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Bamboo Fishing Rods

Rick's Rods specializes in buying, selling, consigning high quality vintage and collectible bamboo fly fishing rods. To name several builders rods of interest to us, are rods crafted by Brandin, Carlson, Dickerson, Garrison, Gillum, Granger Wright McGill, Payne, Phillipson, Powell, Thomas & Thomas, etc.


Abercrombie and Fitch

BF1141 - Edwards

8', 3/2 Made for Abercrombie and Fitch New York probably by Edwards. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. Full intermediate thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes old felt covered wooden rod holder and tattered canvas bag. Condition is original with tip set and bag burn.

Arend

BF1089 - Arend

9', 3/2 Arend Rod, Englewood, Colorado. Weighing 5 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6 Cigar cork grip. Phillipson no rock reel seat. Red thread wraps. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 12 and 18. Includes bag and legible label on cardboard tube. Very good ocndition. Price reduced.

BF1514 - Arend

7'6", 2/2 Arend Rod Englewood, Colorado. Line weight 5/6. Cigar cork grip. Phillipson no rock reel seat with Arend stamped on the butt cap. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 15. Ambered black and white silk thread wraps with gold tipping. It appears that the varnish was brushed on and would probably benefit from polishing. No bag or tube. Very good condition. 

BF1515 - Arend

8'6", 3/1 Arend Rod Englewood, Colo. Line weight 5. Cork hammer handle made by Arend. Down-locking reel seat with stamped butt cap. Mix and match ferrules South Bend and unknown sizes 11 and 17. Gold thread wraps with black tipping. The varnish was brushed on the blanks. Includes bag and aluminum tube. Good condition.

BF1545 - Arend

9' 3/2 Arend Rod, Englewood, Colo. Line weight 5/6. Cigar cork grip. Aluminum down-locking reel seat, may be Phillipson.  Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 12 and 18. Black and white silk thread wraps with gold tipping. No bag or tube. Brushed on varnish. Good condition.

BF1530 - Arend

6', 2/1 bait casting rod. Arend Rod, Englewood, Colo. Cork fore and rear grip. No rock aluminum reel seat. Black and white jasper silk thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrule size 18. Brushed on varnish. Good condition.


Aroner, Marc

BF968 - Marc Aroner

8', 3/2 Hunt pattern. Line weight 9, weighing 6.2 oz on our digital scale. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking black anodized hardware over burled maple insert with removable butt plug. Olive green silk thread wraps with red trim. Carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes cloth bag and leather case embossed with Marc's name on it. Condition is excellent with the following exception. A few of the guides show signs of rust. Price reduced.


Baginski, Rolf

BF468 - Rolf Baginski

7', 3/2 Golden special rod, serial number 1317, 4/5 weight. Medium fast action. Actual weight of rod is 4.4 oz. The reel seat hardware is gold plated nickel silver cap and ring with ebony wood insert. The cigar shaped grip is formed from 1/4 inch cork rings. The cane is lightly flamed. The gold plated serrated nickel silver ferrules are wrapped with 6/0 Pearsall's white silk thread tipped with a single strand black ring. The gold plated snake guides are wrapped and finished as transparent in order to show the guide feet, ferrule serrations, and cane. Gold plated stripping guide. All splices of this rod are from the same culm of bamboo. The female ferrules have hand-turned ebony plugs. Includes cloth bag. This rod is new.  Price reduced.


Baxter, H. B.

BF1021 - H. B. Baxter

8', 3/2 Special Dry fly rod. Kalamazoo, Mich. 5 weight, weighting 4.8 oz. on our digital scale. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with black anodized insert. Black thread wraps with red rings. Agate stripper guide. South Bend ferrules. Includes bag and tube. Very good condition with some minor varnish crazing which can be polished out. Price reduced.


Bogart, Chris

BF982 - Chris Bogart

12', 3/1 Shenandoah Light Spey rod number 2003-2 which was the second rod Chris crafted in that year. Line weight 6/7. Weighs 12.3 oz. Titanium REC reel seat. Translucent thread wraps. Dual carbide stripper guides. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 17 and 26. Custom spalted maple hexagonal rod tube and REC cloth bag. Near mint condition.  Price reduced.


Calviello and Trucco Rods

BF969 - Calviello and Trucco Rods

6'8", 2/2 Model CBP684, Bi-Power Series crafted in 2003, 4 line weight. Alternately flamed blanks. Bamboo ferrules. BOBFS (Bamboo On Bamboo Ferrule System). Straight cork grip with 1/4 inch rings. Dual sliding nickel silver ring hardware over wood insert. Brown thread wraps with red trim. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original bag and heavy weight aluminum tube with brass hardware. Mint condition. Reduced price.

BF978 - Calviello and Trucco Rods

7'3", 2/2 Model CF734SE, Serial number 00029, Special Edition Series crafted in 2005, 4 line weight. Jaguar flamed blanks. Bamboo ferrules. BOBFS (Bamboo On Bamboo Ferrule System). Full wells wooden grip. Dual sliding nickel silver ring hardware over wood insert. Tan thread wraps with black trim. Agate stripping guide. Includes original bag and heavy weight aluminum tube with brass hardware. Mint condition. Reduced price.


Carlson, C. W. 'Sam'

BF983 - C. W. Sam Carlson

9', 3/2 Carlson quad. This rod is one of a small number built for and sold by the Bill Rosgen sporting goods store in Winsted, Connecticut. This rod weighs 6.1 oz on our digital scale. Line weight 7/8. Reverse half wells with quad shaped cork at top 2 inches of the grip. Up-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps with black tipping. Agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Excellent refinished condition. The original mid section is 1 1/2 inches short, a second full length mid was crafted by Sam Carlson, and finished by Dana Gray. Includes original cloth bag and tube. Price reduced.

BF949 - C. W. Sam Carlson

8', 2/1 Thomas "Four", '71 dem. 482. Weighing 4.6 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert. Burgundy thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules. In a recent conversation with Dana Gray, he researched Sam's records and found the following information: The number 395 on the tip indicates it was beveled and glued in July of 1971 out of old dark strips. The butt number 454 was made in August of 1971. The initials F.H.G. are perhaps indicative of Franklin Hide Glue, which Sam usually used to glue up his test sections after the beveller was set. We do not know what the initials TC stand for. This unique rod comes in an original bag and a Fenwick aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition. Reduced price.


Clark, Jerry

BF1149 - Jerry Clark

7', 2/2 Custom rod. Pentagonal number 417. The rod weighs 4 oz. Line weight 5. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat over wood insert. Tung oil finish. Tan thread wraps. Super Z nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition, possibly un-fished. Midland, New Jersey maker.

Clark, Mike "South Creek Ltd."

BF1404 - Mike Clark

7' 9", 3/2 South Creek Ltd. Mike Clark Maker, Lyons, Colorado. Serial Number 20045.  Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip with 1/4 inch rings. Down-sliding blued nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Agate stripper guide. Red thread wraps with black tipping. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18 with ferrule plugs. Includes original cloth bag and labeled black aluminum tube with brass cap. Excellent plus condition. Price reduced.


Davis, Buddy

BF1008 - Buddy Davis

8', 2/2 Payne 102 taper for a 5 weight, weighing 4.2 oz. Payne style cigar cork grip. Lightly flamed cane. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules with ferrule plug. Includes REC bag and anodized aluminum tube. Condition is excellent. Reduced price.

BF1009 - Buddy Davis

6'6", 2/2 Payne 96 taper, 4 weight line, weighing 3.2 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Brown thread wraps. Darkly flamed cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules with ferrule plug. Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube. Excellent plus condition. Reduced price

BF1067 - Buddy Davis

7', 2/2 Model number 7072 crafted in 2003. Line weight 7, weighing 4.1 oz. Larger diameter cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over birds eye maple. Green thread wraps with red trim. Agate stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes cloth bag with hang tag and aluminum tube with engraved brass cap. Near mint condition. This rod was designed to be a nymphing and streamer small stream rod. Reduced price.

BF1069 - Buddy Davis

7', 2/2 Leonard taper. Tomahawk series. Line weight 4, weighing 3 1/2 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Dark green thread wraps tipped in red. Agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and REC aluminum tube with engraved cap. Near mint condition. Reduced price.


DeBell, Fred

BF1537 - Fred DeBell

9', 3/2 Kibby C. Gart "Perfected" made by Fred De Bell  for Gart Bros Sporting Goods Denver, Colorado. DeBell used components from Wright & McGill and Phillipson. See Colorado Classic Cane pages 142 and 160. Half wells cork grip.  Line weight 5/6. Aluminum down locking reel seat. Light brown thread wraps.  Includes cloth bag and original labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition.

BF1513 - Fred DeBell

8'6", 3/2 Ed. M. Hunter Autograph sold at Dave Cooks. Half wells cork grip. Phillipson red anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Black thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 17. Mix and match bamboo sections including Wright & McGill and Fred Debell. The mid section is 1 1/2 inches short. Includes bag and cardboard tube. Good condition.

BF1543 - Fred DeBell

8'6", 3/2 Made for Gart's Sports Castle Denver, Colorado. Model St. Regis. Line weight 6/7. Full wells cork grip. Gold down-locking anodized aluminum reel seat. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Varnished Water Seal blanks. Yellow thread wraps with maroon tipping. Includes bag and tube. Very good condition.

BF1512 - Fred DeBell

8', 3/2 Dry Fly Special. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking brown aluminum reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Mix and match blanks and components. Nickel silver ferrules size 12 and 17. One tip is 1/2 inch short. Includes bag and tube. Very good condition.

BF1531 - Fred DeBell

6'6", 2/1 Courtney Riley Cooper. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Gold thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrule size 12. Tip is 3 inches short. Good condition.

BF1521 - Fred DeBell

7', 2/2 Courtney Riley Cooper. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Gold with black tipping thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules size 12. Mix and match blanks. Includes bag and tube. One tip section has the ferrule and tip top. It is not wrapped with snake guides and finished. Good condition. 


Diamond Brand

BF095 - Diamond Brand

9'6", 3/2 Early 1900's , Radio brand down-locking nickel silver reel seat, nickel silver ferules, flamed cane, jasper wraps with intermediates, brass-capped aluminum tip holder, aluminum tube, excellent condition. Reduced price.


