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REEL SEAT DESCRIPTION CODE:
Batt.... Standard Orvis walnut down locking seat.
S/L or D/L. Screw lock (down locking).
Rev. S/L or U/L. Up locking screw lock seat.
S/B. Single slide band (cap & ring) seat.
C/R or cap & ring. Same as S/B seat.
Skeleton. Two sliding bands only.
Dual Ring. Same as skeleton seat.
N/S. Nickel Silver hardware.
Full N/S-S/B. Seat barrel, slide band and hardware are Nickel Silver.
ROD CONDITION CODE:
N or New. New merchandise. Never used, first time sold.
M-Mint. AS NEW. Never Used.
M/R-Mint Restored. Professionally refinished to new condition.
N/M-Near Mint. Close to new. Barely used.
E-Excellent. Above average condition with light use only.
VG-Very Good. Average condition. Shows light to normal use and is ready to take fishing.
G-Good. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish.
F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.
P-Poor. Structurally sound. Needs major refinish or repair work.
13862. INSTANT ANTIQUE ROD COLLECTION. THE FOLLOWING THREE RODS LISTED HERE ARE BEING SOLD AS A GROUP AT A MUCH LOWER PRICE THAN THEIR INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS SUM UP TO. WE NEED TO REDUCE INVENTORY AND THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO ASSEMBLE AN INSTANT VINTAGE ROD COLLECTION AT A BARGAIN PRICE. BEST OF ALL, THESE SPECIAL FIVE RODS WERE PAINSTAKINGLY REFINISHED TO AS NEW CONDITION BY ONE OF THE FINEST ARTISTS IN ROD RESTORATION IN THE COUNTRY WHO WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO MAKE HIS IDENTITY PUBLIC. GRAB THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE WHILE YOU CAN!!! #'s 13620, 13805, AND 13483 - ALL THREE RODS SHOWN IMMEDIATELY BELOW: ONLY $350.00 SAVE $135.00!! LIKE GETTING ONE ROD FREE!!
13735. CIEMIEGA - TOM. 7'2" MODEL 725 DRIGGS. 2/2. #5. 4.0 oz. Fast Semi-Parabolic. Burled Walnut D/L N/S S/B. Bronze t/Black. Varnished. Our Bamboo world has recently lost one of its own. Rod maker Tom Ciemiega passed away in 2010 and the fishing world lost a devout bamboo master who cut his bamboo teeth in the Young Rod shop in Detroit back in the 1950's. Those years of direct contact with both Paul and Bob Summers left and indelible mark on a man who came full circle building his own parabolic action influenced fly rods. Tom's personal fly casting and fishing experience over more than 60 years influenced his development of taper modifications loosely based on the designs of Paul himself. This lightly Flamed, Swelled Butt rod has a Semi-Parabolic action that is powerful and fast, totally reminiscent of the delightful Young Driggs, one of the best Young light-line dry fly rods. Thanks to the addition of a beautifully Swelled butt to the proven Driggs based tapers. this rod is even more delicate, feels real good in the hand and has a power reserve that belies its light weight. It loads well in-close with a DT 5 and fishes beautifully with smaller flies and fine tippets, but is capable of pin-point accuracy up to 60 feet if required. It truly casts like a dream as do all of Tom's designs. The snakes are black, the ferrules are oxidized Super Z style and the grip is a standard Cigar shape. The reel seat is a down locking morticed slide band seat with bright hardware over a beautiful piece of hand selected Burled Walnut. The finish is lovely and the rod will make its owner proud. If a body were limited to only one bamboo fly rod, this one will do, nicely. Appears unused with the original plastic still on the grip.This beautifully constructed rod has a quick and powerful dry fly action for a DT4 or WF5 line. It is capable of pin-point accuracy at 60 feet if required, but fishes like a dream at normal distances. Although shorter, this rod is somewhat reminiscent of the PY Driggs, a very popular Young model. Like the Driggs, it feels real good in the hand and has a power reserve that belies its light weight. The snakes are black, the ferrules are oxidized Super Z style and the grip is a standard Cigar shape. The reel seat is an Up-locking morticed slide band seat with bright hardware over a beautiful piece of Burled Red Maple. The finish is lovely and the rod will make its owner proud. Cloth bag and aluminum case. M. $1250.00.
