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Bamboo Fishing Rods

Rick's Rods specializes in buying, selling, consigning high quality vintage and collectible bamboo fly fishing rods. To name several builders rods of interest to us, are rods crafted by Brandin, Carlson, Dickerson, Garrison, Gillum, Granger Wright McGill, Payne, Phillipson, Powell, Thomas & Thomas, etc.


A. L. and W. England

BF1850 - A. L. and W.

9'3" 3/1 Made in England by A. L. & W. Early 1900s rod, Cigar cork grip with down sliding  brass ring. Spiked brass ferrules. The cane is sound. The finish is  in poor condition. Missing stripper guide and the tip is 6 inches short. Great décor for man cave,  wall hanger.


Abercrombie and Fitch

BF1141 - Edwards

8', 3/2 Made for Abercrombie and Fitch New York probably by Edwards. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. Full intermediate thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes old felt covered wooden rod holder and tattered canvas bag. Condition is original with tip set and bag burn.

Arend

BF1089 - Arend

9', 3/2 Arend Rod, Englewood, Colorado. Weighing 5 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6 Cigar cork grip. Phillipson no rock reel seat. Red thread wraps. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 12 and 18. Includes bag and legible label on cardboard tube. Very good condition. 


Aroner, Marc

BF1732 - Marc Aroner

8', 3/2 Spring Creek. Line weight 7, Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking anodized hardware over maple wood insert with recessed hood. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 14 and 19 with ferrule plugs. Ferrules have some bluing wear. Translucent green thread wraps with red trim. Dual carbide stripper guides. Includes original cloth bag and Aroner stamped brass tube collar. Cane is sound. Excellent condition with exceptions noted.

BF1874 - Marc Aroner

7', 3/2 Amherst model. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps tipped with black. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod was built out by Marc Aroner in 1983-84 on Amherst Rod Company Blanks. These blanks were  purchased from Joe's Tackle Shop, owned by the late Joe Sterling. This information was obtained from A. J. Campbell's fly fishing tackle book. This rod is in excellent condition and may have never been fished. This rod is priced at $995 or best offer. 


Baginski, Rolf

BF468 - Rolf Baginski

7', 3/2 Golden special rod, serial number 1317, 4/5 weight. Medium fast action. Actual weight of rod is 4.4 oz. The reel seat hardware is gold plated nickel silver cap and ring with ebony wood insert. The cigar shaped grip is formed from 1/4 inch cork rings. The cane is lightly flamed. The gold plated serrated nickel silver ferrules are wrapped with 6/0 Pearsall's white silk thread tipped with a single strand black ring. The gold plated snake guides are wrapped and finished as transparent in order to show the guide feet, ferrule serrations, and cane. Gold plated stripping guide. All splices of this rod are from the same culm of bamboo. The female ferrules have hand-turned ebony plugs. Includes cloth bag. This rod is new.  


Bogart, Chris

BF982 - Chris Bogart

12', 3/1 Shenandoah Light Spey rod number 2003-2 which was the second rod Chris crafted in that year. Line weight 6/7. Weighs 12.3 oz. Titanium REC reel seat. Translucent thread wraps. Dual carbide stripper guides. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 17 and 26. Custom spalted maple hexagonal rod tube and REC cloth bag. Near mint condition.  


Calviello and Trucco Rods

BF969 - Calviello and Trucco Rods

6'8", 2/2 Model CBP684, Bi-Power Series crafted in 2003, 4 line weight. Alternately flamed blanks. Bamboo ferrules. BOBFS (Bamboo On Bamboo Ferrule System). Straight cork grip with 1/4 inch rings. Dual sliding nickel silver ring hardware over wood insert. Brown thread wraps with red trim. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original bag and heavy weight aluminum tube with brass hardware. Mint condition.


Carlson, C. W. 'Sam'

BF983 - C. W. Sam Carlson

9', 3/2 Carlson quad. This rod is one of a small number built for and sold by the Bill Rosgen sporting goods store in Winsted, Connecticut. This rod weighs 6.1 oz on our digital scale. Line weight 7/8. Reverse half wells with quad shaped cork at top 2 inches of the grip. Up-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps with black tipping. Agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Excellent refinished condition. The original mid section is 1 1/2 inches short, a second full length mid was crafted by Sam Carlson, and finished by Dana Gray. Includes original cloth bag and tube. 

BF949 - C. W. Sam Carlson

8', 2/1 Thomas "Four", '71 dem. 482. Weighing 4.6 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert. Burgundy thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules. In a recent conversation with Dana Gray, he researched Sam's records and found the following information: The number 395 on the tip indicates it was beveled and glued in July of 1971 out of old dark strips. The butt number 454 was made in August of 1971. The initials F.H.G. are perhaps indicative of Franklin Hide Glue, which Sam usually used to glue up his test sections after the beveller was set. We do not know what the initials TC stand for. This unique rod comes in an original bag and a Fenwick aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition.


Clark, Mike "South Creek Ltd."

BF1863 - Michael D. Clark

7'6", 3/2. South Creek Ltd. Lyons, Colorado, Serial number 20099. The rod is rated for a 4 weight line. Payne style cork grip.  Down sliding nickel silver reel seat hardware with wood insert.  The guides are wrapped with red silk with black tipping.  The stripping guide is  genuine agate. The flamed blanks are medium colored. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 16 with plugs. Included is a cloth bag and black powder coated, brass capped aluminum labeled tube. 

BF1872 - Michael D. Clark

8'6", 3/2 South Creek Ltd., Mike Clark Maker,  Lyons, Colorado, Serial number 9821.  Line weight 5. Flamed cane. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver hardware.  Wraps are burgundy silk with black tipping.  Agate stripper guide.  Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. This rod is in excellent condition. Original bag and custom leather tube.


Constable of Bromley England

BF1690 - Constable of Bromley England

8', 2/1 The Empress Model. No. 375.  Ferrule plug. Cigar cork grip. Cork insert reel seat with down sliding cap and ring. Oxidized brass ferrule size 16.  Root beer agate stripper guide. Reverse twist snake guides. Light green thread wraps. Includes cloth bag. Very good condition.


DeBell, Fred

BF1593 - Fred DeBell

8'6", 3/2 Ed. M. Hunter Approved sold at Dave Cooks. (typically, Phillipson crafted the Approved and DeBell the Autograph, however this is DeBell)  Half wells cork grip. Phillipson black anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Black thread wraps. Phillipson and Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Phillipson bamboo sections. One tip is 2 1/2 inches short.  Includes bag and cardboard tube with split in it. Very good condition.

BF1740 - DeBell

8'6", 3/2 DeBell Courtney Riley Cooper. Line weight 5/6. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Wright and McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. The butt and mid appear to be Wright & McGill. The tips are De Bell. Very good condition. Includes replacement bag.

BF1517 - DeBell

8'6", 3/2 model Classiccane.  John Steele's name inscribed on the rod shaft. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking wood insert reel seat with aluminum hardware. Brown thread wraps. Phillipson and Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Includes cloth bag and  Phillipson gold anodized tube. The rod appears to never have been fished.

BF1832 - DeBell

8', 3/2 Classiccane model.   Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking brown anodized aluminum reel seat. Light brown thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Includes cloth bag and  Phillipson gold anodized tube. Very good condition. One tip is 1/4 inch short.

BF1860 - DeBell

7', 2/2 Courtney Riley Cooper. Line weight 3-4.  Impregnated varnished rod. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking  anodized copper color aluminum reel seat. Brown thread wraps. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrule size 12. Includes DeBell cloth bag and Phillipson tube. The tip sections are 2 different line weights. Excellent condition.