Dickerson, Lyle

BF893 - Lyle Dickerson

7'6', 2/1 Model 7612 There were 29 7612 rods in Dickerson's ledger, 10 of which are known to still exist. The rod weighs 4 oz. Dry fly action 4 line weight. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut wood insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Rust brown colored silk wraps tipped in black. White agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. This rod is in excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF751 - Lyle Dickerson

8', 2/2 Model 8014 Built in 1968 for, and inscribed to, Acheson Harden. There were 103 of the 8014 model rods built and 31 known to exist today. The rod weighs 4.6 oz. Line weight 6. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-locking hardware and walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with black plastic cap over brass collar. The condition is very good refinished. This rod was refinished using a non-original thread color, and the wraps do not have black tipping. There is a small hook ding on one of the tips. See image. Steve Blake, in Sisters, OR, will restore this rod to its former grandeur for $500. Price reduced.

BF1460 - Lyle Dickerson

7'6", 2/2 Model 7612 Special  There were 29 7612 rods in Dickerson's ledger.  The rod weighs 3.4 oz.. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut wood insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 12. Rust brown colored silk wraps tipped in black. The cloth bag is probably original and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition, possibly an indication of an excellent restoration. The original owner's name, Ed Sxxxx 1953 is inscribed on the blank. One tip section is 4 1/2 inches short. The short tip can be scarfed. Ask for details.


Divine, Fred

BF1426 - Fred Divine

This rod has three different length tips: 9' 2 tips with agate tip tops, 8'6" with 1 tip and 8'8" with 1 tip. The mid-section appears to be 1 inch short. Early Divine rod made from Greenheart. Rattan wrapped fore-grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with stamped patent date of Dec. 1st 1885. Cherrywood lower grip with nickel silver plated butt cap. Nickel silver ferrules. The rod appears to have been re-finished many years ago. The silks are now fraying. Above the grip there is approximately a 4 inch long brown repair wrap. The square stock wooden case is covered with dark green velvet with partial leather end coverings. According to Michael Sinclair's "Divine" book, the square stock case was most likely introduced in 1890. 


E. Eggington and Son

BF676 - E. Eggington and Son

8', 3/2 Weighing 4.4 oz. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip and cork reel seat with down-sliding aluminum cap and ring. Full intermediate thread wraps. Blued nickel silver female ferrules and wind check. Brass tip tops. Includes original canvas bag. There is some mild bag burn on the varnish and a small dig in cork grip. Very good condition. Reduced price.


Edwards

BF1138 - Edwards

9'6", 3/2 Light salmon rod. Rod had been refinished and scripting was overwritten . Fighting butt extension measuring 5 3/4 inches, making the rod 10' long. The rod weighs 9.2 oz. with the fighting butt and 8.2 oz. without the fighting butt on our digital scale. Probably 10 line weight. Nickel silver reel seat and ferrules sizes 14 and 22. Includes bag and tube. The cane is sound, there is some bag burn on the varnish. Price reduced.

BF1137 - Edwards

9'6", 3/2 Light salmon rod. Rod had been refinished and scripting was overwritten . Fighting butt extension measuring 5 3/4 inches, making the rod 10' long. The rod weighs 9.6 oz. with the fighting butt and 8.4 oz. without the fighting butt on our digital scale. Probably 10 line weight. Nickel silver reel seat and ferrules sizes 14 and 22. Includes bag and tube. Very good refinished condition with some bag burn. Price reduced.

BF1140 - Edwards

We believe this rod is an Edwards 5'6", 2/1 Bait casting rod # 1209. Medium action rod. Agate guides and tip top. Cork handle and fore grip. Includes cloth bag. Original very good condition. Price reduced.

BF718 - Edwards

8'6", 3/2 Quadrate, Deluxe model No. 53-6510. Weighing 5 oz. Line weight 6. Square cork grip. Black plastic up-locking reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps with black tipping. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original labeled bag and leather tube. Very good condition with the following exceptions:  Little wear on the ferrules, bag burn or crazing on the varnish. 2nd guide on the mid has been re-wrapped with an incorrect color thread, 1 tip top replaced. Price reduced.


Elser, Bernard P.

BF345 - Bernard P. Elser

7'6", 2/2 Serial number 99-019. This rod was built on Payne 101 tapers and will cast a 5 wt line.  Darkly flamed cane. Agate stripping guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Cigar grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring reel seat. Stabilized crotch walnut insert. The rod is in excellent condition. Includes original bag and tube. Bernard co-authored with George Maurer "Fundamentals of Building a Fly Rod".


Goodwin Granger / Wright and McGill

BF885 - Custom Rod

6', 2/1 Banty rod. Custom crafted from new old stock Wright and McGill WaterSeal tip and mid section. The rod weighs 3.6 oz. and will cast a 5 line weight, medium fast action. Western style cork grip. Up-locking rosewood insert reel seat. Maroon silk thread. Size 13 Wright and McGill nickel silver ferrules. Newly crafted. You can custom order a rod like this. Price Reduced.

BF886 - Custom Rod

6', 2/1 Banty rod. Custom crafted from new old stock Wright and McGill WaterSeal tip and mid section. The rod weighs 3.3 oz. and will cast a 5 line weight, medium fast action. Western style cork grip. Pac Bay rosewood insert reel seat with sliding rings. Maroon silk thread. Size 13 Wright and McGill nickel silver ferrules. Newly crafted. Price Reduced.

BF878 - Goodwin Granger

9'6", 3/2 Colorado Special Weighing 5.7 oz. Line weight 6/7. Coke bottle cork grip with nickel silver down-sliding cap and ring reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The thread wraps are red silk with gold signature wrap. Includes original labeled cloth bag, wooden tip holder and tattered cardboard tube. Good original condition with the following exception, one tip is short 4 inches. Price Reduced.

BF877 - Wright and McGill

7'6", 3/2 Victory model, weighing 5 oz. and will cast a 5/6 line weight. Size 12 and 18 nickel silver ferrules are indicative of a 9050 Granger which we believe this rod used to be. Up-locking nickel silver reel seat. Black and orange jasper silk thread tipped with black. Reverse half wells cork grip. Condition is very good except for chip in cork and some knurling wear on the reel seat.

BF0107 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/1 Water Seal model FA, impregnated cane, burgundy wraps with white trim. Perfection chrome casting guides, hammer grip cork grip. This rod is similar to a Phillipson Haywood Zephyr and was built to be used with a W and M Fre Line reel. Excellent condition with plastic on butt cork. Included are original bag and tube.

BF1026 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Granger Champion Casting rod. GC5042. Locking screw reel seat. Cork fore and rear grip. Red silk thread wraps with black trim. Garnix guides and tip top. Original bag and cardboard tube. Very good condition with some minor finish crazing. Reduced price.

BF1110 - Wright and McGill

Ferruled new old stock Wright and McGill bamboo mid sections for the following 9' rods. The models include: Granger Victory, Granger Aristocrat, Granger Special, Granger Favorite, Impregnated Water Seal FB and unwrapped Water Seal sections.

BF892 - Goodwin Granger

9', 3/2 Granger Special. Weighing 5.7 oz. Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Patented nickel silver uplocking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules 12 and 18. The thread wraps are green silk. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is good/very good with a few varnish chips. Price reduced.

BF1108 - Goodwin Granger

6', 2/1 Goodwin Granger Casting rod. Down-locking screw reel seat. Cork fore and rear grip. This rod has been re-finished and re-wrapped with Phillipson Pacemaker colors, green silk with yellow trim wraps. Perfection guides and tip top. Original bag and cardboard tube. Excellent refinished condition. Price Reduced.

BF1126 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Special. The line weight is 6. Half wells cork grip. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. The rod has been rewrapped in non-original green thread. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes replacement cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod was crafted between 1946 and 1948. There are several varnish runs in the finish, one of the tips is 5 inches short, the stripping guide is non-original, there is a slight indentation in the fore part of the grip similar to a South Bend Comficient grip. There is also some damage to the base of the grip which has been repaired.

BF1127 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Victory. Line weight 5/6. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and18. Silk thread wraps are orange and black jasper. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod was crafted between 1948 and 1952. Very good re-finished condition with the exception of some runs in the varnish which can be polished out. Price reduced.

BF1157 - Goodwin Granger

9', 3/2 Granger Favorite 9050 model. Weighing 5.8 oz. on or digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. The silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping and gold intermediates. Includes replacement cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good restored condition. One tip is a Wright and McGill replacement tip and is lighter in color and finer taper, Wright and McGill male ferrule.  Reduced price

BF1178 - Goodwin Granger

9', 3/2 Granger Victory model, weighing 5.7 oz. on our digital scale. The rod will cast a 5/6 line weight. Size 12 and 18 nickel silver ferrules are indicative of a 9050 Granger. Up-locking nickel silver reel seat. Black and orange jasper silk thread tipped with black. Reverse half wells cork grip. Includes cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.

 Condition is excellent restored. There are some minor scratches on the butt to mid ferrules. Price reduced.

BF1270 - Goodwin Granger

9'6", 3/2 The Goodwin Rod. Line weight 6/7. Coke bottle cork grip with a detent towards the bottom of the grip. Thread wraps are black and white silk jasper with gold trim and full gold intermediates. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Nickel silver down-sliding cap and ring reel seat. Agate stripper guide. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. This rod was professionally refinished by Alan Kube, noted Denver rod builder. The condition is excellent re-finished with a few varnish rubs. Price Reduced

BF1282 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Aristocrat GA9053 Crafted between 1946 and 1948, weighing 6.4 oz. on our digital scale.  Line weight 6/7. Original tan silk thread wraps with brown tipping (with some varnish bleed-through). Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Patented up-locking nickel silver reel seat with a few minor dings on the reel seat. Includes original cloth bag and  aluminum tube.  Very good condition with some minor varnish rubs. Reduced price.

BF1274 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Special 9053. Weighing 6.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip.  Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat.  Nickel silver ferrules 13 and 19. The thread wraps are green silk. Includes original cloth bag and  aluminum tube. The condition is excellent plus with very few minor varnish rubs on the butt section. Price Reduced.

BF1273 - Goodwin Granger

8'6", 3/2 Early Era Denver Special Line weight 5. Coke bottle cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with Denver Special stamped between the knurling. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. The mid male and female ferrules are Wright & McGill, not Goodwin Granger. The butt female and tip males are Goodwin Granger ferrules.  The thread wraps are red silk. The cane is sound. The tip top on the full length tip is original, however, the second tip is 3 inches short and has a Perfection tip top. This early Goodwin Granger rod is deserving of a full restoration and a tip scarf. Replacement bag and tube. Reduced price.

BF1277 - Wright and McGill

9'6", 3/2 Granger Premier model 9660. Weighing 6.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Patented 1938 screw locking, nickel silver reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The  silk thread wraps are gold making this a colorful and attractive rod. This rod was crafted between 1947 and 1952. Includes original bag and  aluminum tube.  The condition is very good restored. There are a few minor varnish sags and chips in the finish.  There are some scratches on the reel seat and the butt ferrule that look as if it was rubbed with fine steel wool. Price Reduced.

