The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it! Bamboo Fly rods for sale and repair
REDWING FLY RODS
A. Napolitano 7 ft. 6 in. Bamboo Fly Rod
A. Napolitano 7 ft. 6 in. 2/2, #4 line, # 0123a , New condition. Prominent west coast builder whose rods rarely make it to the secondary market. Perfect , simple beauty describes this rods light dry fly action and understated charm. Blonde shafts with light amber silks( almost invisible), bright metals, matching agate stripper, tapered torpedo grip with maple seat with N/S up lock screw type. With very nice bag and high grade metal and brass tube. A true #4 weight of very fine quality.
J. Balestrieri / Redwing Fly Rods, 9 ft. 3/2, #228 Type Garrison, # 6/7 line, 5.6 oz. Salmon , Steelhead. Hand planed, dark shafts, brown impregnated reelseat with ring DL ( very secure and reduces weight), brown/ dark brown wraps, to match the overall dark, quietness of the build. Super "Z" type ferrules ( blued), fixed extension with rubber butt ala Garrison, agate stripper. My work with the Garrison pleasant, confident taper. Smooth and easy to cast to 60 ft. plus when required; a joy to roll cast and modified Spey throws as well. Perfect for steelhead and light salmon etc. Built for the coldest weather ( Wisconsin Steelhead season!) and I believe anyone will be pleased at the tapers overall response. shop model and cast a few times. With bag and tube.
Dan Brenan 6ft. Bamboo Fly rod, 2/1, #4 line, ( also liked a #5 pure silk), all cork seat with rings and original super "Z" ferrules. Inked " Rod by Brenan" , " Fayetteville N. Y. " Straight and tight with non- original bag? A nice, soft casting piece; perfect Catskill pocket water rod with a good maker history behind it. Note- hook keeper removed for a snake type higher on the butt just a bit. Delightful dry fly rod.
J. Balestrieri / Redwing 8ft. 2/2, Long Taper Parabolic, # 5/6 line, 4 oz., hand planed. My first Long taper Parabolic rod; returned by a great customer, now too old to fish. Golden shafts with resorcinol glue ala Garrison , flared torpedo grip with chestnut seat and cap and ring, Mildsrum stripper and super "Z' type ferrule. Given new wraps and varnish. If i had to go with one line it would be a #5 DT. A fine, soft action ; parabolic in nature for fine tippets and smart trout.
J. M. Kenyon 10 ft. 2/2 " Silkien" bamboo fly rod, spliced joints. Built in Toledo, Ohio circa 1897, casts a #6 line ( real silk the best). This rod was silk wrapped with white silk thread over the whole shaft ; thought to strengthen the shafts. Label in tact along with the " Silkien" pat. Oct. 26, 1897- and J.M. Kenyon- Maker Toledo , Ohio. Areas of the shaft need to be replaced and re-wrapped but the shafts are sound. I have cast the rod and it has that beautiful old time patience and power both. Any re-wrapping can be accomplished here at Redwing. With wood form case and leather tube. Will almost never be seen again.
Allcocks of Redditch 7ft. 2/1 ( made that way) bamboo Fly Rod. Dry fly model with a pinpoint casting stroke. Early model circa 1930's and rare to find in this size. casts a # 5/6 line; a real #6 silk was was amazing. Capable of long and very close casts due to the parabolic taper . Yes it's a classic older look but all the better when it is actually fished. Straight and tight and excellent ferrule suction. With original bag. Ready for the next 90 years or so; perhaps wear a tie while fishing this piece of history. I'm quite sure that it saw Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires flying overhead!
Rod is my Pezon Longcast.
Italian penta ( 5 sided) 6ft. 2/1 ( made that way) #6 line and #5 DT silk , Named after the River Scoltenna in northern Italy; unknown maker but very skilled. Olive burl seat with cork insert and cap and ring. Spring green silks tipped red at ferrules an cork check. A seemingly stiffer action rod for larger line. The Scoltenna is fast with areas of great depth - thus perfect for very large fish; this rod is for that river type. Good casting range from 20 to 50 ft. and for use with larger drys and small streamers etc. Finely made and specially purpose built! With bag.
Heddon # 19 , 9ft. 3/2, GBG or C , #7/8 line ( I like a #8 best). Heddon 2 3/4 F ferrule - Model " Riptide". Restored here per customers request and specifications with longer than original grip with thumb and palm prints and longer extension for 2 handed casting. Heddon # 19's were made from only 2 % of all heddon cane supplies, i.e. for strength and quality. Fully restored here at Redwing with real ships varnish, deep amber silks; black and white at ferrules and cork check A truly powerful casting machine designed primarily for heavy fresh water and salt water fishing. This one customized a bit and better for it!
J. BALESTRIERI / REDWING FLY RODS 9FT. # 228 TYPE GARRISON
Sunb & Salter ( British/ French) 2/1, made that way, #6 line medium parabolic " La Creuse".Beautiful caramel colored cane with perfect 3x3 node spacing, Hardy style grip with cap and ring, larger snake guides with NS stripper ( agate). Casts a nice crisp long line and works well short if needed. Rare to market at anytime. With original bag and labeled tube.
Allcocks of Redditch 7 ft. Bamboo Dry Fly Rod
R. W. Ranch 7ft. 2/1 bamboo fly rod. Unknown maker is Mr. Ranch, high grade cane with 3x3 node spacing, excellent varnish, deep red silks, torpedo grip with cedar reelseat and cap and ring ( blued). N/S ferrule, Mildrum stripper. An honest #6 rod that will easily handle 40ft plus all day long if required. Perhaps a rod of choice for late evening and night fishing for larger quarry often on the move at that time. A purpose built rod by a person with quality skills! One could also consider a WF #5 line for fast , long casts.
Ogdan Smith 9ft. #5/6, " The Duros Rod"
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Paul young bamboo casting rod 7ft. 6in. 2/1, 5.5 oz. "Cast - Master", full cork grip with 2 rings with Paul young Detroit stamping. Will cast a lure to 2 ounces; nice for steelhead or bass and pike. Pre-flamed era rod with a nice pumpkin finish and great ferrule fit and varnish.
Phillipson Royal 9ft. Fiberglass 2/1 Fly Rod,# RF90HT, #9 line ( marked #10 line but #9 works best). In excellent original condition with original bag and tube. N/S ferrules , golden tinted bridged guides for strength. Can be fished one hand or two; I even did modified Spey casts with it. Very good cork with light staining, shafts are perfect. Designed to move long lines with big flies; fresh or salt. Beautiful tip sensitivity for light pick ups ala cold weather Steelhead. With bag and tube.