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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.


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.

BF1904 - Edwards

8'6", 3/2 Made for Abercrombie and Fitch New York probably by Edwards.  Line weight 5. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over walnut insert reel seat.  Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Agatine stripper guide. Includes 5 slot cloth bag and aluminum tube.  The cane is sound. The rod has been refinished. Two of the 3 tips have been scarfed. The cork grip has been sanded at its top.


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.


Bennett Jr. John S.

BF2007 - John S. Bennett Jr.

8', 2/2  Line weight 6. Weighs 4.8 oz on our digital scale.  Cigar c ork grip. Down locking hardware over walnut insert reel seat. Black thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 13. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. The cane is sound, finish if fair.


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.  


Brandin, Per

BF2035 - Per Brandin

8', 2/2' C' Quad. Model 805-2. 31/37 Crafted 1991. Line weight 5. Full wells cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat.  Agate stripper guide. Translucent brown thread wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 15. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Clancy, John

BF1938 - John Clancy

7'6", 2/2 Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Translucent thread wraps. Hook keeper is a fish hook. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 14. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.


Collyer, David S. (Denver Dave)

BF2012 - Denver Dave Maker

7', 2/2 Signature Series Hollow built. 7012 Midge. 3wDT line weight. Serial number 7112. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over maple insert reel seat.  Tan translucent thread wraps with red trim. Nickel silver ferrules size 14.   Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. This rod has never been fished.


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.


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. 


Dunton, Sewell N. and Son

BF1979 - Dunton, Sewell N. and Son

9', 3/2 Anglers Choice Premium. Line weight 7. Half Wells cork grip. Down-locking wood insert with black hardware reel seat. Orange thread wraps with black trim. Blued ferrules sizes 11 and 17.  Includes cloth bag and labeled brass capped aluminum tube. One of the tips is 1/2 inch short. The condition good.


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. 


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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

BF1984 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Water Seal FB90 model. The rod will cast 6/7 line weight. Full wells cork grip with uplocking nickel silver reel seat. Silk thread wraps are yellow with a maroon trim. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. The butt and mid sections are Water Seal impregnated blanks which have been varnished. Neither of the tips is impregnated. Both are replacement varnished tips. One may be Wright & McGill, the other could be South Bend. Includes replacement bag and tube. Very good refinished condition.

BF2006 - Wright and McGill

9', 3/2 Granger Aristocrat GA9050.  Line weight 5/6. Original tan silk thread wraps with brown tipping. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Patented up-locking nickel silver reel seat. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.  The mid is 1 inch short. Many of the guides are rusted. Some ferrule wraps are missing. The rod is deserving of a complete refinish.


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.

BF1900 - Hardy Bros.

8'6", 2/1 Hollokona Phantom. Serial number H 62383.  Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip with downsliding aluminum cap and ring over cork insert. Black thread wraps with red tipping.  White agate stripping guide. Nickel silver ferrule size 17. Includes original labeled cloth bag and hexagonal tube missing cap. The cane is sound, finish is good. There is a cracked node between the first and second guide at the bottom of the tip. The tip section has a set. The tip top is grooved. The top guide on the butt section is missing. This fishing rod is deserving of these minor repairs. 


Heddon

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. 

BF1888 - Heddon

8', 3/2 Model # 20. Bill Stanley's Favorite.  Line weight 5/6 HCH or E. Weighs 5 oz. Half wells cork grip.  Down-locking hardware over brown Tenite reel seat.  Blued nickel silver ferrule size 2. Maroon thread wraps with gold tipping. Includes original labeled cloth bag and anodized maroon labeled aluminum tube. There is a tear on the bottom of the bag and the bottom cap is missing on the tube. Very good refinished condition.

BF1889 - Heddon

7'6", 3/1 Black Beauty Model 17. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking black pyralin reel seat.  Line weight 4/5 HEH or F.   Black silk thread wraps with orange tipping.  Blackened nickel silver ferrules size 1 1/2. Includes bag and black anodized aluminum tube. Very good refinished condition. One of the reel seat threads has a chip. See image. 

