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.
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!
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.
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.
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Orvis Fullflex Fiberglass # 7/8 line
J.S. Sharpe LTD. *ft. #in. "Wilson International", #5/6 line, 2/1 ( made that way), Impregnated, staggered ferrule Ritz design. Sold by Farlow for the Scottish Co. A rare rod to come to the secondary market. Blue silks tipped yellow ( Scottish national colors), all cork grip with cap and ring. Lightly used semi- parabolic action ; very pleasant with reserve power in the perfect trout size. With original bag and hang tag. Really the best rod Sharpes ever made due to the Ritz, Pezon taper.
REDWING FLY RODS
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
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.
J.S. SHARPE LTD. 8 FT. 3IN. " WILSON INTERNATIONAL" NEW!
J. J. S . Walker Bampton 9ft. " The Lennox"
J. J. S. Walker Bampton, 9 ft. 3/2, Alnwick England, # 7 line, "The Lennox", serial # 9980. A beautiful pre- WW11 rod in excellent original condition with full gold intermediates and silk wraps, agate stripper and tip tops, ( can be used with silk line ), perfect ferrule fit. A British classic that should never be overlooked for today's fishing tactics. It excels in nymph and Spey type fishing; also an easy bass rod with larger flies. Great for Midwest streams where the growth is right at the banks even during Steelhead season. It is capable of modified Spey and roll casts. High grade rod in excellent condition, with original bag and tube.
"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.
Redwing / J. Balestrieri 6ft. 3in. #3 line " Midge Rapid Pace" NEW!
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. A speciality rod of my taper and concept; designed to be a custom piece. With bag and tube.
Rod is my Pezon Longcast.
The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it! Bamboo Fly rods for sale and repair
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.