The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it! Bamboo Fly rods for sale and repair


NEW AND VINTAGE ROD SALES AND CONSignments



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.


$525.00

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.


​$ 625.00

dan brenan  6ft. bamboo fly rod


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.

$495.00

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j. balestrieri / redwing 8ft. long taper parabolic


 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.

​$ 405.00       

j. m. kenyon 10ft. " silkien" early bamboo fly rod


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.


​$ 800.00



















   

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!

Delaware brown

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

Rod is my Pezon Longcast.

Italian penta  6ft. bamboo Fly Rod      ​SOLD


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.


​$ 295.00

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!    

$295.00

Redwing  " Sho - Chiku -Bai"  fly rod; the bamboo, pine and cherry blossoms of Japan .      Such things are possible here at Redwing!

LAST CASTS OF THE DAY.

STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.

J. BALESTRIERI / REDWING FLY RODS  9FT. # 228 TYPE GARRISON

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.

$245.00

For Sale 

Allcocks of Redditch  7 ft. Bamboo Dry Fly Rod

r. w. ranch  7ft.       ​SOLD


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.


$ 200.00      

​$ 245.00

Ogden Smith  9 ft.  3/1, ( made that way) Model #B725, " The Duros Rod",  # 5/6 line as well as #6 DT silk line.  Their best trout weight model with fine cane work and 3x3 node spacing. Early 1950's era with original bag. A true parabolic action and well mated with a Hardy Perfect. Pine green silks and full intermediates, agate stripper; all in very fine condition. A delight to cast and fish and ready for all modern tactics by today's fishers. You know there is a certain feeling casting one of these vintage pieces that connects you to fly fishing's historic past. A fisher usually had one rod and was more of a master for it , because he or she learned to adapt the rods unique characteristics to any and all tactics. Knowledge was the true coin experience. An accomplished fisher can use this rod anywhere with excellent results ; maybe you can too?



​$ 210.00

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.

​Ogdan Smith  9ft. #5/6, " The Duros Rod"

​make sure to see page 2 of rods for sale!

paul young bamboo casting rod  7 ft.  6in.                   


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.


​$395.00

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.



​$ 235.00