13881. FARLOW - C. & CO, LONDON/ HARDY BROS. _ALNWICK. 15"0" & 3-1/2". GREENHEART WOOD TWO HANDED FARLOW SALMON ROD AND HARDY ALL BRASS BIRMINGHAM PLATE REEL. 3/1. #9 /10. Spey Action. BLUED BRASS S/B. Varnished. Dark Red. This is a perfectly matched pair of Antique Salmon Gear from the two most respected English Tackle Makers. The Greenheart Rod was designed and built under the Charles Farlow "191 STRAND" label in London. The rod is a classic English THREE SECTION, two hand rod for a DT9 or 10 line and Spey Casting. Fitted with oxidized brass ferrules, hardware and fittings, agate first guide, reverse-twist snake guides and wire-formed tip-top, all original. Comes with walnut ferrule plugs. A straight and tight rod that will make a wall display you'll be proud of. Circa 1900. MATED to an all Brass HARDY BROS. Birmingham Style Plate reel with the oval, bordered Alnwick label and a perfect match for the rod. This reel was in continuous production at Hardy from 1880 to 1920. Bright finish on the reel and also Circa 1900. Both of these unique tackle items are in excellent plus condition and will make the most impressive display for a fish camp wall or office you could possibly imagine. This grouping will start many a conversation. E. $850.00.
13884. GRANGER - WRIGHT & MC GILL. 9'0". VICTORY MODEL 9059. 3/2. #6/7. 5 -3/4oz. Medium/Fast. N/S rev S/L. Varnished. Black/Orange Jasper. Early 1940's Granger rod in UNFISHED and outstanding original condition. Perfect with a Triangle Taper7 line. All about this rod is unmolested original including the cloth bag and original labeled cardboard case. One of the nicest feeling 9 foot bamboo rods around for a #7 line. It still has the clear plastic. factory grip cover in place. It would be impossible to find a better original condition Granger example than this one. Fantastic find for the Granger fan. M. $550.00.
13878. HEDDON. 8'0". MODEL 17. 3/2. #4/5. 4.1 oz. Medium Fast Dry Fly. Black Marbleized S/L. Varnished. Black t/Orange. The famed Heddon Black Beauty in the increasingly hard to find 8' length with the light action 1-3/4 ferrule size. Fine tipped rod is perfect with a DT4 or WF5 line. A scarce model in extra fine, completely original condition. The rod has a small hook-dig repair over-wrap near the tip-top, (visible in photo) with no effect on performance, otherwise the rod is in superb, ready to fish condition. The cloth rod bag and the aluminum rod case are original with the original factory labels. The rod case is missing its cap. The varnish was re-coated many years ago and is in perfect fishing condition and the rod is tight, straight and sound in every respect. These rods are becoming increasingly scarce and even harder to find in this "ready to go fishing" kind of condition. Sweet rod here. E. $450.00.
13879. HEDDON. 8'6". MODEL 35 DELUXE. 3/2. #5/6. 4-3/8 oz. Medium/Fast. FULL N/S D/L S/L. Varnished. Golden Bronze t/Black. Original, early 1930's higher grade Heddon rod with early full Nickel Silver Down-locking Reel Seat, Half-Wells Grip, drilled to pattern as promoted and popularized by Heddon Pro Caster MARVIN HEDGE in the 1930's. Very nice action with finer tips will fish beautifully. The rod was re-coated and the wraps are original and the varnish is bright. Winds and guides are superb having seen very little use. All original markings are in place. Comes in replacement cloth bag and aluminum case. Casts beautifully with a DT5 or WF6 fly Line. In excellent plus condition. E. $395.00.
