case cap, ferrule plugs, 5" detachable fighting butt and 1930's White Paper Label on case. Includes Heavy canvas outer sack to hold the rod case and the original 5" detachable Fighting Butt. About Perfect condition specimen and a handsome enough Payne rod to add to any collection of the finest rods. N/M. $1450.00.

 13471. PHILLIPSON. 7'0". HAYWOOD ZEPHYR. 2/1. #5. 3.9 oz. FAST. TENITE U/L S/L REEL SEAT. BRONZE T/ BLACK. VARNISHED.    This is a very unusual rod with an interesting pedigree. Made by Bill Phillipson in the Granger style as a private label rod for a Western outfitter. The reel seat is an unusual design up-locking style with a trademark Phillipson Tenite filler, quite rare. The rod is totally original and in near mint, barely used condition. The grip is a "HAMMER" style Full Wells, so popular in the late 1940's. This rod has a wonderfully fast dry fly action and just fires out a TT5 line. The rod bag and the aluminum rod case are both vintage original Phillipson. This is your chance to own a fantastic 7 foot rod of excellent quality for cheap money thanks to the single tip which all of this model were originally made with. N/M. $495.00.

 
13961 13961. PHILLIPSON - BILL 8'6" PACEMAKER. 3/2 . #5/6. 4-3/4 oz. MEDIUM/ FAST. TENITE D/L S/L. DARK BROWN. VARNISHED. This early 1950'S Phillipson rod has a lovely varnish finish and is a very handsome rod, having been professionally refinished a while back. It has a comfortable full wells grip and superb action for a DT5 or WF6 line. The rod is in perfect fishing condition with original bag and case. Ready to fish and give long-term service with excellent appreciation potential. N/MR.    $450.00.

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 13933. J. S. SHARPE OF ABERDEEN BAMBOO BAIT CAST ROD & 1930'S PFLUEGER BULLDOG MODEL BAIT CAST REEL. 5'0". SCOTTY MODEL ROD. PFLUEGER BULLDOG REEL = THE CONSUMMATE VINTAGE CASTING OUTFIT. 2/1. Fresh Water Lures- 3/8 to 5/8 lures. Straight Grip w/ Spiral Slide Band N/S Lock-up. Bronze w/ Bronze Intermediates. Varnished. Chicago style, staggered ferrule, two piece design w/ fixed, straight, Spiral locking N/S slide band seat. Swelled butt construction. Agate Guides and tip-top. Front & rear grips. Nickel Silver seat is Hard Rubber with a spiral groove in which the locking ring rides to lock-up. Very novel seat design also used by Goodwin Granger here in the States. The rod remains in very good original condition with 1930's vintage spiral locking ferrules as pictured. (Secure coupling for this style rod and popularized by Hardy c. 1930's). The varnish shows a few minor rough areas, but remains sound and properly protecting the rod. Original Labeled Cloth bag and aluminum rod case The reel is and unstamped Pflueger Bulldog Model, Kentucky style, non-level mind reel. Made of Nickel Plated Brass with Hard Rubber side plates, On-off Click Switch and Sliding Drag Switch. Shows some brassing and a really nice patina. The reel works perfectly and comes in a soft suede leather bag This is truly a scarce combination and just ideal for vintage tackle outings.   G. $295.00.

14060 14060. J. S. SHARPE - SCOTTIE 8'3" EIGHTY-THREE. 2/1. #6. 4-3/8 oz. MEDIUM-FAST. CORK D/L S/L. DARK RED. IMPREGNATED. The concept of this rod model is similar to the famed 'Fario Club' model which did more to popularize the Staggered Ferrule design/Parabolic action in the U.S than any other. Made in the Sharpe rod shop in Aberdeen, Scotland with a Staggered Ferrule design, but one that has a more progressive action, well suited to all-around trouting and throws a #6 line a long way. The classic Cigar Grip and down locking seat work well together. Comes in the original cloth bag and aluminum tube. If you are looking for a powerhouse trout or bass rod for small money that performs well, here it is. E. $295.00.

