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ROD RATING DESIGNATIONS & ABBREVIATIONS

• (M) Mint - Appears to be unused/brand new in original bag and tube
• (NM) Near Mint or As New - As above with minor exceptions which are noted
• (EXC) Excellent - Shows signs of light to medium use
• (VG) Very Good - Shows signs of normal use
• (G) Good - Shows signs of heavy use. May be fishable as is, but likely needs work
• (F) Fair - Needs work prior to being fished
• (RS) Restored - Original hardware/specifications were used
• (RF) Refinished - Non-original hardware and/or specifications were used

Other Abbreviations:

• C&R - Cap & Ring
• D/L'ing - Down Locking
• HK - Hook Keeper
• N/S - Nickel Silver
• S/B - Slide Band
• U/L'ing - Up Locking
• WC - Winding Check


CURRENT INVENTORY OF BAMBOO BARGAINS

The following rods are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). The rods are listed by length first, then alphabetically by maker. A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.

SOLD J.W. Haynie Banty ~ 4' 6 ¼” ~ 2/2 ~ 2.2 oz. ~ 3/4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as a his guide. This rod features attractive light honey-toned cane, red silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, N/S ferrules and a marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The ferrules fit smooth and tight but do not give an auditory pop. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, unique and nicely figured dark birds-eye maple seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod comes with a new bag and aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. The medium-fast action and petite size would be a good match for use on your favorite brookie stream. This is a nicely appointed rod, made in the USA that is priced to sell.

J.W. Haynie Banty ~ 4’ 7 1/2” ~ 2/2 ~ 2.2 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as his guide. This 4wt banty features attractive honey-toned cane, forest green silks, chrome stripper, snakes and tip tops, machined N/S ferrules that give a solid pop when separated, and a marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable extra flora grade cigar grip, nicely figured olivewood seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. This is a nicely appointed banty, made in the USA that is priced to sell. $325 SUMMER SALE $195

J.W. Haynie Banty ~ 4’ 7 3/4” ~ 2/2 ~ 2.8 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as his guide. This 4wt banty features attractive honey-toned cane, red silks, chrome stripper, snakes and tip tops, machined N/S ferrules that give a solid pop when separated, and a marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, box elder burl seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. This is a nicely appointed banty, made in the USA that is priced to sell. $325 SUMMER SALE $195

J.W. Haynie ~ 6.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 2.8 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as a his guide. This rod (actually measures 6’ 6 ½” when assembled) features attractive light honey-toned cane with lightly swelled butt, rose silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, N/S ferrules and a marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The ferrules do not give an auditory pop. I also noted that tip #2 will spin while seated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, nicely figured marblewood seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. The medium-fast action will throw a tight loop, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and will also easily handle a 3 if desired. This is a nicely appointed rod, made in the USA that is priced to sell. $325 SUMMER SALE $195

SOLD J.W. Haynie ~ 6'9” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.3 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as a his guide. This rod features an attractive shade of medium-blonde cane with lightly swelled butt, deep red silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, tight-fitting N/S ferrules that give a nice pop when separated and a marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, nicely figured marblewood seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. The very pleasant medium-fast action will throw a tight loop, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and is reminiscent of a Garrison 201 taper. This is a nicely appointed rod, made in the USA that is priced to sell.

J.W. Haynie ~ 6'11” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.1 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as a his guide. This rod features attractive blonde cane with lightly swelled butt, lemon silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, N/S ferrules and marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The ferrules do not give an auditory pop. I also noted that tip #2 will spin slightly while seated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, nicely figured maple seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. The medium-fast action throws a tight loop, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and will also handle a DT-3 nicely. This is a nicely appointed rod, made in the USA that is priced to sell. $325 SUMMER SALE $195

J.W. Haynie ~ 7' 2” (& 5.5’) ~ 2/2 ~ 3.7oz. (& 2.4oz). ~ 4wt. (& 2/3wt.) ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as his guide. This dual use rod features attractive blonde cane with lightly swelled butt, red silks tipped black with red intermediates, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, N/S ferrules and marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The ferrule fit is a bit loose and do not give an auditory pop when separated. I also noted that tip #2 will spin slightly while seated and a faint ferrule click can be felt. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable extra flora grade cigar grip, nicely figured snakewood seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod comes with a new bag and aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. Also included is an independent grip that when used with the mid and tip sections, transitions the rod into a 5 ½’ 2/3wt. The medium-fast action throws a tight loop, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and will also handle a DT-3 nicely. $450 SUMMER SALE $225

J.W. Haynie ~ 7'2” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.9 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Jim Haynie is a retired gunsmith who spent nearly a quarter of a century specializing in stocking and engraving double barrel shot guns and sporting rifles. He proudly served his country (2 tours in Vietnam) and is also a retired 1st Sergeant in the United States Army. Once retired, he building bamboo fly rods, using George Maurer’s fine book as a his guide. This rod features attractive honey-toned cane with lightly swelled butt, deep red silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a silver frame, chrome snakes and tip tops, N/S ferrules and marine grade urethane spar varnish finish. The ferrules do not give an auditory pop and will spin slightly while seated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an attractive wicker grip with turned spruce or cedar undercore, nicely figured snakewood seat with machined aluminum D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, WC and HK loop. The rod is sans bag or tube. The medium-fast action with supple tips will throw a nice loop, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. This is a nicely appointed rod, made in the USA that is priced to sell. $325 SUMMER SALE $195

WALL HANGER SPECIALS

These karma-laden historic split cane rods are perfect decorations for your office or trout room. They would also make good "practice rods" for the hobbyist and novice restorationist. They may be missing a few guides or wraps, but you won't find them for less at your local "Anitque & Junque" shop. Past rods have included rods from Shakespeare, South Bend, Horrocks Ibbotson, Montague, Milwards and others. Prices generally range from $25 to $50. When in stock, these usually sell fast. Availabilty varies so please inquire. Please don't hesitate to call (616) 554-6239 or email CWcollecti@aol.com for more information.

SOLD Horrocks Ibbotson "Lucky Ace" ~ 8' ~ 3/1 ~ Will look good on the wall of your cabin, trout room or man cave and will also make a nice practice rod candidate for the hobbyist/restorer.

SOLD Shakespeare Model 1300 ~ 8.5' ~ 3/1

SOLD South Bend Model 24 ~ 8.5' ~ 3/1 ~ Will look good on the wall of your cabin, trout room or man cave and will also make a nice practice rod candidate for the hobbyist/restorer.

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