Dickerson, Lyle

BF751 - Lyle Dickerson

8', 2/2 Model 8014 Built in 1968 for, and inscribed to, Acheson Harden. There were 103 of the 8014 model rods built and 31 known to exist today. The rod weighs 4.6 oz. Line weight 6. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-locking hardware and walnut insert. Brown silk thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with black plastic cap over brass collar. The condition is very good refinished. This rod was refinished using a non-original thread color, and the wraps do not have black tipping. There is a small hook ding on one of the tips. See image. Steve Blake, in Sisters, OR, will restore this rod to its former grandeur for $500. 


E. Eggington and Son

BF676 - E. Eggington and Son

8', 3/2 Weighing 4.4 oz. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip and cork reel seat with down-sliding aluminum cap and ring. Full intermediate thread wraps. Blued nickel silver female ferrules and wind check. Brass tip tops. Includes original canvas bag. There is some mild bag burn on the varnish and a small dig in cork grip. Very good condition. 


Eden Cane

BF1728 - Bernard Ramanauskas

8'6", 3/2 nodeless construction. Model 8619-12. Line weight 8. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat with recessed hood. Transparent wraps with red ring. Agate stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 14 and 21. The rod is in excellent condition. Includes original cloth bag and leather tube. 


Edwards

BF1138 - Edwards

9'6", 3/2 Light salmon rod. Rod had been refinished and scripting was overwritten . Fighting butt extension measuring 5 3/4 inches, making the rod 10' long. The rod weighs 9.2 oz. with the fighting butt and 8.2 oz. without the fighting butt on our digital scale. Probably 10 line weight. Nickel silver reel seat and ferrules sizes 14 and 22. Includes bag and tube. The cane is sound, there is some bag burn on the varnish. 

BF1137 - Edwards

9'6", 3/2 Light salmon rod. Rod had been refinished and scripting was overwritten . Fighting butt extension measuring 5 3/4 inches, making the rod 10' long. The rod weighs 9.6 oz. with the fighting butt and 8.4 oz. without the fighting butt on our digital scale. Probably 10 line weight. Nickel silver reel seat and ferrules sizes 14 and 22. Includes bag and tube. Very good refinished condition with some bag burn. 

BF1140 - Edwards

We believe this rod is an Edwards 5'6", 2/1 Bait casting rod # 1209. Medium action rod. Agate guides and tip top. Cork handle and fore grip. Includes cloth bag. Original very good condition. 

BF1567 - E. W. Edwards

9' 3 piece rod with 4 tips. One tip is full length, 2nd tip 3 inches short, 3rd tip 6 inches short and 4th tip is 10 inches short. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 16. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube with missing cap. All of the cane appears to be sound, even on the short tips. Project rod.

BF1614 - Edwards

8'6", 3/3. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat.  Line weight 5/6. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 17. Agate stripper guide. Black and orange silk jasper thread wraps.  Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The rod has been re-finished. The scripting has been removed when the rod was re-finished.  All 3 tip sections are 1 to 2 1/2 inches short. 


Goodwin Granger / Wright and McGill

BF885 - Custom Rod

6', 2/1 Banty rod. Custom crafted from new old stock Wright and McGill WaterSeal tip and mid section. The rod weighs 3.6 oz. and will cast a 5 line weight, medium fast action. Western style cork grip. Up-locking rosewood insert reel seat. Maroon silk thread. Size 13 Wright and McGill nickel silver ferrules. Newly crafted. You can custom order a rod like this. 

BF877 - Wright and McGill

7'6", 3/2 Victory model, weighing 5 oz. and will cast a 5/6 line weight. Size 12 and 18 nickel silver ferrules are indicative of a 9050 Granger which we believe this rod used to be. Up-locking nickel silver reel seat. Black and orange jasper silk thread tipped with black. Reverse half wells cork grip. Condition is very good except for chip in cork and some knurling wear on the reel seat.

BF0107 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/1 Water Seal model FA, impregnated cane, burgundy wraps with white trim. Perfection chrome casting guides, hammer grip cork grip. This rod is similar to a Phillipson Haywood Zephyr and was built to be used with a W and M Fre Line reel. Excellent condition with plastic on butt cork. Included are original bag and tube.

BF1026 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Granger Champion Casting rod. GC5042. Locking screw reel seat. Cork fore and rear grip. Red silk thread wraps with black trim. Garnix guides and tip top. Original bag and cardboard tube. Very good condition with some minor finish crazing. 

BF1110 - Wright and McGill

Ferruled new old stock Wright and McGill bamboo mid sections for the following 9' rods. The models include: Granger Victory, Granger Aristocrat, Granger Special, Granger Favorite, Impregnated Water Seal FB and unwrapped Water Seal sections.

BF1126 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Special. The line weight is 6. Half wells cork grip. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. The rod has been rewrapped in non-original green thread. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes replacement cloth bag and aluminum tube. This rod was crafted between 1946 and 1948. There are several varnish runs in the finish, one of the tips is 5 inches short, the stripping guide is non-original, there is a slight indentation in the fore part of the grip similar to a South Bend Comficient grip. There is also some damage to the base of the grip which has been repaired.

BF1277 - Wright and McGill

9'6", 3/2 Granger Premier model 9660. Weighing 6.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Patented 1938 screw locking, nickel silver reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The  silk thread wraps are gold making this a colorful and attractive rod. This rod was crafted between 1947 and 1952. Includes original bag and  aluminum tube.  The condition is very good restored. There are a few minor varnish sags and chips in the finish.  There are some scratches on the reel seat and the butt ferrule that look as if it was rubbed with fine steel wool. 

BF1285 - Wright and McGill

9'6", 3/2 Champion model GC9660.  The rod weighs 6.2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. The nickel silver ferrules are sizes 13 and 19.  Red silk wraps with black trim. Agatine stripper guide. Original cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube. The condition excellent.

BF1420 - Goodwin Granger

9'6", 3/2 Granger Victory 9660.Weighing 6 oz. Line weight 6/7. Coke bottle cork grip with nickel silver down-sliding cap and ring reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Thread wraps are silk black and orange jasper black trim.  Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube that are not original. Very good condition. Possibly refinished years ago.

BF1430 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2  Granger Favorite model. Weighing 5.7 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. The  silk thread wraps are black and white jasper with gold tipping and gold intermediate wraps. Includes Phillipson bag and replacement aluminum tube. Very good condition with some minor damage at the base of the cork grip where it meets the reel seat. 

BF1435 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Victory GV 9053. Weighing 5 3/4. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and19. Silk thread wraps are orange and black jasper with black tipping. Includes original cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition, probably re-finished. 

BF1433 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2  Granger Special, model GS 9053 and weighing 5 3/4 oz. The line weight is 6/7. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. The thread wraps are green silk.  Includes Phillipson bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1401 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/2 Granger Aristocrat with Phillipson replacement tips. Line weight 4. Full wells cork grip. Tan silk thread wraps with brown tipping. Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrule size 12. Patented up-locking reel seat.  Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Cane is sound, finish is very good, there is some hook dig damage at top ring and bottom of the cork grip.

BF1534 - Wright and McGill

7', 2/1 Water Seal FB model. SR 7 spinning rod. Maroon silk thread wraps tipped with yellow. Hammer handle with fighting butt, plastic on handle and butt. Burgundy anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat. Original bag and labeled aluminum tube. The owner of this rod purchased it from Dale Langtry. Dale was a long time employee of  Goodwin Granger and Wright & McGill. This rod is meant to be fished with a Fre Line reel. 

BF1544 - Unknown

9', 3/2 Broadcaster made for Wright & McGill prior to their purchase of the Goodwin Granger Company.  Possibly made by Montague. Weighing 6.2 oz.  Full Wells cork grip. Down-sliding chrome plated reel seat. Chrome ferrules sizes 13 and 18. Green thread wraps. Carbide stripping guide. Refinished, fair condition. Look at page 105 in Colorado Classic Cane.