14027 14027. SOUTH BEND. 7'3". BLUE WATERS. 2/2. #6. 4-1/4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. UPGRADED ALUMINUM REVERSE SCREW LOCK. TAN T/DARK BROWN. VARNISHED. This rod started out about 1941 at a 7'6" length and is a rare South Bend rod in two-pice design. It was referruled during a complete pro refinish in 1994 and was shortened to the present 7'3" length. The rod is lightly flamed and has a fast, powerful dry fly action for a WF6 line. Capable of pin-point accuracy at 60 feet if required, but fishes like a dream at normal distances. Fishes best in-close (15 to 30 feet) with a TT6 PLUS LINE. This rod has seen no use since its refinish and remains in M/R condition with a cloth bag and aluminum case. Feels real good in the hand with a power reserve that belies its light weight. Scarce model. M/R. $225.00.

14004-5 14004. SOUTH BEND. 7'6". MODEL 290 TROUT ROD. 2/2. #5/6. 4.5 oz. FAST. TENITE REV S/L. ORANGE/BLACK JASPER. VARNISHED. Very popular and getting scarcer every year is this very fishable and popular South Bend made only for a few years in the 1940's, early 50's. It is the only two piece fly rod model S/B ever built. Fun rod with a good fast dry fly action for a DT5 or WF6 line. The rod is in near mint original condition, perfect for the collector. It is also in perfect fishing condition and is straight and tight. In totally original condition including the original labeled bag, and the lableled. war-time, cardboard rod case. Comficient thumb rest in the grip is still labeled. The rod has seen some light fishing use but remains in near mint original condition and is a terrific introductory rod to bamboo at reasonable cost. N/M. $425.00.

 

14004-5 14005.  SOUTH BEND. 7'6". MODEL 290 TROUT ROD. 2/2. #5/6. 4.5oz. FAST. TENITE REV S/L. ORANGE/BLACK JASPER. VARNISHED. Very popular and getting scarcer every year is this very fishable and popular South Bend made only for a few years in the 1940's, early 50's. It is the only two piece fly rod model S/B ever built. Fun rod with a good fast dry fly action for a DT5 or WF6 line. The rod is in near mint original condition, perfect for the collector. It is also in perfect fishing condition and is straight and tight. In totally original condition including the original labeled bag. The later added aluminum rod case is not labeled. Comficient thumb rest in the grip is still labeled. The rod has seen some light fishing use but remains in near mint original condition and is a terrific introductory rod to bamboo at reasonable cost. N/M. $425.00.

13989 13989.  TAYLOR - R. D.  6'6".   DURACANE MODEL.   2/1.   #4.  2-3/4 oz.   MEDIUM/FAST. BUTTERNUT N/S S/B.   DARK GREEN.   IMPREGNATED.   Patterned after Leonard's first impregnated rod, originally built from 1971 to 1974. Those original Duracane rods are still eagerly sought after as a first rate fishing tool. Bob's version is finished in a dark flamed bamboo with bright Leonard style N/S ferrules and fittings, dark green wraps and black guides as on the original it emulates. Unlike the original this higher quality rod is built with a gently Swelled Butt and a nearly perfect high polish finish. Graced with a no-nonsense, dry fly action to effortlessly cast a DT4 line, this rod takes the Duracane magic to its next evolutional level. Made with one tip only to keep the initial cost at the lowest level possible. Fabulous Brookie Rod. Original Cloth bag, brass capped case.     M.     $1095.00.

