Rick's Rods Banner
Fiberglass Rods

Fiberglass Rods

Rick's Rods specializes in buying, selling, consigning high quality vintage and collectible fiberglass fly fishing rods. To name several rods of interest to us, are rods crafted by Vince Cummings, Fenwick, Hardy Bros., Russ Peak, Phillipson, Scott, Winston, Wright McGill, etc.


Abercrombie and Fitch

FF548 - Phillipson

4'4" 2 piece Banty fly rod. Crafted by The Phillipson Rod Co. for Abercrombie and Fitch. This rod appeared in the Abercrombie and Fitch 1968 catalog. The rod was described as follows: Lightest equipment of its kind in the world. Made for fresh water fishing, small stream work. Most compact ever developed. The fiberglass rod weighs a mere one once. This rod is so sensitive, makes a small fish feel like a whopper.  This 2 piece banty rod was matched with a Hardy Flyweight reel (not included). Includes original green plastic tube and vinyl bag. The ferrules are Featherweight aluminum ferrules with an "O" ring. The tip section is 1 inch short. Condition is good.

FF549 - Phillipson

4'4" 2 piece Banty fly rod. Crafted by The Phillipson Rod Co. for Abercrombie and Fitch. This rod appeared in the Abercrombie and Fitch in 1968 catalog. The rod was described as follows: Lightest equipment of its kind in the world. Made for fresh water fishing, small stream work. Most compact ever developed. The fiberglass rod weighs a mere one once. This rod is so sensitive, makes a small fish feel like a whopper.  This 2 piece banty rod was matched with a Hardy Flyweight reel (not included). The ferrules are Phillipson nickel silver. Includes original plastic tube with box attached, and cloth bag.  Also included is a chrome micro fly reel. Very good condition.

FF552 - Phillipson

Featherweight by Phillipson. 7', 2/1 crafted on a salmon colored blank. Line weight HDH (6). Weighing 3 7/16 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down locking green and black anodized reel seat. Green thread wraps with black tipping. Nickel silver ferrule size 16 . Includes a Phillipson cloth bag and gold anodized Phillipson aluminum tube A&F inscribed. Excellent, possibly un-fished condition.

FF553 - Phillipson

Featherweight by Phillipson. 8', 2/1 crafted on early fiberglass blank. Line weight 6/7. Weighing 3 3/8 oz. Cigar cork grip and cork reel seat insert with down-sliding cap and ring.  Green thread wraps with black tipping. Nickel silver gold anodized ferrule size 18 . Includes cloth bag and gold anodized Phillipson aluminum tube. Very good condition.

FF557 - Phillipson

Featherweight by Phillipson. 7'6", 2/1 crafted on a salmon colored blank. Line weight HDH (6). Weighing 3 1/8 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down locking green and black anodized reel seat. Green thread wraps with black tipping. Fiberglass ferrule size 16. Includes a Phillipson cloth bag and A&F labeled gold anodized Phillipson aluminum tube. The rod has never been fished.  It appears to never have a reel mounted.


Airex

FF201 - Airex

8'6" Unlabeled. Ferrules match those on Airex rod FS200. Possibly unmarked Airex. Painted brown blank with green and black jasper wraps. Cardboard tube. Good condition.

Berkley

FF309 - Berkley

Para/metric Deluxe PD 20 UL - 5', 2 piece spinning rod. Carbide guides. Cork fore and rear grip with up-locking reel seat with wood spacer. Spigot ferrule. Includes original cloth bag and tube. Very good condition.

Fenwick

FF384 - Fenwick

8'6" Model FF85 Weighing 3 3/4 oz. Line weight 6/7. Half wells cork grip. Fenwick anodized down-locking reel seat. Feralite ferrule. Includes original labeled bag and tube. The condition is very good with the following 2 exceptions. Between the 3rd and 4th tip guides there was a hook dig over which we did a damage preventive wrap. The end of the bag is tattered and there is a crease in the tube which does not affect its function.

FF508 - Fenwick

Feralite Model FF112, serial number G 154242 dating this made in USA rod to 1966 - 67.  9'3" fly rod 5 oz. AFTMA fly line 9/10. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Good condition with some damage at the bottom of the grip as seen in the image which is repairable.


Hardy Bros.

FF506 - Hardy Bros.

9', 2 piece fiberglass fly rod. Line weight 6. Full wells cork grip with recessed hood. Up-locking reel seat with black plastic insert and aluminum hardware. Gold thread wraps trimmed in red.  Fiberglass tip over butt ferrule. Good condition.


Heddon

FF463 - Heddon

8'6", 3 piece. Heddon Premier #125 fly rod. Made exclusively for Sears. Line weight C or HCH  6. Half wells cork grip. Down-locking aluminum hardware over plastic reel seat. Includes cloth bag. Mint condition with 1 exception, the male ferrule on the mid section was improperly inserted into the female and pliers were used to remove it. Therefore it has some scuffing on the black painted ferrule.