BF1527 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Denver Special bait casting rod. Down twisting nickel silver ring over plastic reel seat insert. Rear cork grip. Red silk thread wraps. The rod has been tastefully refinished. No bag or tube. 

BF1528 - Goodwin Granger

6', 2/2 Granger Favorite bait casting rod. GF6042. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. Straight rear cork with black reel seat and fore grip. Ambered black and white jasper silk thread with gold tipping and intermediates.  Includes original bag and replacement cardboard tube. Sound cane and hardware. The rod was possibly over varnished. Very good condition. 

BF1529 - Goodwin Granger

5', 2/1 Granger Champion bait casting rod. GC5042. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. Straight rear cork with black reel seat and fore grip. Ambered red  silk thread with black tipping.  Two agatine guides and tip top. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Sound cane and hardware. The rod has some bag burn and will benefit from a good cleaning and polishing. Very good condition. 

BF1693 - Wright and McGill

7'6", 3/2 Granger Special Model GS7633. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 3 3/4 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip. Patented nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Thread wraps are green silk. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 And 15. Includes original cloth bag and Phillipson tube. The cane is sound with one exception. There is a blind wrap on the butt end of one of the tip sections. The wrap extends between the two bottom guides. All sections are straight, the ferrule fit is tight. Some guides have been re-wrapped. 

BF1844 - Old Faithful Rod Company (Wright and McGill)

8', 3/2 Challenger No. C-0084 model rod. This was a trade rod built by Wright & McGill and sold under the Old Faithful Rod Company name. The reel seat is maroon anodized aluminum (no rock style) screw down locking. The rod has half Wells cork grip, Wright & McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. Silk medium brown thread wraps. Line weight 4. Includes original cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube.  Very good condition refinished.

BF1841 - Wright and McGill

 9'6", 3/2 Granger Registered model 9660. Weighing 6 oz. Line weight 7. Reverse half wells cork grip. Patented 1938 screw locking nickel silver reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The  silk thread wraps are black trimmed with white which has ambered.  Includes  original black aluminum tube and replacement rod bag.  A few of the guides were re-wrapped.

BF1868 - Goodwin Granger

8'6", 3/2 Granger Victory 8642.  Line weight 5. Reverse half wells cork grip with nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17. Silk thread wraps are orange and black jasper. Includes original cloth bag and  aluminum tube. This rod is in excellent restored condition.

BF1869 - Wright and McGill

7'6", 3/2 Granger Special 7633. This rod will cast a 4 line weight. Weighing 3 3/4 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver reel seat.  Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. The guides are wrapped with green silk thread. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The overall condition is very good with one exception. The bottom guide on the mid has been re-wrapped with non-original colored thread.


Hanson, Leon

BF1144 - Leon Hanson

7'9", 2/2 Model number 93 1/2-4, serial number 8902, Line weight 4. Weighs 3.4 oz. on our digital scale. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 15. Translucent tan wraps with burgundy trim and burgundy ferrule wrap. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube with tube sleeve. Excellent condition. 

BF1783 - Leon Hanson

7', 2/2 Model number 92, Serial number 9906, Line weight 3. Half wells  cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Translucent tan wraps with burgundy trim and burgundy ferrule wrap. Carbide stripper guide. Flamed cane Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Possibly un-fished.


Hardy Bros.

BF1189 - Hardy Bros.

9', 3/2 Palakona Deluxe Serial number E 6351 crafted in 1927, Patent number 20878/22. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware over plastic insert. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Burgundy thread wraps with full intermediates. Agate stripper and tip tops .Includes original bag and aluminum tube. The cane is sound, however, the rod is in need of full restoration. Repair wrap on mid section.

BF1481 - Hardy Bros.

8'6" 3/2 The Palakona De Luxe serial number E77794 crafted in 1951. Full wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps with full intermediates. Agate tip tops. Bridge guides.  Ferrule plugs. Original cloth bag and Hardy tube. The cane is sound, however, the finish has alligatored due to being kept in the tube in a humid climate. Polish may smooth out the roughness. Judging from the lack of scratching on the hardware, this rod may have been lightly fished.

BF1852 - Hardy Bros.

13'6" 3/2 Antique Hardy Palakona "The Wye"  salmon bamboo  rod.  Registered # 246936. Serial number E 6237 dating to 1927.  Handle measures 21 inches in length. Bridge snake guides. Intermediate thread wraps. Original agate tip top is cracked, replacement agate casting tip top and stripper agate guide are cracked. Bronze spiked locking ferrules. Includes labeled Hardy canvas bag. Sound cane, good condition. Great décor for man cave,  wall hanger.

BF1851 - Hardy Bros.

9', 3/2 Palakona Fairy Serial number E94746 crafted in 1954, Full wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware over plastic insert. Nickel silver ferrules. Red thread wraps with full intermediates. Agate tip top. Includes original bag.  The tip is 1 inch short. Good condition.

BF1856 - Hardy Bros.

7'2", 2/2 "The Palakona" weighing 3.4 oz on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip with down sliding aluminum hardware ring and reel holder hood over cork insert reel seat. Aluminum butt cap. Black thread wraps with green trim. White agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14.  Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.  Made in England. Very good condition.


Heddon

BF638 - Heddon

9', 3/2 Project rod. Model #13. Line weight 6/7. Number 2 3/4 ferrule. Cigar cork grip. Bent plastic marbelized down-locking reel seat. All sections are full length. Includes bag. The bamboo is sound, however the finish is not. The rod is deserving of a complete re-finish.

BF1578 - Heddon

8'6", 3/2 #17  Line weight HDH or E. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down locking reel seat. Black thread wraps with orange tipping. The thread wraps have an epoxy overcoat, as do the ferrule wraps. Gun metal black nickel silver ferrules. Ferrule size 1 3/4. Includes cloth bag. The cane is sound, the finish is fair.

BF1715 - Heddon

6'6" 2/2 Model #10. Line weight HEH or F 4/5. Nickel silver ferrule  0 1/2 size. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking Pyralin reel seat.  Maroon and black silk jasper thread wraps. Agate stripping guide.  Includes replacement bag and original aluminum Heddon tube. Very good refinished condition.

BF1737 - Heddon

8'6", 3/2 Black Beauty #17  Line weight HDH or E. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down locking reel seat. Black thread wraps. Replacement mid section female ferrule. One tip section  ferrule is broken at its ferrule slide. The other tip ferrule has been re-seated with some minor damage at the top of the ferrule. Ferrule size #2. Includes original labeled cloth bag.  Fair condition.

BF1859 - Heddon

9', 3/2 This rod was crafted by Heddon the late 1930's for Weber.  The trade made for the high grade rod was "Henshall HandKraft" equivalent to a Heddon #35. Model 3500. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking Pyralin reel seat. The rod has been refinished with pongee pale tan color silk thread. Blackened nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes original labeled bag and labeled aluminum tube.  The cane is sound. The varnish would benefit from polishing. The reel seat is not straight. 


Herter's

BF1742 - Herter's

9', 3/2 Srand. Line weight 8/9. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Red thread wraps with black trim. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 15 and 21. Replacement light blue bag. The mid section lower guide is missing and both ferrule wraps are missing. Very good condition.


