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Vintage Orvis fly fishing rod “99″ VERY NICE in case

Vintage Orvis fly fishing rod "99" VERY NICE in case

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This is a 1958 "99" bamboo "impregnated" rod. It is literally like new. judging by the cork it looks like nobody's ever even touched it. It still has the original clear orvis stickers for the labeling and model #. It also comes with the original green felt and aluminum tube. I'm also putting it together with a Beaudex fly reel. if you read the original 1958 invoice that comes with this auction, you will see that these two items were sold together from orvis then so we're going to sell them together again. There is also a letter to the original owner about the type of line to use which is included in the auction. the reel comes in the original box and there is a manual or packet that is in the box with the reel. I can't express enough how great of condition this item is in. I almost never use the word MINT but am very tempted to here.

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Vintage Harnell 5360 Gababout Gaddis Spinning Rod

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Vintage Harnell 5360 Gababout Gaddis Spinning Rod

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You're bidding on a Vintage Harnell 5360 Gababout Gaddis Spinning Rod (The Flying Fisherman) with original rod bag. The rod is a model 5360, 6-1/2ft. with all original parts and intact. The rod is in excellent condition. Happy bidding and tight lines! International buyers welcome. International Priority Shipping Only. California buyers pays sales tax. » Continue reading "Vintage Harnell 5360 Gababout Gaddis Spinning Rod"

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VINTAGE HARDY SMUGGLER GRAPHITE DE LUX SPINNING ROD

or20090425a VINTAGE HARDY SMUGGLER GRAPHITE DE LUX SPINNING ROD

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HARDY SPINNING ROD

GRAPHITE CORK HANDLE

BOUGHT NEW 1985

FROM EDINBOROUGH

ONLY USED A FEW TIMES

GOOD CONDITION

COMPLETE

WITH TUBE & BAG
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Vintage GRANGER VICTORY 9′ Bamboo Fly Fishing Pole Rod

or20090421a Vintage GRANGER VICTORY 9' Bamboo Fly Fishing Pole Rod
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You are bidding on an absolutely gorgeous Granger (Wright & McGill) "Victory" split Bamboo Rod, with Rod Bag. Wow, you sure don’t come across these everyday, especially in such amazing condition as this one. As in all my auctions, I will attempt to explain with both words and detailed pictures, the full detail of this rod assembly.

It is a pretty rare occasion you find a Victory like this one, in such outstanding condition. Here are the specifics....

Maker: Goodwin Granger of Denver Colorado

Model: Victory, Model G79053

Materials: Flawless original vintage granger split bamboo

Ferrules: Nickel silver polished fit and tight with welts.

Reel Seat: Screw lock nickel silver reel seat in excellent condition

Rod Length: 9' Total (Each segment is 36-3/4" long)

Stamping: The reel seat is stamped: “PAT. APR 12, 1938 PAT. NO. 2.114.107. MADE BY GOODWIN GRANGER COMPANY DENVER”

Varnish: Exquisite flawless multi-coat spar finish.

Guides: There are seven snake guides, and stripper guide, and tip guide in a complete rod assembly.

Straightness: All rod sections appear very straight. I took a picture of this so you could see for yourself.

Rod Bag: A Rod bag is included. Perfect condition with no tears of holes. I am not sure is this is the original Granger bag or or an aftermarket.

Quality of Cane: Excellent cane with no flaws such as water spots, delamination, or sections that do not match, etcetera.

Whippings: Perfectly executed wraps with variegated fine silk threads. » Continue reading "Vintage GRANGER VICTORY 9′ Bamboo Fly Fishing Pole Rod"

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Orvis Light Salmon bamboo fly rod 8’6” 3/2 7-8wt

or20090401a Orvis Light Salmon bamboo fly rod 8 3/2 7-8wt
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Up for auction today is my Orvis Light Salmon 8’6” 3/2 bamboo fly rod, serial #31617. This rod is the more sought after 3 piece Lt. Salmon with a removable fighting butt. I like it best with a 7wt double taper line, which this rod throws more than a country mile. Rod is also impregnated as are all Orvis bamboo rods, which are known their high quality construction and forgiving action. This rod is in excellent original condition and is ready for action. I have used this to fish for Salmon, Steelies, large trout and bass and every fish landed has been a pleasure to fight on the Light Salmon’s elegant action. What more can you want… a legendary bamboo fly rod impregnated with fish catching mojo! Please refer to pictures for rod’s condition. The marks on the ferrules are marks not scratches. I am also listing some other high quality bamboo rods and a reel so please check my other auctions. Thanks for looking and tight lines. » Continue reading "Orvis Light Salmon bamboo fly rod 8’6” 3/2 7-8wt"

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South Bend Model No. 290 7 1/2′ Bamboo Fly Rod

or20090331a South Bend Model No. 290 7 1/2' Bamboo Fly Rod

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South Bend Bamboo #290 7' 6" E or HDH Fly Rod

South Bend #290 7 1/2' Fly Rod E or HDH in very good condition. All wraps, guides, ferrules, cork and handle there and in good condition. Has original bag and new tube, tube is a nice upgrade from cardboard tube it came in.