13876. HEDDON. 8'6". WESTFIELD RIVER. 3/2. 6. 4-5/8 oz. Medium/Fast. Brown Tenite U/L S/L. Varnished. Bronze t/ Red. The 1930's, 2-1/2 ferrule sized, Heddon model that favors the Triangle Taper WF6F line so very well. It really sings with that fly line. Just professionally restored to as new condition. It has the scarce trademark brown marbleized Bakelite UP-lock seat with bright hardware stamped with the Pat # 1624052. Issued April 12, 1927 to Charles and Jack T. Welch and assigned to Heddon. The nickel silver ferrules and the swelled butt add a lot of class to a great classic rod. The varnish is bright and perfect. The butt is lettered "WESTFIELD RIVER" on a single flat and is the original lettering perfectly preserved. It is believed this model was made expressly for the Clapp & Treat store in Hartford, CT. The action is sweet and the rod is a superb caster with a DT6 line, too. This rod is a prize for the angler looking for a sweet casting 'everyday' rod. Comes with a replacement cloth bag original Heddon branded aluminum case. All in superb condition. M/R. $475.00.
13883. H-I. 7'6". TONKA QUEEN. 2/2. #4/5. 4.5 oz. Medium/Fast. Cherry wood Mortised S/B. Varnished. Golden Bronze t/Brown. The TONKA SERIES were H-I's best quality two piece rod models with a fish-able dry fly action. This rod has two differently tapered Factory Tips, One is light action-ed and really sweet with a 4 weight fly line. The second is beefier through out and needs a DT5 or WF6 line to perform well. Yet, both tips match for cane color and finish work hat appears to be factory work. The shaft markings "TONKA QUEEN" in white ink and a perfect decal remain unsullied. The heavier tip has a long ago done, minor hook dig repair near the tip-top All sections are full length. The only modification from original is the replacement of the poor quality reel seat found on these rods with a nice Cherry Wood insert Cap and Ring seat, a definite improvement. In the original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. E. $275.00.
13877. LACEY - GARY. 8'0". ROYAL "L" MODEL TROUT. 3/2. #5. 4.1 oz. Medium/Fast. Highly Figured Burled Walnut N/S S/B. Varnished. Translucent Red t/Black. Your first look at a Lacey rod will take your breath away! One cast and the price will fade out of mind never to be thought of again. There are a very small number of contemporary rod makers active today, whose work is simply the finest extant. Georgia master builder, Gary Lacey creates a rod worthy of inclusion in that elite group. Gary's rods are just as darned close to perfect as any I've ever seen and this is one of his latest efforts. It has sparkle to take your breath away and a "wow" factor that is a cut above. Attention to detail abounds everywhere. from the beautiful dark flamed cane color given life by an impeccable varnish finish....to the "only two turns of thread" wrap edgings....to the trademark and unique thread treatment of the N/S ferrules, to the graceful....highly figured and feathered Burled Walnut reel seat offset by the intricately detailed and finely knurled Rope Knurling on the bright Nickel Silver seat parts and hardware....to the hand-crafted....Rope Knurled rear grip and front winding check and fly keeper ring....to the intricate and edging detailed signature wraps over a gentle butt swell....to the delicately engraved maker's signature on the butt cap....to the special "single thread" wrap edgings at the tip ferrules to allow the angler to tell the mirror image tips apart. This rod uses Gary's trademark uniquely designed Agate Stripper, the finest I've ever seen all, hand-done by Gary. The Agate insert is held in place by two independent rope knurled Nickel Silver guide frames. Altogether different and very striking! All of the snake guides are hand-made by Gary in the English reverse configuration of specially treated Stainless Steel wire that looks like Antique Bronzed Guides, but won't wear or discolor as quickly. Even the cloth bag and heavy brass capped case are wonderfully done. If workmanship speaks for itself, then this rod simply says it all. What it does with a Lee Wulff Triangle Taper 5 line would take another three paragraphs to describe. Just know, you'll be thrilled in every possible way. M. $2475.00.
