Bamboo Fishing Rods

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

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BF1141 — Abercrombie and Fitch bamboo fly rod

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.

Aroner, Marc

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BF1732 — Marc Aroner Spring creek

8', 3/2 Spring Creek. Line weight 7, Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking anodized hardware over maple wood insert with recessed hood. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 14 and 19 with ferrule plugs. Ferrules have some bluing wear. Translucent green thread wraps with red trim. Dual carbide stripper guides. Includes original cloth bag and Aroner stamped brass tube collar. Cane is sound. Excellent condition with exceptions noted.


Bennett Jr. John S.

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BF2007 — Bennett bamboo fly rod

8', 2/2  Line weight 6. Weighs 4.8 oz on our digital scale.  Cigar c ork grip. Down locking hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Black thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. The cane is sound, finish if fair.


Bogart, Chris

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BF982 — Chris Bogart bamboo spey rod

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.  


Dickerson, Lyle

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BF751 — Dickerson Model 8014

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. 


Divine, Fred

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BF2128 — Fred Divine Model Rainbow 1920s rod

9', 3/2 Rainbow. Crafted in the 1920's. Serial number R5917. Cork handle. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Black and white jasper thread wraps tipped with red. Black and white full intermediate wraps. All sections appear to be original and are of equal lengths. Original labeled Divine bag and replacement aluminum tube. Over all sound condition. The rod has been over varnished.

Dunton, Sewell N. and Son

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BF1979 — Sewell Dunton and Son Anglers choice

9', 3/2 Anglers Choice Premium. Line weight 7. Half Wells cork grip. Down-locking wood insert with black hardware reel seat. Orange thread wraps with black trim. Blued ferrules sizes 11 and 17.  Includes cloth bag and labeled brass capped aluminum tube. One of the tips is 1/2 inch short. The condition good.


Garrison, Everett

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BF1935 — Garrison Model 209 Serial number A85

8'6", 3/2 Model 209. Serial number A 85 1. Line weight 5. The rod weighs 4.6 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 11 and 16. Clear silk thread wraps tipped with black. This rod is in mint restored condition by Steve Blake.  Includes cloth bag and original aluminum tube.


Goodwin Granger / Wright and McGill

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BF0107 — Wright and McGill Water Seal FA

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.
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BF1110 — Wright and McGill bamboo mid section blanks

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.
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BF1126 — Granger Special bamboo fly rod

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.

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BF1420 — Goodwin Granger Victory 9660

9'6", 3/2 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.

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BF2105 — Scott Whitman crafted Granger DeLuxe CC GD8040

8', 3/2 Granger DeLuxe CC GD8040.  Line weight 4. Weighs 4.2 oz. Coke bottle cork grip. Nickel silver down sliding band reel seat. Silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. Agate stripper guide. Includes original black cloth bag and original black aluminum tube.  Very good condition.

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BF2110 — Wright and McGill Granger Aristocrat GA7030

7', 2/2 Granger Aristocrat GA7030. Line weight 4. Hammer handle 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 labeled aluminum tube. The cane is sound, however there are several varnish chips. That is the reason for pricing it below market.
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BF2120 — Wright and McGill Granger Favorite

9' 6", 3/3 Granger Favorite. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Black and white jasper thread wraps with full intermediates. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Cane is sound, the rod has a few varnish chips.

Hardy Bros.

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BF2121 — Hardy Hollokona Bamboo Fly Rod

7'2" 2/2  Hollokona. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip with sliding ring over cork reel seat.Black silk thread wraps with red tipping.  Carbide stripper guide.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. One of the tip sections has a repair wrap to the butt end of the tip. Reverse twist English snake guides. Good condition.

Heddon

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BF1859 — Weber rod crafted by Heddon

9', 3/2 This rod was crafted by Heddon the late 1930's for Weber.  The trade made for the high grade rod was "Henshall HandKraft" equivalent to a Heddon #35. Model 3500. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking Pyralin reel seat. The rod has been refinished with pongee pale tan color silk thread. Blackened nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes original labeled bag and labeled aluminum tube.  The cane is sound. The varnish would benefit from polishing. The reel seat is not straight. 