This is a very nice Fly Rod very fishable, I have lawn cast this rod and it loves a DT6F! Rod has its rubs and scratches but not bad, its still very easy to look at. Its a 2/2, two peice two tip these are very collectable. Tips have a fishing set but not bad, all in all a very collectable or fishable rod. » Continue reading "South Bend Model No. 290 7 1/2′ Bamboo Fly Rod"

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PEZON ET MICHEL ,8FT.2/2,PARABOLIC SPECIALE COMPETITION

or20090219a PEZON ET MICHEL ,8FT.2/2,PARABOLIC SPECIALE COMPETITION

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PEZON, ET MICHEL,8FT. 2 PIECE 2 TIPS ,ORIGINAL BAG.SERIAL NO.7223841.THIS ROD IS IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION! FERRULES GOOD,WINDINGS AND VARNISH FOR THIS ERA ,1ST. CLASS!THERE IS HOWEVER AN INVISIBLE WINDING ON ONE OF THE TIP SECTIONS COVERING A NICK IN THE CANE.I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SHOW IN PICS. 3 AND 4. SHIPPING CANADA/U.S.A. $30,INS. AT MY COST.REST OF THE WORLD PLEASE HAVE ME QUOTE YOU! » Continue reading "PEZON ET MICHEL ,8FT.2/2,PARABOLIC SPECIALE COMPETITION"

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F.E.THOMAS ‘SPECIAL’ 5 WT BAMBOO FLY ROD 1937 -1942

or20090120b.jpg F.E.THOMAS 'SPECIAL' 5 WT BAMBOO FLY ROD 1937 -1942

I HAVE A SCARCE F.E.THOMAS 5 WT 7' BAMBOO FLY ROD FOR SALE.THERE ARE 2 TIPS 1 PERFECT AND 1 WITH A SMALL FIXABLE CRACK NEAR THE TIP. THE BUTT HAD A STAMPED ROD SEAT # E F

5

THE ROD CLOTH BAG IS ORIGINAL (FROM PICTURES OF SIMILAR ROD BAGS( AND THE TUBE IS A THOMAS ROD COMPANY FROM THE DECAL THAT IS PRETTY WORN, THIS IS A FLY ROD THAT THE OWNER HAD HOURS OF ENJOYMENT USING.VERY LIGHT TO THE TOUCH ,THE ROD GRIP SHOWS USE,THE BUTT CAP HAS STAMPED F.E.THOMAS. SPECIAL BANGOR,ME,,,THE BOTTOM SECTION IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND THIS WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTORS COLLECTION. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS EMAIL ME AT W1CBI@VERIZON.NET....DAVID length of each section is 42 1/2" on the 2 tips and the same for the bottom butt section.It is very had to tell if in the tip section crack is a true crack or a scrape,I tried to take a photo but it shows nothing because of how narrow it is,I think this if it is a crack is very fixable and would make the tip very useable if you want this to fish with.As this is the 1st bamboo fly rod I've picked to feel how it would be like to cast I was amazed at the lightness and how it felt to hold it.The people that made this were true artists.rod grip is 5 1/2" in long and there is no "buy it now" price and my camera is real hihg end so pics are best I can do ...sorry I was also asked to put the value appraiser for .I was told it was a 5 wt rod, the varnish aaappears to be good and the wraps on the guides are good,tried to get a pic of the crack/scrape but it is so narrow it doesn't come out with the camera I have..sorry.

I emailed these pics to a person that is a vintage rod appraiser :Your rod is one that should be seen in the flesh so to speak as it is quite scarce, currently with the photos I’d say $700.00 but that could increase by half if the second tip is repairable or not in need of repair but it should be checked. …….It’s definitely a Special Model and appears original.

I had to correct the title as there is some debate about the E F 5 stamped on the butt one school says it is a numbering system for the reel seat the other a dating system .From info recieved if it is a dating system starting in 37 with a A the the E would make it 1942, I originally was informed it was pre37 so listed it this was so to be possibly more accurate I've changed the title....David » Continue reading "F.E.THOMAS ‘SPECIAL’ 5 WT BAMBOO FLY ROD 1937 -1942"

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Granger Deluxe Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod 9′ 3/2 GD9050

or20081201b.jpg Granger Deluxe Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod 9' 3/2 GD9050

I have up for auction a Granger Deluxe 9050. This rod is in excellent condition. This classic Colorado rod is truly collectable and absolutely fishable. If you want to experience the smooth but powerful taper Grangers are famous for, load this "top of the line" Granger with a Cortland Sylk DT6 or 7....... it is magnificent!

