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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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BUD BARNARD  6 1/2 FT.          NEW!



Bud Barnard  6 1/2 ft.  2/1,  #4 line, 3.5 oz.. The second Barnard I have run across in all of my years. High quality build, 3x3 node spacing, deep golden cane, N/S ferrules, bright cap and ring  over burl, good cork with light soiling and classic perfection stripper. Straight and very tight with a quick, responsive dry fly action. Barnard is believed to have worked with Feierabend at some point in N.Y. ( from a conversation with the late Martin Keane). I had another such rod years ago at 7ft. 11in. truly a fine piece, sadly broken during shipping to a customer.



$365.00






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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.


$595.00








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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.




$485.00











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PEZON ET MICHEL  RITZ VARIOPOWER  8FT. 2IN.



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.



$445.00











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PEZON ET MICHEL  7FT. PARABOLIC SPECIALE NORMALE


 
Pezon et Michel  7 ft.  # 4/5 line, 2/2. Rare to find any Pezon at 7 ft. on the market.  Lightly used, all original; excellent cork, varnish and dark garnet silk wraps with double tipping. Perfectly straight and tight; will lay out a a long , fine line with ease and grace. Think of a cool afternoon; working the long flats of a good sized river-- a long leader and fine flies being the required tactics--- This is the rod to have! With original bag and factory labeled tube.



$475.00









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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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PEZON ET MICHEL  7FT.  1IN. " RITZ VARIOPOWER"    SOLD




Pezon et Michel  7ft.  1in.   " Ritz Variopower"  2/1, HS/HL,  glass butt with bamboo tip. made exclusively for Norm Thompson back in the day, serial number 72277133. Deep blood red silks, cane colored glass. This model has a semi- parabolic taper for a strong # 5/6 line , staggered ferrule.  Modern glass has a much longer flex than bamboo; the more it bends the more it stores power creating a powerful cast coupled with a strong tip section for high line control. A fusion of materials that heighten the appeal of casting! Price reflects loss of original bag and tube.



$465.00











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HEDDON # 36   DE LUXE SALMON SPECIAL




Heddon  # 36  De Luxe Salmon Special,  9 ft.  3/2,  2  3/4  Ferrule,  # 7/8 line,  GBG or C . Restored here at Redwing. As original with exceptions to the clear silk wraps  and Note: there were some rust stains on the upper foot wraps; so I flamed parts of the blank to match and integrate an over-all look. Perfect ferrule fit, cork that looks almost new and with original extension butt. A medium , heavy rod for average steelhead, grilse, bass etc.I liked a WF #7 for long casts and ease of mending. Of course, best quality Heddon cane and classic competent feel.




$215.00











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ORVIS  7FT.  9IN.  NYMPH



Orvis  7ft.  9in.  model  " Nymph"  #5 line, 2/1 , impregnated and in very good condition. Only a one tip rod now as it's "Midge " counterpart has been lost ( was 7ft. 6in.). A great combination rod ; I can make another 7ft. 6in. tip section if requested. Classic Orvis grip and walnut seat, original bag and tube. This "Nymph" has a beautiful, patient action with a #4 nymph set-up. Rare to the market in any form.



$300.00







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CUSTOM / PEZON PARABOLIC SUPER MARVEL




Custom / Pezon et Michel Parabolic Super Marvel,  7ft. i in.  2/1 ( made that way)  #5 line,. Obvious Pezon 3x3 node spacing and Pezon type ferrules with staggered ferrule design. This is one of a group of three restored/ refinished by" Arthur T. Frey" with the highest quality wraps, varnish reelseats with highest quality woods  and contoured cork grips. Beautifully rendered. This Super marvel casts a perfect , tight loop #5 and could handle a #5 real silk line as well. S strong taper able to handle all but the largest trout. With it's new/ original bag and tube.



$415.00











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CUSTOM/PEZON  7FT.  7 IN.  COLORADO



Custom / Pezon  7ft.  7 in. Colorado,  2/1,  #5/6 line, --- Same configuration and wrap colors as the Super Marvel  above. A strong #5 or 6 silk rod, obvious pezon in every detail that counts. Just a beautiful, strangely quick piece for a true parabolic, that commands your attention and respect! With it's original bag and tube.



$415.00








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CUSTOM / PEZON PARABOLIC PRIMA  8FT.  1 IN.



Custom / Pezon Parabolic Prima  8ft.  1in.  staggered ferrule. As above same treatment to  Pezon shafts with Pezon ferrules due to a refinish . Strong, crisp long tight loops cast with a # 5 line or perhaps a real silk #6. Reserve power for bigger tactics on larger water-- just amazing! With it's original bag and tube.




$360.00



                                          





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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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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.




$385.00







 


                      

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



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
ferrule.

   

$295.00









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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.


$165.00

               






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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.



$185.00







                             
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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.



$325.00











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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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J.S. SHARPE  LTD.  14 FT.  SPEY ROD    SOLD



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.




$169.00










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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.




$245.00











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




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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!




$295.00









                                      

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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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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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