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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.

SOLD Orvis Superfine Touch Model 763-4 ~ 7.5’ ~ 4pc. ~ 1 1/8oz.~ 3wt. ~ EXC+ ~ This quality full flex rod features an attractive dark slate gray unsanded blank, brown wraps, comfortable superfine grip and beautiful cherry burl seat with gold U/Ling screw and slide hood hardware. It comes with original labeled bag, labeled tube, and remains in near new lightly used condition. From the maker: “the Superfine Touch 763-4 was designed with trout bums in mind. Smooth loading with a slow, Full-Flex action, it's a laid-back rod that packs enough punch to make all the casts, is long enough to provide effective line control, yet doesn't require much room for a backcast. Perfect for backcountry boulder hopping, early morning trico hatches, and everything in between. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.” This rod retails for $495.

James Green Heritage Trout Series Dry Fly ~ 8’ ~ 3pc ~ 2.80oz, ~ 4wt ~ Custom made by Knoxville's Rich Margiotta. James is a West Coast builder of fiberglass rods. His HTS series is medium-slow, and this rod feels exceptionally light in the hand -- it is perfect for spring creeks. The blank is a pleasing amber blank color and the ferrules are spigots. The reel seat is custom turned Spanish cedar with N/S sliding bands. The cork is Flor grade. Nickel silver winding check, vintage Allan carbide stripper, and Snakebrand black nickel snakes and top. The wraps are chestnut silk tipped yellow with red accents. Custom twill bag and black coated aluminum tube. Rich reports that his rod performance testing on the lawn revealed the rod is perfect with a 444 DT4 line. $350

H.L. Leonard Graphite ~ 8’~ 2.5oz. ~ 4pc. ~ 4wt. ~ NEW ~ This rod was assembled at some point after the 1984 IRS shutdown of the famed H.L. Leonard Company, most likely in the Fly Fisher’s Fly Shop in South Bend, IN. This significant shop was also home to the rod building activities of Mr. Larry Foster who presided as president of the H.L. Leonard Rod Company in the 1980s. It features attractive brown sanded blanks, unpreserved copper wraps, SIC stripper, chrome snakes and tip-top, and spigot ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, D/L’ing tiger maple seat with authentic Leonard N/S cap and ring hardware and petite N/S WC. “H.L. Leonard Rod Co. The Rod Maker Since 1869” die stamp is clearly struck into the side of the butt cap. The rod comes with a tan bag and new silver Cortland aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The bag has four compartments though, the second compartment is not wide enough to accommodate the stripping guides on the second section of the rod so it is stored in the first compartment along the butt section. The rod has a brisk medium-fast action that throws smooth and tight loops on-demand. I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. It will also handle a 5 with ease. This is a well-made fine casting rod with an interesting and exceptional pedigree. $495 SUMMER SALE $350

H.L. Leonard Graphite ~ 8.5’~ 3oz. ~ 4pc. ~ 6wt. ~ NEW ~ This rod was assembled at some point after the 1984 IRS shutdown of the famed H.L. Leonard Company, most likely in the Fly Fisher’s Fly Shop in South Bend, IN. This significant shop was also home to the rod building activities of Mr. Larry Foster who presided as president of the H.L. Leonard Rod Company in the 1980s. It features attractive brown sanded blanks, unpreserved copper wraps, dual SIC strippers, chrome snakes and tip-top, and spigot ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, D/L’ing tiger maple seat with authentic Leonard N/S cap and ring hardware and petite N/S WC. “H.L. Leonard Rod Co. The Rod Maker Since 1869” die stamp is clearly struck into the side of the butt cap. The rod comes with a tan bag and new silver Cortland aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The bag has four compartments though, the second compartment is not wide enough to accommodate the stripping guides on the second section of the rod so it is stored in the first compartment along the butt section. The rod has strong medium-fast action that throws smooth and tight loops on-demand. I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-6. This is a well-made fine casting rod with an interesting and exceptional pedigree. $495 SUMMER SALE $350

SOLD H.L. Leonard Graphite ~ 9' 1”~ 3oz. ~ 4pc. ~ 6/7wt. ~ NEW ~ This rod was assembled at some point after the 1984 IRS shutdown of the famed H.L. Leonard Company, most likely in the Fly Fisher’s Fly Shop in South Bend, IN. This significant shop was also home to the rod building activities of Mr. Larry Foster who presided as president of the H.L. Leonard Rod Company in the 1980s. It features attractive brown sanded blanks, unpreserved copper wraps, dual SIC strippers, chrome snakes and tip-top, and spigot ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable modified half wells grip (light flared and the palm and lightly tapered at the nose), D/L’ing tiger maple seat with authentic Leonard N/S cap and ring hardware and petite N/S WC. “The Leonard Rod H.L. Leonard Rod Co. Makers” die stamp is clearly struck into the side of the butt cap. The rod comes with a tan bag and new silver Cortland aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The rod has strong medium-fast action that throws smooth and tight loops on-demand. I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-6. It will also easily handle a 7. This is a well-made fine casting rod with an interesting and exceptional pedigree.

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