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ORVIS 7FT. 6IN./ 7FT. 9IN. MIDGE /NYMPH             SOLD



Orvis  7ft. 6in. /  7ft. 9in.-- Midge / Nymph fly rod. Serial number  63800. In very good condition. One tip for midge work and the longer tip for light nymph work. I made a new midge tip section replacing it's missing original midge tip. Fully matched with new wraps and finish buffed out. A rare Orvis in any market and with original bag and tube.



$399.00











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DAN BRENAN OR UNKNOWN ?    6  1/2 FT.




Dan Brenan or unknown maker at  6 1/2 ft.   2/1, # 4/5 line. smudged inking on shaft seems to say (perhaps)  Rod by Brenan or some name similar ; just can't tell. Any help appreciated. I have restored only one Brenan in my life at 9ft.  3/2 and rather blonde in looks. This rod has been used and roughed up a bit but still in solid condition. It has an early super "Z" ferrule; perhaps a replacement, original gold type silks and early i.e. small guides with cork in good condition. Anyone interested please call . I have no records of Brenan and if he made shorter rods etc. In any case a very fine rod that really likes a #5 line but will throw a #4 with the utmost delicacy. Any help or thoughts appreciated.

Selling as a very nice 6 1/2 ft. rod.     $399.00









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UNKNOWN MAKER   6FT.  #4 LINE     



Unknown Maker  6ft.  #4 line, 2/2,  2.3 oz. total weight.  An obvious American rod built  just after WW11.  All original , just given a rub and polish. Amazingly smooth power that will out perform most 7ft. rods. A great range of line distribution and great close in.  I just can't place the maker. Fine old mahogany colored cane, olive silks, Payne style N/S  ferrule  with original guides and stripper and cork in good condition with no ridging. I found that the original tip had a hook ding; that repaired with an over wrap, I also built a new matching tip section. A very fine, powerful little gem; albeit an orphan?



$240.00



 




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LEONARD #92  GREASED LINE ,  SPECIAL ROD SEE BELOW!    SOLD



Leonard  # 92 Greased Line Bamboo Fly Rod,  11 ft.  3/2, 10.4 oz.

             Special Note----- This was the personal rod of Ernest Schwiebert ; renowned author, scholar, master fisherman, architect, and fly fishing's person of note in the last 40 years. Provenance provided, please call or e-mail.
            
              Schwiebert had the grip modified to his own specifications; differing from the original #92 by going with all cork and cap; saving weight. The picture shown with the rod is Schwiebert  with the rod on the George River fishing for Atlantic salmon. The picture is from Fly Fishing Magazine , volume  7, 1976.  dark shafts, orange wraps ( nylon ; his choice), excellent varnish, perfectly straight and tight. Wonderful casting abilities with a long line #8/9 and plenty of backbone for even the largest fish. Really one of a kind!




$1395.00











PAUL YOUNG " TEXAS GENERAL"      SOLD



Paul Young  " Texas General"  8 1/2 ft.  2/1, ( made that way)  #7/8 line ( I liked a #8 DT) 5. 40 oz.  circa 1960, blued super "Z" ferrule, excellent original cork with 98% finish on the reelseat. Cork never cleaned or sanded. Original in every way and lightly used; one of the darkest and most beautiful Young rods seen with golden bronze wraps, serial number # 3344 on butt and tip. A fine and sumptuous power rod with seemingly  endless applications. Original bag and tube as well as it's original mailing tube from the Paul Young Co.
 



$955.00

 







                                                             
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 DAVE MALE  8FT. 1  IN.  




Dave Male  8ft.  1 in.  2/1 ( made that way)  #5/6 line, serial number 7614.  A fine hand planed rod by a rare master who prefers  an all hands on technique; known for detail and fine tapers. This rod has a slight staggered ferrule design; tip 2in. longer than butt. Butternut seat and cork check, super "Z" type ferrule, 2 carboloy strippers on the butt section, rich brown silks tipped black with a tri-color signature wrap of black, gold and maroon. Excellent long line casting characteristics yet with finer tip calibrations. very rare to the secondary market.


$375.00








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PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC ROYALE  7FT. 4IN.      SOLD



Pezon et Michel Parabolic Royale  7ft.  4in.  #5 line, ( #4 as well), 3 1/8 oz. In MINT condition with plastic on the cork and never used. Medium brown silks tipped yellow, all cork cap and ring seat. Staggered ferrule design with 10 1/2  in.  ferrule plug. With original bag and tube. A true semi-parabolic action and a little quicker than traditional Pezon full parabolics.  Just fine, fine , very fine!


$  435.00






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E. F. PAYNE  9FT.  6IN.  # 6/7 LINE



E.F. Payne  9ft.  6in.  3/2  #6/7 line, made for Folsom Arms New York,   was re-finished some time past, dark brown silks,  butt section down 1 in. ( does not alter the action). Original cork, Spanish cedar set with cap and ring. Ferrule fit is excellent. Previous owner used it on the larger Eastern rivers for distance and mending. A beautiful , old large trout rod! Original bag and non- original metal tube.


$375.00









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A.J. VALEANT  6FT.   #3/4 " NODELESS"





A. J. Valeant  6ft.  2/2,  Nodeless, 3 wt. tip and 4 wt. tip, #N03, 1.7 oz. total weight. Nodeless building saves a bit of weight and usually increases stiffness by 10% or so.  Perfect cane work and finish with aggressive red silks, super "Z" type ferrules with 2 ring cork seat. The best nodeless work I have seen! Casts a deep parabolic curve with nice line speed at 30-40 ft. as well as easily working in close with a few feet of line out plus leader.. Two tips for two lines with bag and tube and ferrule plug. For fine hatches and tight areas or pocket water.




$375.00











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PEZON ET MICHEL  RITZ VARIOPOWER  8FT. 2IN.    SOLD



Pezon et Michel  Ritz  Variopower  8ft. 2in. HS/HL , 2/1 (made that way) Fiberglass butt with bamboo tip section, staggered ferrule. In all original condition; this one made specially for Norm Thompson in the day. Excellent casting characteristics for a #5/6 line ; the fiberglass butt enables the rod to bend deep for a full parabolic action while the cane tip controls the momentum for a perfect cast. With original tube, bag and ferrule plug. Always very rare to the market.



$345.00











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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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F. E. THOMAS  9FT. 6IN.  " LIGHT SALMON"


F. E. Thomas  9ft. 6in. 3/2 "Light Salmon"  #8/9 line,  all original with original bag  ( PVC tube), deep red silks, lightly used and just the right rod for today's Steelhead fishing as well as salmon. Pictured with shorter removable butt cap, ( original butt cap also included). All straight and tight and capable of two hand casting as well. Very rare to market these days.



$505.00











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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.



$335.00





 




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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.


$135.00

               






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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.



$135.00







                             
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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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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.



$375.00











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




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VEUGELERS  (HOLLAND)  6FT. 6IN. NODELESS
 


Veugelers (Holland)  6ft..6in. ( nodeless build). Just as almost new, perfectly straight and tight, reddish brown silks, tiger maple seat with up lock cap and ring. Very quick and crisp; easily casts a # 4 line and I suspect a #3 as well ( perhaps real silk). Masterly built, serial # 4661. Two piece , one tip wit original bag and tube.



$399.00






                                    

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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!


$595.00         







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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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