Howells, G. H.

Gary Howells 7'6

BF1041 — Gary Howells 7'6" 2/2

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. 

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BF1575 — Gary Howells 8' 2/2

8', 2/2 Weighing 3 7/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 3917, crafted in 1972. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum ring with wood insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and un-labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in good condition with the following exceptions: First there are varnish chips above and below the signature wrap, the frame of the carbide stripping guide is bent, 1 tip is 1 1/2 inches short. 

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BF2098 — Gary Howells 7' 2/2

7', 2/2 Serial number 6117. Line weight 5. Weighing 2 3/4 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down sliding aluminum cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Tan thread wraps tipped with gold. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Jenkins, Charlie

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BF2137 — Charlie Jenkins 8' 2/2

8', 2/2 GA8030-1. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Medium brown thread wraps with tipping. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 17 with ferrule plug. Includes original cloth bag and heavy brass tube with engraved top "The Jenkins Rod". Very good condition.

Kushner, Morris

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BF2047 — Morris Kushner 8/ 3/1 Custom Crafted

8', 3/1 Custom built by Morris Kushner 1957. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip measuring 5 1/2 inches. Down sliding cap and ring over walnut insert and butt cap reel seat. Yellow and black jasper thread wraps. The butt to mid ferrules are Super Z size 16. The mid to tip ferrules are Phillipson ferrules size 11. The mid section is 1/2 inch short and the tip is 1/4 inch short, probably due to the replacement ferrules. The rod appears to be refinished. The cane is sound, the finish good. Includes replacement cloth bag,  plastic bag and replacement aluminum tube.


Lacey, Gary

Gary Lacey 6' 3

BF2031 — Gary Lacey 6' 3" 3/2

6'3" 3/2 Line weight 3. Weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 8 and 13. Red thread wraps tipped with black. Agate stripper guide. There is no scripting on the rod except for Gary's Maker mark on the bottom of the butt cap. Includes original cloth bag and green aluminum tube. Possibly un-fished.


Leonard, H.L. Mills and Son

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BF1673 — H. L. Leonard Model 51-7

8'6", 3/2 Model 51-7 Hunt pattern. Serial number 8152.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with tiger maple insert. Line weight 7. Rose thread wraps. Gun metaled nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition and was fished 1 time. 

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BF1790 — H. L. Leonard Hunt Pattern 8' 3/2

8', 3/2 Hunt pattern. Model 50-7. Serial number 81292. Line weight 7. Cigar cork grip measuring 6 inches.  Down-sliding gun metaled nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with tiger maple insert. Rose silk thread wraps. Gun metaled nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in mint, possibly un-fished condition.

H. L. Leonard Model 37H 6'6

BF1791 — H. L. Leonard Model 37H 6'6" 2/2

6'6", 2/2 Model 37H. Serial number 3153. Weighing 3.4 oz, on our digital scale.  Line weight 4.  Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking aluminum reel seat with butternut insert.  Tan thread wraps with brown tipping. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and non original aluminum tube. Very good condition. Although the cane is sound, the finish has some runs and sags.

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BF1794 — H. L. Leonard Model 38H 7' 2/2

7', 2/2 Model 38H serial number 3397. This rod weighs 3 1/4 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Translucent tan silk wraps with trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag stiffener and aluminum tube.  This rod is in very good condition. There is a 1/2 inch scuff on the butt section.

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BF1819 — H. L. Leonard Model 38H 7' 2/2

7', 2/2 Model 38H serial number 1998. This rod weighs 3 1/4 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over butternut insert  reel seat. Red silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Original bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube.  This rod is in very good condition. One tip section is 8 inches short and is scarfable. Prior owner's name scratched on butt cap.

