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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.

Phillipson Royal Model RF76 ~ 7.5’ ~ 2 pc. ~ 3 ˝ oz. ~ HDH-HCF #6. EXC+ ~ This Rocky Mountain classic features brown blanks, burgundy silks with light brown accent wraps, mildrum stripper, Aetna foul-proof snakes, and smooth and tight-fitting N/S ferrules that give a nice pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable straight grip with tapered nose, bronze-brown D/L’ing screw and slide hood ‘no rock’ aluminum seat, cone-shaped WC, and HK loop. The set comes with the original bag and Phillipson-labeled tube. I found the rod has an affinity for a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5, but will easily handle a 6 if called upon to do so. This is a really nice find for the Phillipson aficionado and/or any glass rod enthusiast.$250 WINTER SALE $195

SOLD Orvis Seven/Eleven ~ 7’11” ~ 2pc. ~ 2 1/8oz.~ 4wt. ~ SN 0578 ~ EXC+/As New ~ This extremely hard to find early Orvis graphite (made in 1978), and next to impossible in this condition! features a gray unsanded blank, brown wraps, slender cigar grip, cork seat with D/L’ing knurled screw and slide hood hardware. The butt pin on the bottom of the seat carries the rod name and info. The rod comes in the original tan bag and Orvis labeled aluminum tube. A wonderful find for the Orvis enthusiast.

SALE PENDING Orvis Marbury ~ 8’ ~ 2 pc. ~ 2 5/8 oz. (6) ~ EXC ~ This rarely seen Orvis graphite features a gray unsanded blank, brown wraps, western grip, and black U/L’ing screw and slide hood seat with hardwood spacer (there are a few small scratches on the spacer). The bottom of the butt cap carries the rod name and info. The rod comes in the original green bag and Orvis labeled aluminum tube, likely from the 1990s. A nice find for the Orvis enthusiast. $250

Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Model TF 03 80 4 B ~ 8' ~ 4pc. ~ 2.3oz. ~ 3wt. ~ EXC ~ From the TFO Web-site: “A finely tuned instrument — lightweight and highly responsive. That’s what experts are saying about our BVK series of fly rods. Engineered to the highest performance standards, the BVK utilizes new materials that dramatically reduce weight while creating an aggressive blend of power and strength. The result is amazing performance and an incredible price. BVK rods are fast action rods designed to excel in Presentation and Distance. The rich translucent olive blanks are topped with matching braided carbon fiber reel seats, our exclusive Tactical Series Stripping Guides*, ultra lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides and Flor grade grips that are comfortably contoured and uniquely contrasted. Comes in the original labeled bag and a matching Cabela’s aluminum tube. The rod retails for $250. Get this one for… $99

Winston BIIx ~ 8'~ 4pc. ~ 2 5/16 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ BRAND NEW! ~ These responsive, powerful, precision casting rods take advantage of the amazing properties that Boron has to offer. So whether the situation calls for a gentle presentation close-in or long line that reaches out when called upon, a Boron IIx has you covered. Incredibly light and pleasurable to cast all day long. This one is brand spankn’ new with original Winston logo bag, Winston logo green wrinkle-finish tube with rod stats on the cap. It was made for a NC dealer (his name was inked on the rod by Winston) in 2005 who never used it. A super deal for the Winny aficionado. $495

Hardy Smuggler De-Luxe ~ 8' 2 1/2" ~ 7pc ~ 2.9 oz. ~ 6 wt. ~ Model CT58581, Serial No. 22 ~ EXC+ ~ This sweet little multi-piece graphite from the famed Alnwick maker features attractive burgundy blanks with burgundy wraps tipped red, ceramic stripper, bright English reverse-twist snakes, spigot ferrules, cigar grip with tapered nose, nicely figured walnut seat with N/S D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, N/S WC and folding ring HK. The rod comes packed in cream-colored Hardy labeled cloth rod bag and a beautiful blonde leather factory tube with Hardy name and logo. The rod has a sweet medium-fast action that would be well-suited for dry fly work. These high quality, easily-packable rods (leather tube measures 17” total) are becoming increasingly harder to find, especially in this condition. $350

