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.



​$ 235.00

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 cation 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.



​$ 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.

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

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A. Napolitano  7 ft.  6 in. Bamboo Fly Rod


A. Napolitano  7 ft.  6 in.  2/2, #4 line, # 0123a ,  New condition.  Prominent west coast builder whose rods rarely make it to the secondary market.  Perfect , simple beauty describes this rods light dry fly action and understated charm. Blonde shafts with light amber silks( almost invisible), bright metals, matching agate stripper, tapered torpedo grip with maple seat with N/S  up lock screw type. With very nice bag and high grade metal and brass tube. A true #4 weight of very fine quality.


$885.00

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. With bag and tube.


​$ 795.00

LAST CASTS OF THE DAY.

STEELHEAD ON THE MILWAUKEE RIVER.

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

​$ 300.00

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.

$550.00

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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

morris kushner  7ft. bamboo fly rod


Morris Kushner  7ft.  2/1, bamboo fly rod,  #5/6 line ( WF #5 best) all cork with rings, brown, dark brown variegated nylon wraps, original super " Z " ferrule. Resorcinol glue lines showing ; probably 1960 era, very good varnish with bag and non-original tube. A beautiful casting stroke and recoil from 10 to 50 ft. Mildly soiled grip. The rod seems to be more powerful at a glance; but once in use it's lightness is apparent. 

$ 1025.00

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

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


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

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.


​$ 335.00

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!    

$295.00

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.

$245.00

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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

Allcocks of Redditch  7 ft. Bamboo Dry Fly Rod

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

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

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