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!    

$200.00

south bend # 59 / redwing restoration


South Bend # 59 / Redwing Restoration,  9ft.  3/1  ( a second tip can be available)  # 6/7 line ( I like a DT #7 best).  Casts a beautiful long line with it's faster tip calibrations. Built for bass, light steelhead, large trout and landlocks. Poker straight

shafts are the best grade highly flamed SB made ( some went to Paul Young for Prosperity rods). Once I saw the cane work I had to restore this rod with a beautiful burl seat with cork insert( up lock), Snake brand guides and orange N/S agate stripper; all larger sizes. Tight ferrule fit with classic deep burnt orange silks. Finally this is a rod that is all it can be and cane at a great entry price

$235.00

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Allcocks of Redditch  7 ft. Bamboo Dry Fly Rod          ​SOLD

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

joe balestrieri  8ft 6in. parabolic pace


Joe Balestrieri  8ft 6in. Parabolic Pace, ( medium parabolic action) #5/6 line,  2/1 ( made that way).  Flamed caramel cane, clear wraps on gloss spar varnish, agate stripper. Staggered ferrule model ( tip 10 inches longer than butt) burl seat with cork insert and uplock ring and cap, modified Ritz grip for precise hand placement, durabronze ferrules ( old stock).  Specially built for accurate tracking and line placement, easy mending and roll casting if needed. Purpose built under my name apart from Redwing. A speciality rod of my taper and concept; designed to be a custom piece. With bag and tube.


$ 495.00      

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

​$ 245.00

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.

​$ 495.00       

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.


​$ 600.00



















   

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

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.

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

H. L. Leonard Bamboo Fly Rod  10ft. circa 1910


H. L. Leonard Rod 10ft. 3/2, # 3/4 line,( #3 pure silk a real pleasure) circa 1910. A lovely wet/dry fly rod that will protect the finest tippets while easily mending a long line. A classic eastern beauty. Restored here with all original wraps in tact ; no changes made exception being a new cork grip. Perfect Leonard ferrules and all straight and tight . Pleasantly able to be used for today's fishing; it has been lightly used and well taken care of, now ready for another century of work for the experienced, sophisticated fisher. With new non-original bag.


$595.00

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

LAST CASTS OF THE DAY.

STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.

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.

$425.00

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

TYPICAL WISCONSIN STEELHEAD  RIVER

Rod is my Pezon Longcast.

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

p. william ( bill) arend bamboo fly rod  9ft.     


P. William ( Bill) Arend bamboo fly rod 9ft. 3/1, # 5/6 line. Most likely a pre -war rod due to the warp color of brown tipped yellow. Very similar to a Goodwin Granger rod in taper and anodized color etc. Bill a lifelong tournament caster until his death in 1952. The rod has that western feel of many Colorado rods, western grip, up lock aluminum seat over black bakelite barrel. All original script is intact, mid section is 1 in. down at the upper ferrule ( doesn't affect casting one bit). One of the least known of the early builders, but a workman of high quality regarding cane selection and taper sequence. I cast a #6 rel silk with an easy delight; rod is excellent at all ranges. I did not clean cork etc. as it is a true heritage piece. Price reflects the notation on the mid section.


​$ 295.00

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

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


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

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