Higgins, J. C.

FF002 - J. C. Higgins

8'6", 2 piece fly rod, Trevarno glass.

Horrocks Ibbotson (HI)

FF257 - Horrocks Ibbotson

9'6", Crown Imperial custom built by Horrocks Ibbotson for Klein's Sporting Goods, Chicago, Ill. Power Glass 25% reinforced. Registered number F2704, 2 piece medium heavy surf rod. Very good condition.

FF547 - Horrocks Ibbotson

8'6",Power Glass #12. 1950's brown rod. Cigar grip. Down-locking aluminum reel seat. Very good condition.


Peak, Russ

FF270 - Russ Peak

7', Russ Peak fiberglass spin rod. Premiere model, serial number 12818. This is a 2 piece rod with extra tip. Weighing 4 1/2 oz. Light action. Lures to 1/4 oz. Line 6 to 10 pound test. This rod was custom made for Dr. G. G. Mc Kellar, whose name is inscribed on the shaft. The rod has nickel silver ferrules. Cork grip with bronze anodized up-locking reel seat over cork insert. The fiberglass blanks are dark brown with brown thread wraps. Includes replacement bag and original labeled aluminum tube. This rod is in excellent condition. The rod has a Garcia rubber butt cap which we believe is original since Russ worked with Garcia on blank design and fabrication. Garcia fabricated many of Russ's blanks according to his specifications. Reduced price.

FF458 - Russ Peak

8'6", 2/2 Model CFL 85, weighing 4 1/8 oz.  Line weight 5. This is a 2 piece rod with 2 tips. Each tip has a different taper.  Cigar cork grip. Down-locking Featherweight aluminum reel seat. Black thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules. The original owner's name is on the rod tube as well as the butt section of the rod and on his first name on the tips. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Very good condition. Reduced price.


Phillipson

FF310 - Phillipson

5'6", model P52 bait casting rod. Featured in Phillipson catalogs from 1951 to 1954. Early tubular brown fiberglass (Trevarno) blanks. Hard chrome plated ring guides and tip tops wrapped with green thread with spiral. New spring "snap action" locking reel seat. Offset handle of light weight, smooth streamlined construction. This new offset handle (snap action lock) is easy to use. Just pull out end cap and let it snap back and your reel is locked into position. This rod appears to have never been fished. This rod was crafted between 1952 and 1954.

FF320 - Phillipson

6'4" Scout TS64LS Lures to 3/8 oz. These superb rods are noted for their top performance. Casting rods feature detachable handle of colorful cast aluminum, redesigned to accommodate all the new "Push-Button" reels, with positive reel locking device. Spin cast rods have 5 chrome-plated guides wrapped in blue thread tipped with red painted rings. This rod was crafted between 1957 and 1958.

FF275 - Phillipson

Royal R50, 5', 2 piece, lures to 5/8 oz. This model Phillipson rod was produced from 1961 to 1962. Truly the 'World's Finest' rod" The Eponite Royal with its spine of straight fiber, pressure packed in Epoxy resin is second to none! Perfection made gold plated hard chromed tip top and guides wrapped in light brown, with darker brown spiral trim. The rod is finished with natural brown colored paint, shaft joined with gold color hard drawn nickel silver ferrules. Detachable aluminum handle with adjustable lock. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate.

FF277 - Phillipson

3M Swamp Fox SS601B, 6', 1 piece, bass action spinning rod, lures through 1 oz. Crafted by Phillipson when 3M owned the company between 1972 and 1974. Burgundy colored blank, Perfection spinning guides and a carbide tip top. Thread wraps are brown nylon with a white ring. The blank is made of the 3M Scotchply straight filament inner taper. Long cork handle with fixed Alan reel seat. Un-fished, new old stock, from a former Phillipson employee's estate.

FF374 - Phillipson

8' EF80 Registered Epoxite 3M rod (special brown color) with brown thread wraps tipped with white thread. This rod comes with 2 tips. Line weight 6/7. Weighing 3 1/4 oz. Carbide stripping guide with spiral snake guide on butt; the rest are snake guides. Fiberglass ferrules, Cigar cork grip with cork insert with down-locking aluminum hardware. Includes Phillipson 3M cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Excellent condition with minor scuffing on the butt cap and the blank. Prior owner's name scribed on the tube.

FF370 - Phillipson

This Shorty fiberglass rod was originally built to test cast Johnson reels on Phillipson offset bait casting grips. If you already have a Phillipson rod with a detachable grip, you can use it with a shorty rod. We do not sell Phillipson offset baitcast grips separately from rods. However, we have available Wright and McGill offset grips with 3 jaw chuck collets like Featherweight Champion. They are priced at $35. We also have new old stock Featherweight Champion grips priced from $95. The price of the Shorty rod is $150 without a grip.