Here are the spec's:

* The rod is a 9' 3 piece rod with 1 extra tip
* All sections are very straight and are of equal length-36 inches
* The distinctive nickle silver reel seat is in near perfect condition without a single ding or scratch
* The finish is in good condition. With close inspection you can see a few "touch up" areas. This rod was purchased from an elderly gent from the Sierra Nevadas. He apparently found it necissary to do some touch ups (God Bless him).
* The wraps and guides are all present and in excellent condition
* All sections go together and come apart with a nice "pop".
* The cork grip is in excellent condition, very little ridging.
* 1 tip section is slighly lighter in color than the other 3 sections. I was told it is a new replacement tip directly from Granger. It looks brand new.
* Rod sock is new but not original
* Alumin tube is in very good condition but not original

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HARDY THE “PALAKONA” 5wt bamboo fly fishing rod 2 pc

20081127a.jpg HARDY THE "PALAKONA" 5wt bamboo fly fishing rod 2 pc

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Here for your perusal is a HARDY BAMBOO ROD!! the "PALAKONA" This baby is sweet. I had to try it out today, again. I just got a Hardy JLH Ultralite #6 with a 5wt line. I'm not a great distance caster because the streams I fish don't need it. I can land a fly where it needs to be. I layed out about 65 feet of line with my leader just as straight as it should be. WOW The cork on this rod is clean with the reel seat that's about 4" and then a cigar type handle It has a stationary seat with a locking ring that slides down over the reel foot. It POPS when taken apart. Yes POPS. All of the snake guides are in great shape as well as the stripping brass eye. The rod was built in November of 1971 according to the letters L for November and Z for 1971. The writting on the rod starts out with 7' 2" on one side and L/Z on the other. It then barber poles up... Regd Trade Mark the "Palakona" #5 . On the butt is says Made by Hardy's England Then the reel seat says HARDY'S REGD UNIVERSAL REEL HOLDER It has no writting on the ring. The reel holder has 4 screws into the cork. The cork feels a bit rough in my hands casting, but I may be spoiled by my Superfines and Zero G. The ferral is tarnished from age I guess. This rod is not refinished it is just very well preserved/taken care of. The wraps are about 6 green the 1/2" of dark blue then about 6 green again. I bought a rod tube and sack that will move with this guy. The tube has a dent in the side from being knocked over. Kids, gotta love 'em. I don't usually place a reserve on my auctions but this one I am. I feel like it is well worth my reserve. I seriously doubt you will be disappointed with this rod. BBBUUUTTT if you are I will take it back after a Three day inspection. In the SAME CONDITION as it left me. It will be insured and delievery conformation attatched. International insurance alway for me gets held for awhile in customs so I don't insure international.

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Orvis Mighty Mite Bamboo Fly Rod Beautiful Vint. Cond.

or20081119c.jpg Orvis Mighty Mite Bamboo Fly Rod Beautiful Vint. Cond.

Orvis' Very Rare Bamboo Classic: The "Mighty Mite"

The Orvis Mighty Mite is One of The Very Finest Bamboo Fly Rods Ever Made and Very Seldom Seen Anymore! This one is a little 2/1 (2 pcs, one tip, originally they were 2/2), 5 Foot, 5 Weight (HEG) that is only 1-1/2 Ounces. Which makes it Perfect for Spring Creek Trout Fishing next year! Although I don't do much fishing anymore, according to Orvis it has surprizing power to be so small and compact. Besides, according to everyone I spoke to, its a blast to fish with. While it's original weight was graded for 5 lines back then, I'm sure it will cast a 4, and maybe even a 3 in todays versions. As I remember this little bamboo wonder came out in the mid to late '60s and it has been a beloved classic ever since. As a mater of fact, Orvis now makes a Reproduction "Mighty Mite" like this little beauty that sells for $3,500. You can see for yourself at Orvis.com. But evenso, the Master Bamboo Rod Builder I spoke to at the factory tells me that they're no longer able to build rods in this rich, dark bamboo like this one anymore. Reason being, the EPA now requires Orvis to use electric furnaces for tempering, unlike the fire harding process done back then. He added that he still has a 'very limited supply' of the older, darker bamboos set asided, and used only for just such classics as this one. » Continue reading "Orvis Mighty Mite Bamboo Fly Rod Beautiful Vint. Cond."

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Wright & McGill Bamboo Granger Victory fly rod 7′ 3 oz

or20081118a.jpg Wright & McGill Bamboo Granger Victory fly rod 7' 3 oz

Wright & McGill Bamboo Granger Victory fishing rod 7030 Includes two tips, sock and original tube.

