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Components

Rick's Rods has new old stock South Bend bamboo tip sections, un-ferruled, un-finished which can be used as replacement tips for some bamboo fly rods including Phillipson and Wright McGill. We also have Featherweight Rawhide fiberglass blanks, aluminum ferrules and offset bait casting handles. Nickel silver ferrules for Phillipson and Wright McGill in most sizes. Mildrum and Allan carbide guides and tip tops, Perfection guides, cork rings and grips are available. New old stock reel seats, vintage nylon and silk threads made by Gudebrod, Rice's, Belding Corticelli. Rod tubes and bags including Lamaglas, Graftek. Wright & McGill offset bait casting handles.


Bamboo Blanks

BB101 - South Bend

South Bend tip sections available. Ferrule sizes 11, glued with hide glue from the 1920's and 1930’s. These tips have random node spacing and measure 36 to 39 inches in length. These are good replacement tips, not for restorations except for South Bend. Ask about volume discounts.

BB102 - South Bend

South Bend tip sections available. Ferrule sizes 12 and 13, tip top size 5, glued with resorcinol glue, these tips have random node spacing and measure 36 to 39 inches in length. These are good replacement tips for Phillipson, Wright and McGill rods, not for restorations except for South Bend. They also make great tips for scarfing. Many people have used these tips to build 6 to 6'6" banty rods using Wright and McGill mid sections as butts. Nickel silver ferrules are available.  Ask about volume discounts.


Cork

C001 - Unknown

Cork Rings Select Grade 1 ¼ inch diameter, ½ inch thick, 7/16th bore. Minimum order 10 rings.

C002 - Unknown

Cork Rings High Grade 1 ¼ inch diameter, ½ inch thick, 7/16th bore. Minimum order 10 rings.

C003 - Featherweight Products

Cork Rings sold by Featherweight Products in Glendale, Calif. Size 1 1/4 inch diameter X 1/2 inch thick X 1/4 inch bore. Sold in original packaging of 100 quantity total.

C004 - Unknown

Western (similar to Full Wells) Cork Grip measuring 7 inches long, 3/8th inch ID. Ask about volume pricing.

C005 - Unknown

Full Wells Cork Grip measuring 6 inches long and 1/2 inch ID for bore. CLOSE OUT!

C006 - Unknown

Pistol Cork Grips measuring 4 3/8 inches long with 1/2 inch bore.

Ferrules

FF - Various

We have all the ferrules listed previously on our old web site. We will list them soon. Phillipson, Wright and McGill, Featherweight, etc.
Includes nickel silver, chrome brass, etc.

Guides and Tip Tops

GTT - Various

We have all the guides and tip tips listed previously on our old website.
We will be listing them soon here.

Reel Seats

RSP04 - Pacific Bay

Bubinga wood with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches)
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSP05 - Pacific Bay

Maple wood with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches")
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSP06 - Pacific Bay

Rosewood with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches")
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSP03 - Pacific Bay

Walnut with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches")
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSP01 - Pacific Bay

Zebra with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches")
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSV01 - Varmac

Anodized aluminum reddish brown fly or ultra-light spin rods. Inside diameter measures .55 inches. The length of the reel seat is approximately 4 inches. There is a rubber button end cap that is removable for use as an ultralight spin seat and reversible for “up locking” or “down locking” fly seat. These can be used on fiberglass or graphite fly and spin rods. These reel seats are new old stock that were manufactured by Varmac in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

RSP02 - Pacific Bay

Cocobolo with glossy finish with the following features:
Black Double Slide Ring
Length 94 mm (3.7 inches")
Weight approximately 0.75 oz.
I.D. of 11.5 mm (0.453 inches)
Hardware is anodized black satin
Skeleton includes 1 trim ring, 2 slide rings and 1 end cap

RSF01 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with gold ring and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 3.5 inches, inside diameter 9/16th inch / 14 mm. Made in USA.

RSF02 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold ring and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 3.5 inches, inside diameter 9/16th inch / 14 mm. Made in USA.

RSF03 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with gold ring and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 3.5 inches, inside diameter 9/16th inch / 14 mm. Made in USA.

RSF05 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold ring and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 3.5 inches, inside diameter 9/16th inch / 14 mm. Made in USA.

RSF11 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF12 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA.

RSF13 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with silver rings and hood with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA.

RSF14 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA.

RSF15 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA.

RSF16 - Featherweight

Fly Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood, black rubber butt plug with Featherweight logo. Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 16 mm. Made in USA.

RSF17 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with silver rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF18 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF19 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. black anodized aluminum body with silver rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF20 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with burgundy rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF21 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF22 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA.

RSF23 - Featherweight

Ultra Light Spinning Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4 inches, inside diameter 5/8th inch / 15.5 mm. Made in USA.

RSF24 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF25 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF26 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF27 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF28 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF29 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Gold anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF30 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with burgundy rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF32 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSF33 - Featherweight

Spinning Reel Seat. Burgundy anodized aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA. Limited quantity.

RSF34 - Featherweight

Casting Reel Seat with trigger. Silver aluminum body with gold rings and hood, Length is 4.5 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSA01 - Allan Manufacturing Co.

Spinning or Boat Reel Seat. Black anodized aluminum for up or down locking. Length is 5 inches, inside diameter is .80 inches. New old stock. Made in USA. This reel seat was used on Phillipson spinning rods.

RSA02 - Allan Manufacturing Co.

Spinning or Boat Reel Seat. Silver aluminum for up or down locking. Length is 5 inches, inside diameter is .80 inches. New old stock. Made in USA. This reel seat was used on Phillipson spinning rods.