BF1278 - Wright and McGill

9'6", 3/1 Granger Registered (194883) model 9660. Weighing 6 oz. Line weight 7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Patented 1938 screw locking, nickel silver reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The  silk thread wraps are black trimed with tan (original trim was silver). This rod was crafted between 1947 and 1948. Includes black silk bag and  black painted aluminum tube.  The condition is excellent restored. The aluminum tube appears to be another Granger model tube that was painted black. There are some dings in the reel seat. Reduced price.

BF1285 - Wright and McGill

9'6", 3/2 Champion model GC9660.  The rod weighs 6.2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. The nickel silver ferrules are sizes 13 and 19.  Red silk wraps with black trim. Agatine stripper guide. Original cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube. The condition excellent. Reduced price.

BF1324 - Wright and McGill

8'6", 3/2 Granger Special. Model GS8642. The line weight is 5. Weighs 5.3 oz. on our digital scale. Half wells cork grip. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. The thread wraps are green silk. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod was crafted between 1946 and 1951. The rod is mint un-fished with plastic on grip.  However, the one flaw on the rod is that there is a slight split in the upper reel seat hood which will not affect the reel seat's ability to hold a reel firmly. Reduced price.

BF1346 - Wright and McGill

8', 3/1 Granger Special model GS8040, line weight 4/5. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. Green silk thread wraps that are patinated to a gold color. Includes replical cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The cork grip has the original plastic on it. Excellent condition. Reduced price

BF1396 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/1 WaterSeal SA9 Salmon Rod. Three sections - Handle, Butt, Tip. Made for salmon and some types of ocean fishing. Wright and McGill's catalog describes this rod as a spinning rod, however, the rod is wrapped with casting guides. The guides are wrapped with maroon tipped with yellow silk. Made from the best quality densified Tonkin Cane. Chrome plated guides and tip top, 3/4 inch locking screw type chrome plated reel seat, twenty-four inch cork handle. This rod was manufactured from 1950 and 1954 for a retailer in the Pacific Northwest.  This rod only appeared in the 1953 catalog. Includes leatherette carrying case and partitioned cloth bag. This rod is in mint condition and appears to be un-fished.

BF1420 - Goodwin Granger

9'6", 2/2 Granger Victory 9660.Weighing 6 oz. Line weight 6/7. Coke bottle cork grip with nickel silver down-sliding cap and ring reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Thread wraps are silk black and orange jasper black trim.  Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube that are not original. Very good condition. Possibly refinished years ago.

BF1430 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2  Granger Favorite model. Weighing 5.7 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. The  silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping and gold intermediate wraps. Includes Phillipson bag and replacement aluminum tube. Very good condition with some minor damage at the base of the cork grip where it meets the reel seat. Reduced price.

BF1435 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Victory GV 9053. Weighing 5 3/4. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and19. Silk thread wraps are orange and black jasper with black tipping. Includes original cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition, probably re-finished. Reduced price.

BF1433 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2  Granger Special, model GS 9053 and weighing 5 3/4 oz. The line weight is 6/7. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. The thread wraps are green silk.  Includes Phillipson bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1410 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Victory. All nickel silver ferrules are sound. The cane is sound except for the short tips. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat with some dents.  Includes original cloth bag and cardboard tube with partial label. Ask about bamboo tip sections for scarfing.

BF1487 - Wright and McGill

9' 6", 3/2 Deluxe model, 9053 weighing 6.6 oz. on our digital scale, 6/7  line weight. The Deluxe model was one of the top 3 rods built by Wright & McGill. The Registered, Premier and Deluxe models were the only W&M rods whose sections all came from the same culm of bamboo.  Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and19. Silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping.  Includes  original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube. This rod appears to be un-fished.

BF1488 - Goodwin Granger

8'6", 3/3 Granger Victory.  Line weight 5. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and18. Silk thread wraps are orange and black jasper with black tipping on the butt and tip sections. The mid section was re-wrapped with black and white jasper, the female ferrule was replaced. All other ferrules are Goodwin Granger.  Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement cardboard tube.

BF1401 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/2 Granger Aristocrat with Phillipson replacement tips. Line weight 4. Full wells cork grip. Tan silk thread wraps with brown tipping. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrule size 12. Patented up-locking reel seat.  Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Cane is sound, finish is very good, there is some hook dig damage at top ring and bottom of the cork grip.

BF1500 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/2 Granger Aristocrat GA7030, weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. Half wells cork grip. Tan silk thread wraps with brown tipping. Nickel silver ferrule size 12. Nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The condition is very good.

BF1532 - Wright and McGill

7' 2/1 Water Seal spinning rod. FA model. Straight cork grip with partial label and sliding rings. Maroon silk thread wraps with tipping. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum anodized tube. The owner of this rod purchased it from Dale Langtry. Dale was a long time employee of  Goodwin Granger and Wright & McGill. This rod was never fished.

BF1538 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Water Seal custom wrapped as a Deluxe. Wrapped with black and white jasper silk with yellow tipping. Reverse half wells cork grip. Nickel silver up-locking patented reel seat.  Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Mint un-fished. The owner of this rod purchased it from Dale Langtry. Dale was a long time employee of  Goodwin Granger and Wright & McGill.

BF1534 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/1 Water Seal FB model. SR 7 spinning rod. Maroon silk thread wraps tipped with yellow. Hammer handle with fighting butt, plastic on handle and butt. Burgundy anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat. Original bag and labeled aluminum tube. The owner of this rod purchased it from Dale Langtry. Dale was a long time employee of  Goodwin Granger and Wright & McGill. This rod is meant to be fished with a Fre Line reel.

BF1516 - Wright and McGill

8', 3/2 Granger Special spinning / fly rod with two tips. Full wells cork grip and cork fore grip with plastic on both. Anodized aluminum reel seat which is down-locking for spinning and up-locking for fly.  The cork handle is a friction fit and is reversible to use as a fly rod. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Granger green silk thread wraps.   Original bag and aluminum tube. Mint un-fished.

BF1540 - Wright and McGill

8', 3/2 Granger Special spinning / fly rod with two tips. Full wells cork grip and cork fore grip. Anodized aluminum reel seat which is down-locking for spinning and up-locking for fly.  The cork handle is a friction fit and is reversible to use as a fly rod. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Granger green silk thread wraps.   Original bag and aluminum tube. Mint un-fished.

BF1544 - Unknown

9', 3/2 Broadcaster made for Wright & McGill prior to their purchase of the Goodwin Granger Company.  Possibly made by Montague. Weighing 6.2 oz.  Full Wells cork grip. Down-sliding chrome plated reel seat. Chrome ferrules sizes 13 and 18. Green thread wraps. Carbide stripping guide. Refinished, fair condition. Look at page 105 in Colorado Classic Cane.

BF1522 - Wright and McGill

6', 2/1 Granger Deluxe Bait Casting rod.  Offset handle with cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with actuator at butt of grip. Wrapped with black and white silk jasper and tipped with gold. Carbide guides and tip top. Excellent condition. 

BF1520 - Goodwin Granger

5'6", 2/1 Granger Deluxe casting rod.  Down-sliding reel seat. Prior owner's name etched on reel seat. There is a hole punched in the reel seat. The butt cap, which has a hole drilled in the center of it does not appear to be original to the rod. Cork fore and rear grip.  Replacement cloth bag and replacement tube.  This rod has been refinished. The cane, guides, and ferrules are sound. The rod would benefit from refinishing.

BF1527 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Denver Special bait casting rod. Down twisting nickel silver ring over plastic reel seat insert. Rear cork grip. Red silk thread wraps. The rod has been tastefully refinished. No bag or tube.

BF1523 - Goodwin Granger

6', 2/1 Granger Premier bait casting rod. GP6042 weighing 4 1/2 oz. Down twisting nickel silver ring over plastic reel seat insert.  Cork grip.  Ambered gold silk thread wraps. Includes original canvas bag and original labeled black anodized aluminum tube. The cane, wraps, grip are all in very good condition. However, the varnish finish needs to be polished to remove bag burn marks.

BF1525 - Goodwin Granger

6', 2/1 Granger Special bait casting rod. GS6042. Weight 4 1/2 oz. Straight rear cork with black reel seat and fore grip. Ambered green silk thread.  Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition.

BF1528 - Goodwin Granger

6', 2/2 Granger Favorite bait casting rod. GF6042. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. Straight rear cork with black reel seat and fore grip. Ambered black and white jasper silk thread with gold tipping and intermediates.  Includes original bag and replacement cardboard tube. Sound cane and hardware. The rod was possibly over varnished. Very good condition.

BF1529 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Granger Champion bait casting rod. GC5042. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. Straight rear cork with black reel seat and fore grip. Ambered red  silk thread with black tipping.  Two agatine guides and tip top. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Sound cane and hardware. The rod has some bag burn and will benefit from a good cleaning and polishing. Very good condition.


Hanson, Leon

BF1144 - Leon Hanson

7'9", 2/2 Model number 93 1/2-4, serial number 8902, Line weight 4. Weighs 3.4 oz. on our digital scale. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 15. Translucent tan wraps with burgundy trim and burgundy ferrule wrap. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube with tube sleeve. Excellent condition. Reduced price.


Hardy Bros.

BF1189 - Hardy Bros.

9', 3/2 Palakona Deluxe Serial number E 6351 crafted in 1927, Patent number 20878/22. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware over plastic insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Burgundy thread wraps with full intermediates. Agate stripper and tip tops .Includes original bag and aluminum tube. The cane is sound, however, the rod is in need of full restoration. Repair wrap on mid section.

BF1457 - Hardy Bros.

6'8", 2/1 The Palakona. Serial number J1559.  Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring hardware over cork insert reel seat. Red thread wraps with green tipping. White agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrule size 13. Includes original labeled cloth bag and replacement brass capped aluminum tube. Very good condition.  Price reduced.

BF1481 - Hardy Bros.

8'6" 3/2 The Palakona De Luxe serial number E77794 crafted in 1951. Full wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps with full intermediates. Agate tip tops. Bridge guides.  Ferrule plugs. Original cloth bag and Hardy tube. The cane is sound, however, the finish has alligatored due to being kept in the tube in a humid climate. Polish may smooth out the roughness. Judging from the lack of scratching on the hardware, this rod may have been lightly fished.

BF1504 - Hardy Bros.

7'6" 2/2  Palakona De Luxe serial number J5608. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip with sliding ring over cork reel seat. Red thread wraps with green tipping.  Agate stripper guide.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15 with ferrule plug. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod is mint un-fished and has plastic on the grip.