I am proud to offer this wonderful Wright and McGill 7ft, 3oz Granger Victory bamboo fly rod. This rod comes with two tips, and all sections are straight and this rod is ready to go. Ferrules fit nicely and all eyelets are in original working order. This is a two piece rod with two tips, both of which fit perfectly. This is the third and final of these rods that I am offering. The rod appears to have had very little use (check the cork), but when I received it there was a split in one section of the bamboo as shown in the ninth picture. After months of research I found a shop that had the skill, experience and patience to repair this rod and make it like new. The shop is/was South Creek Limited in Colorado. They checked the rod from top to bottom and made the repair and took the weeks required to cure the repair just as when this rod was crafted in the 1940's. When I spoke to them, I could hear the reverence they had for this particular rod and the care they took made the high cost of the repair justified. If you look at my final pciture, you see the repaired section. I wanted the rod repaired in such a way that it would fish as if it were new, and the repair had to blend into the existing excellent condition rod. They said one of the tips was original and the other appeared to be a Wright and McGill replacement tip.

This rod has the rich caramel color that resulted from the unique tempering process that gives these rods both their legendary action and their beautiful, timeless appearance. This is your chance to get this much sought after rod. You decide if you take it to the river, or put in on the wall.

The cardboard tube is original does show some normal wear, but is in pretty good conditon. The label on the tube has some water stains that I tried to capture in the pictures. The canvas bag is included and looks like it was made yesterday. This rod is in great condition. You will be proud to fish with this piece of art, or you can display it and see the envy in your friends eyes.

Length: 7 feet

Weight: 3 ounces

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Scarce* 1919-1923 HEDDON #10 5′ Split Bamboo Bait

or20081115bc.jpg Scarce* 1919-1923 HEDDON #10 5' Split Bamboo Bait

It's my pleasure to offer at auction an Extremely Nice and Quite Scarce 1919-1923 HEDDON NO.10 5 FT., 2-PIECE SPLIT BAMBOO BAIT CASTING ROD WITH CLOTH BAG. The higher-grade No.10 was a charter member of Heddon's rod line, first introduced in 1909 as "The Dowagiac $10.00 Rod". It would go through several name changes, starting with the "Wonder" in 1928, "Irvin Cobb's Choice" in 1930 and finally redesignated the No.1000 "Premier" in 1933. Because this example has the single tip section, carries the early "Heddon's Dowagiac Pat. Dec. 1. '08" rod & reel logo stamping on the reel seat and is equipped with the Heddon locking reel band, we know it was built from 1919 to 1923. Because of the closeness of the windings, I actually think this was built in 1919 or 1920. Like earlier rods built around the turn-of-the-century, the No.10 was all about cosmetics, a fact that would eventually lead to its demise. With heavily engraved & knurled hardware and almost gaudily wrapped with no less than 120 silk windings the length of the two sections, it looked like a rod from the late 19th century. But by the end of 1933, with the country mired in the Depression and fishermen now only willing to pay for more practical features in a bait casting rod, the No.10 was discontinued from Heddon's rod line. Also comes equipped with full agate guides & tip top, about a 60% complete "Dowagiac" Bass rodshaft decal and solid cork grip & foregrip made of delicate 1/16" cork rings. I've added a photo of the original listing from Heddon's 1922 catalog. Rod is in Very Fine+ condition, showing only very light wear for these and is about as nice as can be found. Bamboo is perfect, with no splits, cracks or delamination whatsoever. Both sections are the correct length, with the tip having only a very faint set. Varnish is pristine and appears to be a rather new overcoat. All silk windings in three colors are solid and complete. All guides, tip top, ferrules, winding check and buttcap are excellent. Ferrules separate with a nice "pop". Reel seat locks perfectly, showing little wear and bold stamping. Solid cork grip and foregrip show only moderate wear. This rod simply has not seen a whole lot of action and would be very tough to upgrade. Put up in a non-original cloth bag that is included for purposes of shipping and storage. The bag is in excellent condition, with no holes or tears whatsoever. A very Scarce, early model from James Heddon's Sons that is seldom offered for sale. To be sold in true auction format, with a very modest starting bid and NO RESERVE. Buyer to pay $13.00 for bullet-proof, professional shipping via U.S. Priority Mail. Insurance is optional. Payment must be received within 7 days of auction closure. Thanks for your time and good luck.
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Vintage Orvis Flea Bamboo Fly Rod with 2 tips HFG (4)

or20081112c.jpg Vintage Orvis Flea Bamboo Fly Rod with 2 tips HFG (4)

