USED GLASS & GRAPHITE RODS

All rods are provided in a cloth bag and rod case, unless otherwise stated.  All these used or collectible glass & graphite rods are sold "AS IS" with no return privilege. ONLY RODS LISTED HERE AS "BRAND NEW" CARRY A 3-DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE.

ROD/REEL CONDITION CODE: 

P-Poor. Structurally sound. Needs major refinish.

F-Fair. Needs only minor work to fish.

G-Good. Shows use and routine care. Needs no work to fish.

VG-Very Good. Average condition. Shows light to normal use and is ready to take fishing.

E-Excellent. Above average condition with light use only.

N/M-Near Mint. Close to new. Barely used.

M-Mint. AS NEW. Never Used.

M/R-Mint Restored. Professionally refinished to new condition.

N-New. New merchandise. Never used, first time sold.

The following code is used in describing each rod listed:

1) Maker’s Name, 2) Length, 3) Rod Model, 4) Number Of Pieces/Number Of Tips, 5) Line Weight, 6) Rod Weight, 7) Rod Action, 8) Type Of Reel Seat, 9) Color Of Wraps, 10) Finish, 11) Comments, 12) Condition, 13) Price.

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ROD/REEL SEAT CODE:

Batt.   Standard Orvis walnut down locking seat.

S/L or D/L.  Screw lock (down locking seat).

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.

41669. BROWNING LITE-ACTION. 6'0". SAFARI GRAPHITE SPIN ROD WITH MITCHELL AVOCET II G500 REEL. 4/1. 2#-8#. Light action. 1/16 to 1/4 oz lures. Cork dual ring. Dark Red. Brown. High Quality Browning Safari four-piece, lite-action, 36 Million Modulus Graphite Spin rod with a matching Mitchell Avocet II G500 Spin Reel. Both items have never been used and remain in brand new condition. Rod is complete with original rod case and reel in the original box. For two to eight lb test line. Quality built outfit.              M. $75.00 

          41741. CABELA'S. 8'3". MODEL LST 833-4 GRAPHITE. 4/1. #3. 2-5/8 oz. Medium/Fast. Graphite Reverse S/L. Dark Brown. Dark Olive. This is an interesting little rod. Light Weight, light action. light line.the consummate Midging rod. for trout. Very attractive and perfectly balanced for all day, on-stream delight. Appears unused. Comes with original bag and Cordura rod case.    M.   $135.00

 

 

 

 

          41758.  BROWNING SILA-FLEX BY CONLON - 8'6'   GLASS MODEL F85-2 FLY ROD.   2/1.  #6/7.  3.9 oz.  Medium.    Aluminum S/L.   Med Brown t/ Gold.  Dark Brown Shaft Finish.    Heralding the beginning of the glass fly rod era and straight out of the 1950's comes this excellent original condition example made by Conlon under the Sila-flex label Metal Ferruled with premium Monel ferrules Cigar Grip. The rod has a nice medium action, perfect for a DT6 or WF7 line. In the original bag and case. Used, but in excellent plus condition. Before the advent of Fenwick, NARMCO, INC of Costa Mesa , CA was the leader in glass rod manufacture in the USA. Starting with the CONLON and SILA-FLEX brands and bought later by GARCIA, making all the Garcia rods from that point on.    E.     $95.00.

   
            41760.   CONLON - GLASS  8'0".   CARDINAL MODEL 408 FLY ROD.   2/1.  #5/6.  3.7 oz.  Medium/Fast.  Blue Aluminum S/L.  Dark Blue t/Yellow.  Dark Brown Shaft Finish.  Heralding the beginning of the glass fly rod era and straight out of the 1950's comes this excellent original condition example made with "Live Fiber" glass. Metal Ferruled with premium N/S ferrules Full Wells Grip. The rod has a nice medium/fast action, perfect for a DT5 or WF6 line. In the origianl bag and case. Used but in excellent plus condition. Before the advent of Fenwick, NARMCO, INC of Costa Mesa , CA was the leadr in glass rod manufature in the USA. Starting with the CONLON brand and bought later by GARCIA, making all the Garcia rods from that point forward.   E.    $95.00.