RSR01 - Rodon

Fly Reel Seat. Rosewood insert with dark burgundy anodized aluminum hardware. Up-locking. Length is 3 ¾ inches, inside diameter 3/8 inch / 9.5 mm. Made in USA for Scientific Angler. New old stock.

RSU01 - Unknown Maker

Fly Reel Seat. Chrome brass body and hood, down-sliding ring. Length is 3 1/2 inches, inside diameter .625 inch / 16.8 mm. Sold at Dave Cook's in Denver. Made in USA.

RSU02 - Unknown Maker

Fly Reel Seat. Aluminum body with chrome brass hoods, up-locking, spring loaded. Length is 3 1/2 inches, inside diameter 5/8 inch / 17 mm. Made in USA.

RSU03 - Unknown Maker

Light weight salt water casting or boat rod reel seat. Chrome brass body. Length is 4 1/4 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 19 mm. Made in USA.

RSU04 - Unknown Maker

Medium weight salt water casting or boat rod reel seat with trigger. Dual Rings. Chrome brass body. Length is 5 inches, inside diameter .80 inches / 20.5 mm. Made in USA.

RSU05 - Unknown

Light to Medium, nickel silver casting or spin reel seat. May be used un up or down lock position. Length is 3 7/8 inches, inside diameter 3/4 inch / 18.5 mm.

RSU06 - Unknown

Medium weight salt water casting or boat rod reel seat with trigger. Single nut. Chrome brass body. Length is 4 1/2 inches, inside diameter 3/4  inches / 19.05 mm. Made in USA.


Rod Bags - Assorted

RB001 - Lamiglas

We have the following vintage new old stock Lamiglas fishing rod bags:

  • 7', 42 inches, 2 slot fly rod
  • 7'6", 45 inches, 2 slot fly rod
  • 8', 48 inches, 2 slot fly rod
  • 9', 54 inches, 2 slot fly rod

$7.50 each or 4 bags for $25.00

 


Scarfing Block

BB900 - Custom Crafted

This tip scarfing block was custom crafted by our rod technician Floy Sherman, using walnut wood. Also available is a block to scarf mid sections. The tip scarfing block is shorter to accommodate down to 5 inch spacing between guides so that you do not have to remove the guide below the scarf.  This custom block can be modified to fit your specifications.


Thread - Nylon

TN - Gudebrod

We have all the thread that was listed on our old website. We have also made 2 major purchases of thread this year. We will be listing this thread soon. Contact us by email or phone to order.

Thread - Silk

TS002 - Rice's Thread

Rice’s Black and Orange Jasper Silk Thread Size 00
The wooden spools contain 3/4 oz. of thread or approximately 1100 yards of size 00, silk black and orange jasper thread. This is the original Rice’s thread used on Wright and McGill Victory bamboo rods. Black and orange jasper was used by many bamboo rod builders including South Bend, Heddon, etc. Use this thread on newly crafted rods or when restoring old bamboo fly rods. Michael Sinclair’s reference number is B and O #XX.

$20.00 for 100 yards spooled off a large spool.

$65.00 for 1100 yard spool

TS001 - Rice's

Rice’s Silk size 00 Wrapping Thread Black and White Jasper
The wooden spools contain 3/4 oz. of thread or approximately 1100 yards of size 00, silk black and white jasper thread. This is the original Rice’s thread used on Wright and McGill bamboo rods including The Goodwin Rod, The Granger Rod, Favorite, and De Luxe models. It was used on the Phillipson Paramount. Black and white jasper was used by many bamboo rod builders on various models including South Bend, Heddon, etc. Use this thread on newly crafted rods or when restoring old bamboo fly rods. Michael Sinclair’s reference number is B and W #XX.

$25.00 for 100 yards spooled off a large spool.

$95.00 for 1100 yard spool

TS003 - Rice's

Rice’s Red Silk Wrapping Thread Size 00
The wooden spools contain 3/4 oz. of thread or approximately 1100 yards of size 00, silk red thread. This is the original Rice’s thread used on Wright and McGill Stream and Lake model. This red was used by many bamboo rod builders including Leonard, South Bend, Heddon, etc. Use this thread on newly crafted rods or when restoring old bamboo fly rods. Michael Sinclair’s reference number is #10.  

$25.00 for 100 yards spooled off a large spool.

$95.00 for 1100 yard spool

TS004 - Rice's

Rice’s Beige Tan Silk 0 Wrapping Thread Size 00
The wooden spools contain 3/4 oz. of thread or approximately 1100 yards of size 00, silk tan/beige thread. This is the original Rice’s thread used on Wright and McGill bamboo rods including the Aristocrat model. This tan/beige was used by many bamboo rod builders. Use this thread on newly crafted rods or when restoring old bamboo fly rods. Michael Sinclair’s reference number is #27.

$18.00 for 100 yards spooled off a large spool.

$49.00 for 1100 yard spool

 

TS005 - Rice's

Rice’s Maroon Silk Wrapping Thread Size 00
The wooden spools contain 3/4 oz. of thread or approximately 1100 yards of size 00, silk maroon thread. This is the original Rice’s thread used on Wright and McGill bamboo rods including the Water Seal models. This thread was the primary wrap for the FA model and tipping for the FB model. Use this thread on newly crafted rods or when restoring old bamboo fly rods. This maroon silk thread looks very good on graphite rods when finished with epoxy and no color preserver. Michael Sinclair’s reference number is #13

$12.00 for 100 yards spooled off a large spool.

$39.00 for 1100 yard spool