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Vintage Orvis Flea Bamboo Fly Rod
Offered is this vintage Orvis Flea impregnated bamboo fly rod HFG (4) serial #65303, length 6 1/2 ft, 2 piece, weight 2 oz, with its original cloth bag and original metal screw top case with green exterior label. The case says 1 tip, yet two tips are included. Both are Orvis impregnated bamboo tips and are different lengths. One tip is hand numbered #65303 is 39.5" and the other #56785 is 26.5" long. The #56785 tip is a tiny bit smaller in circumference and is a little loose when connected to the bottom half of the rod. Perhaps it is for another rod? The tips and the rod are in very good condition. The finish does not show wear and the guides are intact, strong and true. There is some slight darkening to the cork handle from use and some chipping to the edges of the end of the cork handle. The Orvis lable on the metal rod case has a few scratches and the rod case has a slight dent near the bottom. Please see more photos below. A wonderful piece of craftsmanship and a great rod! » Continue reading "Vintage Orvis Flea Bamboo Fly Rod with 2 tips HFG (4)"

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Antique H.L. Leonard Tournament Bamboo Fly Rod,NR

or20081109a.jpg Antique H.L. Leonard Tournament Bamboo Fly Rod,NR

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I am offering an outstanding H.L. Leonard Tournament model bamboo Fly-Rod measuring: 8 feet long, all section's are same length. Fly-Rod show's: has been professionaly re-finished in the past, both tips have a very small amount of "set". This Fly-Rod (circa 1930's) has original bag and tube with 2 tips, german silver fitting's, red wrapped, no "bag marks", cracks, repairs or other damage, is marked on reel ring " GWH". This excellent HL Leonard bamboo Fly-Rod is in outstanding condition and it will make a fine addition to your collection. As always, all of my auction's start at $9.99 with never a reserve. Thank you for looking. » Continue reading "Antique H.L. Leonard Tournament Bamboo Fly Rod,NR"

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Scarce* 1916-18 HEDDON #2-1/2 5′, 2/2 Split Bamboo

or20081031b.jpg Scarce* 1916-18 HEDDON #2-1/2 5', 2/2 Split Bamboo

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It's my pleasure to offer at auction an Extremely Nice and quite Scarce 1916-1918 HEDDON NO.2-1/2 5 FT., 2/2 SPLIT BAMBOO BAIT CASTING ROD WITH CLOTH BAG. First offered by James Heddon's Sons in 1913, the No.2-1/2 was named the "Stalwart" in 1928, redesignated the No.250 in 1933 and would evolve from there into several models that would sell into the early 1950's. Because this example comes with the cork foregrip(first equipped on the No.2-1/2 in 1916) and the extra tip section(last offered with the No.2-1/2 in 1918), we know this was built from 1916 to 1918. Also, the line guide configuration of all file-proof steel guides, one steel tip top and one agate tip top was only used on the No.2-1/2 for those three years. I've included a photo of the original listing from Heddon's 1918 catalog. Also comes equipped with silk windings in two colors, sliding band reel seat with trigger and solid cork grip & foregrip made of delicate 1/16" cork rings. There is a total of 55 intermediate wraps the length of the rod. Carries a virtually perfect "Dowagiac" bass rodshaft decal. Reel seat is stamped with the early "Heddon's Dowagiac" rod & reel logo. Rod is in solid Very Fine condition, showing only light wear for these. Bamboo is perfect, with no splits or cracks whatsoever. All three sections are the correct length, with one tip section having a very faint set. Varnish appears to be a recent overcoat and is in extra fine condition. Bass decal is amoung the finest I've seen. All silk wraps are solid and complete. All guides, tip tops, ferrules, winding check and buttcap are excellent. The sliding band reel seat works perfectly, showing only moderate wear. The solid cork grip and foregrip are absolutely pristine, looking virtually brand new. Put up in a non-original cloth bag that is also in Very Fine condition, with no holes or tears. The No.2-1/2 was never offered with a tube. A beautiful example of a Scarce WWI-era Heddon bait rod that is becoming increasingly difficult to find, with most now residing in private collections. To be sold in true auction format, with a very low starting bid and NO RESERVE. Buyer to pay $13.00 for bullet-proof, professional shipping via U.S. Priority Mail. Insurance is optional. Payment must be received within 10 days of auction closure. I accept PayPal, Money Orders and Cashier's Checks. Thanks for your time and good luck.
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HARDY BROS. THE “MARVEL”SPLIT CANE BAMBOO FLY ROD MINT

or20081031a.jpg HARDY BROS. THE "MARVEL"SPLIT CANE BAMBOO FLY ROD MINT

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VINTAGE TACKLE ITEMS.

FROM: THE GRANVILLE ISLAND SPORTFISHING MUSEUM.

COLLECTION.

A STUNNING

HARDY BROS.(ALNWICK) ENGLAND

SPLIT CANE BAMBOO TROUT FLY ROD.

"THE MARVEL"

7.5'ft THREE PIECE PLUS SPARE TIP.