THIS GROUPING OF FREESTONE RODS ARE THE VERY LAST OF FREESTONE'S FIRST PRODUCTION RUN.  THEY HAVE EACH BEEN USED FOR DEMO PURPOSES.  ALL REMAIN IN NEAR MINT CONDITION.  THERE IS JUST A SINGLE ROD AVAILABLE IN EACH MODEL.  THEY ARE OFFERED HERE AT CLOSE-OUT PRICES TO TIDY UP MY INVENTORY.  FIRST COME- FIRST SOLD - WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE. ALL ARE PROVIDED WITH FACTORY CLOTH BAG AND BRASS CAP ALUMINUM ROD CASE. NO WARRANTEE ON THESE CLOSE-OUT RODS DESPITE THERI ALMOST NEW CONDITION.

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             41114. FREESTONE GRAPHITE FLY ROD. 9'6". MODEL 965. 4/1. #5. 3.72 oz. Medium/Fast.  Kurly Koa - Past conventional wisdom dictates that longer 5-weights can be "clunkers". That verdict is largely well deserved, but not for our 965. This rod performs with all the aplomb of a solid 9-footer, but that extra 6 inches gives you significantly more line control and eases up on the casting effort. Think a medium PLUS action the loves to reach over current toungues and shines in a drift or belly-boat.     M.     $795.00



          

41115. FREESTONE GRAPHITE FLY ROD. 9'6". MODEL 966. 4/1. #6. 3.86 oz. Medium/Fast. Kurly Koa - This rod is a perfect all-around 6 weight. For a larger rod, the 966 still fishes easily and comfortably, equally at home fishing big flies for trophy trout or swinging wets for steelhead and smallmouths.   M.   $795.00






        41116. FREESTONE GRAPHITE FLY ROD. 9'6". MODEL 967. 4/1. #7. 3.88 oz. Medium/Fast. Kurly Koa -The 967 is a great steelhead, heavy trout, smallmouth rod. Skating dries or plumbing the depths, this rod will do it with style and ease. The 967 is also our personal preference for fishing larger lakes for trout, and the first rod we pack for the Patagonia lakes Floating or sinking, this versatile rod can provide "no balk" performance everytime.    M.   $795.00

             41119. FREESTONE GRAPHITE FLY ROD. 10'0". MODEL 1008. 4/1. #8. 4.20 oz. Fast.  Kurly Koa - The 1008 is an excellent single-hand long distance weapon. Our cutting edge design and construction technology let us produce a rod that is light in the hand and perfectly balanced. The 1008 has ample tip power for handling sinking heads and bigger flies. A fast action easily allows a line overload to a 9 weight, if required. Many folks loved this rod even more with the 9 line, but for bass or salmon fishing, the Doble Taper Eight weight is the preferred choice. You'll appreciate its balance and versatility. This rod makes long distance casting chores a real pleasure. (Note: This is a demo model with minimal use). Special one time price.          M. $795.00

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             41751.    HEDDON - FIBERGLASS.    8'3”.     PAL MARK III.    2/1.    #7/8. 4-3/4 oz. POWER PLUS Action - Fast. Special Spring Loaded U/L S/B. Gold//Brown. Dark Amber. 1960's Heddon Pal Model 8406 Mark III fly rod. Made for a #7 and lettered "GBG?GAF" on shaft. anodized Gold Metal Ferrules and reel seat hardware with gorgeous Walnut trim at nose of rod grip. This rod has seen virtually no use and remains in near/mint condition in its original cloth bag and cardboard tube rod case. The last of the true Heddon products made here.in the US. Super bass or salmon rod. Great collectible piece.          N/M.      $395.00.