BF1505 - Hardy Bros.

7'6" 2/2  Palakona De Luxe. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip with sliding ring over cork reel seat. Black thread wraps with green tipping.  Agate stripper guide.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1506 - Hardy Bros.

7'6" 2/2  Palakona De Luxe. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip with sliding ring over cork reel seat. Black thread wraps with green tipping.  Agate stripper guide.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14 with ferrule plug. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Heddon

BF638 - Heddon

9', 3/2 Project rod. Model #13. Line weight 6/7. Number 2 3/4 ferrule. Cigar cork grip. Bent plastic marbelized down-locking reel seat. All sections are full length. Includes bag. The bamboo is sound, however the finish is not. The rod is deserving of a complete re-finish.

BF1172 - Heddon

8'6", 3/2 This rod was crafted by Heddon for Weber. This high grade, "Henshall HandKraft" model is equivalent to a Heddon #35. Model 3500. Line weight 5/6. Blued nickel silver #2 ferrule. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking blued nickel silver hardware over black insert reel seat. Thread wraps are pongee pale tan color silk thread. Includes original labeled bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1286 - Heddon

9', 3/2 First era rod #35 made between 1928 and 1929. Serial number 2803.  Full wells cork grip measuring 5 1/2 inches and assembled from 1/8th inch cork rings. Nickel silver hold-tite reel seat.  Antique gold with black trim silk thread wraps. Agate stripper guide.  Nickel silver #2 ferrule. Includes original labeled cloth bag and original aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished and re-scripted. The cane is sound, there are many imperfections in the varnish which can probably be polished. Reduced price.


Herter's

BF1496 - Herter's

7', 2/1 Quadrate. Square cork grip.  Herter's down-locking aluminum reel seat. Line weight 5/6. Size 13 ferrule. Bridge guides with a fly tip top. The guide above the striper is a Perflex. Green thread wraps with yellow trim. Inscribed W. P. Huxley. Includes cloth bag and tube. Very good condition.


Hirata, Masato

BF1458 - Masato Hirata

7', 2/1 Japanese Maker. Serial number 82914, Line weight 3 slow action. Highly flamed blank. Cigar cork grip. Wood insert reel seat with dual sliding rings. Both sliding rings face the same direction. Carbide stripper guide. Includes paperwork, cloth bag and aluminum tube. Minor finish wear. Prior owner's name inscribed on the blank. Very good condition.


Horrocks Ibbotson

BF1507 - Horrocks Ibbotson

7', 2/1 Lucerne spinning rod De Luxe model rod. Straight cork grip with chrome sliding rings. Tan thread wraps with light brown trim. Includes original cloth bag.


Howells, G. H.

BF711 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 1/4 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 4550, crafted in 1978. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition and gently fished. Price reduced.

BF712 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 3 7/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 5417, crafted in 1987. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition.  Price reduced.

BF868 - G. H. Howells

6'6", 2/2 Weighing 2 1/8 oz, for a 4 weight line. Serial number S3743, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding aluminum cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The tube label came off the tube and will be separately included. The rod is in excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF869 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 4 oz, for a 5 weight line, medium action. Serial number 3728, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Full Wells cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition with the following exceptions. One tip is perfect, the second tip has 2 repair wraps covering hook dings. See blue tape in image. The tube does not have a label. This is not a rare collectible Howells, but a great fishing rod. Price reduced.

BF865 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 3 5/8 oz, for a 4 weight line. Serial number 4904, crafted in 1982. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition.  Reduced price.

BF972 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 3/8 oz, for a 6 weight line. Serial number 3940, crafted in 1972. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells, down sliding aluminum ring with cork insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent + condition. Reduced price.

BF973 - G. H. Howells

7', 2/2 Weighing 2 3/4 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 4112, crafted in 1974. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style grip, down sliding cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition. Includes paperwork from Gary to rod owner.  Price reduced.

BF1041 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 1/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Although, the rod is rated as a 5 weight, it loads and casts well with a WF4 Cortland Sylk line. Serial number 3818, crafted in 1971. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells cork grip, down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in very good condition. Some label wear on the tube. Former owner's name engraved on the tube collar. Reduced price.

BF1166 - G. H. Howells

6'6" 2/2 weighing 2 1/8 oz., for a 4 weight line. Serial number S3770, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, Wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Half wells cork grip with down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition. Reduced price.

BF1167 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 3/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 3768, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding aluminum cap and ring with cork insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent. Original owner's name inscribed on the butt section. Reduced price.

BF908 - G. H. Howells

6'6", 2/2 Weighing 2 1/8 oz., for a 4 weight line. Serial number 6110, crafted in 1994. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding aluminum cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod was fished once and is in mint condition. Reduced Price.


Jenkins, Charlie

BF958 - Charlie Jenkins

8', 3/4 Model number GA803-17. All sections and extra tips are numbered the same. Line weight 5, weighing 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. This rod has an extra set of tips. Cigar cork grip. Blued nickel silver cap and ring over cherry insert. Medium brown thread wraps. White agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 17. Medium flamed cane. Includes original cloth bag and labeled tube. The condition is excellent plus. Price reduced.

BF1175 - Charlie Jenkins

8', 2/2 Early rod, no serial number. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware reel seat. Payne brown thread wraps. Wright and McGill half draw size 14 nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and Phillipson aluminum. Excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF1402 - Charlie Jenkins

8', 2/2 GA80-98. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding blued nickel silver hardware over cherry wood insert reel seat. Medium brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent plus condition. Price reduced.

BF1486 - Charlie Jenkins

8', 2/2 GA806-3. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring hardware over cherry wood insert reel seat. Silk tan thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1541 - Charlie Jenkins

7', 2/1 J & R Special.  Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip.  Nickel silver cap and ring over cherry insert. Burgundy thread wraps with gold  trim. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes overly long cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. 


Jennings, Homer

BF914 - Homer Jennings

7'6", 2/2 Serial number 365 built on 10/23/93. The rod will cast a 5 line weight. Weighs 4.4 oz. Garrison style cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver hardware with maple insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules with ferrule plug. Tan translucent silk wraps. Includes cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Mint condition.  Price reduced.


Kent

BF1471 - Kent

7'6", 2/2 Fly rod. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with rubs on butt cap. Super Z nickel silver ferrules size 15. Two prior owner's names are inscribed on the rod. Includes square wooden tube and canvas bag for tube. Kent was a rod maker in Vinton, VA. He also made rods for the Spring Creek Club in PA. The cane is in good condition, finish fair.


Kusse, Ron

BF812 - Ron Kusse

7'6", 2/2 Performance taper. Serial number 8988. Line weight 6/7. Although, the weight on the hang tag says 3 3/4 oz., the actual weight on our scale is 4 3/4 oz. Transparent tan wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Swelled butt. Mirrored tips. Cigar cork grip with recessed hood. Cherry wood insert with nickel silver up-locking hardware. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and hang tag and brass tube. The condition is mint un-fished. Price reduced.

BF1466 - Ron Kusse

6'3", 2/2 Impregnated flamed cane. Model  Elfin Line weight 4, weighing 2 oz. No. 0252. Cigar cork grip measuring 4 1/2 inches. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over birds eye maple insert reel seat. Silk thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original cloth bag with hand tag and stiffener and powder coated aluminum tube with Kusse name stamped on brass collar. Excellent plus condition.


Leonard, H.L. Mills and Son

BF368 - H. L. Leonard

9', 3/2 The Leonard Rod. Line weight 6/7. The straw colored cane with a swelled butt. Tan silk wraps with red trim. Olive green ferrule wraps. Half wells cork grip. Butternut wood down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware and nickel silver butt cap. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished, 1 tip has been replaced and wrapped in a different color than the rest of the rod, the original tip is 1 inch short. Good condition.

BF442 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 3523. This rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with butternut spacer. Tan wraps tipped with burgundy. Ferrule plug. Original bag with stiffener and labeled brass capped tube. This rod is in excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF545 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/1 Early model 50, swelled butt, line weight 5. Weighs 4.4 oz. Early Leonard red silk wraps and full intermediates. Cigar grip measuring 4 3/4". Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. Stamped in the butt cap is "The H. L. Leonard Rod Leonard Mills Co. Maker. Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. The reel seat barrel has a dent. Very good condition.

BF807 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 2/2 Duracane model 858, serial 2911, weighing 5.7 oz., 6/7 weight line. Reverse half wells cork grip with walnut insert up-locking black anodized aluminum hardware. Chestnut wraps with black trim. Blued size 15 nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition.  Reduced price.

BF811 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 3/1 The Leonard Rod boat rod. Circa 1900. Cork fore and rear grip. Nickel silver butt cap, down-locking reel seat, wind check and ferrules. All nickel silver hardware has matching knurling. Agate stripper guide and tip top. Tunnel guides. High quality components. Wrapped with red silk thread. Very good condition.

BF939 - H. L. Leonard

9', 3/2 The Leonard Rod (model 52) Early pre-fire rod. Nickel silver ferrules with early patent dates 1875 and 1878. Line weight 5/6. The rod weighs 5.4 oz. Straw colored cane with a slightly swelled butt. Burgundy silk wraps with full intermediates, several of which have been re-wrapped. The stripping guide and the tip tops have been replaced. One of the tips is 1/2 inch short. Five inch cigar cork grip. Nickel silver reel seat with down- sliding cap and ring. Includes original cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Good condition. This rod was owned by and fished by the famous outdoor writer, Ted Trueblood. A letter of provenance from his son, Jack, will be provided to the purchaser. Price reduced.

BF1017 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Hewitt Tournament model, 50DF, 5 line weight, weighing 4.1 oz. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Standing ring shooting guides, not typical snake guides. Agate stripper. Black and white jasper silk wraps, without color preserver tipped in red. Reserve butt power, loading and casting from mid and tip. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag (The J. L. Hudson Co. price sticker) and original brass capped aluminum tube. The condition is excellent.  Reduced price.

