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.
Beaty bamboo fly rod ( Butte Montana) 9 1/2 ft. 3/2 , # 5/6 line. Early rod , probably a Divine blank and Beaty's pat. up-locking reelseat that later becomes the Granger seat. Beautiful cane quality in a classic Western style rod of the day ( capable of big fish). A great steelhead rod for today'd fishers, boat rod and big rivers every where.
Pezon et Michel, 8ft. Prima Competition, bamboo fly rod, 2/1, parabolic action, # 2214722, # 5 line. A nice early rod; straight and tight; built just after WW11. A strong casting 35 rod with a semi parabolic taste and not as deep working as the later Pezon parabolic's. Actually rather quick and precise; before the Ritz influence. With original bag.
Redwing / J. Balestrieri 6ft. 3in. # 3 line, 2.6 oz. Type " Midge Rapid Pace", 2/1 ( made that way). Staggered ferrule design to maximize the quick casting tempo of the upper section; super light aluminum ferrules, deep caramel cane with 2x2 node spacing, deep red silks ,torpedo tapered grip at 5in. Chinese elm burl ( wood over 400 years old) cap and ring for the lightest touch possible. This design for for fast , precise small water targets. A builders answer for a critical situation.Don't wonder at the design; it wants you to only watch your target!
Rod is my Pezon Longcast.
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.
Pezon et Michel 9ft 3in. " Parabolic Royale", 6 1/2 oz. # 8/9 line, 2/1 ( made that way). With ample extension butt for 2 handed casting if needed, perfect Pezon shafts, light brown silks tipped yellow, excellent cork. A staggered ferrule design- tip 3 inches longer than butt; with original bag and butt extension tube. Just a wonderful rod to cast; one or two handed. It defies weight and a heavier line size. Salmon, steelhead with good sized flies ,no problem. Just bounces to life and just asking for work.
Hardy 9 1/2 ft 3 piece, 2 tip, " The Gold Medal" Palakona cane. All original 1950's with full intermediates and screw lock seat pat. ferrules in perfect condition. casts a # 5/6 line and great with traditional silk line as well. No ridging on cork. A strong , long taper for high nymphing and mending of a long line, softer tips to protect tippets and would work well with streamers etc. from a boat or canoe. With original bag.
"Scepter" by Constable of Brombley, England, Glass 8 ft. # 5 line. Famous Scepter glass blanks, serial # 574; a limited number and sold by Anglersmail of Cleveland in the 70"s. Beautiful brown shafts with spigot ferrule, all cork grip and cap and ring seat. Root beer agate stripper with light lime silks. has a wonderful, brisk action; not slow or sloppy at all due to the higher modulus fiberglass. feather light to the hand and perfectly mated to a # 5 line. With original bag and Angersmail labeled tube.
Russ Peak, fiberglass fly rod 8ft. 5in. #5/6 line, #B+T RP9TFLT, 4 oz.. Glass classic, custom rolled blank, typical perfection casting characteristics. The high mark in all glass building. With original bag and labeled tube. Few , if any glass rods can attain this special feel!
Pezon et Michel, Parabolic "Ritz" 8ft. 6in. #5
Pezon et Michel, Parabolic Ritz, bamboo fly rod, 8ft. 6in. #5 line, 23/2, # 1S65566. Simple grace and function ; named after the master Charles Ritz himself. His design of a perfect fly rod. Staggered ferrule design, tips 10 .inches longer than butt. Lightly used and a pure delight to cast. Rare to market and with original bag.
Redwing / J. Balestrieri 6ft. 3in. #3 line " Midge Rapid Pace" NEW!
Russ Peak 8ft. 5in. glass, classic fly rod new!
The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it! Bamboo Fly rods for sale and repair
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REDWING FLY RODS
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.
Orvis Fullflex Fiberglass # 7/8 line
Pezon et Michel Parabolic " Verre", Fiberglass, 8 ft 6in. #6 line, # 126634. Top quality glass of the classic generation with pezon tapers, excellent condition with moderate use and with original bag. Very special!