 

 

 

             41701. HEXAGRAPH FLY ROD CO. 8'6". CLASSIC TROUT GRAPHITE. 3/1. #5/6. 5.0 oz. Medium/Fast. Walnut reverse N/S S/L. Dark Green t/Black w/ Green decoratives. Bamboo Colored Rod Shaft. S/N 8298001. The Hexagraph rod design concept was originated in England in the 1970's by Bruce & Walker and popularized in the US by pioneer rod maker, Walton Powell. It has been continued for many years since by Harry J. Briscoe, the firm's owner. They do indeed cast much like bamboo does. They are as close in action to cane as anyone seems to have come in graphite. This rod is fitted with trouble free, Swiss-style N/S ferrules, with witness marks, a Full-Wells style grip, a lovely Walnut filled reverse N/S S/L reel seat. The Classic Models are given a bamboo finish shaft color, come wiuh original cloth bag and aluminum case; and, of course, are made from six-strips of tapered graphite laminated to inert foam, tapered and final glued into a six-sided Graphite fly rod, just as is bamboo. Inked for #5/6 line. Appears virtually un-fished and in nearly new condition. A sweet as can be all-purpose trout rod. N/M.      $750.00  

 

41700. HEXAGRAPH FLY ROD CO. 9'0". CLASSIC SALMON GRAPHITE. 3/1. #8/9. 6.0 oz. Medium/Fast. Walnut reverse S/L w/ fixed. 1.5". butt. Dark Green t/Black w/ Green decoratives. Bamboo Colored Rod Shaft. S/N 8447805. The Hexagraph rod design concept was originated in England in the 1970's by Bruce & Walker and popularized in the US by pioneer rod maker, Walton Powell. It has been continued for many years since by Harry J. Briscoe, the firm's owner. They do indeed cast much like bamboo does. They are as close in action to cane as anyone seems to have come in graphite. This rod is fitted with trouble free, Swiss-style N/S ferrules, with witness marks, a Full-Wells style grip, a lovely Walnut filled reverse S/L reel seat with double lock rings and a 1.5". fixed fighting butt. The Classic Models are given a bamboo finish shaft color, come with original cloth bag and aluminum case; and, of course, are made from six-strips of tapered graphite laminated to inert foam, tapered and final glued into a six-sided Graphite fly rod, just as is bamboo. Inked for #8/9 line. Appears virtually un-fished and in nearly new condition. A sweet as can be Salmon or Steelhead stick.    N/M.    $750.00 

        41764.   H. L. LEONARD GLASS FLY ROD.  7'6".   MODEL LF76.  2/1.  #5/6.  3.125 loz.   Medium.  Aluminum D/L S/L.  Brown t/ White.  Amber shaft Finish.  Directly from the early 1970"s comes this unfished, original condition, ultra, ultra-rare, top-grade fly rod made for Leonard by Bill Phillipson, one of the glass game's true Pioneers. Phillipson Glass Ferrules and Cigar Grip. The rod has a nice, full-working, medium action, perfect for any light trouting experience. In the original bag and aluminum rod case with vesites of the original paper label. hairline spinning. In the original bag and replcement plastic case. Barely used and in near mint original condition. You'll face the "use or collect", but either way, this rod is a treasure.   M.   $495.00.





   41736. LOOP ADAPTED GRAPHITE 4*6 MODEL.        9'5".     BLUE LINE. 4/1. #6. 3.5 oz. Medium/Fast. Mahogany rev S/L. Dark Blue. Dark Blue. Easy Travel four piece Trout rod for a WF6. New cost is $500. Comes with original bag and Cordura rod case. Very lightly used. E $110.00.

 

               41765.  ORVIS  9'0"  TRIDENT 9.5 TIP-FLEX.   4/1.    #8.   5.5 oz.  Fast.   Aluminum rev. S/L w/ 2" Ext. Butt.   Green.  Dark Blue.   Recent Orvis model with a fast tip-action for weighted flies and sink-head work. Cast an 8 line like a rocket and settles down nicely with a WF9 floater for surface work. Fitted with a full-wells grip and a 2 permanent fighting butt. In the original Cordura rod case. Appears unused.    M.   $175.00.







