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EDWRADS  QUADRATE  # 56



Edwards  Quadrate #56  , 9ft. 3/2, #7 line.  Showing only light use after a restoration here years ago. Long time customer selling. Typical Quad power and yet; delicate in it's temperament . Well balanced in the hand with classic  beauty of flamed cane, blued ferrules, deep red silks, very good original cork and reelseat, with real spar varnish to highlight it's patina and richness. Original bag and tube. Don't think you have to over-line this rod ; I have cast it nicely with a DT #6.  Just too many uses for this rod to mention; very rare to the secondary market. Perfect and ready to fish a lifetime.




$825.00









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GRANGER "COLORADO SPECIAL"   EARLY MODEL




Granger " Colorado Special" Early model ,  9 1/2 ft.  3/2, #9660, #6 line, ( I like a WF #5). Original coke bottle grip, circa late 1920's with a snake guide instead of a stripper guide. All N/S metals, perfectly straight shafts with 3x3 node spacing and it's original wraps and finish. Original bag with wooden tip case ( canvas very fragile on bag) ; also with partial label intact showing " Colorado Special and serial number. This rod is exactly what's called for if you need a light , long rod for dry fly or nymphing over larger waters  with complex currents. It gives you the length to lift over them and move a fly. Great from boats and canoes. It's fine tip calibrations  work well with long, light tippets.



$395.00










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ORVIS FULLFLEX   7FT.  FLY/ SPIN




Orvis  Fullflex  Fly? Spin fiberglass rod,  7ft. 4 piece, 3 1/8 oz.  #5/6 fly line and 2-6 lb. spinning line with an ultralight reel. Lightly used , almost new condition with perfect ferrule fit and wraps. With original bag and tube. Casts a beautiful tight loop with that straight and crisp glass feel. A true suitcase rod !



$175.00











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FARLOWS FOR NORM THOMPSON  7FT.  10 3/4 IN.



Farlows of Scotland , for Norm Thompson  7ft  10 3/4 in.  ( correct original length) , 2/2 , for a #5 line.  Made for Thompson in the late 1960's . The taper springs from a Pezon et Michel  parabolic design taper; progressive strength with an absence of vibration in the upper part of the rod tip--- i.e. dead accurate casting with progressive versatility.  This rod is "not" impregnated and has 3x3 node spacing with golden cane ( perhaps Pezon?) and red silks , down lock aluminum seat with walnut insert and cork that shows little use. With original bag and Orvis covered tube.



$335.00










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REDWING FLY RODS  9FT.  #6/7 LINE   " TYPE GARRISON"




Redwing Fly Rods 9ft.  3/2,  #6/7 line, "Type Garrison". Blonde shafts with 3x3 node spacing, original ( old stock Super "Z" ferrules); with super "Z" mark, clear silks, brown at ferrules and cork check, real spar varnish . N/S and agate stripper with light wire snakes, highly figured walnut seat with cap and ring. Designed off a garrison taper with finer tip calibrations for a faster energy transfer and a true dry fly demeanor . A versatile rod for larger rivers with wind, light steelhead and bass work as well as a nice boat rod. Built for a customer years ago and lightly used . Age has forced him to sell some rods thus this is a back to me for a re-sale.                                                                                                                



$375.00



 








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REDWING FLY RODS  7FT.  6IN.  " TYPE MARTHA MARIE"  SOLD



Redwing Fly Rods  7ft. 6in.  " Type Martha Marie",  2/2 ,# 5/6 line, 3.41 oz. semi- parabolic.  My version of the classic with a stronger, faster butt taper ( something I think helps the design given the line weight and perceived use). This is one of my personal rods, lightly used and in perfect condition. Dark flaming over golden cane,  real spar varnish finish, super "Z" type ferrules, blued metals, 2 fine rings over ash burl cork tapered to seat, gold silks , black at the ferrules.  I don't say this often but this is one of my best rods/tapers and portrays  all that is desired in the Marie with a caveat to more strength and fighting power; especially in tighter spots and pure dry fly fishing with larger flies if desired. No messing around here and I'll truly cast this rod against and others.



$525.00








                              
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FRANK WIRE  8FT. 6IN.  ( 5 SIDED )                




Frank Wire  8ft. 6in.  # 6 line ( i loved it with a TT6/7 line as well, 2/2 , 5 sided and built by the fine West Coast builder. Truly fully parabolic in nature, deep bending into the grip with a classic strong tip that doesn't fold when a long line load is applied. A true casters rod when power is necessary and larger fish are the quarry. Restored here at Redwing years ago and unfished since. Deluxe wraps, gold at the guides and black at ferrules. Cork D/L seat and very good original cork grip, non- original bag and tube. Hardly ever seen!

 

$395.00





 



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     ME RELEASING A BEAUTIFUL WISCONSIN NOVEMBER STEELHEAD. CLEAR ,THOUGH LEAF STAINED WATER AND BLACK AND COPPER WELSH SPEY--- SIZE  10.




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JOHN GODDARD  " NYMPH"  8FT. 6IN.



John Goddard  " Nymph"  8ft. 6in. Staggered ferrule model ala Pezon, specifically designed by John Goddard of England, ( noted author, teacher and master fly fisher). Casts a # 5/6 line, using a modern style Fuji stripper and tip top; in like new condition. Built with a deeper , easy flex called upon for nymph fishing with  excellent mending capabilities. Highest quality cane, walnut seat with classic down lock  hardware. Barely used, with original bag and a screw top pvc tube.



$300.00





 




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RADIVOJ SAVLI  ( SLOVENIA)  into a good fish on a Heddon Black Beauty. I don't think it can get any more beautiful than this!



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SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS  GLASS  8FT. 11 IN.



Scientific Anglers,  Glass ,  8ft.  11 in. 2/1,   #8/9 line. Basically unused with an extension butt. Probably the best fiberglass rods ever made --- period! Why did they move into graphite when they had this?  With original bag.


$100.00

               






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


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EARLY  CONOLON   Glass  8 FT.
          


The real first generation of glass rods ,  8 ft.  2/1,   # 5/6 line,  Registration # 78614  Royal Javelin . Excellent; little used condition and a rare collectable for the glass aficionado.



$100.00







                             
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BACK IN THE DAY  ( LATE 1970'S )  MY GANG AND I WOULD BACKPACK  DEEP INTO  WISCONSIN'S WHITE RIVER. LARGE FISH WERE EVERYWHERE, LIKE ALLIGATORS ; ESPECIALLY  AT  NIGHT.  THESE WERE DINNER-- THEY HAD TO BE AS BIG AS THE WHISKEY BOTTLE.


                       

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LAST CASTS OF THE DAY----- STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.




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








 


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


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