 13673.  TAYLOR - R. D.  7'6".   MODEL 35-4.   3/2.   #4.  3.5 oz.   MEDIUM/FAST.  BUTTERNUT N/S S/B.   BRONZE T/RED.  VARNISHED.   Exceptionally well made rod by Bob Taylor, former Leonard and T&T rodmaker. One of Bob's natural bamboo straw color rods with a precise, no-nonsense, graceful, medium-fast dry fly action for a DT4 line. and delivers that line with authority. The rod is handsomely finished out with a complimenting quarteer-sawn, Dark Butternut Wood reel seat and bright nickel silver ferrules and reel seat parts. This rod is suggestive of an exquisitely built, classic, three piece, custom wrapped Leonard rod from the 50's and casts at least as well, if not better. Complete with brass appointed aluminum case and handmade stiffened rod bag. Classic 3 piece rod design. Ultra High Grade Work.  BRAND NEW.  $3600.00

 13931. TAYLOR - BOB. 7'6". MODEL 25-4. 2/2. #4. 3.5 oz. Medium/Fast. Butternut N/S S/B. Dark Golden Bronze t/Red. Varnished. The action of this rod is as sweet as they come for fishing with a delicate DT4 line and small to medium trout flies at reasonable distances. Of course the rod can cast 70 feet, but between 15 and 40 feet, you'll never find a rod that feels any better than this one. One of Bob Taylor's flame-toned bamboo colored rods with an exquisitely delicate dry fly action for a DT4 line. Rod is finished with a beautifully complimenting Butternut reel seat and oxidized nickel silver ferrules and reel seat parts. Treated to a swelled butt, two-up node spacing and perfect varnish, this rod reminds me of an impeccably well-built Halstead rod from the 50's. Complete with brass appointed aluminum case and handmade rod bag. Appears unused. N/M. $2950.00.

 13897. TAYLOR - BOB. 7'9". MODEL 359-5. 3/2. #5. 3.5 oz. Fast Parabolic. Birdseye Maple N/S S/B. Golden Bronze t/Red. Varnished. Natural toned bamboo. Bright N/S ferrules and fittings. Exceptionally well made rod by Bob Taylor, former Leonard and T&T rod maker. Made with a powerful, full working, fast parabolic action, perfect for a TT#5 line. This rod can unload an entire fly line once you get the timing down. Bob's rods boast Ultra High Grade Work, including impeccable wrap and finish work. Black guides with Dark Bronze wraps delicately tipped Red are a handsome finish for a first rate rod. Hand made soft cloth rod sack and brass capped aluminum rod case. BRAND NEW. $3600.00.  

 

 13888. TAYLOR - BOB. 8'0". MODEL 36-5. 3/2. #5. 4-1/4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. DRY FLY. WALNUT N/S S/B. CARK BRONZE T/ RED. VARNISHED.   Medium/Fast Dry Fly. Walnut N/S S/B. Dark Bronze t/Red. Varnished. One of Bob Taylor's magnificent flamed bamboo color rods with a precise, no-nonsense, classic medium/fast dry fly action for a #5 line. This rod has a perfect blend of power and finesse with tips that are fine enough to protect light tippets and ensure a delicate fly presentation.all. The rod is handsomely finished out with a red Agate stripper, black guides, a complimenting figured Walnut filled reel seat and oxidized nickel silver ferrules and reel seat parts. Handsome does as handsome is. This rod action is strongly suggestive of a classic, three piece, pre-fire Leonard Model 50 rod from the 1950's and is as sweet a light action dry fly rod as you'll find. Complete with brass appointed aluminum case and handmade rod bag. BRAND NEW. $3800.00

 13924. THOMAS - F. E. 8'6". SPECIAL MODEL. 3/3. #5/6. 4-3/8 oz. Medium/Fast Dry Fly. Cedar D/L S/L. Brown. Varnished. Thomas is Famous for fine tipped dry fly action fly rods, this older F.E.T. does not disappoint. The light weight of this classic 3 piece trout rod sets it off, as does its hidden story. The rod is Bangor built example made around the late 1940's.The rod actually has THREE TIPS, all made by Thomas. We see the rod starting life as a normal 2-tipper, suffering a tip-top calamity requiring a top reset with a replacement tip made at the same time. But, then we see another short tip of the tip-top persuasion and factory reset as well. We are left with very good and fishable condition fly rod with a full length original tip and two matching factory repaired tips at 2.5" and 3.5" short, still fishable, and lending lots of character to an already great fly rod. The bag and brass capped rod case are the original . Very fishable and very collectible and a delight to fish with a DT5 or WF6 line. Very soft price for a great fly rod.  E.   $475.00.

