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ANDY BARR  8FT. PENTA                       



Andy Barr ( Canada)  8ft. Penta ( 5 side) 2/2, 4.3 oz.  # 6/7 line ( # 7 perfect for distance casting). Blued  tight fitting ferrules, orange/red wraps with long signature wrap, English snakes and ceramic stripper, excellent smooth varnish with a deep caramel spar look. The 7in. grip is same as a Scott style with a down lock seat with light ash insert. This rod shows little use. In casting i found it lighter and smoother than most 5 sides; semi - parabolic in nature. just a delight to cast for fish under 5/6 lbs. With original bag and tube.




$565.00







 



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PEZON ET MICHEL RITZ VARIOPOWER  8FT.  2IN.          NEW!




Pezon et Michel  Ritz  Variopower  HS/HL ( high speed/ high line)  8ft.  2in. 2/1 (made that way) staggered ferrule design with a fiberglass butt section and a cane tip section. Excellent original condition, little used, deep rust silk wraps, perfect cork and ferrule fit. The idea behind the fiberglass butt allows for a deeper parabolic curve / bend power stroke. the cane tip easily controls and holds a long, high line in the air. A rod meant to use the best of materials, creating a quick, strong dead straight cast on target without any momentum forcing. Circa 1968, serial number 2811684.  With original bag and tube.




$695.00








 


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REDWING/ CONSTABLE  9FT.  (PRE-EMBARGO CANE)     NEW!



Redwing/ Constable  9ft.  2/1, #6/7 line, 5.5 oz. Long taper parabolic. Cane  is a Constable ( pre-embargo) blank re-modeled here at Redwing. Highest quality bamboo with 3x3 node spacing. Shaft lightened a bit with new rare cocobolo reelseat added along with light wire guides. It is the perfect action for deep wading for trout on biggerrivers, boat fishing and especially any light steelhead or salmonwork. The long stretched taper allows for prompt acceleration and tight line control. Deep oiled finish, blued N/S super "Z' type
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$435.00









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FRANK WIRE 6FT. 7IN. ( 5 SIDED)



Frank Wire ; Oregon Builder 30's to 50's,  6ft. 7in. ( made that way) 2/1,  shafts equal lengths,  5 sided natural tempered cane, oil finished, 2 strippers, chrome snakes, 3.9 oz. total weight, yello silks tipped light blue, up-lock seat with Northwest spruce barrel, blued ferrules. Frank Wire was a master of the 5 side fly rod who built many tapers in varying sizes and lengths, but always with power derived from the use of the entire rod when in action. This one is built for the strong fish of the Northwest using a #6/7 line; probably for summer steelhead on the smaller forest rivers where a shorter, stronger rod is necessary. Using a Wulff TT #6/7 it moves line quickly to easily 50ft. while the strong tip tapers hold a high line in the air for quality line shooting. With bag.




$375.00           SOLD









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PEZON ET MICHEL RITZ " SPEEDCAST"  PPP,  7FT.  7  1/2 IN.


Pezon  et Michel Ritz Super Parabolic PPP, " Speedcast"  7ft.  7 1/2 in. 2/1,  staggered ferrule design, 4 oz. # 5/6 line. Rare in that it was only made for one year ( 1977). Super rapid action for quick casting bursts at long distances. Easy line pick - up ment for dry fly or nymph work. I loved it with a Wulff TT taper #5/6; delivering a lighter line to a softer landing even at 50 ft. ( DT #6 silk was also a treat to use). Ritz grip with uplock bronze reelseat ( some scratching ) blued ferrules, pine green silks tipped red. Bag and non- original tube. Excellent varnish and straight and tight.



$500.00    




               



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REDWING FLY RODS " TYPE PEZON  DA  VINCI"          



Redwing Fly Rods 8ft. 4in. 2/1, "Type Pezon Da Vinci " Bamboo butt section with a Graphite tip section, #6/7 line, under 4 oz. Very high speed with a deeper working bamboo butt; however the graphite tip section holds a long line in the air better than a cane tip thus perfect for the Ritz " High Speed, High line technique". Easily loads to 70-80 ft and surprisingly easy at 30ft. I have used and tested this rod for months; it's just a joy to cast. Redwing will build more of these in different lengths.