Hirata, Masato

BF1458 - Masato Hirata

7', 2/1 Japanese Maker. Serial number 82914, Line weight 3 slow action. Highly flamed blank. Cigar cork grip. Wood insert reel seat with dual sliding rings. Both sliding rings face the same direction. Carbide stripper guide. Includes paperwork, cloth bag and aluminum tube. Minor finish wear. Prior owner's name inscribed on the blank. Very good condition. Sale Pending


Horrocks Ibbotson

BF1507 - Horrocks Ibbotson

7', 2/1 Lucerne spinning rod De Luxe model rod. Straight cork grip with chrome sliding rings. Tan thread wraps with light brown trim. Includes original cloth bag.


Howells, G. H.

BF711 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 1/4 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 4550, crafted in 1978. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition and gently fished.

BF869 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 4 oz, for a 5 weight line, medium action. Serial number 3728, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Full Wells cork grip with up-locking reel seat with zebra spacer. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition with the following exceptions. One tip is perfect, the second tip has 2 repair wraps covering hook dings. See blue tape in image. The tube does not have a label. This is not a rare collectible Howells, but a great fishing rod. 

BF1041 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 1/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Although, the rod is rated as a 5 weight, it loads and casts well with a WF4 Cortland Sylk line. Serial number 3818, crafted in 1971. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells cork grip, down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in very good condition. Some label wear on the tube. Former owner's name engraved on the tube collar. 

BF1167 - G. H. Howells

7'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 3/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 3768, crafted in 1970. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Half wells cork grip. Down-sliding aluminum cap and ring with cork insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent. Original owner's name inscribed on the butt section. 

BF1575 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 3 7/8 oz, for a 5 weight line. Serial number 3917, crafted in 1972. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum ring with wood insert reel seat. Includes original red cloth bag and un-labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in good condition with the following exceptions: First there are varnish chips above and below the signature wrap, the frame of the carbide stripping guide is bent, 1 tip is an 1 1/2 short. 

BF1582 - G. H. Howells

8'6", 2/2 Weighing 3 1/2 oz., for a 5/6 weight line. Serial number 3733. Carbide stripper guide, wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip, up-locking aluminum reel seat with zebra insert. Includes original burgundy cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in very good condition.

 

BF1781 - G. H. Howells

8'6", 2/2 Weighing 4 1/8 oz., for a 5 weight line. Serial number 4012. Carbide stripper guide. Wrapped in brown thread with gold trim. Payne style cork grip. Up-locking aluminum reel seat with zebra insert. Ferrule size 14. Includes original red cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition.


Jenkins, Charlie

BF1705 - Charlie Jenkins

7', 2/2 GA70-24. Line weight 4/5. Garrison style cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. Transparent tan thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1870 - Charlie Jenkins

7', 2/2 Signature model GA70L-100. Line weight 3-4.  Cigar cork grip covered with plastic. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Light brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition.


Kent

BF1471 - Kent

7'6", 2/2 Fly rod. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with rubs on butt cap. Super Z nickel silver ferrules size 15. Two prior owner's names are inscribed on the rod. Includes square wooden tube and canvas bag for tube. Kent was a rod maker in Vinton, VA. He also made rods for the Spring Creek Club in PA. The cane is in good condition, finish fair.


Kube, Alan

BF1826 - Alan Kube

8', 2/3 Serial number 2004 crafted in 2003. Payne 102 taper. Line weight 5. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-sliding  blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert. Clear thread wraps with burgundy trim.  Nickel silver ferrules size 15 with ferrule plug. Agate stripper guide.  Includes original cloth bag and heavy weight aluminum tube with brass cap. The 3rd tip was crafted by Alan at a later time, thus the reason for a darker cane color. The rod is in excellent condition.


Kusse, Ron

BF812 - Ron Kusse

7'6", 2/2 Performance taper. Serial number 8988. Line weight 6/7. Although, the weight on the hang tag says 3 3/4 oz., the actual weight on our scale is 4 3/4 oz. Transparent tan wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Swelled butt. Mirrored tips. Cigar cork grip with recessed hood. Cherry wood insert with nickel silver up-locking hardware. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and hang tag and brass tube. The condition is mint un-fished. 

BF1466 - Ron Kusse

6'3", 2/2 Impregnated flamed cane. Model  Elfin Line weight 4, weighing 2 oz. No. 0252. Cigar cork grip measuring 4 1/2 inches. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over birds eye maple insert reel seat. Silk thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original cloth bag with hand tag and stiffener and powder coated aluminum tube with Kusse name stamped on brass collar. Excellent plus condition.


Leonard, H.L. Mills and Son

BF368 - H. L. Leonard

9', 3/2 The Leonard Rod. Line weight 6/7. The straw colored cane with a swelled butt. Tan silk wraps with red trim. Olive green ferrule wraps. Half wells cork grip. Butternut wood down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware and nickel silver butt cap. Nickel silver ferrules. Includes cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished, 1 tip has been replaced and wrapped in a different color than the rest of the rod, the original tip is 1 inch short. Good condition.

BF442 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 3523. This rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with butternut spacer. Tan wraps tipped with burgundy. Ferrule plug. Original bag with stiffener and labeled brass capped tube. This rod is in excellent condition. 

BF811 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 3/1 The Leonard Rod boat rod. Circa 1900. Cork fore and rear grip. Nickel silver butt cap, down-locking reel seat, wind check and ferrules. All nickel silver hardware has matching knurling. Agate stripper guide and tip top. Tunnel guides. High quality components. Wrapped with red silk thread. Very good condition.

BF1017 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Hewitt Tournament model, 50DF, 5 line weight, weighing 4.1 oz. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Standing ring shooting guides, not typical snake guides. Agate stripper. Black and white jasper silk wraps, without color preserver tipped in red. Reserve butt power, loading and casting from mid and tip. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag (The J. L. Hudson Co. price sticker) and original brass capped aluminum tube. The condition is excellent. 

BF977 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 83136. This rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut spacer. Tan wraps tipped with burgundy. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Original bag with stiffener and labeled brass capped tube. This rod is in excellent condition.  

BF1251 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Tournament model 50. Weighing 4.1 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Pre-fire rod. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert reel seat. Wrapped with light olive thread. Agate stripper guide. Swelled butt. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. Condition is very good restored.

BF1252 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 3/3 Tournament Model 49. Weighing 3.4 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding cap and ring reel seat with butternut insert. Red silk thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 9 and 14.  Pre-fire rod.  Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube.  Very good restored condition with the following exceptions: one of the tips is 4 inches short and has a blind wrap over a hook dig, between the top guide and next one down. One of the other tips has a blind wrap at the ferrule. The third tip is sound and probably a Leonard replacement. 

BF1452 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39. This rod weighs 3.1 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.

BF1453 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39 serial number 3323. This rod weighs 4.2 oz. on our digital scale. Although, the label on the tube states 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.

BF1454 - H. L. Leonard

7'6", 2/2 Model 39H serial number 2961. This rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6.  Cigar cork grip. UP-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Burgundy silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Original bag with stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  This rod is mint un-fished.

BF1580 - H. L. Leonard

6', 2/2 Model 36H weighing 2 1/4 oz., line weight 4. A Hardy Featherweight reel would balance nicely on this rod.  Serial number 631. Red silk wraps. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert. Nickel silver ferrules size 10. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and aluminum brass capped tube. The rod is in very good re-finished condition. All sections are the same length and sound.

BF1673 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 3/2 Model 51-7 Hunt pattern. Serial number 8152.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with tiger maple insert. Line weight 7. Rose thread wraps. Gun metaled nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in excellent condition and was fished 1 time.

BF1792 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Duracane Impregnated. Model 704. Serial number 3214. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip measuring 5 inches. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat.  Chestnut thread wraps tipped in black. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with cloth cover. Excellent condition with minor scuffs on the butt cap.