BF977 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 83136. This rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut spacer. Tan wraps tipped with burgundy. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Original bag with stiffener and labeled brass capped tube. This rod is in excellent condition.  Reduced price

BF1164 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 38L weighing 2 5/8 oz. Line weight 3. Serial number 3435. Post fire rod. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware with butternut insert. Size 12 nickel silver ferrules. Ceramic stripper guide. Tan thread wraps with burgundy ring. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum brass capped tube. Although the tube label says 38H, the rod is inscribed 38L. The condition is excellent. Original owner's name inscribed on the butt section. Price reduced

BF1228 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 2/2 41L weighing 3 7/8 oz. Line weight 6. Serial number 3429. Post fire rod. Cigar cork grip with sliding nickel silver cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Ceramic stripper guide. Cinnamon thread wraps with burgundy ring. Swelled butt. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum brass capped tube and factory warranty card.  The condition is excellent. Reduced Price

BF1225 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Tournament model 50. Weighing 3.7 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Pre fire rod. Cigar cork grip with slight indentation towards top of grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Wrapped with gold thread. Swelled butt. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. Includes original cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Condition is excellent restored. There is a ding on the butt cap under the work Tournament. Price reduced.

BF1236 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Duracane Model 750A-1, serial number 2106. Weighing 3 1/4 oz. Line weight 4. Size 11 nickel silver ferrule. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver  cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Green silk thread. Original bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube.  Excellent condition with the exception of a slight rub on the back side of the reel seat insert.  Reduced price

BF1251 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Tournament model 50. Weighing 4.1 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Pre-fire rod. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Wrapped with light olive thread. Agate stripper guide. Swelled butt. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. Condition is very good restored.

BF1252 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 3/3 Tournament Model 49. Weighing 3.4 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding cap and ring reel seat with butternut insert. Red silk thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 9 and 14.  Pre-fire rod.  Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube.  Very good restored condition with the following exceptions: one of the tips is 4 inches short and has a blind wrap over a hook dig, between the top guide and next one down. One of the other tips has a blind wrap at the ferrule. The third tip is sound and probably a Leonard replacement.  Reduced price

BF1405 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Early model 50 pre fire, restored. Short cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over nickel silver reel seat. Silk translucent gold wraps with black trim. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17 with early patent date. New agate stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and original brass capped aluminum tube. Excellent restored condition. Un-fished since restoration.

BF1452 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39. This rod weighs 3.1 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.

BF1453 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 3323. This rod weighs 4.2 oz. on our digital scale. Although, the label on the tube states 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.

BF1454 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39H serial number 2961. This rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6.  Cigar cork grip. UP-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.


Lyons, F. D. (Dwight)

BF981 - F. D. Dwight Lyons

7', 2/2 Serial number 170891. Line weight 4. Weighing 3 oz. Cigar cork grip and cork insert reel seat with down-sliding cap and ring. Silk wraps over blond cane. Nickel silver ferrules, agate stripping guide, bronze snakes and dark tungsten tip tops. Includes cloth bag and labeled aluminum case. Condition is excellent. Price reduced.


Male, Dave

BF975 - Dave Male

7'6", 2/2 North Carolina builder. Cigar cork grip, 5 weight, weighing 4.3 oz. Up-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware over wood insert. Wrapped with burgundy silk and black trim. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Near mint condition. Reduced price.


Maxwell, Tom

BF582 - Tom Maxwell

6'6", 3/2 Model 378. Serial number 17676. The rod weighs 3.2 oz., although the tube label states 3 oz. Impregnated cane. Line weight 4-5. Swelled butt. Small cigar cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring with cork insert. As stated by Tom Dorsey, this rod was assembled from TandT components, crafted by Tom Dorsey and assembled and finished by Tom Maxwell. Mint condition. Includes original labeled tube, cloth bag and 3 letters of provenance. Price reduced.


Montague

BF563 - Montague

7', 2/1 Sunbeam SP-700 spinning rod. Sliding band reel seat over cork grip. Blue and white wraps. Cloth bag with partial label and original cardboard tube. The rod has a 2" short tip and measures 6'10". Good condition.

BF1205 - Montague

9', 3/2 Rapidan, 6 line weight. Medium trout fly rod. Down-locking chrome reel seat. Gold thread wraps. Agatine stripper. Includes replacement cloth bag and original  labeled cardboard tube with some damage.Very good condition.

BF1260 - Montague

9', 3/2 Montague rod. Reverse half wells cork grip. Featherweight down-locking replacement anodized aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps with intermediates. Includes cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The ferrules are tarnished and oxidized. This rod was refinished in 1962 and is in good condition. Although this rod can probably be fished, it would make great  wall decor. We have appropriate reels for this rod. Owner said sell! Price reduced from $159. to $75.

BF1519 - Montague

8'6", 3/2 Redwing. Medium trout rod. Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking reel seat with red plastic insert. Burgundy thread wraps. Chrome plated nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Original bag and labeled black alumalite screw cap rod case. Mint un-fished.


Moran, Tom

BF1044 - Tom Moran

7'6", 2/2 Serial number 903-3. Weighing 3 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 3. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Nickel silver ferrules size 15. Swelled butt. Transparent thread wraps with carbide stripping guide. The condition is excellent. Includes original cloth bag, stiffener and labeled brass-capped aluminum tube.


Orvis

BF1350 - Orvis

10' 6" 3 piece Bakelite Salmon fly rod tip section. Serial number 2512 crafted in 1946. Nickel silver ferrule size 14. Very good condition.

BF1375 - Orvis

7'6", 2/2 Wes Jordan fly rod. Serial number 77159 crafted in 1975. Weighing 3 7/8 oz. Line weight 7. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat, aluminum down-locking hardware. Brown thread wraps. Includes leather tube and replacement  cloth bag. Very good condition, Orvis restoration work. Price reduced. Was $1195  Now $995

 

BF1400 - Orvis

Rocky Mountain Special Presentation Rod Set. 6'6", 3/2, impregnated fly rod, serial number 41474 crafted in 1965.  The rod weighs 3.3 oz. on our digital scale.  The rod will cast a 4/5 weight fly line. Cigar grip with down-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 13. Chestnut colored thread wraps.  6'6", 3/1, impregnated spinning rod, serial number 41279 crafted in 1965. The rod weighs 3.6 oz. on our digital scale. Straight cork grip with sliding rings. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 15. Aetna chrome Foulproof guides with chestnut colored thread wraps. Both of these rods fit into a custom made factory wood case which is felt-lined. Included is an un-engraved silver plate that can be affixed to the lid of the case. Also includes 2 keys. We believe that neither of these rods has ever been fished or had a reel affixed.

BF1399 - Orvis

8', 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 52544 crafted in 1968. Weighing 4 3/8 oz. Line weight (GBF) 8. The rod has a cigar cork grip with a down-locking aluminum reel seat with walnut spacer. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The condition is excellent.

BF1408 - Orvis

7', 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill Serial number 33182 crafted in 1962. Cigar cork grip with down-locking hardware over walnut insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 11. Project Orvis rod. The 2 tip sections are full length and cane is sound. Some of the guides are rusted and the 2 bottom guides have been re-wrapped with incorrect thread. The ferrules are sound. The butt section has a large repair wrap between the stripping guide and top snake guide. The ferrule fit is loose. The cigar cork grip and walnut insert reel seat are sound. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod would greatly benefit with the removal of the varnish overcoat and removal of the repair wrap on the top of the butt section.  Price reduced.

BF1440 - Orvis

8'6", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 62055 crafted in 1971 by Wes Jordan.  Weighing 5 1/8 oz. Line weight 9 (GAG)  . The rod has a cigar cork grip shaped for a right hand caster. Down-locking aluminum reel seat with walnut spacer. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition with one exception. One of the tips is 1 1/2 inches short. One tip may be an Orvis replacement.

BF1429 - Orvis

8' 6", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 17512 crafted in 1971. Weighing 5  oz. Line weight (HCH) 7. The rod has a cigar cork grip with a down-locking aluminum reel seat with walnut spacer. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1465 - Orvis

6'6", 2/2 Impregnated Deluxe. Serial number 40028 crafted in 1965.Weighing 2 1/8 oz. Line weight HDG (6) on label. Short cigar cork grip with dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1467 - Orvis

8'6", 3/2 Special Serial number 3327 crafted in 1947.  Cigar cork grip. Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat with recessed hood. Dark brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17.  Although, the cane and ferrules are sound, the rod has been poorly over-varnished and one of the tip tops has been replaced. The scripting on the tips appears to be different. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube.

BF1485 - Orvis

8', 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 27999 crafted in 1960. Weighing 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 7/8. The rod has a cigar cork grip with a down-locking aluminum reel seat with walnut spacer. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripper guide. Includes replacement cloth bag, original tattered bag and replacement black anodized aluminum  tube. The condition is very good.

BF1491 - Orvis

6'6", 3/2 Rocky Mountain Special . Serial number 30150 crafted in 1961.  Impregnated. Weighing 3.3 oz. on our digital scale.  The rod will cast a 4/5 weight fly line. Cigar grip with down-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 13. Chestnut colored wraps. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag and replacement tube. The condition is excellent. Sale Pending

BF1476 - Orvis

6'6", 2/2 Flea 2008 Limited Edition. Serial number 90412. Blonde impregnated cane.  Weighing 2 5/8 oz. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Cork insert reel seat with engraved sliding rings and butt cap. Agate stripper guide. Burgundy thread wraps with black trim. Engraved nickel silver ferrules size 11 with butt ferrule plug. Includes original cloth bag and embossed belting leather tube. Mint un-fished.

BF1494 - Orvis

6'6", 2/2 Madison Flea. Serial number 87886. Blonde impregnated cane.  Weighing 2 7/8 oz. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip.  Up-locking reel seat with wood insert reel seat.  Carbide stripper guide. Light brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good plus condition.

BF1503 - Orvis

7'6", 2/1 Impregnated Madison. Serial number 55412 crafted in 1969. Line weight 6 (HDG)  The rod has a cigar grip with a walnut insert with down-locking aluminum hardware reel seat. Blued nickel silver size 12 ferrule.  This rod is wrapped in  brown thread. Carbide stripping guide.   Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube. The cane is sound, however, the single tip is 3 1/2 inches short and would benefit from scarfing. The top guide on the butt has been re-wrapped with an incorrect wrap. 


Payne, E. F.

BF831 - E. F. Payne

8', 3/2 Model 201. The rod weighs 4.4 oz., 5 line weight. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with cedar insert. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Replacement aluminum tube and replacement bag. The rod is excellent restored condition. Late 1960's.  Reduced price.

BF818 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 209. Weighing 6.4 oz. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking black anodized aluminum hardware over cedar insert. Brown thread wraps, gold trim with bronze guides and agate stripper. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum brass capped tube. Mint condition possibly un-fished.