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BF1956 — H. L. Leonard Model 38L 7' 2/2

7', 2/2 Model 38L. This rod weighs 1.8 ozs on our digital scale. Line weight 3/4. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert. Red silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 9. Original bag with hang tag, stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  The rod is in excellent refinished condition. One tip is 1/2 inch short and has been scarfed between the tip top and guide.

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BF1986 — H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Model 50. Serial number 898. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking hardware over butternut insert reel seat. Wrapped with non original burgundy thread. Swelled butt. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. The cane is sound; the finish is fair. The rod has been re-finished. Original owner's name inscribed on butt section.

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BF2122 — H. L. Leonard Duracane Model 8' 2/2

8', 2/2 Duracane Model 805, serial number 2541. Line weight 5.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 12. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Red silk thread wraps with black tipping. Original bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. The rod has been re-wrapped and the stripper has been replaced. One of the tip sections has a water mark at the ferrule end as shown in the image. Good overall condition.
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BF2140 — H. L. Leonard The Leonard Rod 8' 3/2

8', 3/2 The Leonard Rod (model 50) Line weight 5. Five inch cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Wrapped with olive thread with burgundy trim. The stripper guide has a white agate insert. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 14 with early patent dates 1875 and 1878. Includes replacement cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. Approximately 1900. The rod has been re-finished.
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BF2142 — H. L. Leonard The Leonard Rod Model 40H

8', 2/2 The Leonard Rod. Model 40H, serial number 3066. Weighing 4.5 oz., 7 line weight. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware with wood insert reel seat. Tan silk thread wraps with burgundy trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original bag with stiffener and labeled brass-capped aluminum tube. One of the tip sections appears to be replaced. Very good condition.
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BF2148 — Leonard 8', 2/2 Model 40 bamboo fly rod

8', 2/2 Model 40. Serial number 2188. Weighing 4. oz., 6 weight line. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over maple insert reel seat with stamped nickel silver butt cap. Red silk thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.
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BF2151 — 7', 2/2 Duracane fish carved scrimshaw insert reel seat

7', 2/2 Duracane Impregnated. Model 705. Serial number 2695. Line weight 5. Weighing 2 7/8 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over fish carved scrimshaw insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Chestnut thread wraps tipped in black. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.
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BF2143 — Leonard 8', 2/1 Tournment

8', 2/1 Tournment. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip measuring 4 1/5 inches. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original brass capped aluminum tube with replacement bag with original hang tag. Also included is an extra tip section that is 7 inches short. The rod has been re-finished. Cane is sound.

Mills and Son

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BF1988 — Mills and Son Standard Model 9' 3/2

9' 3/2 Standard Model. Cigar cork grip measuring 4 3/4 inches. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Thread wraps burgundy with tan intermediates. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. The butt and tips are full length. The mid is 1 1/4 inches short. Includes cloth bag and original brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been re-finished. The cane is sound: the finish is fair.


Montague

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BF563 — Montague Sunbeam 7' 2/1

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.

Orvis

Orvis Bakelite Salmon 10' 6

BF1350 — Orvis Bakelite Salmon 10' 6", 3 piece

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

Orvis Midge Rod 7'6

BF2045 — Orvis Midge Rod 7'6" 2/1

7'6" 2/1 Midge rod, custom crafted on Orvis blanks using Orvis components.   Weighing 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down locking aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Includes original cloth bag and tube. The butt of the tip section has a repaired hook dig. Good condition.

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BF2149 — Orvis 7' 2/2 Seven/three

7' 2/2 Seven/three. Weighing 2 3/8 oz. and according to Orvis' 1981 catalog, "we feel it is the first truly practical rod for a 3 weight line ever produced". Full Flex (slow action). Serial Number 69611 built 1973. Cigar grip. Cork insert reel seat with dual sliding rings. Blackened nickel silver ferrules size 10. Carbide stripper, brown thread wraps. Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube Very good condition.
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BF2150 — Orvis 7, 2/1 Madison

7, 2/1 Madison. Serial number 86045 Weighing 3 oz. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 11. Brown colored wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube
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BF2153 — Orvis 8' 3/2 Classic Limited Edition 60 of 200.

