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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

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.

FF615 - Phillipson

7', 2/1 Featherweight by Phillipson. Crafted on a salmon colored Epoxite blank. Line weight HDH (6). Weighing 3 1/8th 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 replacement cloth bag and gold anodized Phillipson aluminum tube which has some dents on it. Very 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.

Browning Silaflex

FF618 - Browning Silaflex

 6' 2 piece. Model 332910. Spinning rod. Includes original owner's manual, cloth bag, and plastic tube. Very good condition.


Fenwick

FF647 - Fenwick

9'3" FF112S  Serial number J169250.  Long cork grip. Down locking aluminum reel seat. Detachable cork fighting butt. Line wight 10. Weighing 5 ozs. Feralite ferrule. Made in USA. Includes original bag and tube (missing cap) Very good condition.


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.  Price Reduced


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

FF593 - Phillipson

Stream Knight SK4. Spinning rod. 6'4" Lures to 3/8 oz. Sliding real-lock anodized green reel seat. Long cork grip with original price sticker $16.95. Nickel silver ferrules size 17. Green nylon thread wraps with painted trim rings. Gold plated Perfection spinning guides and tip top. Early brown (Trevarno) fiberglass painted light metallic green. This rod was offered in the 1958-59 catalog. Includes Scotch plaid fiber case. Very good condition.


Powell, Walton

FF582 - Walton Powell

Walton Powell 9' 6", 2 piece. Line weight 9/10. Labeled coho, salmon and steelhead rod. Up-locking black anodized reel seat with detachable fighting butt. Includes original bag and PVC tube.  Custom crafted for Wayne Carvill with his name on the blank. Good condition.

FF606 - Phillipson for Walton Powell

9'6" 2/2 Smoked Salmon colored blanks crafted by Phillipson. The rod was finished by Walton Powell. Half wells cork grip. Up-locking aluminum reel seat. The rod weighs 4.0 oz. on our digital scale. Line weight 5/6. Dark green thread wraps. Fiberglass ferrule size 18 tip over butt.  Very good condition.


Scott

FF651 - Scott

7', 3 piece. F703/3. Serial number 154470.  Line weight 3. Weighing 2.4 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. The reel seat has been sanded down exposing some of the rod blank. Includes original bag and labeled tube. The blanks are sound, however, there are some finish rubs.

FF652 - Scott

5'6", 3 piece. F552/3. Serial number 153173. Line weight 2. Weighing 1.8 oz. Cigar cork grip. Down sliding cap and ring over cork insert reel seat. Includes original bag and tube. The overall condition is sound with the following exceptions. The reel seat cork insert shows signs of wear. The scripting above the grip shows scuffing. 


Shakespeare

FF542 - Shakespeare

Shakespeare Fly Fishing Outfit. Shakespeare automatic fly reel (includes pamphlet). Shakespeare Tubular Wonderod. 8' Standard, No. FY-B 110, Recommended line no. 8 ECL. There is some damage on the cork grip. The Professional Fly Line. Number 4339, 25 yards,  D Level AFTMA L6F. This outfit is on the original Shakespeare packaging and has never been removed or fished. 


Sila-flex

FF619 - Sila-flex

Model 216-Med. 9', 2 piece fly rod. Line weight GBG (8). Cigar cork grip. Down-locking anodized aluminum reel seat. Green thread wraps with gold trim. It is built on early brown fiberglass. Featherweight aluminum ferrules. Includes cloth  bag and aluminum tube The rod appears un-fished. Sili-Flex was  later acquired by the Browning Corporation. 


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.


Winston, R. L.

FF649 - R. L. Winston

8', 3 piece. The Stalker. Serial number 71027. Weighing 3 1/2 oz. Line weight 4. Glass. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down locking cocobolo wood insert with nickel hardware. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is possibly un-fished. 

FF650 - R. L. Winston

8', 3 piece. The Stalker. Serial number 87053. Weighing 3 1/2 oz. Line weight 4. Glass. Reverse half wells cork grip. Down locking cocobolo wood insert with nickel hardware. Includes original cloth bag and aluminum tube. The rod is possibly un-fished.