              41740.   SAGE GRAPHITE III.   9'0".     MODEL RPLXi 1090-3.    3/1.   #10.   4-15/16 oz. Fast. Black Aluminum U/L Seat w/ 1-1/2" permanent ext. butt. Black. Dark Blue. Easy Travel, three-piece Salmon, Steelhead, Salt Water and Bass rod for a WF10 line. Lots of power and line speed to overcome those nasty breezes. Comes with original bag and aluminum rod case.         N/M. $295.00

 

 

 

       

                      41699.    SCOTT.       9'0.      S-35 907-4      GRAPHITE FLY ROD. 4/1. #7. 4.1 oz. Fast. Black alum. rev S/L w/ perm 1". butt. Blue. Blue. Fast, Progressive actioned Graphite fly rod that handles a #7 line perfectly. Easy to cast a long distance with this rod, and it is a perfect , bass, steelhead, large trout or light salt water rod. Look out Bonefish! Fitted with a comfy Full-Wells grip. Spigot Ferrules. Comes with original bag and case. In Near Mint condition and ready for exercise.    N/M.    $375.00

          41761.  WRIGHT & MCGILL "FEATHERLIGHT" GLASS SPIN ROD.   6"6".   MODEL LW6-1/2 FT.   2/1.  2# to 6# test.  2.5 oz.   Light Spin.   Cork Dual Ring S/B.   Yellow T/ Brown.   Amber Shaft Finish.  Fitted with AETNA Foul Proof Guides, enormously popular in the 1960's comes this excellent original condition example made for lures up to 1/8 ounce. Metal Ferruled with premium N/S ferrules Full Cork Grip. The rod has a nice medium/light action, perfect for hairline spinning. In the original bag and replcement plastic case. Shows no use and in mint original condition.    N/M.    $95.00.





    41759.   WRIGHT & MCGILL GLASS PACK FLY ROD.  7'6".   EARLY EAGLE CLAW MODEL M4TWF.  4/1.  #6/7.  3.8 oz.   Medium/Fast.  Aluminum D/L S/L.  Brown.  Yellow Finish.  Unbelievable condition, early, four-piece, GLASS PACK FLY named the TRAIL BLAZER from the 1960's. Trouble free, metal, MINI-FERRULES in their earliest use. A classic early glass rod in museum condition with the original factory logo wrap on the grip. These early W&McG rods have become very collectible. This one shows no use and remains in virtually new condition. Original cloth bag and factory labeled aluminum rod case. The complete collector's prize!   M.   $175.00.






         41750.    WRIGHT & MCGILL GLASS PACK FLY ROD.   7'6”  EAGLE CLAW MODEL.   FLFU225.   2/1.   #5/6.   3.5oz.   Medium/Fast. Alum. S/L. Yellow. Brown. Unbelievable condition, earliest, four-piece GLASS PACK FLY rod from the late 1950's. Trouble free metal ferrules and the famed Granger up-locking, Monel reel seat. A classic early glass rod in museum condition with the original factory plastic wrap on the grip. These early W&McG rods have become very collectible. This one shows no use and remains in virtually new condition. Original cloth bag and factory labeled aluminum rod case. The complete collector's prize!.       M.     $395.00.

 

 

              41754.    WRIGHT & MCGILL - GLASS FLY ROD.   8'6”.   SWEETHEART - 2A E-GLASS FLY ROD.   2/1  . #7/8.   4.5 oz.   Medium/Fast.   Granger N/S rev S/L. Yellow t/Black. Bamboo Caramel Color. What a find! An original, unabused, first model, Wright & McGill GRANGER fiberglass fly rod. An early Hollow E- Glass , smooth actioned fly rod made in the 1950''s.in Denver. Made with high grade Granger Nickel Silver ferrules and a 1938 patent Granger reverse screw lock N/S reel seat. Super action for a #7/8 line. Rod is spiral labeled and inked with "Wright & McGill, Sweetheart - 2A - 8-1/2 FT." on rod shaft. The rod is completely original and shows very light use only. A collectible rod with a great fishing action. This is an ideal heavy trout or smallmouth rod! .Sweetheart Model, and it sure is! This is 1953 all over again! Shucks, the factory reel seat alone is worth the price of the rod. Even the original aluminum case carries the spiral ID factory decal with orig. cloth bag.       E.    $125.00.

 

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