13882. LEONARD. 5'3". CHICAGO STYLE BAIT CAST ROD. 2/2. For 3/8 to 5/8 oz lures. Full N/S S/B. Varnished. Red. 1930's Split Bamboo Plug Casting Rod. Made with all Red Agate guides, and Red Agate tip-tops. Fore and rear grips are of narrow 3/8" cork rings, right for the period. Full N/S slide lock seat. Classic Staggered ferrule Chicago design that is ready to fish and still a viable fishing rod. Tip is fairly fine and suited to 1/2 ounce lures. Now fitted to a replacement cloth rod bag and aluminum case. This rod is straight tight and sound and requires no work to enjoy fishing. A collector/fisherman's prize. E. $365.00.
13487. LEONARD – H. L. 8'0". DURACANE MODEL 805. SERIES 2. 2/2. #5. 3-3/4 oz. Medium Walnut D/L S/L. Brown T/Black. Impregnated. SN2576. Sweet, medium action impregnated rod for a #5 line. Made in 1976 by Ted Simroe. The case label carries all the pertinent information. Cigar style grip and dark Walnut down-locking screw lock seat. Everything correct and original including the bag and case. This rod has been fished very little and shows light use on a near mint condition rod. These are scarce and going up in value steadily. Perfect with WF5. N/M $1150.00.
13859. ORVIS. 7'6". BATTENKILL MODEL. 2/2. #5/6. 3-7/8 oz. Medium. Batt Seat. Brown. Impregnated. Serial #56322. Made in 1970 by Ron White under the aegis of Wes Jordan's supervision. This is the all-time classic Orvis rod with high quality Dark cane color and a superb Medium rod action for a DT5/WF6 line. Try this rod with a Lee Wulff Triangle Taper 5 and you'll understand all the fuss. Excellent as a basic overall trout fishing rod. The rod is in very nice overall condition showing light and respectful use. Original bag and original labeled aluminum rod case. One tip guide wrap touched up o/w excelent condition overall. Where can you find this kind of quality at this kind of price? All Jordan era Orvis rods are a true bargain. E. $695.00.
13868. ORVIS. 8'0". NYMPH MODEL BATTENKILL. 2/2. #3/4. 3.75 oz. Medium/Slow. Battenkill, Brown. Impregnated. Serial # 71643. Made in 1973 by Ron White. Offered only for several years, so this model is quite scarce. Very smooth, medium/slow action, light line midging rod made for DT3 or WF4 line. Perfect for fine tippets and very small flies or for fishing wets and nymphs and cushioning delicate tippets and for where excellent off the water line control is important. The rod appears lightly used and remains in excellent condition. Great buy. Original cloth bag and labeled aluminum case. E. $895.00.
13886. ORVIS. 8'0". BATTENKILL. 3/2. #6. 4-3/8 oz. Medium/Fast. Walnut Batt D/L S/L. Impregnated. Brown. This rod, serial # 10688 was built in 1949 by Calvin Skinner. It comes in the original paper labeled aluminum rod case and cloth bag and is factory rated for an HDH (DT6) line. Sized 16/10 ferrules, it casts with absolute authority and has a delightful medium-faster action that is perfect for all of your trout fishing. and even light small-mouth fishing. Make no mistake, this is a very well made high grade Orvis rod from a time period when quality was King. It certainly is one of the nicest of this model we've seen in a while. A very handsome rod with the original cloth bag and aluminum rod case. This rod model is scarce and an exceptionally nice fishing tool. It remains in excellent original condition throughout and will provide much fishing pleasure. E. $895.00.
13814. PARKS - L. C. 7'0". HOLLOW-BUILT TROUT. 3/2, #4. 3-3/4 oz.
Fast. Burled Maple N/S S/B. Bronze t/ Black. Varnished. A Gillum-like, fast
action, dry fly rod for a DT4 floater. Quick and deliberate feel and
excellent craftsmanship draw immediate attention to this superb little dry
fly rod. Casts easily and smoothly with a DT4 line and is graced with fine
MIRROR IMAGE tips to guarantee fast, tight loops and protect light tippets.
