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PEZON ET MICHEL 7FT. 6IN.  BRETONVILLIERS PPP          




Pezon et Michel  7ft. 6in. Super Parabolic PPP, Bretonvilliers Type Dubos,  # 4/5 line. Very fine original condition with original bag and long ferrule plug, staggered ferrule design. The rod has an instant start up of action and high and low stress at any distance. Power progression in constant ratio with bending; total absence of vibration and high power efficiency while maintaining ease and flexibility. Just wonderful casting pleasure in the perfect trout package.




$655.00










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EDWARDS QUADRATE  # 50    8 FT.




Edwards Quadrate  # 50 , 8 ft.  3/1, total weight  4.5 oz. Restored here at Redwing. I removed the heavy weight varnish and refinished it with an oil finish, replaced the "circus" colors with a very natural dark tan silk that highlights the beautiful shaft flaming. Now the rod is much lighter and responds to the line as I knew it could. Unparalleled grace with hidden power; casts a #6 anywhere you want it. very good original cork and original inking saved in the restoration as well. With original bag and tube.



$605.00









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HEDDON  # 19 RIPTIDE 



Heddon  # 19 Riptide,  9ft.  3/2, 2 3/4F ferrule ,  #7/8 line, All chrome fittings and designed for saltwater, bass, salmon, steelhead with large flies. Built of especially sturdy , choice hand split bamboo. I have replaced the smaller guides with chrome snakes and an agate stripper for modern lines and long range casting. Wrapped in dark orange silks with original inking saved in the restoration/new varnish and very good original cork and original extension butt. With original bag and tag. Can be two-handed cast in a modified Spey style.



$  295.00








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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.



$375.00









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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.



$435.00











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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.



$925.00

                         








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SCOTT- POW  R - PLY  GLASS  8FT.            


Scott - POW R- PLY fiberglass fly rod,  8ft. 2/1,  3 7/8 oz.  #6 line, # K- 81-3531. Beautiful first generation glass with elegant long tapered grip with unique up lock screw and screw butt cap. Just a smooth, powerful and easy casting instrument, in excellent original condition. Good spacing on the spigot ferrule insert. Graphite still struggles to attain the performance of these rods!




$395.00




 






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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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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.




$435.00











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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 .


$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.



$425.00



 
  




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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 8FT. 5IN  FARIO CLUB  PPP     

          

Pezon et Michel  8ft. 5in. Ritz Fario Club Super parabolic PPP, 2/1, 5 3/8 oz. In original condition w/o bag and tube. Note: This rod is down at the tip 2 inches; it also has some darkening at the lower tip section just above the ferrule.Fully sound and very fishable with a #6 line being it is now an 8-3. Still a great long , strong caster that simply moves line unlike most rods. Price reflects the condition.




$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"     SOLD




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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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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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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