BF1790 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Hunt pattern. Model 50-7. Serial number 81292. Line weight 7. Cigar cork grip measuring 6 inches.  Down-sliding gun metaled nickel silver cap and ring reel seat with tiger maple insert. Rose silk thread wraps. Gun metaled nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is in mint, possibly un-fished condition.

BF1791 - H. L. Leonard

6'6", 2/2 Model 37H. Serial number 3153. Weighing 3.4 oz, on our digital scale.  Line weight 4.  Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking aluminum reel seat with butternut insert.  Tan thread wraps with brown tipping. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and non original aluminum tube. Very good condition. Although the cane is sound, the finish has some runs and sags.

BF1794 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Model 38H serial number 3397. This rod weighs 3 1/4 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with butternut insert. Translucent tan silk wraps with trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Original bag stiffener and aluminum tube.  This rod is in very good condition. There is a 1/2 inch scuff on the butt section.

BF1819 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Model 38H serial number 3397. This rod weighs 3 1/4 oz. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over butternut insert  reel seat. Red silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Original bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube.  This rod is in very good condition. One tip section is 8 inches short and is scarfable. Prior owner's name scratched on butt cap.

BF1831 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Model 38H serial number 1884. This rod weighs 2 7/8 oz. Line weight 4.  Cigar cork grip measuring 5 inches. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert  reel seat. Red silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Original bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube.  This rod is in very good condition, possibly refinished. 

BF1833 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/1 Duracane Impregnated.  Serial number 1536. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip measuring 5 inches. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring hardware over butternut insert reel seat.  Green thread wraps. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1873 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Model 38 DF-5. Dry fly  line weight 5. Serial number 499. Cigar cork grip with paper on grip. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert  reel seat.  Translucent tan thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and replacement black aluminum tube. The rod is in mint condition, possibly restored. 


Lyons, F. D. (Dwight)

BF981 - F. D. Dwight Lyons

7', 2/2 Serial number 170891. Line weight 4. Weighing 3 oz. Cigar cork grip and cork insert reel seat with down-sliding cap and ring. Silk wraps over blond cane. Nickel silver ferrules, agate stripping guide, bronze snakes and dark tungsten tip tops. Includes cloth bag and labeled aluminum case. Condition is excellent. 


Montague

BF563 - Montague

7', 2/1 Sunbeam SP-700 spinning rod. Sliding band reel seat over cork grip. Blue and white wraps. Cloth bag with partial label and original cardboard tube. The rod has a 2" short tip and measures 6'10". Good condition.

BF1716 - Montague

8'6", 3/2 Redwing. Medium trout rod. Line weight 5/6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking reel seat with red plastic insert. Burgundy thread wraps with gold tipping. Ferrules sizes 12 and 17. Original bag and labeled black rod tube. Good refinished condition. One of the tip sections has a blind wrap between the 2 top snake guides.


Orvis

BF1350 - Orvis

10' 6" 3 piece Bakelite Salmon fly rod tip section. Serial number 2512 crafted in 1946. Nickel silver ferrule size 14. Very good condition.

BF1440 - Orvis

8'6", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 62055 crafted in 1971 by Wes Jordan.  Weighing 5 1/8 oz. Line weight 9 (GAG)  . The rod has a cigar cork grip shaped for a right hand caster. Down-locking aluminum reel seat with walnut spacer. Brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition with one exception. One of the tips is 1 1/2 inches short. One tip may be an Orvis replacement. 

BF1467 - Orvis

8'6", 3/2 Special Serial number 3327 crafted in 1947.  Cigar cork grip. Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat with recessed hood. Dark brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 17.  Although, the cane and ferrules are sound, the rod has been poorly over-varnished and one of the tip tops has been replaced. The scripting on the tips appears to be different. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube.

BF1494 - Orvis

6'6", 2/2 Madison Flea. Serial number 87886. Blonde impregnated cane.  Weighing 2 7/8 oz. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip.  Up-locking reel seat with wood insert reel seat.  Carbide stripper guide. Light brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good plus condition.

BF1574 - Orvis

8'6", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill Serial number T-0001. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with wood insert. Weighing 4 3/4 oz. Line weight 8. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1599 - Orvis

8'6", 2/1 Impregnated Special. Serial number 30950. Weighing 5 oz. Line weight 6 HCH. Cigar grip with down-locking anodized aluminum reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Red colored wraps with trim wrap. Carbide stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1666 - Orvis

9', 3/2 Salmon rod. Impregnated with "Pat Pending" Serial number 8615 crafted in 1949. Line weight 9/10. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat with detachable fighting butt. Brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 19 and 13. Includes cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. It appears that the guide wraps may have been over varnished. Very good condition.

BF1707 - Orvis

8', 3/1 Impregnated 1856. Serial number 91165. Line weight 5.  Weighing 5 1/3 oz. The rod has a full wells cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over Vermont burled maple reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules size 11 and 17.  This rod is wrapped in burgundy with black tipping. Carbide stripping guide.   Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.  

BF1847 - Orvis

8'9", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill SSS.  Salmon, steelhead, striper and will work well for carp. Serial number 62679. The rod has a cigar grip with a downlocking aluminum reel seat and fighting butt.  The rod is wrapped with brown thread. It weighs 6 1/4 oz. and will cast 10WF weight line. It has nickel silver ferrules size 16. The rod has three stripping guides. The rod includes the original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The condition is very good.

BF1846 - Orvis

8'9", 2/1 Impregnated Battenkill SSS. Salmon, steelhead, striper and will work well for carp. Serial number 62683.  The rod has a cigar grip with a down locking aluminum reel seat and detachable cork fighting butt.  The rod is wrapped with brown thread. It weighs 6 1/4 oz. and will cast 10WF weight line.  It has nickel silver ferrules size 16. The had three carbide stripping guides. The rod includes the original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The condition is very good. 

BF1864 - Orvis

6'6", 2/2 Impregnated Battenkill. Serial number 57107.  Short cigar cork grip with down-locking hardware over walnut insert. Brown thread wraps.Carbide stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.


Payne, E. F.

BF818 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 209. Weighing 6.4 oz. Line weight 6/7. Reverse half wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking black anodized aluminum hardware over cedar insert. Brown thread wraps, gold trim with bronze guides and agate stripper. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum brass capped tube. Excellent refinished condition.

BF1142 - E. F. Payne

6'6", 2/2 Model 96. This rod weighs 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 4. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 11. The rod has an agate stripping guide. Down-sliding cap and ring over cedar insert reel seat. Includes cloth bag and original labeled brass-capped aluminum tube with tube sleeve. This rod was restored by John Gallas. Mint restored condition.  

BF1186 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 208 weighing 5 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Wrapped brown silk tipped with red. Agate stripper. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring cedar reel seat insert. This rod was crafted in the 1950's. Includes original bag (no hang tag) and replacement aluminum tube. Very good condition. 

BF1499 - E. F. Payne

8', 3/2 Model 201. The rod weighs 4.3 oz. on our digital scale, 5 line weight. Reverse half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with cedar insert. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 10 and 15 with ferrule plugs. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag and leather tube. The rod is excellent condition and may have been restored. Made for Abercrombie & Fitch.

BF1596 - E. F. Payne

7'6", 2/2 Model 100H. The rod weighs 4 oz. Line weight 4/5. Traditional Payne cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware reel seat over cedar insert.  The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 12. White agate stripper guide. Includes original labeled tube and bag with hang tag. Very good re-finished condition.

BF1765 - E. F. Payne

9', 3/2 Model 206. Payne sold at Von Lengerke & Antoine in Chicago. This rod dates to the early 1930's due the use of the nickel silver jam fit reel seat. Weighing 5 oz. Line weight 4. The wraps are brown silk with tipping. Agate stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16.   Includes original bag with hang tag and brass capped aluminum tube.  All sections are full length and straight.  This rod is well deserving of a complete restoration since the cane, reel seat, grip, guides and ferrules are in excellent condition. It is only the finish that is in poor condition. 