BF915 - E. F. Payne

8'6", 3/1 Model 204 Weighing 4.9 oz. on our digital scale. 5 line weight, light dry fly.   Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking aluminum hardware over cedar insert reel seat. Chestnut brown thread wraps with black trim. Blued nickel silver ferrules with ferrule plug. Made for and sold by Abercrombie and Fitch at their Broadmoor Hotel store. This rod was purchased by a member of a pioneer Colorado family as a single tip rod. Includes original cloth bag (no hang tag) and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF932 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 210. Weighing 6 1/4 oz. Line weight 6. Traditional Payne cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with cedar insert. The wraps are brown silk tipped with burgundy. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Agate stripper guide. Includes original bag and brass capped aluminum tube. The condition of the cane is excellent, the varnish shows bag burn from having come from a humid climate. Price reduced.

BF1142 - E. F. Payne

6'6", 2/2 Model 96. This rod weighs 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 11. The rod has an agate stripping guide. Down-sliding cap and ring over cedar insert reel seat. Includes cloth bag and original labeled brass-capped aluminum tube with tube sleeve. This rod was restored by John Gallas. Mint restored condition.  

BF1186 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 208 weighing 5 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Wrapped brown silk tipped with red. Agate stripper. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring cedar reel seat insert. This rod was crafted in the 1950's. Includes original bag (no hang tag) and replacement aluminum tube. Very good condition. Price reduced.

BF1499 - E. F. Payne

8', 3/2 Model 201. The rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale, 5 line weight. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with cedar insert. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 10 and 15 with ferrule plugs. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag and leather tube. The rod is excellent condition. Made for Abercrombie & Fitch.

BF1501 - E. F. Payne

8'6", 3/2 Model 205.  Sold by Abercrombie & Fitch.  Weighing 5 oz.  Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood.  Up-locking aluminum hardware over cedar insert reel seat. Chestnut brown thread wraps with black trim. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag without hang tag and brass capped aluminum tube. Excellent re-finished condition.


Pezon et MIchel

BF847 - Pezon et Michel

8', 2/1 Prima Competition parabolic action, serial number 21960133, weighing 5.4 oz. Line weight 6-7. Half wells cork grip. Featherweight gold anodized down-locking aluminum reel seat. Perflex stripping guide. Burgundy thread wraps. Includes original labeled cloth bag. Excellent condition. Reduced price

BF1059 - Pezon et Michel

9'2", 2/2 Supreme Competition parabolic action, serial number 72329101, weighing 6.4 oz. Line weight 6-7. Full wells cork grip. Black anodized up-locking aluminum reel seat with rubber butt cap and aluminum spike. Perflex stripping guide. Green thread wraps with green trim. Includes original labeled cloth bag and non original aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF1380 - Pezon et Michel

8'6" 2/1 Supreme Normale, parabolic action, weighing 5.6 oz., on our digital scale. Line weight 7-8. Serial number 28G132 Full wells cork grip. Up-locking black aluminum reel seat with recessed hood and aluminum hardware. Perflex stripping guide.  Green thread wraps. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1493 - Pezon et Michel

7' 2" 2/2 Ritz Super Parabolic Super - Marvel.  Weighs 3 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5.  Tapered cork grip with aluminum down sliding cap and ring cork reel seat. Green thread wraps with red trim. Staggered ferrule size 17. Ferrule plug. Includes labeled cloth bag and green anodized aluminum tube with cloth tube cover. Very good condition.


Phillipson

BF837 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod weighing 4.2 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The black plastic insert reel seat is down-locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped green nylon and tipped with yellow. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent restored condition. Price Reduced

BF741 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless impregnated, Weighing 3.4 oz., rated for a # 6 line weight. This rod was said to be crafted by 3M for Lew Jewett, who formed the Leisure Time Products division for 3M. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Phillipson Rod Company and Scientific Anglers by 3M. The tube cap has the name Jewett inscribed on it. Cigar cork grip with dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. The Perfection hard chrome snakes and carbide stripping guide are wrapped with Nymo Turf tan thread. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 13. Includes an original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is mint un-fished. However, we have no hard evidence to verify the provenance of this rod.  Price Reduced

BF805 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless rod Handcrafted for Dick Sherman by P. W. (Bill) Phillipson in 1975. Line weight 5. Weighing 3 oz. Impregnated cane, cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and down-locking bronze hardware. Nickel silver ferrules, brown thread wraps with white rings, carbide stripping guide. Includes an original cloth bag and Phillipson aluminum tube for the Master model. This is the way Mr. Sherman's son brought the rod to us. Bill Phillipson personally crafted this rod for Dick Sherman, who joined the company in 1969. He assumed responsibility for running the factory. He and Bill became good friends. Mint un-fished condition. The rod has never had a reel on it. A letter of provenance will be provided from Mr. Sherman's son. Price Reduced

BF897 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Powr Pakt baitcasting rod weighing 4 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The butterscotch plastic insert reel seat is down locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped yellow nylon and tipped with black. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in very good original condition. Price Reduced

BF1046 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 One of a kind Premium bait casting rod crafted by a Phillipson employee whose son brought this rod to us for sale. The rod is un-marked, however, all the components are Phillipson and is wrapped in Premium colors black silk trimmed in gold. Cork fore and rear grip with plastic no rock insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules. No bag or tube. Condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1081 - Phillipson

8', 3/1 Made for Abercrombie and Fitch. Firehole model. This impregnated (Peerless) rod weighs 4 1/4 oz. and has Henna brown thread wraps with yellow spiral. Rated for line weight 5. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Cigar cork grip with Phillipson bronze anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Included is the original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition with the following exceptions: The hook keeper is missing but its wraps are intact. The guide and ferrule wraps have been over coated with varnish. Price Reduced

BF1094 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Haywood Zephyr '52' Spinning rod especially recommended for use with Humphreys Reels. Humphrey's reels are sold separately on our 'Reels' page. This rod was crafted by Phillipson for Whitney Sporting Goods in Denver. The rod was named for Jim Haywood, the "Roving Fisherman" for The Denver Post. Hammer/elliptical cork grip, brown anodized no-rock reel seat with black hardware and 2 inch cork at butt end of reel seat. Mildrum carbide spinning guides wrapped with black thread with a black spiral. Medium action. The rod weighs 4 1/2 oz. The rod has Phillipson nickel silver ferrules. It is in very good condition. Included is original leatherette labeled cardboard tube.

BF1152 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 3.5 oz. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Turf Tan. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. This rod has a ring hook keeper. The rod was crafted for Lew Jewett, who was the head of 3M's Leisure Division. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition. Price Reduced

BF1151 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted in 1974. Line weight 4. Weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Henna #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. This rod has a ring hook keeper. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. The rod is mint un-fished. Price Reduced

BF1156 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless 3M developmental model. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking dark wood insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Turf Tan. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripping guide. Includes replacement Phillipson cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1201 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted between 1972 and 1974 when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 5. Weighing 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price reduced.

BF1129 - Phillipson

8', 3/2 Peerless "63" Impregnated, 4 1/4 oz., line #5. This rod was crafted in 1963. The Perfection hard chrome snake guides are wrapped with Pacific green nylon thread with a spiral. Torpedo cork grip. The reel seat is bronze anodized aluminum no-rock that was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Included is a replacement cloth bag and replacement Phillipson aluminum tube. The mid section has been scarfed below the female ferrule. Although this is an impregnated rod, it has been over-varnished. Over all condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1226 - Phillipson

8'6", 3/2 Paramount. Crafted between 1946 and 1949. The rod weighs 5 oz. and will cast a  {HDH} 5 line weight. Hammer handle cork grip. The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 17 and 11, were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Brown plastic with metal thread down-locking reel seat to match natural golden color of the rod. Wrapped with black and white jasper thread tipped with gold, black and gold. Includes original cloth bag and Phillipson aluminum tube. This model is rare and is the second highest quality Phillipson bamboo fly rod. The cane is sound. There are several varnish chips. The bottom guide on the mid is missing. The scarfable second tip is 3 inches short. Here is an opportunity to buy a rare Phillipson in need of some TLC. Price Reduced

BF1231 - Phillipson

9', 3/1 Powr Pakt weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH Line weight-6. The rod was crafted between 1952 and 1953. Down-locking no rock aluminum anodized reel seat. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and aluminum tube. Fair condition for the following reasons:  the rod was stored in its aluminum tube in a humid climate which resulted in "bag burn". We are selling this as is.  The varnish finish will polish out, the cork grip will clean up as can be seen in the images, the tip section can be straightened. Price Reduced

BF763 - Phillipson

8'6", 3/2 Pacemaker project rod, HDH line weight 5.  Full wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. The wraps were green nylon tipped with black. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and partially labeled aluminum tube. Cane is sound, however, there are stains on the blank from rusted guides. The finish has been stripped. The rod is ready to wrap and finish. This would make a great winter project.

BF1372 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Powr Pakt weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH Line weight-6. The rod was crafted between 1952 and 1953. Down-locking no rock aluminum anodized reel seat. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent original condition  which appears to be sprayed with an overcoat of varnish. The rod's appearance would be greatly improved with polishing. Price Reduced

BF1387 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. This rod has been re-finished and the tips appear to be South Bend replacements.

BF1389 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full Wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube. One of the tip sections is 5 inches short. The rod has been refinished. Good condition. Price Reduced

BF1394 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless "63" Impregnated, weighing 3 oz., rated for a HCH 4/ 5 WT. This rod was crafted in the early 1970's. The Perfection hard chrome guides are wrapped with Nymo Henna nylon thread with white tipping. Cigar cork grip. The bronze anodized aluminum no-rock reel seat was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Included are an original cloth bag and labeled Phillipson aluminum  tube. The cane is in excellent condition. It appears some of the guide wraps have been over varnished. Price Reduced

BF1395 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 6. Weighing 4. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Many of the guide wraps appear to have been over varnished. Price Reduced

BF1393 - Phillipson

8', 2/2 Peerless impregnated, weighing 3 5/8 oz.,  rated for a #6 line weight. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat with down-locking burgundy anodized hardware. The Perfection hard chrome snakes guides and carbide stripping guide are wrapped with Nymo Henna nylon thread with ring.  Included is the original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The condition is very good. Price Reduced

BF1432 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon  model, weighing 5 5/8 oz.,  HCH or 7 line weight. "Made from good grade imported Tonkin Cane, split with the grain for strength and resiliency.  Full wells cork grip.  Black plastic no rock reel seat with aluminum hardware.  Gold tone thread.  Includes replacement bag Victory cardboard tube. Very good condition with the exception that 1 tip is 1/2 inch short the mid appears to be 1/4 inch long. The wraps have been over-varnished. Price Reduced

BF1439 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker  Line weight HCH 7, weighing 6 oz. on our digital scale. A fine fly rod notable for its sensitive action and sturdy construction. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with black. Includes bag and cardboard tube. The rod has been refinished and is in very good condition. One tip is possibly a replacement. Price Reduced

BF1431 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker  Line weight 5/6, weighing 5. 5/8 oz. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking green and black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with black. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube.  The cane is sound, the rod has been poorly re-finished and would benefit from polishing or re-finishing. Price Reduced

BF1434 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium.  Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Hammer handle cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube whose collar and cap do not stay on. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1436 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker crafted between 1946 and 1952.  Line weight 7, weighing 6.3 oz. on our digital scale. A fine fly rod notable for its sensitive action and sturdy construction. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking black plastic no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with yellow. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1438 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight  5/6. Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Black plastic no rock reel seat.   Nickel silver ferrules 12 and 18. The rod has been refinished using gold thread. The original Phillipson thread was a silver gray nylon.   Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube. The condition is very good refinished.

