am always looking for very high quality bamboo fly rods and fly reels and
interesting shotguns, and will purchase
these outright or trade NEW Guns and Tackle or used guns and tackle for
them. I am interested only in items from the highest quality makers
and from the best names. Please
send me a detailed listing of any tackle or items you might wish to sell
or trade. I will advise you
immediately of my interest, and only then, will ask you to ship to me for
my offer. Please do not ship
your tackle or guns to me for sale or trade without first letting me know
what you have!
accept antique, vintage and modern bamboo fly rods, multi-piece graphite
fly rods, quality, factory- built glass fly rods, antique, vintage and modern fly
reels, wooden lures, fish decoys, selected fly fishing accessories and
selected high quality modern shotguns in trade for anything we sell,
either new or used or collectible.
I will accept these same items in trade for any NEW Model
contemporary gun, used guns, NEW Model bamboo or graphite rods, and NEW
Model fly reels. If you have
some nice, high quality things you no longer use, which you wish to
convert to tackle you can fish with or guns you can shoot with, I may have
the answer to making the transition easy for you.
Call, Fax or E-mail me with your list of goodies and we’ll see
where we can go with a deal fair to both of us.
we prefer to purchase outright or trade for most tackle and guns offered to us, we
sometimes accept selected equipment for sale on a consignment basis. Our
consignment commission is 30% of the retail price of the equipment sold.
Please call, fax or e-mail us with a list of your gear and we’ll discuss
all your options and work out the best arrangement for you.
TACKLE APPRAISAL SERVICE...I
am constantly asked to appraise old tackle or give guess-timates as to
reasonable value. I am only too happy to perform a legitimate appraisal
service, as I often make purchase offers for tackle I’ve appraised.
My only difficulty in performing this service is
-- IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO VIA E-MAIL OR OVER THE TELEPHONE!!
Really! Honestly! I’m not kidding!
I really MUST SEE the tackle or gun to be able to accurately and properly
determine its actual value. So,
PLEASE don’t ask for “quicky” telephone
or e-mail appraisals or “rough idea” mail appraisals. I simply refuse to do them, as they do both of us a disservice.
you really want to know what your equipment is worth, you are going to
have to send it here to find out.
I’m afraid that Free, Sight Unseen Appraisals are worth exactly what you
pay for them! The fee
schedule for the tackle appraisal service is as follows: one item of
tackle - $50.00. Each
additional item - $5.00.
These fees include return shipping and insurance to you, along with a
“Current Retail Market Value” written appraisal of the tackle or guns
Please send me your items with the appropriate fees.
Please include your daytime phone number.
NOTE—If an offer to purchase the equipment is made and accepted, the
appraisal fee is waived and your payment returned (or not charged).
US YOUR EQUIPMENT—We
recommend UPS for shipment. Since
shipping insurance is a bargain, you are advised to insure the equipment
for any wishful thinking amount you hope it turns out to be worth.
That way, if it is lost you will be adequately covered.
MAKE SURE THAT TACKLE IS
PACKED IN A PROPER MAILING CARTON.
Original rod tubes and reel cases are NOT meant to be mailing
devices and are an important part of the value of any given rod or reel. When they get beat up in shipping that value is reduced, so
pack them properly to ship them.
CHARGES & INSURANCE...
Orders, Shipping Only: Add $15.00 to your order for
United States Postal Service,
Class/Priority Service or
for normal UPS Ground Delivery. For
United Parcel Service Next
Day Air, add $40.00. Second Day (and Alaska & Hawaii) add $30.00. Third Day Air, add $25.00.
Some Multiple Item orders may require additional shipping which
will be the ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS. Oversize Packages will be
billed at ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS.
PLEASE NOTE: The above costs DO NOT
INCLUDE INSURANCE CHARGES
WHICH ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED UNLESS
DECLINED AT TIME OF ORDER. WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY LOSS IF INSURANCE
INSURANCE RATES ARE BASED ON THIS SCHEDULE:
UPS: FIRST $100 @ $1.50;
$0.50 per $100 THEREAFTER.