$350.00











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LEONARD  # 4099,  8FT.        SOLD         


Leonard  # 4099,  8ft.  3/2,  #6 line, serial #7078, 4 7/8 oz.  All original and in excellent condition with original bag with hang tag and original tube. This rod provides the power necessary to cast dry flies without fatigue. A stiffer dry fly action than the #50 Hunt model but with a sensitive tip to protect smaller tippets and deliver a fly with accuracy. Perfectly straight and tight, perfect ferrule fit and excellent cork. Just a delight to cast whether in-close or at distance; the high water mark of Leonard !



$755.00 








                     





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Joakim Bolander- Sweden with a beautiful Char. A great customer and expert fly fisher.


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KAWAGARASU  6FT.  9IN.            NEW!     




Kawagarasu  ( Japan)  6ft. 9in.  #4 line, 2/1, Iwana, light trout type. Exquisite light, fine soft Japanese cane, expertly crafted, see Kawagarasu web site. Using a #4 the rod gently moves 20 to 40ft. and lands a fly as soft as a light breeze. Using a #5 the rod can push to speed at over 40 ft. enough for any trout conditions. Built to cast the absolute smallest flies and lightest tippets. Cosmetics are simple ala Garrison; light gold at guides, brown at ferrules and cork check, 4 1/2 ft. grip with a light cedar seat and burl cap, super "Z" ferrules. With bag and tube. Rare to find one on the secondary market!



$589.00











                             
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ORVIS  8FT.  BATTENKILL



Orvis  8ft. Battenkill, 2/1, 4 7/8 oz. rated for a #7 line ( #6 DT works much better) impregnated finish in excellent little used condition. Beautiful high grade quality walnut seat. All straight and tight with perfect ferrule fit. Just a delight to cast close in or at ranges to 60 ft. with classic Orvis semi - parabolic action. With original bag.



$365.00









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HORGARD  (NORWAY)  8 1/2 FT.  " COMPETITION"




Horgard ( Norway)  8 1/2 ft. 2/1, Tournament rod " Konkirranse" ( Competition), circa 19 60's. Rare hollow built model with 3x3 node spacing ,# 118014, line size #8( I liked a #7 for distance and control). The rod's total weight is under 4.5 oz s'. Bronze, lightweight stripper and lightest wire snakes, blued cap and ring with cork seat,blued ferrules,and goldenrod silks with a very fine patina oil shaft finish. It's casting stroke and energy force is reminiscent of the best ( early Merrick ) Winston's, yet with a full dry fly attitude. Large trout, light steelhead, big rivers, Alaska: anywhere distance with a delicate finish is required. Casts to 80 ft. plus are not uncommon. With original bag.



$405.00











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MORRIS KUSHNER  6FT.  2IN. Excelereme       SOLD



Morris Kushner  6ft. 2in. Excelereme, 2/1,( made that way). inked ( custom built by Morris Kushner 1967). Casts a #4 line easily in all ranges to 50ft. Beautiful flamed cane, 2 ring straight cork grip, super "Z" ferrule and Mildrum stripper. I re-wrapped three guides and just polished out the finish. Each of Kushner's rods is an individual artistic expression, not bound by conformity or standards; he went where the work took him! I also cast and liked a DT #3 line; giving it a lighter, softer landing. With original bag. Rare to be seen in any market.



$995.00













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F. WIRE PENTA 8FT.




Frank B. wire penta (5 side) 8ft. 2/2, #6 line, 5.2 oz. made in the 1950's, spiral node placement, blued super "Z" type ferrules. Very high grade pre-embargo cane with nice sharp edges and the obvious , almost ivory like texture. Chrome stripper and light wire guides. Walnut reelseat added here many years ago. I did not clean the cork because of it's real patina. The action is brisk; utilizing the whole blank foe it's power stroke while feeling lightweight. With bag and tube.



$825.00

                         








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J.S. SHARPE  LTD.  14 FT.  SPEY ROD



J.S. Sharpe Ltd. ( Scotland)  14 ft. # 9/10 line, Spey Rod, spliced joints, 3/1, impregnated bamboo, gold wraps, excellent cork and shaft quality with classic slide ring seat. A true work horse rod for big water, cold , wet weather and big fish. At home anywhere in the world and perfect for steelhead here in America.Why pay the large shipping charge from Europe; this one is already here and ready to fish!. With zippered , covered pvc case.




