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Steve retired from the world of high finance and the hustle and bustle of suburban Chicago in the mid-1990s. He and his family relocated to the laid back community of West Linn, Oregon, just south of Portland where he promptly converted his garage into a cane rod craftsman’s paradise. Kiley rods are based on the classic tapers of master craftsman such as Hiram Leonard, Lyle Dickerson, and Pinky Gillum. All of Steve’s rods utilize the finest Chinese Tonkin cane and incorporate high quality, nickel silver agate stripping guides, Snake® brand bronze snake guides and nickel silver Bellinger ferrules with matching hardwood ferrule plugs and nickel silver winding checks. The Bellinger reel seats feature premium wood inserts and nickel silver hardware. The rods are finished with expertly wound silk wraps and a proven multi-layer polyurethane varnish, applied glass smooth, in a specially engineered facility to ensure top notch functionality and enduring beauty.

All of Steve's rods are offered in a standard model complete with custom made bag, labeled aluminum tube and standard hardwood ferrule plug(s) and a Deluxe model which features beautifully crafted inlaid mosiac butt caps, ferrule plugs, and winding checks in your choice of Turqouis or Black Onyx. Simply put, your new Kiley Classic will not disappoint!

*************** THE KILEY 2/2 COLLECTION ***************

THE STEVE KILEY STANDARD---------------------THE STEVE KILEY DELUXE


"Coldwater" ~ 6'6" ~ 2/2
Base taper: Dickerson 6611
Available as a 3wt. or 4wt.
***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****
"Eagle Creek" ~ 6'8" ~ 2/2
Base taper: FE Thomas
Available as a 3wt. or 4wt.
***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****
"Metolius" ~ 7' ~ 2/2
Base taper: Dickerson 7011
Available as a 4wt. or 5wt.
***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****
"Deschutes" ~ 7'6" ~ 2/2
Base taper#1: Leonard 39H
Base taper#2: Dickerson 7612
Both tapers available as a 4wt. or 5wt.
***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****
"Clackamas" ~ 8' ~ 2/2
Base taper: Dickerson 8013
Available as a 4wt., 5wt., 6wt, or 7wt.

***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****
"Umpqua" ~ 8'6" ~ 2/2
Base taper: Gillum Steelhead
Available as a 7wt. or 8wt.

***** Standard $995 *****
***** Deluxe $1,195 *****

*************** THE ROGUE RIVER 3/2 SERIES ***************

A Kiley "Rogue River Favorite" ~ 7'6" ~ 3/2


"Rogue River" ~ 7' ~ 3/2
Base taper: Steve Kiley Proprietary
Available with or without intermediate wraps
Available as a 3/4wt. or 4/5 wt.
***** Standard $1,095 *****
***** Deluxe $1,295 *****
"Rogue River Favorite" ~ 7.5' ~ 3/2
Base taper: Goodwin Granger Favorite
Available with or without intermediate wraps
Available as a 3/4wt. or 4/5wt.
***** Standard $1,095 *****
***** Deluxe $1,295 *****
"Rogue River" ~ 8' ~ 3/2
Base taper: Steve Kiley Proprietary
Available with or without intermediate wraps
Available as a 4wt. or 5wt.
***** Standard $1,095 *****
***** Deluxe $1,295 *****
"Rogue River" ~ 8'6" ~ 3/2
Base taper: Steve Kiley Proprietary
Available with or without intermediate wraps
Available as a 5wt. or 6wt.
***** Standard $1,095 *****
***** Deluxe $1,295 *****


*************** IN STOCK NOW! ***************

SOLD Steve Kiley Deluxe “Eagle Creek” ~ 6’8” ~ 2/2 ~ 3oz. ~ 3wt. ~ EXC+ ~ In June 2016, the bamboo rod community lost a friend and fine rod maker in Stephen Kiley. He began making bamboo fly rods around 1975 and crafted upwards of 300 rods, also making blanks for Orvis. This quality-crafted deluxe model was completed in April 2008 and is based in part on a FE Thomas taper that Steve modified ever so slightly. It features a beautiful shade of light honey-toned cane with matched tips, 3 x 3 nodes, translucent antique gold silks tipped black, a silver-housed amber and tan variegated agate stripper, H&H bronze snakes, black nickel tip-tops, perfectly fit N/S ferrules with black onyx inlaid ferrule plug that give a solid pop when separated, and a nicely executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section has a comfortable cigar grip with tapered nose, nicely figured mortised circassian walnut seat with D/L’ing N/S screw and slide hood hardware, and N/S WC. A black onyx inlaid mosaic pattern is present on the bottom of the butt cap and top of the ferrule plug. The rod comes with a high quality bag and black aluminum tube with maker’s label and rod info. This rod has an extremely light in the hand feel and the brisk medium-fast action throws a tight loop when paired with Scientific Anglers Ultra Buckskin DT-3.

