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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 SPRING SALE $225

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 SPRING SALE $225

SOLD Encore Spin ~ 5 3/4’ ~ 2/1 ~ 3.2oz. ~ EXC RF (exception noted) ~ Tom Westcott is a hobbyist extraordinaire from Ludington, MI. The retired Morley and Ludington Public School educator is no longer crafting rods and has traded in his days wading the famed Pere Marquette river for the friendly confines of his skiff and the warm Gulf waters of Florida. He still casts one of the nicest lines you’ll ever see. This wand was crafted using a staggered ferrule design from a production rod of unknown origin and features attractive carmel-colored cane, forest green silks tipped maize, spin casting guides, a nicely-executed varnish finish, smooth working Super -Z- style ferrules that give a light pop when separated, and a comfortable straight grip with flared ends fitted with dual slide band hardware. The rod comes with a flannel bag that is too long and aluminum tube. This is a nice little stick for those who like to throw Mepps and Panther Martins.

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. $395 SPRING SALE $225

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. $395 SPRING SALE $225

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. $395 SPRING SALE $225

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 SPRING SALE $250

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. $395 SPRING SALE $225

SOLD Unknown Maker ~ 7’3” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8oz. ~ 4wt ~ VG+ (exceptions noted) ~ The only markings on the small stream special are found on three consecutive flats on the butt section as follows: Bob Clapp (F1) 10, (F2) and 3 1/4oz. (F3). It features richly-hued cane with golden nodes, brown silks tipped gold (a signatrue wrap on the butt section is missing), a serviceable varnish finish that has some nicks, chips and mars, mildrum stripper, hardened steel snakes and tip-tops, and smooth working N/S ferrules that give a nice pop when separated. The tips have light sets and the butt section is 1" shorter than the tips (not sure if it was made that way or not). The business end of the butt section is fitted with a light half wells grip that shows some light ridging, D/L’ing screw and slide hood metal; seat, large exposed WC, and folding ring HK. The rod comes with a blue 3-compartemnt bag and aluminum tube with A.A.W. Co. Peerless Newark NJ stamped into top of cap. Bob Clapp is also engraved into the side of the rod tube near under the collar. This light line wand has a crisp medium to medium-fast dry fly action that for me, throws a nice tight loop with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4. While it may not fall into the collectable category, it is nicely furnished and would make a good small stream rod for the budget-minded angler.

SOLD Chubb-Montague ~ 9.5' ~ 3/1 ~ 2 ½ oz. 5/6wt. ~ VG (exceptions noted) ~ The George Varney influence is evident in the reel seat and when combined with the Chubb-like features, it all adds up to a turn of the century (20th) Chubb-Montague classic. It features brown Calcutta cane with dramatically swelled butt, black silks with red and black intermediates A few wraps are dry/brittle), reverse twist English guides chrome tip-top that is likely a replacement, N/S ferrules with soldered-on welt that give a nice pop when separated crazed and softening varnish, sheet cork grip, metal D/L’ing slide band seat with railed edges, and exposed Montague funnel-style WC. The rod comes in a flannel bag that is too long and aluminum tube that has some dents that do not affect rod storage or removal. The rod remains remarkably straight and has a very delicate feel. The slow to medium-slow action can be felt all the way into the grip. With some TLC, this classic rod would be stream-ready and would be a real find for those who enjoy using century-old equipment.

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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