BF1777 - E. F. Payne

9'6", 3/2 Model 214.  Line weight 8/9. Weighing 7.4 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. The reel seat has a removable butt cap, no fighting butt included.  The wraps are brown silk with tipping.  Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Original bag and brass-capped aluminum tube . The rod is in very good condition.

BF1778 - E. F. Payne

6'6", 2/2. Model 96. Weighs  2 1/2 oz. Line weight DT3. The wraps are green silk. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Down-sliding cap and ring reel seat. Includes cloth bag and original labeled brass-capped aluminum tube. This rod was crafted in Sisters, Oregon. The rod has never been fished and has original paper on the grip and reel seat.

BF1779 - E. F. Payne

9', 2/2 Model 430 Dry Fly Salmon rod. Line weight WF9. Cigar cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel set.  The wraps are brown silk tipped with burgundy.  Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Original bag with hang tag and brass-capped aluminum tube . The rod is in very good condition.


Pezon et MIchel

BF847 - Pezon et Michel

8', 2/1 Prima Competition parabolic action, serial number 21960133, weighing 5.4 oz. Line weight 6-7. Half wells cork grip. Featherweight gold anodized down-locking aluminum reel seat. Perflex stripping guide. Burgundy thread wraps. Includes original labeled cloth bag. Excellent condition. 

BF1380 - Pezon et Michel

8'6" 2/1 Supreme Normale, parabolic action, weighing 5.6 oz., on our digital scale. Line weight 7-8. Serial number 28G132 Full wells cork grip. Up-locking black aluminum reel seat with recessed hood and aluminum hardware. Perflex stripping guide.  Green thread wraps. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1861 - Pezon et Michel

7'2", 2/2 Ritz Super Parabolic -   Weighs 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 4-5. Cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring over cork reel seat. Reverse twist snake guides wrapped with green thread tipped in red.  Butt extender ferrule plug. Nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes cloth bag, aluminum tube with tube cover. The tube has a dent near the bottom of the it. Very good condition.


Phillipson

BF741 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless impregnated, Weighing 3.4 oz., rated for a # 6 line weight. This rod was said to be crafted by 3M for Lew Jewett, who formed the Leisure Time Products division for 3M. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Phillipson Rod Company and Scientific Anglers by 3M. The tube cap has the name Jewett inscribed on it. Cigar cork grip with dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. The Perfection hard chrome snakes and carbide stripping guide are wrapped with Nymo Turf tan thread. Nickel silver ferrule sizes 13. Includes an original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is mint un-fished. However, we have no hard evidence to verify the provenance of this rod.  

BF1152 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 4/5. Weighing 3.5 oz. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Turf Tan. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. This rod has a ring hook keeper. The rod was crafted for Lew Jewett, who was the head of 3M's Leisure Division. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition. 

BF1151 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Peerless model (with no markings)l crafted in 1974. Line weight 4. Weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Dual sliding rings over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Henna #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. This rod has a ring hook keeper. Includes original cloth bag and un-labeled 3M Phillipson aluminum tube. The rod is mint un-fished. Price reduced

BF1201 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted between 1972 and 1974 when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 5. Weighing 4.3 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1231 - Phillipson

9', 3/1 Powr Pakt weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH Line weight-6. The rod was crafted between 1952 and 1953. Down-locking no rock aluminum anodized reel seat. The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and aluminum tube. Fair condition for the following reasons:  the rod was stored in its aluminum tube in a humid climate which resulted in "bag burn". We are selling this as is.  The varnish finish will polish out, the cork grip will clean up as can be seen in the images, the tip section can be straightened. 

BF1387 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. This rod has been re-finished and the tips appear to be South Bend replacements. Price reduced

BF1389 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium. Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Full Wells cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube. One of the tip sections is 5 inches short. The rod has been refinished. Good condition. Price reduced

BF1394 - Phillipson

7', 2/2 Peerless "63" Impregnated, weighing 3 oz., rated for a HEH 4/ 5 WT. This rod was crafted in the early 1970's. The Perfection hard chrome guides are wrapped with Nymo Henna nylon thread with white tipping. Cigar cork grip. The bronze anodized aluminum no-rock reel seat was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Included are an original cloth bag and labeled Phillipson aluminum  tube. The cane is in excellent condition. It appears some of the guide wraps have been over varnished.  Price reduced

BF1395 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless model crafted when 3M owned Phillipson. Line weight 6. Weighing 4. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition. Many of the guide wraps appear to have been over varnished. Price reduced

BF1432 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon  model, weighing 5 5/8 oz.,  HCH or 7 line weight. "Made from good grade imported Tonkin Cane, split with the grain for strength and resiliency.  Full wells cork grip.  Black plastic no rock reel seat with aluminum hardware.  Gold tone thread.  Includes replacement bag Victory cardboard tube. Very good condition with the exception that 1 tip is 1/2 inch short the mid appears to be 1/4 inch long. The wraps have been over-varnished. Price reduced

BF1431 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker  Line weight 5/6, weighing 5. 5/8 oz. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking green and black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with black. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and labeled cardboard tube.  The cane is sound, the rod has been poorly re-finished and would benefit from polishing or re-finishing.  Price reduced

BF1434 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Premium.  Weighing 5 5/8 oz. HCH (DT6) line weight. Hammer handle cork grip. Black anodized aluminum no rock reel seat. Wrapped with pure black silk tipped with gold and black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. This was Phillipson's top of the line rod and was crafted between 1946 and 1952. Includes replacement bag and original aluminum tube whose collar and cap do not stay on. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1436 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Pacemaker crafted between 1946 and 1952.  Line weight 7, weighing 6.3 oz. on our digital scale. A fine fly rod notable for its sensitive action and sturdy construction. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking black plastic no rock reel seat. Phillipson's hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Wrapped with green nylon tipped with yellow. Includes Phillipson cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1438 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 1/2 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight  5/6. Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Black plastic no rock reel seat.   Nickel silver ferrules 12 and 18. The rod has been refinished using gold thread. The original Phillipson thread was a silver gray nylon.   Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube. The condition is very good refinished.

BF1437 - Phillipson

9', 3/2 Paragon model, weighing 5 5/8  oz., line weight 5/6 line.  Round Welsh split jar cork grip. Aluminum gray no rock reel seat.  Original silver gray nylon thread wraps are now a gold patina.  Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18.    Includes cloth bag and cardboard tube with no cap. Good condition with sound cane.

BF1469 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Pacemaker bait casting rod weighing 4.2 oz. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. The hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The black plastic insert reel seat is down-locking. The rod has Perfection chrome ring guides wrapped green nylon and tipped with yellow. The handle is cork with a cork fore grip. Includes original bag and labeled cardboard tube. Very good condition. The guide wrap on the bottom of the tip section is loose. The wraps have been over-varnished. The finish appears to have bag burn and would benefit from polishing.

BF1526 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Powr Pakt bait casting rod. This rod was crafted between 1949 and 1951. Cork fore and  rear grip.  Down-locking butterscotch plastic insert reel seat. Golden yellow thread wraps tipped in black trim.   The hard drawn nickel silver ferrules size 15 were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Includes original cloth bag and partly labeled aluminum tube. The varnish on the tip section is sound, however, there are some finish chips on the butt section. Otherwise the condition is very good. 