FF391 - Phillipson

9'6", 2/2 EF96 Epoxite fly rod. This rare rod was crated by Phillipson between 1970 and 1972 (before 3M purchased Phillipson) and comes with 2 tips. The rod weighs 4 1/8 oz. and will cast a line weight 5. The blank was painted a salmon color and wrapped with dark brown nylon thread with a white ring. Two carbide guides, 1 spiral guide on the butt, 7 Perfection snakes and tip top on each tip section. Cigar cork grip with cork insert reel seat and anodized aluminum hardware. Includes original cloth bag and anodized aluminum tube. This rod came from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. Bill's son, Don, sold it through Len Codella. Included are a letter of provenance signed by Don June 27, 1994 and photo of Bill. This rod is mint un-fished.

FF393 - Phillipson

Regal Lancer RL90MS, 9', perfect action for salmon and steelhead fishing and mooching. This rod was crafted from 1957 thru 1960. Cork grip is 16 inches long with a 4 inch fore grip. Anodized 5 inch aluminum reel seat. Blank is painted a metallic golden copper tone color. The hard chrome plated guides are wrapped with black Vinyl coated nylon thread with white spiral trim. New old stock never fished. This rod comes from Bill Phillipson's personal collection. However, no letter of provenance is included.

FF168 - Phillipson

6', 2 piece. EF60 3M Phillipson Epoxite special brown color, Registered # 2019 with 2 tip sections. Weighing 2.3 oz. Although stamped line weight # 6, this rod will cast a 4/5. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware. Carbide stripping guide and spiral snake on butt, snake guides on tips. This rod was wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274 with white ring. Fiberglass ferrule size 14. Perfection tip top size 6. Includes replacement Phillipson cloth bag and original labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new.

FF176 - Phillipson

6' 6", 2 piece with 2 tip sections. EF66 3M Epoxite special brown color, Registered Midge fly rod. Weighing 2.2 oz. This rod will cast a 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware. Carbide stripping guide and spiral snake on butt, snake guides on tips. This rod was wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrule size 13. Perfection tip top size 6. Includes Phillipson replacement cloth bag and original labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new. However, there are some small scratches on the blank.

FF446 - Phillipson

7', 4 piece fiberglass fly spin rod made for Abercrombie and Fitch. The rod weighs 3 oz. and is rated for a 6 line weight. Straight cork grip with "Reel Lock" sliding reel seat. The blank is copper metallic and wrapped with Henna Brown thread with a yellow spiral. Fiberglass tip over butt ferrules. This rod was crafted in the early 1970's. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube.

FF395 - Phillipson

RWS701L  Royal Wand Spinning Light Action 7', 2 piece. This rod was crafted between 1970 and 1971. Lures thru 3/8 oz. Cork handle and fore grip with down locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Perfection guides and carbide top top. Burgundy blank with fiberglass ferrule.  Includes original cloth bag and anodized gold aluminum tube. Unfished condition.

FF465 - Phillipson 3M

ES66 Registered Epoxite Spinning Rod. Weighing 4 1/4 oz. Lures thru 3/8 oz. 6-10 Lb. line. Cork fore and rear grip with anodized aluminum butt cap. Down-locking, double nut anodized aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Perfection WCSL guides with Mildrum carbide tip top.  Epoxite rods were wrapped with  Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrule.  Special brown color. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube.  The rod is in overall very good condition with some minor paint scuffs and some scuffing on the butt cap, on the reel seat threads and locking nuts.

FF468 - Phillipson 3M

6' 6", 2 piece with 2 tip sections. EF66 Registered #2215 Epoxite Midge fly rod.  Weighing 2 oz. This rod will cast a 3/4 line weight. Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert. Carbide stripping guide and spiral guide on butt, Perfection hard chrome snake guides and tip tops. This rod was wrapped with  Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Special brown color. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tubel. New old stock, un-fished condtion.

FF466 - Phillipson 3M

7'6" 2/2 EF76 3M Registered Epoxite fly rod with 2 tips. Weighing 2 7/8 oz. with 2 different line weight tips. One is a 5 weight; the other is a 6 weight.  Cigar cork grip with down-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat. Carbide stripping guide and spiral  on butt, Perfection snake guides on tips.  Epoxite rods were wrapped with  Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #3274. Fiberglass ferrules. 3M special brown color,  Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Condition is new. There are a few very minor paint scratches on the blank. Prior owner's name written on blank. 