USPS: FIRST $100 @ $2.00; $1.00
per $100 THEREAFTER.
ship via UPS in the states, provided we are given a street address. Post
Office Box addresses can be shipped via USPS only. Air shipment on
all orders is charged accordingly, regardless of size.
Shipments: Some rods and tackle including one piece rods pack
out to be over 60" and are billed by UPS as oversize shipments. These
orders are shipped at actual cost. Air freight is
added, if requested, at the appropriate rates.
Overseas Orders: Accepted only on Visa, Master Card or the equivalent credit card
basis. Shipping & Insurance costs are the actual charges added to your order.
These generally run from $50 to $150 depending upon destination, weight
and package size.
PRIVILEGE... ONLY GUNS, CLASSIC BAMBOO RODS & BRAND
NEW TACKLE carry an unconditional 3 day inspection privilege.
Please notify us by phone of your intent to return an item. There will be
a prompt and full refund when the item is received by us WITHIN 15 DAYS of
our original shipping date; and in the same condition as it was shipped to
you. Returns that are received back by us without prior notification OR
from 16 to 30 days after shipping are subject to a 15% handling and
restocking fee. There is NO RETURN PRIVILEGE for any item BEYOND 30 DAYS.
Used Reels, Graphite & Glass Rods, Miscellaneous Items & Accessories
not carry a return privilege. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.
and I are semi-retired and run this phone and mail-order business from a personal suite of
offices on a part-time basis. We do not operate a public store and we do not have a showroom
facility. We do not encourage personal visits as our hours are
unpredictable, depending upon the fishing. When we are here, there simply
no time for personal visits. Therefore, any one absolutely needing to visit us must
have an appointment. We do not wish to seem arrogant or independent about
this, but it is simply impossible for myself or Carol to function any
other way and still be able to give all our customers our very best
attention. Please do not read more into this than there is, we'd love to
spend our days visiting with each and every one of you, but it just can't
be, so visits are not encouraged.
speak to one of us personally, it is generally best to call 1 (352) 637‑5454 weekday
afternoons. EVEN THEN, WE ARE NOT ALWAYS HERE DEPENDING UPON THE
FISHING SCHEDULE, so if you get our voice mail, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE.
We will return your call at the first opportunity.
voice mail system is set up to accept your Credit Card or Hold-for-Check
telephone order on a 24/7 basis anytime we are not on hand to personally
answer the phone. Orders left on VOICE MAIL (or fax or e-mail) are given
chronological priority over orders received personally at a later time, so
don't hang up ‑‑ talk to us! You can Fax us at 1 (352)
637-5420 or e-mail to Len@codella.com
WHEN YOU ORDER...Please
be sure to spell out your last name, give us your shipping address,
and your daytime phone
number (and Fax number, if you have one). We need your credit card number
along with the expiry date AND the three-digit number on the back of the
card AND your card billing address, (if different from your shipping
address. Lastly, give us the stock number(s) of the
item(s) you wish to order (2nd & 3rd choices are OK).
ORDERS...Equipment offered on this web site can safely be ordered
using your VISA or MASTER CARD Credit Card by sending us two separate e-mails with the credit
card numbers split between them or by faxing us the numbers, you have a
safe and secure ordering process to ease your order placement. Sorry. No
HOLD FOR CHECK ORDERS...
We will accept Hold For Check Orders. On these orders
merchandise will be held for four business days from the date of your
order, awaiting arrival of your cash, check or money order. No check
in four days, the next person gets the merchandise. No exceptions.
run a business that prides itself on an uniquely personal treatment of its
customers. Indeed, my wife Carol and myself know most of you by your first
names. We are the only people here and our phone can sometimes get extra busy. I know how frustrating it can be not to be able to get
your call through easily during those times, so...if you have a fax,
contact us that way with your questions or requirements or e-mail us if
you prefer. The fax is almost never busy and we are able to respond fairly
quickly to fax messages, since we can squeeze our answers out between
taking phone calls. No fax...no problem. Our voice mail system is on
whenever we are not here, so you can call back after regular hours and
leave your order. E-Mail works just dandy, too.