BF1621 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless.  Line weight 5. Weighing 3 7/16 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224 with white trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled gold anodized aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1746 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Powr Pakt weighing 3 3/4 oz. HEH line weight 5. This rod will cast a 4 weight. Butterscotch plastic down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware.  The wraps are golden yellow nylon tipped with black.   Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube with partial label. The cork at the reel seat appears to have been used as a hook keeper and shows some chipping. The condition of the butt and one of the tips is sound. The other tip has a repair wrap at the top snake guide which has been re-wrapped. The varnish on that tip has some chips.  Otherwise the rod is in very good condition.

BF1745 - Phillipson

6', 2/1 Preferred impregnated bait casting rod. rare, one of a kind. The rod weighs 4.5 oz. This rod was crafted in the early 1960s. The size 16 hard-drawn nickel silver ferrules were crafted by the late Paul Hightower. The rod has an off set detachable Phillipson bait casting handle anodized  butterscotch. The rod has gold plated guides. The guides are  wrapped burnished gold silk thread with a black trim wrap. Includes original vinyl bag. Mint, unfished condition. The original owner's name is on the rod.  This rod has never been fished and probably never had a reel mounted on it.

BF1796 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Powr Pakt weighing 3 3/4 oz. HEH line weight 4. Butterscotch plastic down-locking reel seat with aluminum hardware.  The rod had been re-wrapped with incorrect size and color threads, which are gold tipped in brown. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes non original cloth bag and non original aluminum tube. The cane is sound. The rod would benefit from a restoration. We can supply you with original thread.

BF1849 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless.  Line weight 5. Weighing 3 3/4 oz.  Cigar cork grip. The bronze anodized aluminum no-rock reel seat was crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224 with white trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1845 - Phillipson

7'6", 2/2 Peerless impregnated.  Line weight 5. Weighing 3 7/16 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down-locking no rock aluminum reel seat. Thread wraps are Belding Turf Tan Nymo #1248. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Carbide stripping guide. Includes a Dave Collyer sewn cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. Excellent condition. This rod was restored by Denver Dave Collyer.

BF1839 - Phillipson

8', 3/2  Preferred Impregnated "A very high grade anglers" model. Rich color. Weighing 4 1/4 oz. Line weight HDH 5/6 trout action. The Preferred model rod was crafted between 1954 and 1960. Aluminum no rock reel seat anodized champagne with black hardware. The wraps are silk burnished gold tipped with black. One of the tip guides was re-wrapped with the correct thread color. However, 3 of the mid guides have been re-wrapped with an incorrect thread color and size. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement aluminum Wright & McGill tube. Very good condition.

BF1877 - Phillipson

8'6", 3/2 Peerless Dry Fly Special. Line weight 6. Weighing 5.5 oz. Torpedo cork grip. Down-locking no rock reel seat. Thread wraps are Nymo Henna #1224. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Pickard, John

BF1674 - John Pickard

7', 2/2 Number 7024 P.E. (pre embargo cane) built on the 7012 Dickerson taper. Cigar cork grip measuring 5 1/2 inches. Down-locking aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seat. Line weight 4. Brown thread wraps with tipping. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Includes  original bag, brass capped aluminum tube and Pickard Rod Company specification card. The rod is unfished and was lawn cast.


Pioneer Rod Company

BF1857 - Paul Hightower

8', 3/2 Pioneer crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Line weight 4-5. Reverse half wells cork grip. Custom reel seat with the bottom half is a cut off Wright & McGill nickel silver up-locking reel seat with wood insert. Burgundy thread wraps. Wright nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube.


Pope, Jeff

BF1871 - Jeff Pope

7'6", 2/2    Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down locking hardware over wood insert reel seat. Light brown thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Original bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition. Minor cork chip at top of grip.


Powell, E. C.

BF820 - E. C. Powell

9', 3/2 Early rod, late 1920's or early 1930's. Weighing 5.4 oz. Line weight 6. Half wells cork grip with added on aluminum thumb rest. The reel seat was changed from up-locking to down-locking leaving a small gap between the threads and insert. Brown thread wraps tipped in black which appear to have been re-wrapped. Agate stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

Powell, Walton

BF954 - Walton Powell

7'6" for 5 weight, weighing 4.4 oz. and 8'6" for a 6 weight, weighing 5 oz.. Number 11-92-82.  This Companion rod pair was custom crafted in Chico, CA. This rare and collectible rod was built with 2 unequal butt length sections with 2 equal length interchangeable tip sections, (2 butts, 2 tips). The tung oil finished blanks have a matte finish. The wraps are burgundy tipped with red. Ceramic stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrules. The butts have full wells cork grips with up-locking aluminum reel seats. Includes original cloth bag and labeled tube. Condition is excellent. 

BF970 - Walton Powell

7', 2/25 line weight, weighing 3.7 oz. on our digital scale. No serial number. This rod was crafted in Chico, CA. This originally was a tung oil finished rod a previous owner choose to over varnish. The wraps are burgundy. Nickel silver ferrules. Cigar cork grip with up-locking aluminum reel seat. Includes replacement cloth bag and replacement tube. The cane, grip, reel seat, wraps, ferrules are all sound, the finish is the defect.

 


Ruhe, Marc

BF1838 - Marc Ruhe

7', 2/2  Serial number 01090. Line weight 4. Weighing 3 1/4 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over walnut reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14.  Translucent brown thread wraps. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.


Schroeder, D.G.

BF1865 - Don Schroeder

7'6", 3/2 Serial number 33003.  It is a  medium fast action, 4 weight rod. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over maple insert reel seat. The guides are wrapped with brown thread.   Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 17.  This rod has ferrule plugs. Includes cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition. 

BF1875 - Don Schroeder

7'10", 2/2 Serial number 27200. Line weight 5. Swelled butt. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seat.  The guides are wrapped with medium brown thread tipped with dark brown. Full intermediate wraps. Red agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 15 with ferrule plug. Includes cloth bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube with cloth tube cover. Excellent condition. 


Shakespeare

BF1858 - Shakespeare

8'6", 3/2 Trout Master model. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with Celluloid insert. Black and orange jasper thread wraps. Chrome ferrules sizes 13 and 19.  Agatine stripper guide. Includes bag and non original tube. Although the cane is sound, the rod has been poorly re-finished and would benefit from polishing. 


Sharpe, J. S.

BF1853 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

7', 2/2 Aberdeen England. The Featherweight Scottie impregnated. Line weigh 4/5.  Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cork insert reel seat with aluminum hardware. Brown thread wraps. Brass ferrules size14. Includes original bag.  One tip is 4 inches short. There is some damage to the cork grip. Good condition.


Sisty, Ed

BF1535 - Ed Sisty

9', 3/2 Ed Sisty's "IL PER".  Line weight 9.  Cigar cork grip made of alternating rings of burnt composite cork. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps. Mix and match ferrules, South Bend and Wright & McGill sizes 13 and 18. Includes cloth bag and Phillipson gold tube. Possibly un-fished. 


South Bend

BF592 - South Bend

9', 3/1 Model 346, Comficient grip with foil label intact, up-locking aluminum reel seat anodized burgundy. Orange and black jasper silk wraps. Good condition. Original labeled bag, no tube.

BF1489 - South Bend

8'6", 3/2 Model 24  Line weight D or HDH 6. Comficient grip (missing label), up-locking black plastic reel seat. Ambered jasper silk thread wraps. Ferrule sizes are 12 and 18. The rod is in excellent condition, possibly un-fished.  Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube.

BF1563 - South Bend

7'6", 2/2 Model 290, line weight E or HDH 5 or 6.  Comficient grip. Down-locking brown colored anodized aluminum reel seat. Wrapped with orange and black jasper silk. Size 13 ferrule. Original labeled cloth bag and original cardboard tube. Very good condition. 

