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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.

Orvis Superfine Glass Model 764-3 ~ 7.5’ ~ 3pc. ~ 2 1/2oz.~ 4wt. ~ As New ~ This quality-made rod features a new and improved olive S-2 fiberglass blank, chocolate brown wraps, chrome guides, comfortable superfine grip and cork seat with lightweight U/Ling screw and slide hood hardware. It comes with original labeled bag, labeled tube, and appears unfished. From the maker: “This Superfine Glass is the ultimate fiberglass fly rod for classic anglers. We've applied modern Orvis taper design principles to a classic rod-building material to produce a fiberglass fly rod that's smooth and slow, yet crisp and strong. Small canyon streams, quiet back eddies, and high mountain rivers ask for perfect presentation. This is not the place for the "big guns." This is the realm of accuracy, delicacy, finesse. The Superfine® Glass throws dry flies with a balanced touch and will even sling streamers when necessary. With classic fiberglass action—soft and forgiving— this is the rod for your small–stream adventures. No details were spared in the making of this soon–to–be classic. Proudly made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.” This rod retails for $425. Yours, for… $295

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. Yours, for… $295

Orvis Far & Fine ~ 7’9” ~ 2pc. ~ 2 5/8oz.~ 5wt. ~ EXC ~ Hard to find early graphite from Orvis features gray unsanded blank with staggered ferrule, burgundy-brown wraps cigar grip with flared palm, nicely figured hardwoos seat with black aluminum U/L’ing screw and slide hood seat. The butt cap carries the rod name and info. A sweet find for the Orvis enthusiast. $295

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

G. Loomis StreamDance GLX ~ 8’3” ~ 3pc. ~ 3wt. ~ EXC+ ~ From the maker: “This is the High Line Speed model and is the All Star of the GLX Lineup. It is a true "feel good" rod with super light smooth feel, but has surprising power that comes out of nowhere! This rod features the finest components available today, especially the flexible Nickel Titanium Alloy guides allow them to bend rather than snap. This also allows the blank more natural flex and responsiveness. The unique "yin-yang" design cutout in our reel seat, with a beautiful wood insert made of California Buckeye Burl and the highest grade of species cork available to complete the handle. The GLX uses the lightest, most durable guides in the industry to complete a true work of art we call StreamDance.” Retailed between $600 and $700. Yours, with low mileage, for… $295

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

G. Loomis WhisperCreek GLX ~ 8’8” ~ 4pc. ~ 3wt. ~ EXC+ ~ From the maker: “G. Loomis WhisperCreek GLX Trout Fly Rods are based on the original StreamDance GLX Presentation Series and have gone through a metamorphous in their own right. G. Loomis has done some tweaking, made a few improvements here and there, and given these rods their own color, their own identity and made a home for them in the hierarchy of G.Loomis fly rods. G. Loomis WhisperCreek GLX Trout Fly Rods are smooth casting, presentation rods for the angler that isn't concerned with long casts or power strokes. Featuring the finest diameter tips in the business, they'll track as if they can read your mind and load easily for short, precise casts and delicate presentations.” Retailed between $600 and $700. Yours, with low mileage, for… $295

G. Loomis StreamDance GLX ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 4wt. ~ EXC+ ~ From the maker: “This is the High Line Speed model and is the All Star of the GLX Lineup. It is a true "feel good" rod with super light smooth feel, but has surprising power that comes out of nowhere! This rod features the finest components available today, especially the flexible Nickel Titanium Alloy guides allow them to bend rather than snap. This also allows the blank more natural flex and responsiveness. The unique "yin-yang" design cutout in our reel seat, with a beautiful wood insert made of California Buckeye Burl and the highest grade of species cork available to complete the handle. The GLX uses the lightest, most durable guides in the industry to complete a true work of art we call StreamDance.” Retailed between $600 and $700. Yours, with low mileage, for… $295

G. Loomis StreamDance GLX ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 5wt. ~ EXC+ ~ From the maker: “This is the High Line Speed model and is the All Star of the GLX Lineup. It is a true "feel good" rod with super light smooth feel, but has surprising power that comes out of nowhere! This rod features the finest components available today, especially the flexible Nickel Titanium Alloy guides allow them to bend rather than snap. This also allows the blank more natural flex and responsiveness. The unique "yin-yang" design cutout in our reel seat, with a beautiful wood insert made of California Buckeye Burl and the highest grade of species cork available to complete the handle. The GLX uses the lightest, most durable guides in the industry to complete a true work of art we call StreamDance.” Retailed between $600 and $700. Yours, with low mileage, for… $295

G. Loomis StreamDance GLX ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 6wt. ~ EXC+ ~ From the maker: “This is the High Line Speed model and is the All Star of the GLX Lineup. It is a true "feel good" rod with super light smooth feel, but has surprising power that comes out of nowhere! This rod features the finest components available today, especially the flexible Nickel Titanium Alloy guides allow them to bend rather than snap. This also allows the blank more natural flex and responsiveness. The unique "yin-yang" design cutout in our reel seat, with a beautiful wood insert made of California Buckeye Burl and the highest grade of species cork available to complete the handle. The GLX uses the lightest, most durable guides in the industry to complete a true work of art we call StreamDance.” Retailed between $600 and $700. Yours, with low mileage, for… $295

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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