# 5-LINE WEIGHT MADE IN 1967

PERFECTLY STRAIGHT

IN MINT UNUSED

ORIGINAL CONDITION. » Continue reading "HARDY BROS. THE “MARVEL”SPLIT CANE BAMBOO FLY ROD MINT"

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R. L. Winston late 1990 bamboo fly rod # 3448

or20081022c.jpg R. L. Winston late 1990 bamboo fly rod # 3448

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NEW - NEVER FISHED LATE 1990'S GLEN BRACKET ERA BAMBOO ROD 8' 5WT. 2 PIECE, WITH AN EXTRA TIP.rOD # 3448'. DOWN - LOCKING REEL REEL SEAT W/CIGAR DANDLE , RED AGATE STRIPPER GUIDES. HANDLE STILL WRAPPED IN PLASTIC. » Continue reading "R. L. Winston late 1990 bamboo fly rod # 3448"

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Very late LEONARD Mod. 40M-6 8 ft.”p” BAMBOO 2/2 90%+

or20081021b.jpg Very late LEONARD Mod. 40M-6 8 ft."p" BAMBOO 2/2 90%+

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An 8 foot for a 6 wt. is a classic amongst trout rods. Anywhere. Any time. I really don't mean to diss anyone in particular, but it's my observation that all too often, light weight rods make up for light weight casters. Vincent Marinaro used a 10 wt salmon line on the Letort over those constitutionally spooky fish (please see p. 54 of the Code before e-mailing me about the implausibility of that statement). Mere mortals use something lighter, but I believe I understand what he's saying to us. » Continue reading "Very late LEONARD Mod. 40M-6 8 ft.”p” BAMBOO 2/2 90%+"

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Orvis 8′ Wes Jordan 2/2 Bamboo Near Mint Fly Rod No Res

or20081020a.jpg Orvis 8' Wes Jordan 2/2 Bamboo Near Mint Fly Rod No Res

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I am listing a large collection of fly rods an fly reels, in the description I will note if there are are any problems (for example, loose ferrules ,cane damage ,over wraps, short sections etc.)with the rod or reel. These are used rods and may have sleight fishing sets anything out of normal will be posted. All are in there original condition unless noted.

I am a full time bamboo rod builder and have dealt with rods for a long time, If by chance I do miss something please email me or call 517 437 3519 when you receive the item. Photos are descriptive of condition, Please ask questions before bidding, Thanks John Pickard

Very nice rod , Orvis Wes Jordan 8' , 2/2 about like new, has prev owners name on rod and but cap,comes with orig bag & orig leather tube » Continue reading "Orvis 8′ Wes Jordan 2/2 Bamboo Near Mint Fly Rod No Res"

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Original Garrison 209 7 1/2′ Bamboo Fly Rod No Reserve

or20081019c.jpg Original Garrison 209 7 1/2' Bamboo Fly Rod No Reserve

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I am listing a large collection of fly rods an fly reels, in the description I will note if there are are any problems (for example, loose ferrules ,cane damage ,over wraps, short sections etc.)with the rod or reel. All are in there original condition unless noted.

I am a full time bamboo rod builder and have dealt with rods for a long time, If by chance I do miss something please email me or call 517 437 3519 when you receive the item. Photos are descriptive of condition, Please ask questions before bidding, Thanks John Pickard

Garrison 209 7 1/2' 2/2 5wt, 1958 , In great shape full length, one tip replaced by Garrison in 1973 and confirmed with letter by Hoagy Carmichael , ferrule on replaced tip was made by Garrison out of brass/bronze, tip is about 1/16" short and made that way, comes with orig bag &tube » Continue reading "Original Garrison 209 7 1/2′ Bamboo Fly Rod No Reserve"

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Winston 8′ 9″ 2/2 6wt Bamboo Fly Rod No Res

or20081018c.jpg Winston 8' 9" 2/2 6wt Bamboo Fly Rod No Res

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I am listing a large collection of fly rods an fly reels, in the description I will note if there are are any problems (for example, loose ferrules ,cane damage ,over wraps, short sections etc.)with the rod or reel. These are used rods and may have sleight fishing sets anything out of normal will be posted. All are in there original condition unless noted.

I am a full time bamboo rod builder and have dealt with rods for a long time, If by chance I do miss something please email me or call 517 437 3519 when you receive the item. Photos are descriptive of condition, Please ask questions before bidding, Thanks John Pickard

Very nice rod Winston 8'9" 6wt, 2/2 about like new,comes with orig bag & orig tube » Continue reading "Winston 8′ 9″ 2/2 6wt Bamboo Fly Rod No Res"