Handsomely appointed with a Red Agate Stripper, black snakes, oxidized N/S
hardware, excellent wrap and varnish work, this little THREE-PIECE,
swelled-butt gem brings a lot to the party, including a very reasonable
price. Complete with the original cloth bag and alumunum rod case.
13862. PAYNE – JIM. 7'0". MODEL 97. 2/2. #3/4. 2-9/16 oz. Medium/ Fast. Cedar N/S C/R. Brown t/ Yellow. Varnished. The rarest model of the seven foot Jim Payne rods. Very, very scarce seven footer with Payne's smoothest action for a delicate DT3/WF4 line. Considered by many to be Jim Payne's nicest seven footer. This rod was repaired at Payne many years ago having the butt female ferrule reset there. The butt is 1" short with no ill effect on this rod's incredible performance. Gently fished, it remains in exceptionally well cared for, excellent condition. In fact, overall the rod is in perfect fishing condition with all components original Payne, including the bag, bag tag, and rod case. The rod case could use clean-up and polish and like many of the rods sold directly out of the Payne Shop in the 1940's has no paper label, never had. These Short Payne rods continue to elude collectors and to escalate in value. An excellent investment that you can still thoroughly enjoy using. E. $4500.00.
13867. PAYNE. 8'6". MODEL 204. 3/2. #5/6. 4-1/2 oz.
Medium/FastCedar U/L /S/L. Brown t/Black. Varnished. The Model 204 Jim Payne
light action rod is considered by many bamboo rod fans to be the finest rod
model he ever built. It certainly was the most copied taper by other makers,
over the years. Built with a very gentle dry fly action for a DT5/WF6 line
this rod model is extra smooth in casting. The delicate tips help produce a
fine trout action, simply outstanding on any trout stream, east or west. The
condition of this1950's Jim Payne rod is pretty spectacular, in mint retored
to original condition, thanks to the meticulous attention lavished on it on
a true professional level. Except for the refinish work, the rod and all
appointments are factory original, but the cloth bag is a duplicate
replacement. The small diameter brass capped case is original. Trout sized
Payne rods remain nearly impossible to find these days, so a perfect
specimen like this in properly restored condition is a real prize. The rod
is ready to give years of delightful and trouble free service and will prove
to be an exceptional fishing tool, easily living up to the deserved
reputation of this outstanding rod model.
13441. PHILLIPSON. 7'0" PHILLIPSON PEERLESS.2/2. #4/5. 3 oz. Med/Fast Dry Fly. Rosewood Rev S/L. Antique Gold. Impregnated. Bill Phillipson's finest impregnated rod model in professionally custom refinished and un-fished since condition. Demonstrates the quick and delicate action this fine rod Model is known for. Smooth and delicate dry fly action for a DT4 or WF5 line. Rod is straight, tight, sound and ready to fish, and remains in superb upgraded overall condition. The reel seat is a definite factory upgrade from the original Phillipson style all aluminum seat. Encouraged by 3M and having a lovely piece of dark Rosewood Filler and a reverse screw locking mechanism. With the original bag and labeled Phillipson case. These shorter Phillipson rods are terribly scarce and have become quite collectible. Beyond that, they are truly fun little rods to use. Seven footers of this vintage are almost impossible to find and very desirable as a great little fishing rod. M/R. $795.00
13431. POWELL - EUGENE C. 8'0". TROUT 2/2. 5/6. 4.3 oz. Medium/Fast. Mahogany N/S S/L. Red. Varnished. One of the last of the Powell factory bamboo rods built after Walton's death by his grandson, Eugene C. Powell. Beautifully made, factory rod with two matching tips. Finished out with a classic Powell Mahogany filled, up-locking reel seat and Wells grip. This rod was built on Powell's patented semi-hollow construction and is a lightweight rod for a DT5 or WF6 line with a very smooth medium-fast action. Beautifully finished in handsome Red wraps, Agate Stripper and bright hardware. Last product of a bamboo rod-making dynasty. Complete with bag and brass-capped aluminum case. Unused. M. $1150.00
