ROOM FOR THE QUARRY TO RUN AND FIGHT!
Granger " Colorado Special" Early model , 9 1/2 ft. 3/2, #9660, #6 line, ( I like a WF #5). Original coke bottle grip, circa late 1920's with a snake guide instead of a stripper guide. All N/S metals, perfectly straight shafts with 3x3 node spacing and it's original wraps and finish. Original bag with wooden tip case ( canvas very fragile on bag) . This rod is exactly what's called for if you need a light , long rod for dry fly or nymphing over larger waters with complex currents. It gives you the length to lift over them and move a fly. Great from boats and canoes. It's fine tip calibrations work well with long, light tippets.
John Goddard " Nymph" 8ft. 6in. Staggered ferrule model ala Pezon, specifically designed by John Goddard of England, ( noted author, teacher and master fly fisher). Casts a # 5/6 line, using a modern style Fuji stripper and tip top; in like new condition. Built with a deeper , easy flex called upon for nymph fishing with excellent mending capabilities. Highest quality cane, walnut seat with classic down lock hardware. Barely used, with original bag and a screw top pvc tube.
Redwing Fly Rods 8ft. Type parabolic 15, 2/2, 4 oz. #6 line. deep caramel flamed cane with 2x2 node spacing. This rod was made 3-4 years ago and used sparingly for big dry fly work. Young style grip, deep yellow silks matching the Spar varnished cane, root beer silks at the ferrules. English chrome snakes and large Mildrum stripper, deep brown walnut burl seat with blued cap and ring, 15/64 blued type 'Z" ferrule .My version of the greatest medium rod of all time!
The real first generation of glass rods , 8 ft. 2/1, # 5/6 line, Registration # 78614 Royal Javelin . Excellent; little used condition and a rare collectable for the glass aficionado.
Uslan 8ft. 2/1 ( made that way) #5/6 line, 5 sided dark caramel cane ( not impregnated). Strong parabolic taper; eliminated false casting, great for water you can move around in as well as windy conditions. Bright red silks, grip replaced as original a few years back and rod used sparingly since. Rare to the secondary market, especially in the dark cane tempering. Original tube; a bag will have to be ordered.
Scientific Anglers, Glass , 8ft. 11 in. 2/1, #8/9 line. Basically unused with an extension butt. Probably the best fiberglass rods ever made --- period! Why did they move into graphite when they had this? With original bag.
Frank Wire 8ft. 6in. # 6 line ( i loved it with a TT6/7 line as well, 2/2 , 5 sided and built by the fine West Coast builder. Truly fully parabolic in nature, deep bending into the grip with a classic strong tip that doesn't fold when a long line load is applied. A true casters rod when power is necessary and larger fish are the quarry. Restored here at Redwing years ago and unfished since. Deluxe wraps, gold at the guides and black at ferrules. Cork D/L seat and very good original cork grip, non- original bag and tube. Hardly ever seen!
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!
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.
E. C. Powell 9ft. 3/2, semi- hollow, classic A taper for tight loops. Has a thumb rise ( can be easily removed) Used but in excellent fishing condition; straight and tight. All wraps and finish are original; rare to find one untouched and in no need of restoration/repair. With original bag and tube.These rods probably mean more to today's knowledgeable fly fisher than ever before . What they bring to us is a very long, light , versatile casting to; built by a true master who really understood the mechanics of fly casting.
The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it!
REDWING FLY RODS
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.
Redwing Fly Rods 9ft. 3/2, #6/7 line, "Type Garrison". Blonde shafts with 3x3 node spacing, original ( old stock Super "Z" ferrules); with super "Z" mark, clear silks, brown at ferrules and cork check, real spar varnish . N/S and agate stripper with light wire snakes, highly figured walnut seat with cap and ring. Designed off a garrison taper with finer tip calibrations for a faster energy transfer and a true dry fly demeanor . A versatile rod for larger rivers with wind, light steelhead and bass work as well as a nice boat rod. Built for a customer years ago and lightly used . Age has forced him to sell some rods thus this is a back to me for a re-sale.