BF1990 - Heddon

8'6", 3/2 Deluxe Peerless No. 35.  Line weight 5/6. Blued nickel silver #2 ferrule. Reverse half wells cork grip with a chip in the cork at the base. Down-locking black hardware over wood (wood replaced) insert reel seat.  Although, the hook keeper wraps and base are intact, the ring is missing. Thread wraps are orange silk tipped with black. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Since the cane is sound, this rod is deserving of a full restoration.

BF1896 - Heddon for Jay Harvey

7'6" 3/2 Heddon private label rod for E. K. Tryon. Jay Harvey. No. 6907. Jackson model equivalent to a Heddon #20. Weighing 4 oz. Light trout action. Line weight 4. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down locking hardware over cedar insert reel seat. The down-locking ring has a chip in it. The butt cap is loose. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 1 and 3/0. Olive green thread wraps tipped in gold. Agate stripper guide with loose thread wraps. One tip has an agate top the other is a hardened steel.  Includes  bag and hexagonal bamboo tube. Very good condition, possibly re-finished.


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


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 1 1/2 inches short. 

BF1881 - G. H. Howells

8', 2/2 Weighing 3 7/8 oz., for a 5 weight line. Serial number 4823 crafted in 1981. Carbide stripper guide, Nickel silver ferrules sizes 14. 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 aluminum tube. Very good condition overall. The cane is straight and sound, however, there is some micro crazing in the finish.


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

BF1940 - Alan Kube

8', 2/2 Serial number 4604 crafted in 2004. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding  blued nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Clear thread wraps with burgundy trim.  Nickel silver ferrules size 15. Agate stripper guide.  Includes original cloth bag and heavy weight aluminum tube with brass cap. The rod is in excellent condition.


Lacey, Gary

BF2031 - Gary Lacey

6'3" 3/2 Line weight 3. Weighing 2.9 oz. on our digital scale. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 8 and 13. Red thread wraps tipped with black. Agate stripper guide. There is no scripting on the rod except for Gary's Maker mark on the bottom of the butt cap. Includes original cloth bag and green aluminum tube. Possibly un-fished.


Leonard, H.L. Mills and Son

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.  

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.

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. Sale Pending

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 1998. 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. 

BF1883 - H. L. Leonard

9'6" 3/2 Special Tournament model. Weighing 9 5/8 oz. Salmon rod. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking blackened reel seat with detachable fighting butt. Tan thread wraps. Agate stripping guide.  Blackened nickel silver ferrules sizes 14 and 21. The rod was refinished. However, there are 2 minor delaminations on the butt section. The bottom guide on the mid section is missing. The tip tops are rusty.  Includes original canvas bag. The original owner's name "Paul Sample" is inscribed on the rod. The current owner of this rod was told that it was crafted for and owned by Paul Sample (1896 to 1974), Artist in Norwich, VT. We are unable to verify this information.

BF1955 - H. L. Leonard

6', 2/2 Model 36 weighing 1.7 oz. on our digital scale, line weight 3. Rated for a Hardy Featherweight reel.  Serial number 292. Red silk wraps. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert. Nickel silver ferrules size 9. 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.

BF1956 - H. L. Leonard

7', 2/2 Model 38L. This rod weighs 1.8 ozs on our digital scale. Line weight 3/4. Cigar cork grip, down-sliding nickel silver cap and ring over butternut insert. Red silk wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 9. Original bag with hang tag, stiffener and original brass capped aluminum tube.  The rod is in excellent refinished condition. One tip is 1/2 inch short and has been scarfed between the tip top and guide.

BF1969 - H. L. Leonard

9' 3/2 Model 52H. Serial No. 339. Salmon rod. Line weight 9. Weighing  6.1 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat over butternut insert with detachable fighting butt. Burgundy thread wraps with gold tipping. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Includes original cloth bag and brass capped aluminum tube. Very good condition. 

BF1987 - H. L. Leonard

8'6", 3/2 Tournament model 4099 1/2.  Line weight 8. Weighing 5 3/8 oz. Pre fire rod. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over butternut insert reel seat. Butt cap is nickel silver. Wrapped with red silk thread tipped with black. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 18.  Includes original cloth bag with replaced hang tag and brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been nicely refinished and would benefit from polishing. 