FF469 - Phillipson 3M

8'6" SS86SP 3M Swamp Fox Spin steelhead or salmon rod. 10 lb. line and heavier. The main grip, all cork is 12 inches long, the forward grip is 4 inches. The reel seat is Allan heavy duty 4 inch anodized aluminum. Nickel silver ferrule.  Burgundy blank. Guides and tip top are hard chrome (WCS) Perfection steel to protect your line from fraying. Guides are wrapped with Gudebrod nylon thread, size A, NCP #6010 with a painted white ring. Includes original vinyl case. New old stock, mint un-fished.

FF481 - Phillipson 3M

8'6", 1 tip. EF86 3M Epoxite Registered (no number) Dark Brown Epoxite rod is made of SCOTCHPLY. a uni-directional, unwoven fiberglass with epoxy resin. The free-flexing, internal design glass ferrules give the rod the appearance and feel of a one piece rod (spigot ferrule). Ceramic stripper. Guides wrapped with dark brown thread.  Weighs 3 1/2 oz. This rod will cast a 7 or 8 line weight line. High quality cigar shaped cork grip. Anodized aluminum down-locking reel seat. Includes original Phillipson cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition with the exception of the blind wrap on the butt section.  This will not affect the fishability.

FF544 - Phillipson

8'6" The Johnson Profile Uniglas Series 800 by Phillipson. Crafted between 1962 and 1964 when Johnson Reels owned Phillipson.  Model 8F86. This rod weighs 4 1/4 oz. Medium dry fly DT7, WF8 line. However, with modern fly line, it will cast a lower line weight. Cigar cork grip. Anodized no-rock reel seat. Gold plated carbide stripper guide and tip top with spiral snake guides which are wrapped with Belding Corticelli Turf Tan #1248 thread with black spiral wraps. Includes original cloth bag and labeled gold anodized aluminum tube.


Scientific Angler

FF546 - Scientific Angler

  7'2", 2 piece. System 4 fly rod. Serial number 9357. Line weight 4. Down locking bronze aluminum reel seat. Tan thead wraps. Brown blank with spigot ferrule. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.


Scott

FF536 - Scott

7'7"  Series F2 fiberglass, 4/3 4, 3 piece fly rod, line weight 4 weighing 2.3 oz. Hollow internal ferrule for continuous taper. Reverse half wells cork. Cork insert reel seat with black anodized aluminum down-sliding cap and ring hardware. Tan thread wraps. Includes original bag and aluminum tube. Excellent plus condition.


Sila-flex

FF399 - Sila-flex

6'6" Model SP65R-2S, 2 piece spinning rod. Cork rear and fore grip reel seat. Aluminum down-locking reel seat. Foulproof guides. Early brown fiberglass. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube with labeled cap.  Very good condition.

FF455 - Sila-flex

Model No. ASP70.  Light action 2 piece, 7' spinning rod with foul proof guides. Includes original labeled cloth bag.


South Bend

FF452 - South Bend

7', 6 piece pack rod. Fly spin combo. Outdoorsman, Action tested fiberglass, Gladding 10, no. 1-632-170. Includes labeled zippered vinyl pouch. Very good condition.


Wright and McGill Eagle Claw

FF031 - Wright and McGill

8'6", 2 piece fly rod. Holiday 5ALA. Nickel silver ferrules and up-locking reel seat. Trevarno fiberglass. Excellent condition.

FF265 - Wright and McGill

5'6" Favorite casting rod. Detachable offset grip. Nylaglas square solid fiberglass from the late 1940's. Very good condition.

FF314 - Wright and McGill

5' Toughy Nylaglas square fiberglass casting rod. Very good condition.

FF365 - Wright and McGill

6' 6" inches, but measures 6' 2 " because of the short tip. Nylaglas square solid fiberglass, 2 piece spinning rod, late 1940's. The tip section is 4 inches short. Otherwise, very good condition.

FF451 - Wright and McGill Eagle Claw

7'6", 4 piece, Eagle Claw Trailmaster Fly/Spin combo. Line size 2 - 10 lb. Lure weight 1/8 - 1/2 oz., Fly line weight 7. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. Excellent condition.

FF559 - Wright and McGill Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw Trailmaster No. TRSH249 7'6", 4 piece spinning rod. Heavy duty fresh water rod for largemouth bass, lake trout, pike, sockeye, silver salmon. Yellow blank with brown thread wraps with gold foil. Nickel silver ferrules.  Proudly made in USA. Includes original bag and tube. Excellent condition. A Mitchell Garcia 306 or 406 will work with this rod. We have these reels in stock.

FF560 - Wright and McGill Eagle Claw

Eagle Claw Trailmaster No. TRSH249 7'6", 4 piece spinning rod. Heavy duty fresh water rod for largemouth bass, lake trout, pike, sockeye, silver salmon. Yellow blank with brown thread wraps with gold foil. Nickel silver ferrules.  Proudly made in USA. Includes original bag and tube. Excellent condition. A Mitchell Garcia 306 or 406 will work with this rod. We have these reels in stock.