Orvis All Rounder ~ 8’3” ~ 2pc. ~ 2 1/2oz.~ 7wt. ~ SN 0578 ~ EXC+/As New ~ Another extremely hard to find early Orvis graphite (made in 1979), and next to impossible in this condition! features a gray unsanded blank, brown wraps, light cigar grip, cork seat with D/L’ing knurled screw and slide hood hardware. The butt pin on the bottom of the seat carries the rod name and info. The rod comes in the original tan bag and Orvis labeled aluminum tube. A wonderful find for the Orvis enthusiast in like new condition. $395

Fenwick Model FF858 ~ 8.5’ ~ 2pc. ~ 4 1/8oz. ~ 8wt. ~ Serial No. L 135398 ~ EXC- ~ This sweet casting glass rod from Fenwick features a brown blank, brown wraps tipped white and the patented feralite ferrule system. It comes with a plaid bag and Fenwick-labeled aluminum tube. The bag is thought to be original. The tube isn’t. The rod has a comfortable medium action that and is a real powerhouse. Although it’ rated by the AFTMA for a No. 8 line, liked it best when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-7 line. These Feralite models are among the best values out there in classic glass and a popular choice for the Fenwick enthusiast. $125 SUMMER SALE $99

Thomas & Thomas Horizon Model HS865 ~ 8.5' ~ 2pc ~ 3.2oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 95-428 ~ EXC ~ This quality rod from T&T features blue blanks wrapped in deep forest green silks, comfortable western grip, T&T screw U’Ling seat with a nicely figured bubinga spacer and comes in its original bag fitted with stiffener, and original blue T&T labeled tube. The quick and responsive action delivers tight loops with a nice blend of distance and accuracy. $250

Orvis Power Matrix TLS 906 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 3 3/8 oz. ~ 6wt. ~ EXC+/As New ~ This quality made tip-flex (9.5) from Orvis features an attractive deep green blank, green wraps, chrome guides, comfortable western-style grip, composite seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and comes with the original Orvis labeled burgundy cordura-covered 4-compartment tube with rods info on the cap, booklet and unfettered warranty card. Retail for this rod was about $400. Get this one, twice used, for….175

Orvis Power Matrix TLS 910 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 5 1/8 oz. ~ 10wt. ~ As New ~ This quality made tip-flex (9.5) from Orvis features an attractive deep green blank, green wraps, chrome guides, comfortable western-style grip with fighting butt, black metal seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and comes with the original Orvis labeled burgundy cordura-covered 4-compartment tube with rods info on the cap, booklet and unfettered warranty card. Retail for this rod was about $400. Get this one, unfished for….175

Thomas & Thomas Horizon HII Model 904-4 ~ 9' ~ 4pc ~ 3.4oz. ~ 4wt. ~ Serial No. 130681 ~ EXC+ ~ This quality multi-piece rod features blue blanks wrapped in deep forest green silks, comfortable western grip, T&T screw U’Ling seat with a nicely figured bubinga spacer and comes in its original bag fitted with stiffener, and original T&T tube cordura covered tube with warranty card. From the maker: “Built with T&T’s exclusive Bi-Angular Fiber Technology (BAFT) , the Horizon II Series feels lighter and more responsive than other high-performance fly rods. But the reason Horizon IIs have so many obsessed fans is crystal clear on the first cast. The HII’s Dual Helical graphite fibers are aligned with laser accuracy, enhancing the transfer of energy throughout your cast, producing an unmatched level of line feel. Enhanced line feel magnifies the rod load allowing you to intuitively step on the power with split-second timing. Result: tight loops, power, and unmatched distance.” $295

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