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.
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.
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.
Ogdan Smith 9ft. #5/6, " The Duros Rod"
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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.
Snub & Salter 8ft. 4in. " La Creuse " model
Orvis 7 1/2 ft. 3/2, #4/5 line, Early model, Orvis stamped maker reelseat,. Personalized inking on the shaft for previous/original owner; easily removed if desired. Silks are a beautiful deep orange with black tipping. Mid is down 3 inches which really doesn't change any casting specs, but I have reflected that in the price. Very much a fine # 4/5 line and a quick dry fly action. 3 piece orvis always seem to feel more dry fly like overall. I replaced the grip as original. With original bag.
Sunb & Salter ( British/ French) 8ft. 4in. # 5/6 line, medium parabolic , " La Creuse" model. Beautiful caramel colored cane with 3x3 node spacing, beautiful agate stripper, larger guides. An all - around medium rod that pleases at all ranges. A rod to match the Pezon tapers. With bag and rare to see in the American market. In excellent original condition.
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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.
J. BALESTRIERI / REDWING FLY RODS 9FT. # 228 TYPE GARRISON
Redwing Fly Rods, 7ft. 3in. staggered ferrule type for a #5/6 line, 2/2, 3.3 oz. new, hand planed. Dark caramel flamed shafts, blued type "Z" ferrules, deep red silks, all cork seat with 2 rings. Never used; designed for quick power casts wit tight loops ( the real perfect dry fly taper). Special note---- It was wrongly inked and says 7ft. 9in. instead of 7ft. 3 in. with bag . My mistake is your deal of the new year. The varnish is perfect and I don't want to take it all down to re- do it.
The bamboo is waiting for the wind to touch it! Bamboo Fly rods for sale and repair
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
Rod is my Pezon Longcast.
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. With bag and tube.
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.
$ 325.00 SALE PENDING
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.