2/2. #5. 3.5 oz. Medium/Fast. Circassion Walnut rev. N/S S/B. Bronze t/Black. Varnished. California rod maker Chris Raine builds both solid and hollow-built rods. This exceptional 8'0" hollow-built is as light-weight as they come and casts a DT5 line with absolute authority and precision and sooooo smoooth! In the hand, it feels 6 inches shorter! It is graced with an exaggerated half-wells grip ,as comfortable as could be, and a gorgeously figured Circassion Walnut reel seat in the proven morticed, up-locking slide band. The Nickel Silver hardware is beautifully oxidized and the wrap and varnish work is impeccably flawless. The rod comes provided in a sewn cloth rod bag and brass capped aluminum rod case that is further protected by a fitted sail-cloth,outer rod bag, altogether an exceptional package and well worth the moderate price. We are delighted to be offering the impressive top-quality rods provided to us by this skilled California craftsman. This is a great rod for small to medium streams, or spring creeks. BRAND NEW. $2300.00. . 2/2. #3/4. 3.5 oz. Medium/Slow. Light Zebrawood N/S S/B. Golden Bronze t/ Black. Varnished. Contemporary magic from the Master Rod Builder who brought Leonard back from the disastrous fire during the 60's and 70's. This light action beauty is not unlike the famed Leonard Model 40L. An action that is very smooth and delicate and just delightful with a DT3 or WF4 line. Ted is again putting his efforts into active rod building and we are delighted to offer his rods. Standard Cigar Grip. Bright Ferrules, guides and tip-tops. A lightweight figured Zebra wood filled bright finish Nickel Silver down locking slide band reel seat. Cloth bag. Brass Capped case. BRAND NEW. $1650.00.
13891. SOUTH BEND. 7'6". MODEL 260 TROUT. 2/1. #5/6. 3-3/4 0z. Fast. Chrome over Brass D/L S/L. Varnished. Variegated. Ultra scarce, factory-done, ONE-TIP version of the very popular and Model 290 Trout then made exclusively with two tips, o/w the same action for both. This model was only offered for several years after 1950 and this is the first one I've ever come across. Fun rod with a good fast dry fly action for a DT5 or WF6 line. The rod is in excellent fishing condition and you don't often see rods at this easily affordable quality level in this kind of condition. The decal and factory lettering are perfect. Most are pretty well abused, in disrepair, and almost never in completely original condition, like this one. This rod is original but the cloth bag and aluminum rod case are later replacements. The original owner fashioned a thumb rest ala Marvin Hedge in the grip and it looks good enough to be factory-done. The rod has seen some very limited use but remains in superb, ready-to-go fishing condition and is a great fishing rod. E. $275.00.
13888. TAYLOR _ R. D. 8'0". MODEL 36-5. 3/2. #5. 4-1/4 oz. Medium/Fast Dry Fly. Walnut N/S S/B. Dark Bronze t/Red. Varnished. One of Bob Taylor's magnificent flamed bamboo color rods with a precise, no-nonsense, classic medium/fast dry fly action for a #5 line. This rod has a perfect blend of power and finesse with tips that are fine enough to protect light tippets and ensure a delicate fly presentation.all. The rod is handsomely finished out with a red Agate stripper, black guides, a complimenting figured Walnut filled reel seat and oxidized nickel silver ferrules and reel seat parts. Handsome does as handsome is. This rod action is strongly suggestive of a classic, three piece, pre-fire Leonard Model 50 rod from the 1950's and is as sweet a light action dry fly rod as you'll find. Complete with brass appointed aluminum case and handmade rod bag. BRAND NEW. $3800.00
13885. VINTAGE - WINCHESTER - ARMAX MODEL. 9'0". EDWARDS BUILT FLY ROD. 3/2. 5/6. 5.1 oz. Medium/Fast. Full N/S Cam Lock S/B. Varnished. Dark Red w/ Dark Red Intermediates. WINCHESTER MODEL 7547. Made for the Winchester Co. under the ARMAX Trademark by EDWARDS, under the Leavit J. Lane reel seat patent of February 1, 1921, assigned to Winchester. The patent features a unique cam lock action and reel foot side rails to the slide band reel seat. REALLY NEAT STUFF! Superb quality rod from the early 20's. Features a nicely swelled butt, fine delicate tips with a very modern action for a DT5 or WF6 line. All sections full length. Heavy N/S wire snakes and a fitted, Brass Capped separate tip-tube made of bamboo. Rod appears to be original with excellent varnish and needs no work. The action of this rod is so sweet, it would be a shame not to fish it! Comes in the original cloth labeled rod bag and bamboo tip tube. Nice package. Nice collectible. Lovely fishing rod. E. $495.00.