BF1986 - H. L. Leonard

8', 3/2 Model 50. Serial number 898. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking hardware over butternut insert reel seat. Wrapped with non original burgundy thread. Swelled butt. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and brass-capped aluminum tube. The cane is sound; the finish is fair. The rod has been re-finished. Original owner's name inscribed on butt section.


Mills and Son

BF1988 - Mills and Son

9' 3/2 Standard Model. Cigar cork grip measuring 4 3/4 inches. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Thread wraps burgundy with tan intermediates. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15. The butt and tips are full length. The mid is 1 1/4 inches short. Includes cloth bag and original brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been re-finished. The cane is sound: the finish is fair.


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.

BF1950 - Montague

9', 3/2 Redwing. Medium trout rod. Line weight 5/6. Half wells 5 inch cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. Red thread wraps with red and gold intermediates. Agate stripper guide and 1 agate tip top. The full length tip is missing the agate ring in the tip top. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 12 and 18. Original labeled bag and brass capped aluminum tube. The cane is sound. The rod needs to be polished or refinished.


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.

BF1878 - Orvis

7'6" , 2/2 Adirondack. Serial #90854 Line weight 5. Weighing 4 1/8 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip with up-sliding nickel silver  hardware over cork centered wood frame reel seat. Burgundy  thread wraps tipped in black. Carbide stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules size 13. Swelled butt. Full flex. Includes original cloth bag, labeled aluminum tube and paperwork. Excellent condition.

BF1909 - Orvis

7'6", 2/1 Impregnated. Kit rod. The rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. Line weight HEG (5). Cigar cork grip with down-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 11. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF1913 - Orvis

7'9", 2/1 Impregnated MCL Nympth. Serial number 80248. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Down locking reel seat with cork insert. Chestnut wraps. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 11. Carbide stripper guide. Excellent condition.

BF1995 - Orvis

6'6", 3/1 rod. Impregnated Rocky Mountain spinning rod. No serial number.  Straight cork grip with sliding rings. Super Z nickel silver ferrules sizes 17 and 13.  Brown thread wraps. Foul-Proof guides.  Includes cloth bag and Herter's aluminum tube. The butt section has a blind wrap below the ferrule. Fair condition.

BF1997 - Orvis

9', 3/2   Salmon rod. Serial number 13284 crafted in 1952 by George Reid and Cal Skinner. Line weight HCH (7). Weighs 5 7/8 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat with detachable fighting butt. Brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 18 and 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and labeled tube. The mid section may be an Orvis factory replacement. The original owner's name is inscribed on the butt section. One of the tips is 1/2 inch short. Other that those exceptions, the rod is in very good condition. 

 

BF1998 - Orvis

6', 2/1 Impregnated spinning rod. No serial number.  Straight cork grip with sliding rings. Nickel silver ferrules size 11.  Brown thread wraps. Foul-Proof guides.  Includes cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Good condition.

BF1999 - Orvis

6' 2", 2/1 Impregnated spinning rod. No serial number.  Straight cork grip with sliding rings. Nickel silver ferrules size 11.  Tan thread wraps some of which have frayed. Foul-Proof guides.  Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. Cane, grip, and ferrules are sound. The rod would benefit from re-wrapping. Good condition.

BF2017 - Orvis

9' 6", 2/2 Shooting Star.  Steelhead or salmon rod. Serial no. 32368.  Line weight 9.  Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum reel seat with detachable fighting butt.  Brown thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 17. Foul-proof guides.  Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Condition is very good.

BF2013 - Orvis

5', 2/2 Impregnated Mitey Mite. Serial number 90362 crafted in 2007. Line weight 5. Weighing 2 1/5 oz. Cigar cork grip. Cork reel seat with engraved sliding rings and butt cap. The guides are wrapped with burgundy thread tipped with black. Engraved nickel silver ferrules size 12 with ferrule plug. Agate stripper guide. Includes cloth bag and Orvis leather tube. The rod is in mint un-fished 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.  sold

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.

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.

BF1961 - E. F. Payne

7'6", 2/2 Model 100. Made for Abercrombie and Fitch. Line weight 4. The rod weighs 3 1/2 oz. Traditional Payne cork grip. Uplocking aluminum hardware over wood insert reel seat. The wraps are brown silk tipped with gold. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 11 with ferrule plug.  Includes original bag and labeled brass capped aluminum tube. Re-finished by Thomas and Thomas Circa 1975. Very good condition.


