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Rick's Rods, owner of the Phillipson® Rod Company, is the world's source for original Phillipson® "Made in USA" fiberglass rod blanks and components manufactured from the late 1940's through 1974. We own the Phillipson trademarks for the United States and Japan.

Bamboo Fishing Rods

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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. 

BF1621 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless.  Line weight 5. Weighing 3 7/16 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224 with white trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled gold anodized aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1746 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Powr Pakt weighing 3 3/4 oz. HEH line weight 5. This rod will cast a 4 weight. Butterscotch plastic down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware.  The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black.   Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube with partial label. The cork at the reel seat appears to have been used as a hook keeper and shows some chipping. The condition of the butt and one of the tips is sound. The other tip has a repair wrap at the top snake guide which has been re-wrapped. The varnish on that tip has some chips.  Otherwise the rod is in very good condition.

BF1845 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless impregnated.  Line weight 5. Weighing 3 7/16 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down-locking no rock aluminum reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Turf Tan Nymo #1248. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes a Dave Collyer sewn cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition. This rod was restored by Denver Dave Collyer.

BF1914 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Custom crafted on Impregnated blanks. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Cork insert reel seat with nickel silver sliding bands. Burgundy thread wraps gold tipping. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1927 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Custom crafted on Peerless Impregnated blanks. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking wood insert 3M reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes 3M original cloth bag and 3M labeled aluminum tube.  One tip has a blind wrap between the first and second guide from the top. See image. Otherwise, very good condition.


Fiberglass Rods

FF310 - Phillipson

5'6", model P52 bait casting rod. Featured in Phillipson catalogs from 1951 to 1954. Early tubular brown fiberglass (Trevarno) blanks. Hard chrome plated ring guides and tip tops wrapped with green thread with spiral. New spring "snap action" locking reel seat. Offset handle of light weight, smooth streamlined construction. This new offset handle (snap action lock) is easy to use. Just pull out end cap and let it snap back and your reel is locked into position. This rod appears to have never been fished. This rod was crafted between 1952 and 1954.

FF320 - Phillipson

6'4" Scout TS64LS Lures to 3/8 oz. These superb rods are noted for their top performance. Casting rods feature detachable handle of colorful cast aluminum, redesigned to accommodate all the new "Push-Button" reels, with positive reel locking device. Spin cast rods have 5 chrome-plated guides wrapped in blue thread tipped with red painted rings. This rod was crafted between 1957 and 1958.

FF277 - Phillipson

3M Swamp Fox SS601B, 6', 1 piece, bass action spinning rod, lures through 1 oz. Crafted by Phillipson when 3M owned the company between 1972 and 1974. Burgundy colored blank, Perfection spinning guides and a carbide tip top. Thread wraps are brown nylon with a white ring. The blank is made of the 3M Scotchply straight filament inner taper. Long cork handle with fixed Alan reel seat. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate.

FF374 - Phillipson

8' EF80 Registered Epoxite 3M rod (special brown color) with brown thread wraps tipped with white thread. This rod comes with 2 tips. Line weight 6/7. Weighing 3 1/4 oz. Carbide stripping guide with spiral snake guide on butt; the rest are snake guides. Fiberglass ferrules, Cigar cork grip with cork insert with down-locking aluminum hardware. Includes Phillipson 3M cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition with minor scuffing on the butt cap and the blank. Prior owner's name scribed on the tube.

FF370 - Phillipson

This Shorty fiberglass rod was originally built to test cast Johnson reels on Phillipson offset bait casting grips. If you already have a Phillipson rod with a detachable grip, you can use it with a shorty rod. We do not sell Phillipson offset baitcast grips separately from rods. However, we have available Wright and McGill offset grips with 3 jaw chuck collets like Featherweight Champion. They are priced at $35. We also have new old stock Featherweight Champion grips priced from $95. The price of the Shorty rod is $150 without a grip.

FF391 - Phillipson

9'6", 2/2 EF96 Epoxite fly rod. This rare rod was crated by Phillipson between 1970 and 1972 (before 3M purchased Phillipson) and comes with 2 tips. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. and will cast a line weight 5. The blank was painted a salmon color and wrapped with dark brown nylon thread with a white ring. Two carbide guides, 1 spiral guide on the butt, 7 Perfection snakes and tip top on each tip section. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and anodized aluminum hardware. Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube. This rod came from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. Bill's son, Don, sold it through Len Codella. Included are a letter of provenance signed by Don June 27, 1994 and photo of Bill. This rod is mint un-fished.

FF393 - Phillipson

Regal Lancer RL90MS, 9', perfect action for salmon and steelhead fishing and mooching. This rod was crafted from 1957 thru 1960. Cork grip is 16 inches long with a 4 inch fore grip. Anodized 5 inch aluminum reel seat. Blank is painted a metallic golden copper tone color. The hard chrome plated guides are wrapped with black Vinyl coated nylon thread with white spiral trim. New old stock never fished. This rod comes from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. However, no letter of provenance is included.

FF176 - Phillipson

6' 6", 2 piece with 2 tip sections. EF66 3M Epoxite special brown color, Registered Midge fly rod. Weighing 2.2 oz. This rod will cast a 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware. Carbide stripping guide and spiral snake on butt, snake guides on tips. This rod was wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrule size 13. Perfection tip top size 6. Includes Phillipson replacement cloth bag and original labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new. However, there are some small scratches on the blank.

FF481 - Phillipson 3M

8'6", 1 tip. EF86 3M Epoxite Registered (no number) Dark Brown Epoxite rod is made of SCOTCHPLY. a uni-directional, unwoven fiberglass with epoxy resin. The free-flexing, internal design glass ferrules give the rod the appearance and feel of a one piece rod (spigot ferrule). Ceramic stripper. Guides wrapped with dark brown thread.  Weighs 3 1/2 oz. This rod will cast a 7 or 8 line weight line. High quality cigar shaped cork grip. Anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition with the exception of the blind wrap on the butt section.  This will not affect the fishability.

FF593 - Phillipson

Stream Knight SK4. Spinning rod. 6'4" Lures to 3/8 oz. Sliding real-lock anodized green reel seat. Long cork grip with original price sticker $16.95. Nickel silver ferrules size 17. Green nylon thread wraps with painted trim rings. Gold plated Perfection spinning guides and tip top. Early brown (Trevarno) fiberglass painted light metallic green. This rod was offered in the 1958-59 catalog. Includes Scotch plaid fiber case. Very good condition.


Hats

PTC12 - Phillipson

Moss color. 100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.

PTC13 - Phillipson

Khaki color.  100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.

PTC14 - Phillipson

Pumpkin color. Made in Denver, Colorado USA by Imperial Headwear. 100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle. 

PTC19 - Phillipson

Vegas gold color. 100% premium cotton twill. Relaxed, classic profile. Fabric closure with rustproof buckle.


Rod Bags and Tubes

FB208 - Phillipson

Phillipson square aluminum tube with original cap.  This tube fits a 8'6" 3/2 bamboo rod. Very good condition.