 

14016. THOMAS & THOMAS. 8'0". THE INDIVIDUALIST DRY FLY. 2/2. #6. 4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST DRY FLY. WALNUT D/L S/L WITH CORK BUTTON AND BAMBOO CENTER. LIGHT BRONZE T/BLACK. IMPREGNATED.    Serial Number 2091. Custom built in 1972 for John Wojnas, Jr. and sold through Len Codella's ANGLERS DEN, and so marked. Ideal all purpose trout and smallmouth rod for precision casting. Medium/Fast action really covers all the bases and does a great job with bigger dry flies and bugs. Built for a DT6, but really sings with a Triangle Taper 6. Cigar Grip, very early T&T Gently Swelled butt. This is actually the 91st rod ever built by T&T and was built directly by Dorsey and Maxwell and features the "Man in a Top-Hat" logo in India Ink, hand drawn by Maxwell on the rod shaft. Completely original and rare example of one of the earliest T&T rods made in Maryland. Original bag and case.    N/M. $1900.00.

 14001. THOMAS & THOMAS. 8'6". MONTANA MODEL 2/2. #7. 5-1/8 oz. MEDIUM/FAST WALNUT. REV S/L. TAN T/CINNAMON. IMPREGNATED. A strong, powerful rod with an easy to cast action for # 7 line. This rod is the perfect cane rod for Heavy Trout, Light Salmon or Smallmouth Bass fishing and heavy wets, bushy dry flies or floating bugs. The rod is in almost 'newish' condition and is guaranteed to please. T&T's highest grade swelled butt rod made in late 1976 with a lovely oven-tempered medium Caramel cane color and a trouble free impregnated finish. Made by Tom Dorsey and lettered by Tom Maxwell. Outstanding fly rod. in the original bag and original unlabled aluminum rod case. Collector's prize, fisherman's joy.    E-PLUS.   $1895.00.

 

1407314073. THRAMER - A.J. 8'0". Model 471DX. 2/2. #4. 3.75 oz. PARABOLIC. WALNUT REV. N/S S/B. DARK BROWN T/ BLACK. VARNISHED. This outstanding 2-piece rod has an easy to cast, fuller working, parabolic action; wonderfully responsive, smooth and powerful. The bamboo is flamed to a darker Young-like tone which highlights and offsets the golden color of the nodes and is accented by the deep Brown wraps. The grip is a modified Full Wells style. The Swiss style ferrules are oxidized and the guides and tops are black. The morticed up-locking Dark Burled Walnut slide band seat is fitted with Nickel Silver hardware. The fly keeper is uniquely mounted in the nose of the cork grip and is a Thramer trademark. This rod is a pure pleasure to cast with a TT4 PLUS line and was designed to fish all sizes of trout flies and protect light tippets. Beautifully made with a bright, high gloss varnish finish and done with an excellent eye for detail. 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, rod is not. This rod model is scarce and an exceptionally nice fishing tool. N/M. $895.00.

 14062. USLAN 6'9" CUSTOM TROUT. 2/2. #5. 2.75 oz. FAST. PARABOLIC. CORK N/S S/B. RED T/BLACK. IMPREGNATED. The only 5 strip bamboo rod on the market for many years during the 60's and 70's. Made in Spring Valley, NY. This rod is a unique collector especially in this very scarce 6'9" length. Agate Stripper. Super comfortable Wells Style Grip is highly unusual for Uslan rods.The action is a strong dry fly action for a DT5 line with lots of power reserve. The rod appears to have seen no use and is in new condition. Comes in the original cloth bag and original aluminum tube. A prize here. M. $850.00.