BF1437 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 5/8  oz., line weight 5/6 line.  Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Aluminum gray no rock reel seat.  Original silver gray nylon thread wraps are now a gold patina.  Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.    Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1411 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Pacemaker "51" spinning rod. The cane is sound. The reel seat has a couple of screws in it and can be removed and re-glued. Original guides and nickel silver ferrule. The rod needs to be re-wrapped with Pacemaker thread and black tipping. Includes original leatherette case.

BF1469 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod weighing 4.2 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The black plastic insert reel seat is down-locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped green nylon and tipped with yellow. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition. The guide wrap on the bottom of the tip section is loose. The wraps have been over-varnished. The finish appears to have bag burn and would benefit from polishing.

BF1492 - Phillipson

8', 3/2  Preferred Impregnated "A very high grade anglers' model. Rich color. Weighing 4 1/4 oz. Line weight HDH 5/6 trout action. This rod was crafted in 1954 through 1960. Aluminum no rock reel seat anodized champagne with black hardware. The wraps are silk burnished gold tipped with black and are cambered. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes replacement cloth bag and labeled Phillipson square aluminum tube, no cap. Very good condition.

BF1510 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Pacemaker 39 fly/spin rod, weighing 4 3/4 oz..  Straight cork grip with dual sliding bands reel seat. Carbide guides wrapped with green thread and tipped with yellow. Nickel silver ferrule size 15.  Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1526 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Powr Pakt bait casting rod. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. Cork fore and  rear grip.  Down-locking butterscotch plastic insert reel seat. Golden yellow thread wraps tipped in black trim.   The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules size 15 were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Includes original cloth bag and partly labeled aluminum tube. The varnish on the tip section is sound, however, there are some finish chips on the butt section. Otherwise the condition is very good.

BF1524 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. Cork fore and  rear grip.  Down-locking black plastic insert reel seat. Green nylon thread wraps tipped in yellow trim.   The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules size 16 were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Replacement bag and original tube. 

BF1533 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Pacemaker spinning rod. Crafted around 1953. Weighs 4 3/4 oz. Cork fore and rear grip. Up-locking anodized aluminum reel seat.  Perfection spinning guides wrapped with green nylon tipped with black thread. Nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes non original cloth bag. Very good condition.


Pioneer Rod Company

BF1508 - Paul Hightower

9', 3/2 crafted by Paul Hightower when he worked at Bob's Tackle in Denver. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Phillipson no rock reel seat. Wright & McGill ferrules size 12 and 18. Carbide stripper guide. Brown thread wraps with gold trim.  Wright & McGill blanks. Includes cloth bag and Phillipson gold tube. The rod appears to be un-fished.

BF1542 - Pioneer Rod Company

10', 3/2 Pioneer. Great Carp fly rod. crafted by Paul Hightower when he worked for Bob's Tackle, Denver, Colo. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking wood insert reel seat. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 13 and 20. Two carbide stripping guides. Burgundy thread wraps. Original owner purchased this rod at Bob's Tackle. Includes bag and aluminum tube. Mint un-fished.


Powell, E. C.

BF820 - E. C. Powell

9', 3/2 Early rod, late 1920's or early 1930's. Weighing 5.4 oz. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip with added on aluminum thumb rest. The reel seat was changed from up-locking to down-locking leaving a small gap between the threads and insert. Brown thread wraps tipped in black which appear to have been re-wrapped. Agate stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF912 - E. C. Powell

9'6", 3/2 Salmon or steelhead rod. We believe this is an "A" taper rod. Weighing 6 1/8 oz. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat over black plastic insert. Brown thread wraps. Agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.  Price reduced.


Powell, Walton

BF690 - Walton Powell

9', 1 1/4 inches, 3/2 Weighing 6.1 oz. Line weight 7-8. Salmon, Steelhead rod. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps. Original bag and E. C. Powell tube. Very good condition with some varnish scratches and minor hook dig on top of grip. Price reduced.

BF774 - Walton Powell

8' 8", 2/3 This rod has 3 original tips, each of which is for a different line weight. They will cast 7/8 line weights. Weighing 5.7 oz. Walton made this rod for Klamath River fall steelhead. Custom crafted in Chico, CA. Full wells cork grip. Up-locking black anodized aluminum reel seat with 2 1/2 inch detachable fighting butt. Burgundy thread wraps tipped red. Nickel silver reel seat. Ceramic stripping guide. The tung oil finished blanks have a matte finish. Owner's name is inscribed on the rod. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price Reduced

BF954 - Walton Powell

7'6" for 5 weight, weighing 4.4 oz. and 8'6" for a 6 weight, weighing 5 oz.. Number 11-92-82.  This Companion rod pair was custom crafted in Chico, CA. This rare and collectible rod was built with 2 unequal butt length sections with 2 equal length interchangeable tip sections, (2 butts, 2 tips). The tung oil finished blanks have a matte finish. The wraps are burgundy tipped with red. Ceramic stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrules. The butts have full wells cork grips with up-locking aluminum reel seats. Includes original cloth bag and labeled tube. Condition is excellent. Price reduced.

BF962 - Walton Powell

7'3" for 4 weight, weighing 4.2 oz. and 8'3" for a 5 weight, weighing 4.7 oz..  Number 3-5-87. This Companion rod pair was custom crafted in Chico, CA. This rare and collectible rod was built with 2 unequal butt length sections with 2 equal length interchangeable tip sections, (2 butts, 2 tips). The tung oil finished blanks have a matte finish. The wraps are burgundy tipped with red. Ceramic stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrules. The butts have full wells cork grips with up-locking gold anodized aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seats. Includes original cloth bag and labeled tube. Condition is excellent. Reduced price.

BF970 - Walton Powell

7', 2/25 line weight, weighing 3.7 oz. on our digital scale. No serial number. This rod was crafted in Chico, CA. This originally was a tung oil finished rod a previous owner choose to over varnish. The wraps are burgundy. Nickel silver ferrules. Cigar cork grip with up-locking aluminum reel seat. Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement tube. The cane, grip, reel seat, wraps, ferrules are all sound, the finish is the defect. Reduced price.


Sealey, Edgar

BF1291 - Edgar Sealey

10'6", 3/1 Mayfly Salmon fly rod.  Made in Redditch, England. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking stainless hardware over aluminum insert reel seat. Agate stripper guide and tip top. Bridge guides. Tan wraps with full intermediates. Nickel silver ferrules with ferrule plugs.  Includes original labeled cloth bag. Very good condition. Reduced price.


Sharpe, J. S.

BF1031 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

9', 3/1 Aberdeen Scotland. This rod weighs 6.2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weigh 6. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Ferrule plugs. Includes original labeled bag. The tip is 2 1/2 inches short at the ferrule. Very good condition. Price reduced.

BF1195 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

7', 2/1 Aberdeen England. The Featherweight. This rod weighs 3.6 oz. on our digital scale. Line weigh 4/5.  Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cork insert reel seat with aluminum hardware. Burgundy thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrule size14. Includes replacement bag.  The tip is 2 inches short. Good condition.

BF1292 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

9', 3/2 Scottie fly rod. Made in Aberdeen, Scotland. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Aluminum down-locking reel seat. Agate stripper guide and tip tops. Ferrule plugs. Dark maroon thread wraps. Includes original labeled bag and replacement tube. Very good with some varnish drips in the wraps which have been re-coated. Reduced price.


Sisty, Ed

BF1518 - Ed Sisty

8'6", 3/2 Ed Sisty's Nymping Rod.  Inscribed is line weight 8, however, it will probably cast down to a 5 weight. Half wells cork grip. Aluminum down-locking reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Phillipson and Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17.  Includes cloth bag and Wright & McGill aluminum tube. Appears to never have been fished.

BF1535 - Ed Sisty

9', 3/2 Ed Sisty's "IL PER".  Line weight 9.  Cigar cork grip made of alternating rings of burnt composite cork. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps. Mix and match ferrules, South Bend and Wright & McGill sizes 13 and 18. Includes cloth bag and Phillipson gold tube. Possibly un-fished.


South Bend

BF592 - South Bend

9', 3/1 Model 346, Comficient grip with foil label intact, up-locking aluminum reel seat anodized burgundy. Orange and black jasper silk wraps. Good condition. Original labeled bag, no tube.

BF1489 - South Bend

Model 24  Line weight D or HDH 6. Comficient grip (missing label), up-locking black plastic reel seat. Ambered jasper silk thread wraps. Ferrule sizes are 12 and 18. The rod is in excellent condition, possibly un-fished.  Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube.


Thomas and Thomas

BF771 - Thomas and Thomas

8'6", 2/2 Salmon rod. Serial number 4690. Line weight 8. This rod weighs 7.4 oz. on our digital scale, however, the tube says 4 7/8 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking nickel silver hardware reel seat with walnut insert and detachable fighting butt. Collector grade matching tips. Medium flamed cane. Translucent red thread wraps. Carbide stripper. Blued nickel silver ferrules with some bluing wear on the butt ferrule. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.  Price reduced

BF953 - Thomas and Thomas

8', 2/2 The Classic Impregnated salmon or steelhead rod. Serial number 2299. Crafted during the Maxwell / Dorsey era. Line weight 7, weighing 4.4 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware over walnut insert. Burgundy thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes original bag and labeled tube. Excellent condition.

BF1101 - Thomas and Thomas

7'6", 2/2 Classic. Impregnated cane. No. 393. The last digit should be a 5 or 8 since the TandT rods have a 4 digit serial number. Crafted in 1983. Line weight 5. Western cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Transparent thread wraps with burgundy ring. Carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 15. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1374 - Thomas and Thomas

7'3", 2/2  "Sans Pariel" (Without Equal) fly rod. Serial nunber 4156 crafted in 1985. Line weight 5. The rod weighs 3 1/4 oz., Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and down-locking aluminum hardware. Translucent tan thread wraps with red tipping at guides. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Price reduced. Was $1995 now $1750.