BF1670 - South Bend

9'. 3/2 Model 346. Comficient grip. Up-locking plastic reel seat. Line weight D or HDH (6).  Orange and black silk jasper thread wraps. Ferrules sizes 11 and 18. Includes original bag and cardboard tube missing its cap and part of the label. Good condition.

BF1741 - South Bend

9', 3/1 Model #359. Line weight 6/7. Comficient grip. Up-locking aluminum reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps. Agatine stripper guide. Ferrule sizes 11 and 18. Includes original cloth bag. Fair condition.


Thomas and Thomas

BF1374 - Thomas and Thomas

7'3", 2/2  "Sans Pariel" (Without Equal) fly rod. Serial nunber 4156 crafted in 1985. Line weight 5. The rod weighs 3 1/4 oz., Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and down-locking aluminum hardware. Translucent tan thread wraps with red tipping at guides. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Excellent condition. 

BF1464 - Thomas and Thomas

7'6", 2/2 Classic series Midge rod. Serial number 2760. The rod weighs 3.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. Very good refinished condition.

BF1586 - Thomas and Thomas

7'6", 3/2 Special Trouter.Impregnated. Classic series Midge rod. Serial number 2760. The rod weighs 3.9 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. Very good refinished condition.Serial number 3562.  Line weight 5. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding  cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 17. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. 

BF1818 - Thomas and Thomas

6', 2/2 The Classic Impregnated. Serial number 2715. Line weight 4, weighing 2.3 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip measuring 5 inches. Down sliding cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Transparent tan thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes original bag and tube. Original owner's name etched on the butt cap. Very good condition.


Thomas, F. E.

BF752 - F. E. Thomas

7'6", 2/2 Special. This rod will cast 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring over butternut insert. Red silk thread wraps with full intermediates. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Now the bad news, one tip is 2 inches short and the other is 1 inch short. The rod has been refinished and is in very good condition. 

BF862 - F. E. Thomas

7'6", 3/3 Dirigo No. E266 Bangor, ME. Weighing 4 oz. Ferrule sizes 10 and 16. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver stamped butt cap and sliding ring over cork insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules and wind check. Red wraps. Includes replacement bag and tube. The rod has been refinished with non-English twist snake guides. One tip was crafted by Glen Brackett. The other 2 are original. All 3 tips are 1 inch short. Condition is excellent refinished. 


Unknown

BF1018 - Unknown maker

7', 2/2 No markings on blank. One tip is a 3 line weight and the other a 5/6 line weight. The rod weighs 3.6 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over cedar insert. Translucent gold thread wraps with black trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 16 . Appears to be a Mildrum MEB carbide stripping guide. Includes bag and tube. Excellent condition. 

BF1259 - Unknown

9', 3/2 Old bamboo fly rod. Reversed half wells cork grip. Featherweight down-locking  replacement anodized gold aluminum reel seat. Gold thread wraps with gold trim and full intermediates. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Good restored condition. The mid has a missing guide. One tip is 2 inches short. Great wall decor.

BF1539 - Unknown maker

9', 3/2 Denver rod.  Line weight 6/7. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps. Blackened ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Includes bag and tube. Good condition with the following exceptions: the stripping guide is bent, one tip matches the mid and butt, the other tip has darker thread wraps, different ferrule and different tip top.

BF1855 - Unknown maker

8', 2/2 Custom crafted, unknown maker. Line weight 6. Cigar cork grip. Down locking aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seat. Brown thread wraps with green tipping. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules size 14. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Van Meter Rod Co.

BF1876 - Van Meter Rod Co.

7'6", 3/2 Elite model.  One tip is a 4 weight, the other is a 5. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and down-locking anodized Phillipson hardware. Pacific green nylon thread wraps with gold trim. Phillipson and Wright and McGill nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. The butt and one of the tips are Wright and McGill WaterSeal impregnated and varnished. The mid is Phillipson and the tip appears to be Wright & McGill.  Includes bag and tube. The Van Meter Rod Company was one of the companies which bought Fred DeBell's shop and rod fabrication equipment. Fred had sold and re-purchased his shop several times from people who were aspiring rod builders. He eventually sold it to Bob and Betty Malara in 1977. The rod appears to have never been fished. 


Wagner, J.D.

BF1843 - J. D. Wagner

8', 3/2 Model 380 BP. Serial number 304-7. One 5 weight and one 6 weight tip. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking nickel silver screw lock reel seat over burled wood insert. Translucent silk wraps tipped with black tipping. Agate stripper guide.  Hand crafted nickel silver ferrules sizes 14 and 19. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1866 - J. D. Wagner

7'6", 2/2 Signature Model 373FS. Serial number 318-34. Line weight 4/5. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Brown thread wraps with black tipping. Agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Mint un-fished

BF1867 - J. D. Wagner

8', 3/2 Model 386DB. Serial number 319-5. Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Burgundy thread wrap tipped in black. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Orange agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Mint un-fished condition.


Walker, A. J.

BF1051 - A. J. Walker

9', 3/2 This rod weighs 6 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 6/7. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring over cork reel seat. Black thread wraps with full intermediates. White agate stripper guide and tip tops. Includes butt ferrule plug, original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube. The condition is excellent restored. Made in Alnwick England.


Weir and Son

BF772 - Weir and Son

6' 6", 2/2 Serial number D660-11-82 Line weight 3. Cigar cork grip. Light colored cane. Down-sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring with wood insert reel seat, Blued nickel silver ferrules. Carbide stripper. Transparent thread wraps. Includes original bag and labeled tube. Excellent condition, with a few minor varnish imperfections.  


Whitney Sporting Goods

BF1511 - Whitney

7', 2/1 Haywood Zephyr fly rod crafted by Phillipson for Whitney Sporting Goods in Denver. The rod was named for Jim Haywood, the "Roving Fisherman" for The Denver Post.  These rods were sold with 1 tip. It has a medium brown plastic no rock reel seat The rod featured the elliptical grip and had burnished gold wraps with black tipping.  Phillipson nickel ferrule size 15. Includes replacement cloth bag and Phillipson cardboard tube. Very good condition.  


Winston, R. L.

BF866 - R. L. Winston

7'6", 2/2 Light Trout rod weighing 3 oz. which casts a 5 weight line. Hollow-Fluted construction. Serial number 9243 crafted in 1966. Reverse half wells cork grip with down-sliding aluminum cap and ring reel seat with cork insert. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with tan thread. Includes original labeled cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition. 

BF966 - R. L. Winston

9'6", 2/2 San Francisco. Serial number 1198 built in 1973. Weighing 6 1/4 oz. Line weight 8/9. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black plastic reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Four stripper guides on the butt plus one on each tip. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with label. The condition is excellent restored. Previous owner's name inscribed on the rod. 

BF1824 - R. L. Winston

7'6", 2/2 Trout rod weighing 3 oz. which casts a 4 weight line.  Serial number 1791. Full wells cork grip. Down-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat. The stripping guide has a carbide ring. The guides are wrapped with tan thread. Includes original labeled cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

BF1834 - R. L. Winston

9', 2/1 San Francisco rod. Serial number 8167 Pat. No. 2537488. The rod weighs 5 1/4 oz. Line weight 7/8. Excellent steelhead, light salmon and carp rod.  Full wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over black bakelite reel seat. Tan thread wraps. Three stripper guides on butt and one on tip. Includes original labeled Winston cloth bag. Very good condition.


Zietak, Tim

BF1723 - Tim Zietak

7'6", 3/2 Quadrate. Model 764-2P. Line weight 4. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring hardware over wood insert.  Burgundy thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 14. Flamed cane.  Includes original bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent un-fished condition. There is a scratch on the guide side of the blank between the signature wraps.