$275.00










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HARDY  " THE  WYE" SPEY ROD   12  1/2 FT.      



Hardy  " The Wye" bamboo Spey Rod, 3/2, #8/9 line . Classic Hardy elegance fully restored here some years ago and lovingly fished since. Restored with a highest grade English walnut and N/S reelseat. new SEYMO stripper, light orange/gold wraps tipped brown, Hardy screw -lock blued ferrules ( excellent fit) with original ferrule stops. Excellent spar varnish ; everything in order and all straight and tight. The perfect rod for steelhead and salmon with an easy, soft , fluid motion and turn-over. Ferrules have been re-set unlike so many on the market today and being fished with only dried , old fashioned glues ( long since past their usefulness). Save the overseas shipping fee ; this one's here and ready to fish! Wish original bag and new zippered covered pvc tube.




$375.00











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PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC SUPREME NORMALE        




Pezon et Michel Parabolic Supreme Normale  9ft.   2/1 ( made that way) #6 line ; a long distance caster could use a WF#5 as well. Circa 1960's, light olive green silks, blued ferrules, new as original bronze reverse twist guides, removable rubber butt cap with spear and insert screw.Restored here at redwing many years ago and fished little since. Perfect varnish and original bag and tube. Owing to the extremely careful selection of canes used in making these rods they were only made when possible.Smooth, powerful with a pleasant , progressive action; capable of holding a long line in the air and delivering true with no tip waver and without that heavy line drop often seen on rods with a too light, soft tip.




$295.00











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FARLOW'S  8 FT.  5 IN.                    



Farlow's  8ft. 5 in.  ( Scotland), for Norm Thompson,  2/2, #426. Pezon Fario Club taper in a non- staggered ferrule format, ( NOT IMPREGNATED) and may be Pezon cane.  Golden shafts, blued ferrules, excellent original cork, DL aluminum seat with walnut insert. Flying the Scottish national colors; blue silks tipped yellow, casts a #5/6 line with an accuracy and power progression in constant ratio with bending and total absence of vibrations. With original bag .


$255.00









                                                
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F. E. THOMAS " DIRIGO"               



F.E. Thomas "Dirigo" 9ft. 3/2, Earliest model with English tnugsten  snake guide for stripper, stamper (30) 0n the butt cap. Cedar with N/S cap and ring seat, full intermediates and English twist snakes. Excellent  finish and beautiful factory rendered repair to tip sections ( safe as church's !). Original cork and original bag and tube. Just a truly excellent and full functioning rod; casting a #4/5 line ( #4 silk best), with an action able to protect the finest tippets. A tribute to Thomas's high standard and integrity and flawless execution.



$325.00












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LEONARD MILLS "STANDARD" 9FT.    (1900)     SOLD



Leonard Mills " Standard"  9ft.  3/1, circa 1900, #4529. A fast recovery rod with a dry fly attitude ( of the day!) and with super light tip, rated for today's #2/3 lines.Perfect for real silk line. Immortalized by G.E. M. Skues as the "WBR" world's best rod. I restored this rod for the previous owner years ago; as original sans an agate stripper guide replacing a snake guide. Classic saddle and ring guides and the most elegant rattan grip one will ever see. Perfect varnish and correct color silks--- ready to fish. A real treat to cast, even to distance of 50 plus feet. Easy to roll cast with the finest of flies. With original bag, hang tag and tube. A rod worth taking into the 21 st. century; and wear a tie!



$500.00









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  PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC SPECIALE NORMALE         




Pezon et Michel Parabolic Speciale Normale,  8 1/2 ft.  2/1 ( made that way) #5 line, # 1226331 ( 1963). Classic parabolic trout model with absolutely perfect varnish and deep red wraps, very good cork with perfect ferrule fit. All cork W/ cap and ring seat. Made for Farlows by Pezon- for sale in the U.K. Pezon bag and tube. Just one beautiful go-to rod!




$395.00









                                      

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E.W. VON HOFE  9 1/2 FT.        




E.W. Von Hofe  9 1/2 ft.  3/1, #6 line. Restored with new cork and new as original wraps. A powerful rod for use with large flies, streamers and easy long mending. Can be used nicely as a boat rod  with it's semi- parabolic action.