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EXCELLENT VINTAGE SHAKESPEARE 3/2 SPLIT BAMBOO FLY ROD

or20081015b.jpg EXCELLENT VINTAGE SHAKESPEARE 3/2 SPLIT BAMBOO FLY ROD

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Excellent vintage SHAKESPEARE 3/2 SPRINGBROOK split bamboo fly rod. Lenght 8'6" 3 piece rod with 2 tips. Model A-13627. Rod is stright and all sections same lenght. Excellent finnish and ferrels. Gudies are tight and excellent condition. Has orginal rod sock with full tag and comes with aluminum tube. Very nice collectable rod. » Continue reading "EXCELLENT VINTAGE SHAKESPEARE 3/2 SPLIT BAMBOO FLY ROD"

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ORVIS IMPREGNATED BAMBOO MADISON MIDGE ROD 3-18-1970

or20081002b.jpg ORVIS IMPREGNATED BAMBOO MADISON MIDGE ROD 3-18-1970

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ONE (1) ORVIS "MIDGE" FLY ROD - 7 1/2' 2 PIECE WITH EXTRA TIP SECTION, 3 5/8 OZ., HEG. 5 WT.,CLOTH SACK, ALUMINUM TUBE WITH SCREW CAP, SILVER/GOLD/BLUE LABEL.

SERIAL NUMBER ON ALL THREE SECTIONS IS 58531.

RESEARCH WITH ORVIS SHOWS THAT THE "BIRTH DATE" IS MARCH 18, 1970 AND THE MAKER IS RON WHITE.

I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED TO CLEAN OR MODIFY ANY PART/PIECE THAT IS LISTED HERE. THE PICTURES WILL SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, AS I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO CAPTURE ALL ASPECTS OF THIS ITEM FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

ROD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! THE REEL SEAT & WOOD IS CLOSE TO MINT, CORK SHOWS USE AND PROBABLY WOULD CLEAN EASILY. THE ROD SECTIONS ARE STRAIGHT, THE FINISH IS SUPERB WITH SOME PERPENDICULAR VARNISH SCRATCHES ABOUT 4" BELOW THE STRIPPING GUIDE. THE WRAPS ARE PERFECT, AS ARE THE GUIDES. THE FERRULES HAVE ALL OF THEIR BLUEING AND THERE IS A SMALL "SPOT" ON ONE OF THE MALE FERRULES THAT IS VERY SUPERFICIAL - RUNNING MY FINGERNAIL BACK & FORTH OVER IT, I DID NOT FIND THAT IT WAS PITTED. I DID NOT ATTEMPT TO BUFF IT OUT, WHICH I AM SURE IS ALL THAT IT WOULD TAKE TO REMOVE IT. THE DETAILED PICTURE MAKES IT LOOK LARGER THAN IT REALLY IS.

THE ALUMINUM TUBE HAS SCUFFS HERE & THERE FROM BOTTOM TO TOP AND WEAR TO THE LABEL, BUT IT IS READABLE AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTO'S. THE CLOTH SACK IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION - NO TEARS/STAINS.

THIS ITEM WILL BE SECURELY PROTECTED AS ALL ITEMS THAT I SELL. THE ROD SECTIONS/SACK WILL BE PROTECTED INSIDE OF THE ALUMINUM TUBE TO PREVENT INTERNAL SLIDING DAMAGE. THE TUBE WILL BE OVERPACKED WITH A PVC TUBE AND THIS WILL BE OVERPACKED WITH A CARDBOARD SHIPPING BOX. » Continue reading "ORVIS IMPREGNATED BAMBOO MADISON MIDGE ROD 3-18-1970"

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Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan 8′ Impregnated Bamboo Fly Rod

or20081001a.jpg Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan 8' Impregnated Bamboo Fly Rod

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Beautiful Vintage Orvis Impregnated Bamboo Fly Rod - Made and Signed by Wes Jordan. 4 3/8 ounces. 8 feet. 2 piece rod. Twin tips. Line test: Orvis HCH (7). Original sewn cloth case liner and tube included. Serial Number 45310. Inspected by George Anderson's Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana where it recieved the MINT CONDITION stamp of approval. It has a "made for" space on the rod that has never been inscribed. This would be a wonderful gift... it is a perfectly gorgeous rod. From a living estate. » Continue reading "Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan 8′ Impregnated Bamboo Fly Rod"

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Gary Howells Winston Bamboo Fly Rod

or20080922b.jpg Gary Howells Winston Bamboo Fly Rod

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Gary Howells Bamboo Fly Rod

As you know Howells rod are becoming quite a collector’s piece.

This is one of his early custom bamboo fly rods after he left the RL Winston Co. It is Serial Number #4048 which is the 48th rod made in 1974 at age 40, which many collectors believe Gary was in his prime of his fly rod building career. Martin Keane, the author of Classic Rods & Rod Makers owns what he considers his most cherished Howells fly rod; Serial Number #4040, so this classic is the 8th rod made after his.

