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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.



$1100.00

                         








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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.




$295.00










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LEONARD TYPE 4099 DF- UNKNOWN MAKER           SOLD




Leonard type 4099 DF;  (by unknown maker), 8ft. 3/1, 4.7 oz. #6/7 line. Built the same as an original 4099DF, blonde cane, super "Z" type ferrule, proper cigar grip,orange agate stripper and tungsten snakes, light burl seat with cap and ring, chocolate wraps. It has the same Leonard moderate, faster action with a strong lower shaft for quick, precise dry fly work. nicely made and a good value. Not that cheap import cane we see today; this cane is from long ago. Just given a new coat of varnish and rub down here; with bag.



$245.00











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GARRISON TYPE 8FT. 9IN.



8FT. 9in. ( Garrison style) bamboo fly rod, 2/1,  #7/8 line, ( I prefer a #8), impregnated shafts, super "Z" style ferrule at 15/64 th. Aluminum D/L seat with figured cocobolo insert, grip style ala Garrison, deep rust silk wraps, Mildrum stripper, chrome snakes. Conceived as a large trout/steelhead, light salmon rod; impregnated for cold, heavy weather fishing if necessary. A nice semi- parabolic taper ; capable of holding up a long line cast with larger flies.  It's a cold , misty day in late November; some snow flurries dance about. The water is steel grey, crowds are gone but the fish remain; fresh arrivals everyday. This would be a great rod to have with you!
              



$295.00











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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.




$495.00











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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.




$325.00











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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 and tube.



$295.00









                                                
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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. Original 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.



$495.00



 
  




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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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J.J.S. WALKER BAMPTON & CO. SPEY ROD             




J.J.S. Walker Bampton & Co.  Spey Fly Rod , 12 1/2 ft. 3/2, # 12004, #9 size range line, dates to late 1930's. Excellent original cork, blued metals, large agate stripper, new guides and wraps here at Redwing. Ferrules are screw lock and fit perfectly. The rod has a beautiful oil finished patina and one tip for silk , one for modern lines. It's owner came back from WW11 and lovingly fished this rod in Scotland for many , many seasons. With original bag.



$295.00









                                                                           

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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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J. S. SHARPE " FEATHERWEIGHT"    




J. S. Sharpe " Featherweight"  8 1/2 ft. 2/2,  #7 line, impregnated cane sold by Farlow of England. A full bodied action working deepinto the butt and capable of throwing a long line #6 with small flies, but it's real strength is with wets/nymphs in larger waters. With bag and tube.




$325.00








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WEBER; WISCONSIN BY HEDDON  9FT.        



Weber; Wisconsin by Heddon 9 ft. 3/1, #7 line. A mid grade Heddon rod with N/s ferrules. An excellent rod for big water trout, bass, steelhead. this taper often seen here in Wisconsin where the fisher went from trout to warm weather bass to cold weather steelhead. Dead straight and very powerful; restored here years ago with new wraps and varnish. Grip has an added thumb indentation and finger grooves ( very comfortable). A great rod to add a new reelseat and small extension to. Shafts are excellent quality cane; much to work with.



$145.00








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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.    



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.


$375.00












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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.


$225.00






 


                     

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



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SHARPE'S  " WILSON  INTERNATIONAL"  8FT.  3IN.      SOLD




Sharpe's  " Wilson International"  8ft.  3in.  #5/6 line, 2/1 ( made that way)  staggered ferrule design, impregnated cane. Designed by Dermot Wilson in the late 1960's  using Ritz taper designs with the light impregnation process. 8 in. ferrule plug, cap and ring all cork seat with blue tipped yellow silks. The overall result is a very successful, accurate rod ; capable of casts of all distances and yet masterful roll casts aided by it's fine tip calibrations. All original , lightly used with original bag and ferrule plug. Rare to the secondary market and very much loved in Europe. Guys that pass this rod up don't know what their missing!


$395.00







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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

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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PEZON ET MICHEL PARABOLIC SPECIALE COMPETITION     



Pezon et Michel Parabolic Speciale Competition  9ft. 2/1 ( made that way) #137856 (1956). Lightweight and powerful; high speed, high line action for a #6/7 ( I liked a WF7). This is a competition taper suited for big water and windy conditions, but can easily drop a small fly and light leader at 40 to 50 ft; and with a very light touch!  If you need 70ft. plus--- no problem. This is a rare rod in that it sports the rarely seen, custom ordered French Imperial Blue silk wraps. Perfect varnish and dead straight and tight;  A MASTER'S ROD. With original bag.



$455.00








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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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