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.

LAST CASTS OF THE DAY.

STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.

heddon  # 20


Heddon # 20 , 3/2, " Bill Stanley's Favorite", 9ft. 2 1/2 F ferrule, # 6/7 line. Wonderful original condition; one of the last years the rod was made with maroon silks , no tipping. Just a very fine quality cane with that singular Heddon treatment. With the original bag and tube.


$ 225.00

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.

$100.00

REDWing fly rods  8ft. type parabolic 15


Redwing Fly Rods  8ft. Type parabolic 15, 2/2, 4 oz. #6 line. deep caramel flamed cane with 2x2 node spacing. This rod was made 3-4 years ago and used sparingly for big dry fly work. Young style grip, deep yellow silks matching the Spar varnished cane, root beer silks at the ferrules. English chrome snakes and large Mildrum stripper, deep brown walnut burl seat with blued cap and ring, 15/64 blued type 'Z" ferrule .My version of the greatest medium rod of all time!

$ 495.00

Japanese salmon taken by Shigenobu Fujii 

(The rod. A fully restored Edwards #75 ; by  Redwing Fly Rods)

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


BEAUTIFUL  27 IN. JAPANESE RAINBOW CAUGHT BY KEISUKE ITAHASHI;  MINAMIFURANO, HOKKAIDO  JAPAN. ROD. VINTAGE WINSTON

TYPICAL WISCONSIN STEELHEAD  RIVER

ROOM FOR THE QUARRY TO RUN AND FIGHT!

phillipson royal 9ft. fiberglass


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.



​$ 265.00

USLAN  8FT.


Uslan  8ft. 2/1 ( made that way)  #5/6 line, 5 sided dark caramel cane  ( not impregnated).  Strong parabolic taper; eliminated false casting, great for water you can move around in as well as windy conditions. Bright red silks, grip replaced as original a few years back and rod used sparingly since. Rare to the secondary market, especially in the dark cane tempering. Original tube; a bag will have to be ordered.


$350.00

Quadrate bamboo Fly Rod  7ft.


Quadrate bamboo fly rod,  7ft. 2/2, #3/4 line, 3.2 total oz. Highly flamed cane with beautiful golden nodes, cigar grip with rosewood burl seat , N/S uplock  cap and ring , blood red silks. Inked 7' - 4  St. Denis ( French) perhaps a highly skilled private builder. Perfect shaft/ cane work that exhibits the quiet power of a Quad; semi parabolic in nature. Matched tips, English twist snakes and highest grade cork. A beautiful rod that epitomizes trout fishing. With bag and tube


​$595.00

RADIVOJ SAVLI  ( SLOVENIA)  into a good fish on a Heddon Black Beauty.

I don't think it can get any more beautiful than this!

morris kushner 7ft. 7in. staggered ferrule


Morris Kushner  7ft. 7in. staggered ferrule bamboo fly rod, 2/1( made that way),Excelereme model #5/6 line. total weight 3.6 oz. Super "Z" ferrule set ,2 N/S rings over all cork seat; in good original condition, ample snake guides, variegated  brown/dark brown nylon wraps. One of my personal rods; purchased in Michigan in the early 80's from a collector along with many other rods; ah the good old days! If it ever had an overcoat it was probably done by Bob Summers , or someone over there. I just ribbed it down a bit to clean it up and fished it as often as I could. This rod has been an inspiration in that it lead me to the world of (other rods and tapers) apart from the nauseating world of same rod builders. I think a better caster will prefer the #5 line for it's accuracy and probably the less skilled angler will marvel at how it move a #6 ( silk as well). The taper of this rod and the obvious highest quality of it's cane make this an exceptional piece. The staggered ferrule design is not lost on builders who desire to push to the outer limits of cane design and casting ability. With bag; never had a tube as far as I can remember.   Offers accepted

$895.00     reduced to  $795.00 

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.


$300.00

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. 

$100.00

Joakim Bolander- Sweden with a beautiful Char. A great customer and expert fly fisher.

For Sale 

The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it!

ME RELEASING A BEAUTIFUL WISCONSIN NOVEMBER STEELHEAD. CLEAR ,THOUGH LEAF STAINED WATER AND BLACK AND COPPER WELSH SPEY--- SIZE  10.

sunb & salter  8ft. 4in.


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.

$325.00

NEW AND VINTAGE ROD SALES AND CONSignments


uslan bamboo fly rod  7ft.


Uslan Bamboo Fly Rod,  7ft.  2/2, #7012,  3 oz.  % sided circa 1955/ 1956, "Spencer model" ( not impregnated but varnished). Original super "Z' ferrules all cork seat with N/S cap and ring. Original cork in very good condition with no ridging, silks are rusty orange and original as well. Superb semi- parabolic action providing smooth power, varnish in great condition and all straight and tight. With original bag.


$565.00

heddon  # 19  custom  "riptide"


 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!    

$385.00