 14061. USLAN 8'0" SPENCER 8014 MODEL. 2/2. #5/6. 4-1/4 oz. FASt. PARABOLIC. BUTTERNUT S/L. RUSTY BROWN T/YELLOW. VARNISHED. Five Strip construction rods have a powerful feel that is pleasantly different from the common six-strip feel. This Model 8014 Spencer rod is in perfect original condition. These Nat Uslan rods made in Pearl River, NY are very powerful rods of unique Five-strip construction and are very collectible. This rod is a nearly perfect medium to heavy trout rod. Comes with the original cloth bag and aluminum case. N/M. $750.00.

13964 13964. EDWARD VOM HOFE ?? UNMARKED FLY ROD. 8'6" TROUT. 3/2. #5/6. 4-3/4 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. BAKELITE U/L S/L. MEDIUM BROWN. VARNISHED. A high quality rod made in the 1920's by Edward vom Hofe & Co. in NY. The rod is was professionally refinished long ago and unused since. It is well preserved and is complete with the original bag and period aluminum rod case. a replacement bag and later aluminum case. Everything is sound and full length with a light trout action for a DT5 or WF6 line that will be a pleasure to use. Very high quality rod and quite scarce. N/MR $650.00.

14058 14058. J.J.S. WALKER-BAMPTON 9'0" TROUT ROD. 3/2. #4/5. 4-3/4 oz. MEDIUM/SLOW. CORK UNIVERSAL N/S S/B. RED W/FULL INTERMEDIATES. VARNISHED. Serial # 6842, made in Alnwick, England in the 1950's. Walker-Bampton was a solid competitor of Hardy, indeed manufacturing their quality rods and reels in the same town, sometimes even trading employees. A superb, slower-action, midge and wet fly rod with sweet, medium-slow action for a DT4 or WF5 line. This wonderful trout rod clearly demonstrates the level of craftsmanship that English made tackle was famous for. Red Agate , Cigar Grip, Nickel Silver hardware are three of the detailed touches of this easy-casting, true medium/slow action fly rod. The full English intermediate wraps really dress this rod to the nines, offsetting the routine bamboo look. One of the two tips is 8" short at the tip and forces the action up to a faster 5 weight rod, but is still very fishable. The rod remains in excellent original condition throughout and comes in the original cloth rod bag and replacement Aluminum rod case. E. $395.00.

14015 14015. JOHN WOJNAS - DRY FLY ROD. 6'6". TROUT MODEL. 2/1. 5/6. 3 oz. FAST DRY FLY. WALNUT N/S D/L S/B. PALE GOLD T/RED. VARNISHED.   Made by an accomplished amateur builder at the professional level. Ideal Small Stream dry fly rod for precision casts to pocket water. Fast dry fly action for a DT5 or WF6 line. Cigar Grip, Nickle Silver appointments, gently swelled butt. Features a lot of high quality work from an unknown builder with talent. A lot of good rod at a great price. Cloth rod bag & case.   N/M. $250.00.

14023 14023.  JOHN WOJNAS. 7'0". PEQUEST MIDGE. 2/1. #4. 3-1/8 oz. MEDIUM . THREADED COCBOLO U/L S/L. LIGHT BRONZE T/CINNAMON. VARNISHED.   Built in 1983 and revarnished in 1996. Fun rod with a decent medium trout action for a WF4 line. The sections are correct length. Features an Agate Stripper and Tip-top. Western Cigar grip and a custom made threaded wood screw lock reel seat, really sharp! This rod will be a fine first bamboo fishing rod for some serious trout fishing. Cloth bag and aluminum rod case. E. $225.00.

14014 14014. JOHN WOJNAS – H-I. 7'0". POCONO. 2/1. 5 line. 3-3/4 oz. FAST. D/L S/L. GREEN-BLACK JASPER T/BLACK. VARNISHED. Refinished by an accomplished amateur builder at the professional level.Scarce and delightful H-I model circa 1950 with a fast dry fly action for a DT5 line. Ideal Small Stream rod. Original hardware, grip, new guides and varnish, original Agate Stripper. Original factory decal preserved, too. Features a lot of unique touches backed by high quality work from an unknown builder with talent. A lot of good rod at a great price. Original rod bag and new case. N/M. $250.00.

