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.

Epic Fly Rods

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FF676 — Epic Fly Rods

Epic 580. 8' 4 piece fly rod. Fastglass II. Line weight 5. Reverse half wells flor cork grip.  Up-locking reel seat. Crafted from unidirectional S2 glass. Includes original labeled bag and fiberglass tube. Made in New Zealand. Excellent condition.


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FF657 — Heddon

Musky 5', 1 piece Heddon Pal fiberglass rod. Offset handle. Includes plastic tube. Good condition.

Leonard, H. L.

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FF666 — Leonard, H. L.

9' 2/1 Model LEF90S. Line weight 10. Salmon and steelhead. Saltwater. Weighing 5 1/4  oz. Cigar cork grip. Down locking aluminum anodized reel seat with 4 inch detachable fighting butt. Red thread wraps. Fiberglass tip over butt ferrule size 23. Four carbide stripping guides and 6 spiral snake guides. Includes original cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. This scarce rod is in mint, unfished condition.


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FF678 — Orvis

Superfine Glass 7'6 ' 3 piece, Line weight 4.  Weiging 2 1/2 oz. Reverse half wells cork grip with 1/4 inch rings. Up-locking aluminum hardware over cork insert reel seat with sliding ring. Includes original bag and fiberglass tube. Possibly un-fished.

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FF711 — Orvis 4 piece fly spin

Fullflex A (amber) II. Weighs 3 7/8 ozs. Line weight 6, 4 piece fly spin combo. Has long cork handle with sliding reel seat rings. Includes bag and aluminum tube.


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FF585 — Payne by South Bend

8' 2/1 fiberglass fly rod crafted by South Bend for Payne. Line 5/6. Cigar cork grip. Down locking Payne reel seat with aluminum hardware over cedar insert. Aluminum Featherweight ferrule size 19. Registration number 285. Includes cloth bag and labeled aluminum tube. Very good condition.

Peak, Russ

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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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FF640 — Phillipson

8' Johnson Profile Model 6F80 . The rod weighs 4 oz. Line 7 . The blank and ferrules were painted a natural brown color with black spiral thread wraps. Carbide stripper guide and tip top. Nickel silver painted ferrule size 18.  Cigar cork grip.  Black anodized no rock aluminum reel seat. Includes Phillipson replacement cloth bag and replacement aluminum tube.  The condition is very good with some minor paint scuffs.

Gart Bros set Fly, spin and casting rod with case. 1961

FF710 — Gart Bros set Fly, spin and casting rod with case. 1961 "My Favorite Fishing Spot Contest".

This mint condition set of fly, spinning and casting rods was crafted by the Phillipson Rod Co in 1961 as a contest winning prize for Gart Bros. Sporting Goods. It was first prize for the fisherman who entered "My Favorite Fishing Spot" contest. All three rods were crafted in 1961 by Phillipson on Eponite fiberglass blanks. The rod guides are wrapped with Henna nylon thread with a spiral wrap. The Phillipson nickel silver ferrules are gold plated. The set consists of a Phillipson fly rod model R80F. Includes a vinyl bag and labeled gold anodized aluminum tube. The fly rod may have been fished once. The next rod in the set is a 6' 2 piece baitcasting rod. This rod is fitted with Perflex guides. The rod is rated lures up to 3/8 oz. Included is a labeled vinyl bag, no tube. The third rod is a spinning rod R641 model measuring 6'4". Rated for lures thru 3/8 oz. with straight cork grip with gold anodized sliding reel seat. It has Perflex guides.

All 3 of these rods and tubes fit into a custom crafted vinyl pouch. We believe this set to be one of a kind set of Phillipson rods. All three rods are wrapped with Henna nylon thread. The nickel silver ferrules on all rods are gold plated.

Also included is the original letter and envelope from Gart Brothers addressed to the winner of the contest. The 1961 article in the Denver Post is included.


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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. 

South Bend

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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.

Tenkara Rod Company

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FF670 — Tenkara

Quoted from Tenkara's website "Tenkara is not only about catching fish, but simplicity. In Tenkara we use a rod, a line, and a fly." Extendable fiberglass rod. Includes cloth bag and case. Very good condition. SALE Pending