2/2. #4/5. 2-7/8 oz. Medium Dry Fly. Teakwood N/S S/B. Golden Bronze. Varnished. Serial # 2532. Beautifully smooth action, light-line weight Winston in as new condition throughout. Familiar and cherished two-piece design. Standar Cigar grip with Teak Wood filled German Silver Down Losk Slide Band reel seat. Impeccable craftsmanship and a truly ideal casting action make this rod a tough one to beat for any trout or panfishing effort. Casts perfectly with either a DT4 or WF5 line. Superb rod for small dries and small beadheads. Never Fished. Comes in a $300 factory optional, hard leather rod case also in new condition. M. $2250.00
13455. TIM ZIETAK. 8'0". QUADRATE. 2/2. #5. 3-3/4 oz. Medium Dry Fly. Walnut N/S S/B. DARK GREEN T/BLACK. Varnished. Superb all purpose medium/fast action trout rod with a delightful medium to medium-fast progressive action for a DT5 line. The cane color is a flamed medium brown. The hollow-built, four strip construction assures inherent power yet this rod is light in weight and fine tipped to protect delicate tippets. Marvelous in-hand balance. The full working, progressive action is about ideal for nearly all types of trout fishing and larger waters. A very handsome rod with the flamed cane, oxidized fittings and hardware, colored silks and a lovely Walnut reel seat, complimented by the modified Half-Wells style grip. Built with terrific attention to detail. This is one fine fishing tool. E-N/M. $895.00.
41762. 9'0". HARDY - SINTRIX. ZENITH FLY ROD. 4/1. #5. 3.0 oz. Fast. Sculpted Alum U/L S/L. Deep Brown. Charcoal. Hardy's latest and finest model graphite for a #5 line. Tremendous casting reach and power. Favored and promoted by author Tom Mc Guane of McLeod, MT on the current Hardy USA website. Western Style grip with a Fancily machined up-locking screw lock seat.. In the original bag and Aluminum rod case. Bargain priced for the quality level. Your chance to save $$ on one of the best. Easy carry four piecer. Barely unused. N/M $325.00.
41772. ORVIS. 8'6". ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES GRAPHITE. 2/1. #2/3. 2.-7/8 oz.. Fast. Walnut Reverse S/L. Dark Blue. Charcoal. Fast, powerful action for all general trout use. Lovely Walnut filled aluminum reverse screw lock reel seat. Western style grip. Original bag and case. These earlier Orvis Rocky Mountain Series rods are admired by many for their great all around actions. Hard to find model for a DT2 or WF3 Fly Line. Never used. M. $125.00.
41763. 8'6". ST. CROIX. IMPERIAL GRAPHITE MODEL 1865.2. 2/1. #5. 3.0 oz. Medium/Fast Action. Dark Mahogany Reverse S/L. Clear Chestnut. Chestnut. Before the current Legend model from these excellent builders this rod was St Croix's very best. Beautifully done, top of the line, two piece rod with a medium/fast, easy to cast, action. Tip over butt ferrule, dark wood barreled uplocking screw lock seat. Top performance trout rod for a small price. Comes in original cloth bag and Cordura case. Barely used. N/M. $120.00.