BF1445 - Thomas and Thomas

7', 2/2 Impregnated Classic. Serial number 2008. Line weight 5. Weighing 3 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring reel seat over wood insert.  Burgundy thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.  Excellent condition, gently fished. Owner's name inscribed on the rod.

BF1464 - Thomas and Thomas

7'6", 2/2 Classic series Midge rod. Serial number 2760. The rod weighs 3.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. Very good refinished condition.


Thomas, F. E.

BF815 - F. E. Thomas

9', 3/2 Dirigo No. 475. Bangor, ME. Weighing 5 1/2 oz. Ferrule sizes 11 and 18. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black insert with stamped nickel silver butt cap. Nickel silver ferrules and wind check. Burgundy wraps. Reverse twist English guides. Includes replacement bag and tube. Condition is very good restored. One tip is down 3 1/2 inches. Price reduced.

BF752 - F. E. Thomas

7'6", 2/2 Special. This rod will cast 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over butternut insert. Red silk thread wraps with full intermediates. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Now the bad news, one tip is 2 inches short and the other is 1 inch short. The rod has been refinished and is in very good condition. Price reduced.

BF862 - F. E. Thomas

7'5", 3/2 Dirigo No. E266 Bangor, ME. Weighing 4 oz. Ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver stamped butt cap and sliding ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules and wind check. Red wraps. Includes replacement bag and tube. The rod has been refinished with non-English twist snake guides. One tip was crafted by Glen Brackett. The other 2 are original. All 3 tips are 1 inch short. Condition is excellent refinished. Price reduced

BF1333 - F. E. Thomas

9', 3/2 Special. Bangor, ME. Weighing 5.4 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Burgundy thread wraps. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube with replacement tube cap. The rod has been restored and is in very good condition. Price reduced


Thramer, A. J.

BF821 - A. J. Thramer

4'4", 2/2 Banty rod. Serial number 4204. Weighing 2 1/8 oz. Line weight 3/4. Cigar cork grip. Reel seat is down-sliding cap and ring over burled insert. Brown thread wraps with agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The condition is mint. Price reduced

BF1066 - A. J. Thramer

8', 2/2 Serial number 86DX. Weighing 4.7 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking titanium finish reel seat hardware over wood insert. Brown thread wraps with black tipping. Size 17 nickel silver ferrule. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The condition is excellent. Prior owners name enscribed on shaft. WARNING: THIS ROD IS A CHINESE KNOCK OFF, NOT A GENUINE A. J. THRAMER.  Price reduced


Unknown

BF1018 - Unknown maker

7', 2/2 No markings on blank. One tip is a 3 line weight and the other a 5/6 line weight. The rod weighs 3.6 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over cedar insert. Translucent gold thread wraps with black trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 16 . Appears to be a Mildrum MEB carbide stripping guide. Includes bag and tube. Excellent condition.  Price reduced

BF1259 - Unknown

9', 3/2 Old bamboo fly rod. Reversed half wells cork grip. Featherweight down-locking  replacement anodized gold aluminum reel seat. Gold thread wraps with gold trim and full intermediates. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Good restored condition. The mid has a missing guide. One tip is 2 inches short. Great wall decor. Owner said sell! Price reduced from $149. to $75.

 

BF1261 - Unknown

9', 3/3 Old bamboo fly rod. Half wells cork grip. Cedar insert reel seat with chrome / brass hardware. Orange wraps with black trim and full intermediates. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube.  Good condition/restored. The rod has a 1 inch short mid, 2 short tips, 1 full length tip. Great wall decor. Owner said sell! Price reduced from $159. to $75.

BF1539 - Unknown maker

9', 3/2 Denver rod.  Line weight 6/7. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps. Blackened ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes bag and tube. Good condition with the following exceptions: the stripping guide is bent, one tip matches the mid and butt, the other tip has darker thread wraps, different ferrule and different tip top. 

BF1517 - Unknown

8'6", 3/2 model Classiccane.  John Steele's name inscribed on the rod shaft. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking wood insert reel seat with aluminum hardware. Brown thread wraps. Phillipson and Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Includes cloth bag and  Phillipson gold anodized tube. The rod appears to never have been fished. 


Walker, A. J.

BF1051 - A. J. Walker

9', 3/2 This rod weighs 6 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring over cork reel seat. Black thread wraps with full intermediates. White agate stripper guide and tip tops. Includes butt ferrule plug, original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is excellent restored. Made in Alnwick England. Price reduced.


Weir and Son

BF772 - Weir and Son

6' 6", 2/2 Serial number D660-11-82 Line weight 3. Cigar cork grip. Light colored cane. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring with wood insert reel seat, Blued nickel silver ferrules. Carbide stripper. Transparent thread wraps. Includes original bag and labeled tube. Excellent condition, with a few minor varnish imperfections.  Price reduced


Whitney Sporting Goods

BF1509 - Unknown

9', 3/2 Jim Haywood model sold at Whitney's Sporting Goods, Denver, Colo. Line weight 7. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps with gold trim. Ferrule sizes 12 and 18. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Good condition.

BF1539 - Montague

8'6", 3/2 Whitney's Rio Grande.  Made by Montague for Whitney Sporting Goods. Line weight 6. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-sliding chrome brass reel seat with cap and ring. Purple thread wraps with yellow trim. Chrome ferrules sizes 11 and 18. Includes replacement bag and tube. Condition is very good.

BF1511 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Haywood Zephyr fly rod crafted by Phillipson for Whitney Sporting Goods in Denver. The rod was named for Jim Haywood, the "Roving Fisherman" for The Denver Post.  These rods were sold with 1 tip. It has a medium brown plastic no rock reel seat The rod featured the elliptical grip and had burnished gold wraps with black tipping.  Phillipson nickel ferrule size 15. Includes replacement cloth bag and Phillipson cardboard tube. Very good condition.


Winston, R. L.

BF773 - R. L. Winston

7' 6", 2/2 Light Trout rod weighing 2 5/8 oz. which casts a 3 weight line. Serial number 1502. Built in 1975. Patent number 2537488. Half wells cork grip with down-sliding aluminum cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with tan thread, some wraps tipped with burgundy. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Reduced Price.

BF866 - R. L. Winston

7'6", 2/2 Light Trout rod weighing 3 oz. which casts a 5 weight line. Hollow-Fluted construction. Serial number 9243 crafted in 1966. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-sliding aluminum cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with tan thread. Includes original labeled cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.  Reduced price.

BF603 - R. L. Winston

8', 2/2 San Francisco rod inscribed, "Built for Ted Trueblood by R. L. Winston". Serial number 7218 built in 1949. Weighing 4 3/8 oz. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black plastic reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Three stripper guides on the butt plus one on each tip. Original older labeled Winston cloth bag and replacement tube. One of the tips may be a Winston replacement. Several guide wraps are frayed. There is some varnish ghosting at the hook keeper and signature wrap. The cork grip has several small gouges. Overall condition is good/very good. The cane on this rod is sound. In addition to the letter of provenance from Jack Trueblood, the purchaser of this San Francisco Winston rod will receive a copy of Ted's article, written in the early 1950's, for True Magazine about Lew Stoner and the R. L. Winston Rod Company.  Reduced price

BF604 - R. L. Winston

9', 2/1 San Francisco - Inscribed "To: Ted Trueblood built by Lew Stoner" Serial number 7874 built in 1956. Weighing 5 1/2 oz. This rod is 7/8 line weight. Cigar cork grip with glued on plastic thumb rest. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black plastic reel seat with 2 1/2 inch butt extension. Tan wraps. Three stripper guides on butt and one on tip. Original Winston cloth bag and replacement tube. A letter of provenance from Ted's son, Jack Trueblood, will be included with the purchase of this rod. This is the rarest of the Trueblood rods that we are privileged to sell. The condition of this rod is excellent original. In addition to the letter of provenance from Jack Trueblood, the purchaser of this San Francisco Winston rod will receive a copy of Ted's article, written in the early 1950's, for True Magazine about Lew Stoner and the R. L. Winston Rod Company.   Reduced price

BF966 - R. L. Winston

9'6", 2/2 San Francisco. Serial number 1198 built in 1973. Weighing 6 1/4 oz. Line weight 8/9. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black plastic reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Four stripper guides on the butt plus one on each tip. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with label. The condition is excellent restored. Previous owner's name inscribed on the rod. Reduced price

BF1163 - R. L. Winston

7', 2/2 Light Trout rod weighing 2 7/8 oz. which casts a 3 weight line. Serial number 1705. Built in 1978 built by Glen Brackett in Montana. Half wells cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra insert. Carbide stripping guide. The guides are wrapped with light brown thread, some wraps tipped with burgundy. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.   Reduced price.

BF1214 - R. L. Winston

7' 6", 2/2 Light Trout rod weighing 2 7/8 oz. which casts a 3 weight line. Serial number 1964. Built in 1981.  Reverse half wells cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with tan thread, some wraps tipped with burgundy. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. This rod has never been fished.   Reduced price.


Wire, F. B.

BF980 - F. B. Wire

8', 2/2 Pent 5 sided rod made by F.B. Wire. Line weight 5. The rod weighs 4.7 on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking Featherweight aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps. Portland, Oregon rod builder. Includes bag and tube. Good to very good condition. The finish would polish smoothly. There is a repair wrap between the top of the grip and the signature wrap. There appears to be a seam repair at the ferrule on one of the tip sections. Reduced price.


Young, Paul H.

BF1397 - Paul H. Young

8', 2/2 Prosperity model,  crafted in 1946 according to the Fly Rod Gift Certificate.  Starting at the base of the rod, it has a Featherweight down-locking reel seat. There is a divot in the cork above the reel seat and additional damage at the top of the grip. Much of the "Prosperity" name stamp is visible. It looks as if the guides were re-wrapped with orange and black jasper thread. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Both tip sections are short at the tip end (1 is 2 inches short and the other is 10 inches short). Included are bag, aluminum tube and a "Fly Rod Gift Certificate" signed by Paul H. Young, President. There is a repair wrap on the longer tip section. This rod is deserving of a restoration and tip scarfing.

BF1416 - Paul H. Young

7'6", 2/2 Martha Marie serial number 4393 crafted in 1967. Richly flamed. The screwlock reel seat is original to the rod and is noted in the ledger belonging to Bob Golder. The inked lettering on the rod is Bob Summers' handwriting.  Tan silk thread wraps with a carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Company name stamped on the butt cap. The rods weight is inscribed 3.65 oz. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.  Thank you Bob Golder for your input.