This 8 ½ ft. 4oz. 2-tip 2pc hollow fluted rod cast like a jewel. It is unique in that some of you may have noticed in the photographs that it has the gold tipping as seen on Gary’s early fly rods compared to the yellow tipping used on his later rods, as well as the fine threaded reel seat with the slip and locking ring. This one also has intermediate wraps in-between all of the snake guides, and it’s the only one I know of in existence on a Howells rods. You can see the intermediate wrap example on the tips photo. It’s only been lawn cast and has never seen water. It cast a 5wt double taper line with ease and precision, especially for those who love to make delicate short or long cast with long leaders. Out of all the bamboo fly rods that I have own, this one is truly finesse. There are no flaws in this fly-rod, comes with the original tube and cloth. No reserve, all sales are final, so please ask questions before bidding. Payment required within 72 hours after the bidding has ended. $30.00 Shipping within the U.S. International Shipping will be charged accordingly depending on location. » Continue reading "Gary Howells Winston Bamboo Fly Rod"

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Heddon Deluxe Bamboo Fly Rod

or20080920a.jpg Heddon Deluxe Bamboo Fly Rod

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Heddon Deluxe Bamboo #135 Fly Rod. This is a 7 1/2 foot rod that is virtually immaculate. It looks like it has never been fished! It is a 3 piece rod with an extra tip (4 pieces total) I am not an expert on vintage rods, but it looks like a hardwood / silver nickel reel seat. All wraps are tight and all pieces straight. Finish is exceptional. I do not know exactly how old the rod is, it literally looks as if it has never been fished. It is hard to see even fingerprints on the cork handle. If you have questions, please just ask. Item will be shipped with insurance via USPS. Insurance Recommended. » Continue reading "Heddon Deluxe Bamboo Fly Rod"

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PHILLIPSON 5 1/2 FT FIBERGLASS CASTING ROD IN TUBE/BAG

or20080915a.jpg PHILLIPSON 5 1/2 FT FIBERGLASS CASTING ROD IN TUBE/BAG

CALLED THE JOHNSON PROFILE, CRAFTED BY PHILLIPSON OF DENVER COLORADO USA.

MADE OF FIBERGLASS, MODEL 6C561, VINTAGE 1960'S, REEL SEAT LOCK DOWN HAS BEEN REPLACED BUT WORKS GREAT.

ROD HAS BEEN FISHED BUT IS EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION

EXCELLENT BASS OR TROUT ROD, VERY NICE OLD COLLECTIBLE FISHING ROD. » Continue reading "PHILLIPSON 5 1/2 FT FIBERGLASS CASTING ROD IN TUBE/BAG"

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BAMBOO FLY ROD — 6′ 3″ — 2/2 — 2-3WT. — NEW

or20080912c.jpg BAMBOO FLY ROD -- 6' 3" -- 2/2 -- 2-3WT. -- NEW

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This is a 6' 3" flamed cane / bamboo fly rod which I have carefully assembled and made from a New Old Stock blank. The rod has two differently-tapered tips. The lighter weight tip was made from the same culm as the butt section. I found through test casting the rod that a WF3 overloaded the rod slightly with the light weight tip, so I would suggest fishing it with a 2-weight. The heavier (nymphing) tip has an agate tip-top, and seems to work best with a 3-weight line. The heavier tip is slightly darker and may have been a later addition to the set of blanks. The gentleman from whom I purchased the blanks suggested the blanks were made by either Edwards or Payne, but I have no way to validate this claim. I placed an invisible wrap between the butt ferrule and the first guide to strengthen this delicate little rod in this area. There are no breaks or separations here, just a protective wrap which the buyer would not see had I not mentioned it here (the fourth and the last photo show this section of the rod). The rod is wrapped in translucent orange silk and finished with multiple coats of spar urethane varnish. This is a nice little medium action rod which should be fished with a 2-3 weight line and 6-7x tippett. The rod will come with a new quality rod bag. Expedited shipping is $12 in the U.S., $15 to Canada. Expedited shipping overseas usually runs about $35. Insurance is optional and may not be available to all overseas destinations. I ship though the US Post Office. » Continue reading "BAMBOO FLY ROD — 6′ 3″ — 2/2 — 2-3WT. — NEW"

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RARE HARDY Palakona LRH Greased Line Salmon Rod SUPERB

or20080911c.jpg RARE HARDY Palakona LRH Greased Line Salmon Rod SUPERB

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Rare Hardy Palakona Split Cane Salmon Fly LRH Greased Line Rod.

13' ~ 3 piece + spare top #8 in original Hardy partitioned bag.

Action ~ light
Handle 24"
Joints ~ studlock
Rings ~ Agatipe end, large butt "fullopen" bridge intermediate
Tyings ~ Intermediate ord spaced narrow bands Green silk, joints copper wire tipped with scarlet silk. Rings green silk tipped with scarlet silk lower leg of butt ring copper wire.

Rod is no H 26803 Date 1959 and is in excellent condition.

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