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.

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

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

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

Orvis Mitey -Mite  5ft. bamboo Fly Rod,  # 3/4 line, 1 1/2 oz. circa 1968. Lightly used and straight and tight with perfect ferrule fit, light brown wraps and great cork with excellent ferrule fit. Designed for quiet waters with small flies. Only made for a short time and rare to the secondary market. With original bag and tube.


​$ 595.00

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

Orvis  Mitey- Mite  5 ft. bamboo fly rod

ogden smith 9ft. #5/6 "the duros rod"


Ogden Smith ( London England)  9 ft. 3/1 ( made that way),  model # B725, " The Duros Rod",  #5/6 line as well as DT  6 silk. Their best trout weight model with fine cane work and 3x3 node spacing. Early 1950's era with original bag. A fine parabolic action and well mated with a reel such as a hardy perfect for balance. Pine green silk wraps and classic  intermediates , agate stripper, nicely fitting blued ferrule, DL aluminum ring to a blued cap with excellent all cork seat and very good varnish. Will work well in many tactical fishing situations and just wonderful during a good summer hatch working a dry or nymph.

$225.00

orvis  8 1/2 ft. salmon model


Orvis  8 1/2 ft. 3/2, 6.7 oz. #7/8 line (8) inked on shaft ala Orvis; earlier model "Salmon". Impregnated, serial number 12958. Very fine original condition with original bag and labeled tube. Nice cork, chestnut wraps, all straight and tight  with excellent ferrule fit and decent size removable extension butt. A perfect Midwest steelhead rod  for our northers rivers that can be roll cast, and modified Spey cast as well.

​$ 450.00

amherst fly rod   8ft.  #4/5 line


Amherst Fly Rod Co.  ( AFR co.)  bamboo fly rod, 8ft. 3/2,  for a # 4/5 line,  3 1/2 oz.  A fine early rod from before WW11 with pumpkin colored varnish over excellent shafts, variegated silk wraps, all cork seat with cap and ring and N/S ferrules. One tip short 2 inches. Classic Eastern tapers with a nod to dry fly work. Basically all correct with intact inking for identification with non-original bag. The perfect rod to fish the historic/ classic flies and rarely seen in the market today.

$ 285.00

Delaware brown

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

Uslan  7ft. bamboo fly rod, 2/2, #7012, 3oz. " Spencer model,  5 sided, circa 1956- 1956, ( not impregnated).   All original with super "Z" ferrules and rust silks. Superb semi- parabolic action providing smooth power. Just a wonderful rod for a  # 5 line and precise tactics . The rod has a very  delicate, poetic swing; especially for a 5 sided rod and a perfect all -around trout tool.



​$ 475.00

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.

$295.00

For Sale 

NEW AND VINTAGE ROD SALES AND CONSignments



LAST CASTS OF THE DAY.

STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.


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

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

The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it!

TYPICAL WISCONSIN STEELHEAD  RIVER

Rod is my Pezon Longcast.

​Uslan 7ft. Bamboo Fly Rod " Spencer"​     SOLD

Italian penta  6ft. bamboo Fly Rod


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.


​$ 395.00

Allcocks of Redditch  7ft. Bamboo Fly Rod


Allcocks of Redditch ( England)  7ft. bamboo Fly Rod, 2/1, ( made that way)  " The Davonian" , Dry fly model with a delightful , quick, pinpoint casting stroke. Early model circa 1930's and rare to be seen in a 7ft. size. Casts a # 5/6 line and a real silk line wasa pure pleasure. capable of short and long work; easy accuracy. Tapered cigar grip with ring down to tapered post ala Hardy and classic rubber button. dark ruby silks and full intermediates. Straight and tight with perfect ferrule suction. With original bag.


$315.00

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.



​$ 215.00

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

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