14013 14013. JOHN WOJNAS – SHAKESPEARE. 7'0". FAIRY. 3/2. 3 line. 2-3/4 oz. MED/SLOW. FULL N/S S/B. LIGHT BROWN T/BLACK. VARNISHED.   Refinished by an accomplished amateur builder at the professional level. A very rare Shakespeare model circa 1930 with a delicate action for a #3 line. Perfect Brookie Rod. Original hardware, grip, new guides and varnish, original Agate Stripper. Features a lot of unique touches backed by high quality work from an unknown builder with talent. A lot of good rod at a great price. New bag and case. N/M. $275.00.

14022 14022. JOHN WOJNAS. 7'6". SOUTH BRANCH MIDGE. 2/1. #4. 3-1/4 oz. MEDIUM. THREADED COCBOLO U/L S/L. LIGHT BRONZE T/CINNAMON. VARNISHED. Built in 1983 and revarnished in 1996. Fun rod with a decent medium trout action for a WF4 line. The sections are correct length. Features an Agate Stripper and Tip-top. Western Cigar grip and a custom made threaded wood screw lock reel seat, really sharp! This rod will be a fine first bamboo fishing rod for some serious trout fishing. Cloth bag and aluminum rod case. E. $225.00.

14012 14012.   JOHN WOJNAS. 7'9". THE TRADITIONALIST. 2/2. 5/6 line. 4 oz. MED & MED/FAST. ROSEWOOD U/L S/L. DARK RED T/BLACK. VARNISHED. Made by an accomplished amateur builder at the professional level. An interesting rod made with a medium action Wet Fly tip & a faster action Dry Fly tip, both perfect for a DT5 or WF6 line size. Half Wells grip, Agate Stripper, Swiss Style Ferrules, Mortised reel seat, (finished out with a cork button with a bamboo center). Features a lot of unique touches backed by high quality work from an unknown builder with talent. A lot of good rod at a great price. Original bag and case. N/M. $750.00.

 

1407514075. WOJNICKI – MARIO. 7'9". SCOTT 23745 – 1190. 2/2. #4/5. 3.25 oz. MEDIUM/FAST. BURLED MAPLE N/S U/L S/B. BROWN T/ BLACK. VARNISHED. Absolutely Incredible, five-sided construction fly rod made with meticulous care and an action that will totally satisfy even the most critical, fuss-pot, seldom pleased, fly fisher. Wojnicki's finish work and attention to detail is famed and this rod does not dis-appoint in any way. Most importantly, while many of the 5-sides are very powerful rods, the action of this rod is totally atypical, being so refined and delicate and so sweet to cast. I simply loved it with a TT5 CLASSIC Fly Line! Interestingly Mario built this rod using the uniquely hued Orange Color favored by Nat Uslan and the bamboo shaft color is also very similar. From five feet away, someone could easily mistake the rod for the famed Uslan Spencer model. Made with an even-toned medium Caramel colored bamboo finish, fitted with a matching Burled wood insert and an oxidized Nickel Silver slide band up-lock reel seat. Oxidized Swiss style ferrules, a Half-Wells grip, very comfortable in the hand round out the plusses. 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. $2950.

13455 13455. TIM ZIETAK. 8'0". QUADRATE. 2/2. #5. 3-3/4 oz. MEDIUM DRY FLY. WALNUT N/S S/B. DARK GREEN T/ BLACK. VARNISHED. Superb all purpose medium/fast action trout rod with a delightful medium to medium-fast progressive action for a DT5 line. The cane color is a flamed medium brown. The hollow-built, four strip construction assures inherent power yet this rod is light in weight and fine tipped to protect delicate tippets. Marvelous in-hand balance. The full working, progressive action is about ideal for nearly all types of trout fishing and larger waters. A very handsome rod with the flamed cane, oxidized fittings and hardware, colored silks and a lovely Walnut reel seat, complimented by the modified Half-Wells style grip. Built with terrific attention to detail. This is one fine fishing tool. E-N/M. $795.00.