8' 3/2 Classic Limited Edition 60 of 200. SN 069. Weighing 4 1/8th oz. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Full wells cork grip. Chestnut colored thread wraps. Blackened nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. The stripper guide is blackened. The rod is in excellent condition, possibly un-fished. The Limited edition Orvis reel was made by Hardy England. SN 69 of 300. The reel has never been lined. Included is a mahogany case with leather handle and brass label.

Pezon et Michel

Pezon et Michel Parabolic 8' 10

BF2033 — Pezon et Michel Parabolic 8' 10" 2/2

8'10", 2/2 Parabolic action. Line weight DT5. Detachable 10 inch full wells cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Engraved on the butt cap is "Pezon et Michel Paris Amboise.  Burgundy thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube with tube cover. The cane is sound. The finish is fair and has been over varnished.  


Phillipson

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BF1231 — Phillipson Powr Pakt 9' 3/1

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. 

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BF1432 — Phillipson Paragon 9' 3/2

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. 

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BF2021 — Phillipson Powr Patk 9' 3/2

9', 3/2 Powr Pakt. HCH Line weight-6. Down-locking black plastic reel seat with aluminum hardware. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.
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BF2096 — Phillipson Paramount BaitCasting rod

6', 2/1 Paramount bait casting rod. The rod weighs 4.5 oz. The size 16 hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The rod has a straight cork grip with down-locking hardware reel seat. The guides are  wrapped black and white jasper, tipped in black and gold silk thread which has ambered over time.  Includes non original bag and original labeled aluminum tube. The finish has minor varnish chips.


Powell, Walton

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BF970 — Walton Powell 7'

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.

 


Shakespeare

Shakespeare Trout Master 8'6

BF1858 — Shakespeare Trout Master 8'6" 3/2

8'6", 3/2 Trout Master model. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with Celluloid insert. Black and orange jasper thread wraps. Chrome ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Agatine stripper guide. Includes bag and non original tube. Although the cane is sound, the rod has been poorly re-finished and would benefit from polishing. 


South Bend

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BF592 — South Bend Model 346 9' 3/1

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.
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BF1982 — South Bend 8' 3/2 Cross Double Built

8', 3/2 Tube is labeled Cross Double Built. Line weight 5. Trout rod. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with wood insert reel seat. Ferrules size 10 and 16. Orange thread wraps tipped black. Includes replacement bag and replacement brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished. One tip is 1 inch short. The scripting and decals have been removed. Good condition.

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BF1983 — South Bend Fly Spin Combo Model 469-7

Model 469-7.  Fly spin comb bamboo rod. Long cork handle with sliding rings for a spinning reel. Up-locking reel seat with black plastic insert for the fly reel.  Green thread wraps with white trim. Chrome ferrule size 16. Includes replacement bag and W&M aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished. The condition is good.


Sweet Water Fly Rods

Sweet Water Fly Rod The commissioner 6'6

BF2032 — Sweet Water Fly Rod The commissioner 6'6" 2/2

6'6", 2/2  The Commissioner model. Number # 001 GEM. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert. Black thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrule size 14. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag, brass capped anodized black aluminum tube and cloth tube cover. Very good condition.


Thomas and Thomas

Thomas and Thomas Special 7'6

BF1586 — Thomas and Thomas Special 7'6" 3/2

7'6", 3/2 Special Trouter.Impregnated. Classic series Midge rod. Serial number 3562. 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. Line weight 5. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding  cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 17. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. 