Pezon et Michel

BF2033 - Pezon et Michel

8'10", 2/2 Parabolic action. Line weight DT5. Detachable 10 inch full wells cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Engraved on the butt cap is "Pezon et Michel Paris Amboise.  Burgundy thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrule size 15. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube with tube cover. The cane is sound. The finish is fair and has been over varnished.  


Phillipson

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. 

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

BF1978 - Phillipson

8', 3/2 Impregnated Peerless. Weighing 4 1/4 oz., line weight #5. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking anodized bronze aluminum no-rock reel seat, crafted by the late Paul Hightower. Thread wraps are Belding Henna Nymo #1224. Nickel silver ferrules size 10 and 16. Perfection stripping guide.   Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition. SALE Pending


Powell, E. C.

BF2027 - E. C. Powell

9'6", 2/1 Salmon steelhead fly rod. Weighing 5.5 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Patent number 1932986 inscribed on blank. Full wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum hardware reel seat. Nickle silver ferrules size 17. Agate stripper guide.  Light brown thread wraps with intermediate wraps. Includes original cloth bag and tube. Very good refinished condition.


Powell, Walton

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.

 


Ramanauskas, Bernard

BF1728 - Bernard Ramanauskas

8'6", 3/2 nodeless construction. Built for Eden Cane. 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. 

BF2040 - Bernard Ramanauskas

8' 2/2 nodeless construction. Crafted for Freestone. Model H805-2. Line weight 5.   Full wells cork grip.  Up-locking nickel silver hardware over wood insert reel seat with recessed hood. Transparent thread wraps with a single red thread wrap in the center. Agate stripping guide. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 15. The rod is in mint, unfished condition with plastic on grip. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. 


Robertson, C. T.

BF2014 - C. T. Robertson

7'6", 2/2 Serial number 0812. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down locking nickel silver over wood insert reel seat. Brown thread wraps tipped with black. Agate stripper guide.  Nickel silver ferrules size 16 with ferrule plug. Includes cloth bag and black aluminum tube with brass cap. Very good plus condition. 


Schroeder, D.G.

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. 

BF2041 - Don Schroeder

7'9" 2/2 Serial number 52911. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over walnut insert reel seat. Tan translucent thread wrap with trim wrap. Agate stripper guide. Blued nickel silver ferrule size 15 with ferrule plug. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF2042 - Don Schroeder

Quad 8' 3/2 Serial number 57115H. Hollowbuilt.  Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over maple insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16 with ferrule plugs. Tan transparent thread wraps with tipping. Agate stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.


Scott Fly Rods

BF2030 - Mario Wojinicki

8'4", 2/2 Crafted by Mario Wojinicki for Scott Fly Rods. Model number 257F5. Number 1094. Line weight 5. Full wells cork grip. Up sliding cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Translucent brown thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Flamed cane. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good 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.

BF1926 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

7'6", 2/2 Featherweight. Impregnated. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip with down-sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Burgundy thread wraps. Ferrule size 14. Includes  replacement bag and replacement aluminum tube. The guide wraps have been over varnished. "The Featherweight" has been over scripted. Prior owner's name scratched into butt cap. Good condition. 

BF1971 - J. S. Sharpe Ltd.

8'8", 2/2 Scottie  Featherweight Salmon rod. Cigar cork grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat with detachable fighting butt. Bronze ferrules size 16. Burgundy thread wraps. Includes original labeled cloth bag and aluminum tube. The cane is sound which has been over-varnished. 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.

BF1953 - South Bend

7'6", 2/1 Model 290, line weight E or HDH 4 or 5.  The rod weighs 4.2 oz. on our digital scale. Comficient grip. Down-locking brown anodized aluminum reel seat. Wrapped with orange and black jasper silk.  Original cloth bag and cardboard tube. Very good condition.