SOLD Steve Kiley Deluxe "Fall River" ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.2 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ This Deluxe model is based on a proprietary taper that Steve recently developed and features a beautifully crafted turquois inlaid mosaic butt cap, ferrule plug, and winding check, gorgeous blonde cane, 3 x 3 spiral nodes, translucent tan silks tipped black, smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules and Big Leaf Maple burl reel seat with N/S cap and ring hardware. The rod was completed with Steve's expertly applied glass smooth varnish. Comes with a high quality bag and labeled black wrinkle-finish aluminum tube. This small stream special will handle a DT-3, WF-4 and/or DT-4 and produces excellent roll-casts. I liked it best with a Cortland Clear Creek WF-4. I would not hesitate to put Steve’s rods up against any rod made today for quality, appearance, and performance. He just might be the best “unknown” maker out there today!

SOLD Steve Kiley Hollowbuilt “North Star” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.5 oz ~ 5wt. Serial No. 07083 ~ EXC+ ~ Stephen Kiley began making bamboo fly rods around 1975, although it is only recently that his fine work has begun to show up on a regular basis. This quality-crafted star-hollowed deluxe model was built in 2007 from a proprietary taper that Steve developed. It features beautiful blonde cane with 3 x 3 nodes, book-matched tips, translucent tan silks tipped black and a perfectly executed varnish finish that is among the best in the business. Chrome-housed amber and tan variegated agate stripper, H&H bronze snakes and black nickel tip-tops. Smooth and perfectly fit N/S ferrules (with black onyx inlaid mosaic ferrule plug) give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. Comfortable cigar grip. Mortised Circassian walnut seat with D/L’ing N/S cap and ring hardware. The butt cap matches the black onyx inlaid mosaic pattern of the ferrule plug. Petite N/S WC. No HK. Comes with a high quality bag and black aluminum tube with makers label and rod stats. This wand is extremely light in the hand and the brisk medium to medium-fast action throws a tight loop with just the right blend power and delicacy that will be mindful of the finest of tippet. Superb!

SOLD Steve Kiley 765 L-P ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial Number 11053 ~ AS NEW ~ This wonderful offering was made in 2005 and is based on a combination of Leonard and Paynetapers (L-P). It features blonde "Permacane” finished shafts with 3 x 3 spiral nodes, clear silks wraps tipped black, amber agate stripper, Snake brand guides, and smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules that give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. Comfortable cigar grip and a beautiful circassian walnut burl seat with N/S D/L'ing cap and ring hardware. Comes with a high quality bag with hang tag and brass capped aluminum tube. I found the brisk medium to medium-fast action and delicate tips to be a perfect match with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and WF-5. As soon as you remove the butt section from its bag, you’ll immediately note that it was crafted by a mature hand and you certainly won’t be disappointed!

SOLD Steve Kiley “Umpqua”~ 8.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 5.8oz. ~ 6wt. ~ EXC+ ~ Stephen Kiley began making bamboo fly rods around 1975, although it is only recently that his fine work has begun to show up on a regular basis. This quality-crafted rod was built in 2009 based on a Gillum steelhead taper that Steve modified. The result was a silky smooth rocket launcher. This is one of the nicest 6 wt. rods I’ve cast in quite some time (it will also handle a 7 with ease). It features blonde cane with 3 around spiral nodes, book-matched tips, translucent tan silks tipped black and a perfectly executed varnish finish that is among the best in the business. Chrome-housed amber agate stripper, H&H bronze snakes and tip-tops. Smooth and perfectly fit N/S ferrules (with blank onyx ferrule plug) give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. Comfortable modified cigar grip. Mortised Circassian walnut seat with D/L’ing N/S screw and slide hood hardware. Petite N/S WC. No HK. Comes with a high quality bag and labeled brass-capped aluminum tube. Steve’s offering simply exude quality.

*************** DEMOS & PROTOTYPES ***************

From time to time, Steve offers prototypes and shop rods at a reduced price. Most are new, but may have either been lawn casted or fished a handful of times.

SOLD Steve Kiley “North Star Mosaic” ~ 8' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.3oz. ~ 5wt. “Demo” ~ EXC ~ Stephen Kiley began making bamboo fly rods around 1975, although it wasn’t until the mid to late 2000s that his fine work began to show up on a regular basis. This quality-crafted star-hollowed rod was one of the initial prototypes of his North Star series and was likely crafted c. 2010 from a proprietary taper that Steve developed. It features a beautiful shade of light honey-colored cane, 3 x 3 nodes, translucent tan silks tipped black and a perfectly executed varnish finish that is among the best in the business. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed amber and tan variegated agate stripper, H&H bronze snakes, black nickel tip-tops and N/S step-down ferrules that give a solid pop when separated. The business end of the butt section has a comfortable cigar grip with tapered nose, nicely figured mortised circassian walnut seat with D/L’ing N/S screw and slide hood hardware and petite N/S WC. The rod is sans HK and one tip has a light set. A black onyx inlaid mosaic pattern is present on the bottom of the butt cap. The rod comes with a high quality tan bag and black aluminum tube with makers label and rod stats. The final production model included a matching black onyx inlaid ferrule plug and WC. These features were no included on this prototype. This rod has an extremely light in the hand feel and the brisk medium-fast action throws a tight loop with just the right blend power and delicacy. These rods were priced into 4-figures. Get this one, in lightly used condition for...

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