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BF1960 — Thomas and Thomas Hendrickson 8' 2/2

8', 2/2 Hendrickson varnished. Serial number 2579. Line weight 6. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

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BF2015 — Thomas and Thomas Midge 8' 2/2

8', 2/2 Midge serial number 2927. Varnished rod. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking hardware over walnut insert reel seat.  Translucent tan thread wraps. Swelled butt. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripper guide.  Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. The condition is mint un-fished. 

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BF2147 — 8', 2/2 Hendrickson varnished rod

8', 2/2 Hendrickson varnished rod. Serial number 2329. Line weight 6. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes replacement cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

Thomas Rod Company

Thomas Rod Company Special Browntone Grilse 8'6

BF2138 — Thomas Rod Company Special Browntone Grilse 8'6" 2/2

8'6", 2/2 Special Browntone Grilse. No. A2. Weighing 5 3/4 oz. Cigar cork grip with fighting butt. Plastic on grip. Oxidized up-locking reel seat. Oxidized gun metal finish nickel silver ferrules size 16. Steel snake guides with burgundy thread wraps. Nickel stripping guide. Includes cloth bag with hang tag and labeled aluminum tube. Un-fished, as new condition.

Thomas, F. E.

F. E. Thomas Special 7'6

BF752 — F. E. Thomas Special 7'6" 2/2

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. 

F. E. Thomas

BF1989 — F. E. Thomas "Four" 8' 3/2

8', 3/2 Thomas "Four" Model 6215 - 4853. Quad crafted in 1962 by Sam Carlson Thomas Rod Company.  Reverse half wells with quad shaped cork at top 2 inches of the cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Burgundy silk thread wraps with black tipping. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and labeled brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been professionally refinished. 


Unknown

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BF1259 — Old Bamboo Fly Rod 9' 3/2

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.

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BF2083 — Old Bamboo Rod 9' 3/2 Great Wall Hanger Decor

9' 3/2 Line weight 6-7. Cork grip. Agate stripper and 1 agate tip top. Burgundy thread wraps. Guide on the bottom of the mid section is missing. Includes tip holder with bag for tips. Cane is sound, finish fair.

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BF817 — Antique Bamboo Rod 9' 3/1 Great Wall Hanger Decor

9', 3/1 Antique bamboo fly rod. Cigar grip wrapped in rattan. Down sliding nickel silver reel seat. Swelled butt. Ring guides. Nickel silver ferrules. Intermediate thread wraps. Tip top guide replaced. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube probably not original. Cane is sound as are the ferrules. The rod was over varnished long ago. This rod could possibly be an H. L. Leonard.

Whitman, Scott

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BF2105 — Scott Whitman Granger Deluxe 8' 3/2

8', 3/2 Granger DeLuxe CC GD8040.  Line weight 4. Weighs 4.2 oz. Coke bottle cork grip. Nickel silver down sliding band reel seat. Silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. Agate stripper guide. Includes original black cloth bag and original black aluminum tube.  Very good condition.

 


Winston, R. L.

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BF2134 — R. L. Winston

9', 2/2 San Francisco rod. Serial number 9769. Pat. No. 2537488. The rod weighs 5 oz. Line weight 6/7. Excellent steelhead, light salmon and carp rod.  Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black bakelite reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 16. Tan thread wraps. Three stripper guides on butt and one on each tip. Includes original Winston cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.
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BF2135 — R. L. Winston

7'6", 2/2 Serial number 9366. Pat. No. 2537488. San Francisco rod. Line weight 3/4. Half wells cork grip with cork reel seat. Down sliding cap and ring. Bronze ferrules size 14. Tan thread wraps. One tip section was replaced. The rod was refinished using contemporary snake guides and stripper guide.
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BF2152 — Winston 7'6 3/2 Trout

7'6", 3/2 Trout rod weighing 3 1/8 oz. which casts a 4 weight line. Serial number 2741. Full wells cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Carbide stripping guide. The guides are wrapped with translucent tan thread. Original owner's name inscribed on butt section. Includes original cloth bag and leather tube. Very good condition with a few minor varnish chips.