BF1982 - South Bend

8', 3/2 Tube is labeled Cross Double Built. Line weight 5. Trout rod. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with wood insert reel seat. Ferrules size 10 and 16. Orange thread wraps tipped black. Includes replacement bag and replacement brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished. One tip is 1 inch short. The scripting and decals have been removed. Good condition.

BF1983 -

Mode 469-7.  Fly spin comb bamboo rod. Long cork handle with sliding rings for a spinning reel. Up-locking reel seat with black plastic insert for the fly reel.  Green thread wraps with white trim. Chrome ferrule size 16. Includes replacement bag and W&M aluminum tube. The rod has been refinished. The condition is good.


Sweet Water Fly Rods

BF2032 - George Mauer

6'6", 2/2  The Commissioner model. Number # 001 GEM. Line weight 4. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over wood insert. Black thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrule size 14. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag, brass capped anodized black aluminum tube and cloth tube cover. Very good condition.


Thomas and Thomas

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. 

BF1960 - Thomas and Thomas

8', 2/2 Hendrickson varnished. Serial number 2579. Line weight 6. Translucent thread wraps. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding blued nickel silver cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripping guide. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition.

BF2004 - Thomas and Thomas

7', 2/2 Impregnated Classic. Serial number 2065. Line weight 5. Weighing 2 1/2 oz.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding cap and ring reel seat over wood insert.  Red thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules size 12. Carbide stripper guide. Includes original cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.  Excellent condition, gently fished. Some minor scuffing on the wood insert reel seat.

BF2015 - Thomas and Thomas

8', 2/2 Midge serial number 2927. Varnished rod. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip. Up-locking hardware over walnut insert reel seat.  Translucent tan thread wraps. Swelled butt. Blued nickel silver ferrules size 16. Carbide stripper guide.  Includes original cloth bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. The condition is mint un-fished. 

BF2028 - Thomas and Thomas

8', 3/3 Paradigm Model.  Serial number 3730.  Line weight 5.  Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding blackened nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Translucent thread wraps tipped with red. Carbide stripper guide. Blackened Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 17. Swelled butt.  Includes original cloth bag with hang tag and aluminum tube.  Very good with the following exception. One of the original tips has a blind wrap between the first and second guide. See image. The replacement tip was crafted by Thomas and Thomas. However, the cane is a lighter color than the others.

BF2029 - Thomas and Thomas

8', 2/2 Limestoner Model.  Serial number 4956. Rod weighs 3 5/8 oz. Line weight 4. Mirrored tips. Cigar cork grip. Down-sliding blackened nickel silver cap and ring over wood insert reel seat. Lightly flamed blanks. Translucent red thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide. Blackened Nickel silver ferrules size 15. Swelled butt. Includes original cloth bag with hang tag and aluminum tube.  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. 

BF1989 - Sam Carlson

8', 3/2 Thomas "Four" Model 6215 - 4853. Quad crafted in 1962 by Sam Carlson Thomas Rod Company.  Reverse half wells with quad shaped cork at top 2 inches of the cork grip. Up-locking reel seat with walnut insert. Burgundy silk thread wraps with black tipping. Blued nickel silver ferrules sizes 11 and 16. Includes original cloth bag and labeled brass capped aluminum tube. The rod has been professionally refinished. 

BF2005 - F. E. Thomas

8', 3/2 Special. This rod will cast 4/5 line weight. Weighing 4 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down sliding nickel silver cap and ring reel seat. Gold silk thread wraps tipped with red. Gold intermediate wraps with red and gold signature wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 15 with ferrule plugs. Agate stripper guide. Includes  original bag and  black aluminum tube with stamped tube cap.  The cane is sound, the varnish is blistered. Shows sign of finish oxidation. Some of the signature wraps are frayed. 


Tufts and Batson

BF2039 - Tufts and Batson

7'9" 3/2 Number 1708 Nova Initia. Amelia and Gabe were students of Darryl Whitehead. Line weight 5. Cigar cork grip.  Down locking nickel silver hardware over blond wood (possibly birch wood.) Semi transparent brown thread wraps tipped with black. Multi colored agate stripper guide. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and 16 with ferrule plugs. Includes original cloth bag and labeled tube. Very good condition.


Unknown

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. sold


Walker, J. A.

BF1051 - J. A. 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.