$135.00










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PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC SPECIALE NORMALE  8  1/2 FT.     SOLD



Pezon et michel  ParaboliC Speciale Normale  8  1/2 ft.   2/1 ( made that way) serial number 2746532  ( 1965) deep ruby wraps, excellent varnish, moderate grip soiling. Great classic parabolic action for a #6 line. Smoothest and most pleasant action for trout fishing; no need to apply excessive force when delivering your fly. Perfect for trout, smallmouth and larger Delaware type rivers where you have complex currents. With original plug.


$315.00












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  ORVIS  FULLFLEX  8FT.            


Orvis Fullflex  8ft. 2/1,  3 1/4 oz. #6/7 line. A later model fiberglass rod from Orvis using "S" glass type material; no soft wand here! very brisk and accurate; perfect for larger trout venues, bass, landlocks etc. I replaced the old tired Orvis cigar with a semi-Ritz grip of higher grade cork and removed the black screw-lock seat with a Granger N/S uplock seat. The new grip gives one a better thumb platform and just looks right. Effortless casting to 70 ft. and yet easily moves a short 15ft. line if required; a delight to work with.


$195.00






 


                     

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Master angler Ina Hempler ( Germany) with a magnificent Norwegian Salmon.



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TYPICAL WISCONSIN STEELHEAD  RIVER-- ROOM FOR THE QUARRY TO RUN AND FIGHT!


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PEZON ET MICHEL  8FT. 7IN.  LONGCAST             


Pezon et Michel  8ft.  7in.   Longcast  2/1,  #6/7 line ( I like a #7 line),  Perhaps pezon's best of the best in terms of pure casting pleasure and overall long line delivery and delicacy. It happens to be my favorite and is a masters taper requiring /demanding one's attention to expose the rods great attributes. A rod for bigger water, long casts but not necessarily huge fish; best with fish under 6/7 lbs max. Famous Ritz PPP staggered ferrule, 6 1/4 oz. pine green wraps tipped red. all original and in excellent condition, up-lock screw seat, ferrule plug and original bag. Rare to market and rarely ever seen!


$695.00         







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H. L. LEONARD, LEONARD MILLS MAKERS 1910           A BIT OF HISTORY!

$400.00                 SOLD


H.L. Leonard/ Mills 10 ft. 3/1, early Catskill series re-designed from tournament style rods with a stronger upper taper necessary for dry fly work, 6.9 oz. Casts a #6 silk line with pure brilliance and authority ( early fast recovery rod). G.E.M. Skues immortalized these rods as the W.B.R. ( world's best rod!). Deep red silks trimmed green at ferrules and cork check; stripper is a large snake guide. I built an independent handle for the mid and tip section, making a nice 7ft. 3in. #5 line rod. It's 10 ft. length is a #5/6. I gave it a museum restoration ( all as original to date) saving all wraps and original finish. I'm looking forward to fishing it on the Beaverkill this spring season------back home after a long absence.








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Japanese salmon taken by Shigenobu Fujii  ( the rod-- A fully restored Edwards #75 ; by  Redwing Fly Rods)








 


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PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC SPECIALE COMPETITION   8  1/2 ft.     


         

Pezon et Michel Parabolic Speciale Competition  8 1/2 ft.  2/1 (made that way) serial # 1736403 ( 1964), #6/7 line ( I liked a #7WF best). Restored here with Chinese red silks, blued ferrules, new guides, spar varnish, with original cork, aluminum down lock screw seat with cork insert. On a certain famous pool on the Beaverkill in NY. I must make an extremely long cast to a deep bank protected by deep water and complex currents; this is my rod of choice, or rather one just like it.. It's able to cast a 50ft. plus line with a fine tippet to sensitive trout. The Competition taper cuts through wind while delivering a fly softly on target at long distances. Greta for deep wading, boats bass, summer steelhead and big water.


$395.00








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BEAUTIFUL  27 IN. JAPANESE RAINBOW CAUGHT BY KEISUKE ITAHASHI;  MINAMIFURANO, HOKKAIDO  JAPAN. ROD-- VINTAGE WINSTON.


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ALEX MARTIN  9FT.

 
      
Alex Martin 9ft. 2/1, " Thistle" dry fly . Made in Scotland with full intermediates, deep green silks , uplock seat with removable butt cap. Hardy screwlock ferrules and agate stripper and tip top; casts a #6/7 line. Nice big water rod for big trout, bass or steelhead, with original bag.                                  



$195.00


 




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