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In keeping with our tradition of offering fine quality rods at affordable prices, Coldwater Collectibles proudly welcomes Don Recker to our stable of rod makers. If you have not yet heard of the Fort Jennings, Ohio maker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist who also worked as a maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings. He has been honing his skills for over a decade in his shop down the road from his home. Don's rods are based on classic tapers designed by master makers of the past such as Dickerson, Leonard, Payne, Thomas, and Young and more recent makers such as Cattanach and Degere. They feature lightly flamed shafts with three around golden nodes, clear silk wraps tipped black and a beautifully executed glass-like varnish finish. Each rod is equipped with fine quality mildrum strippers, light wire snakes, and quality nickel silver ferrules. Don uses extra-fine quality cork and beautiful hardwood burl reel seat spacers in box elder, black ash, amboina, maple, and the unique Buckeye burl fitted with the finest quality cap and ring and screw locking hardware. Each Recker rod comes with a brand new soft cloth bag and new aluminum tube. So whether you're out chasing brookies in the Smoky’s, rainbows and browns on the famed Au Sable, or cutts in and around Yellowstone, chances are good that one of Don's handcrafted rods will suit your needs. The following offerings are now available at Coldwater Collectibles:




Winston ~ 6' ~ 2/2 ~ 3wt.
***** $795 *****
Dickerson 6611 ~ 6.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4wt.
***** $795 *****
FET Fairy ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3wt.
***** $795 *****
Mad River Special ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3/4wt.
***** $795 *****
Degere Fast ~ 7'~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****
Leonard 38H ~ 7'~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****
Cattanach Sir D ~ 7.5' ~ 4wt.
***** $795 *****
North Fork Special (Winston) ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****
Payne 100 ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4wt.
***** $795 *****
PHY Perfectionist ~ 7.5'~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****
Dickerson 7613 ~ 7.5'~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****
Dickerson 8013 ~ 8' ~ 2/2 ~ 5wt.
***** $795 *****


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SOLD Don Recker “Degere Fast” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 4/5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0314 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on a taper designed by Francis “Digger” Degere and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a chrome-housed agate stripper, chrome snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured maple burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fish print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This fast action rod is well-suited for dry fly work close in, but has plenty of reserve to punch out longer casts when called upon. Although I liked it best with Cortland 444 Peach DT-4, I also found it pleasant to cast with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5.

SOLD Don Recker “FE Thomas Fairy” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 3 wt. ~ Serial No. 0315 ~ NEW ~ This finely tuned wand is based on a FE Thomas Fairy taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured tiger maple seat with N/S D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fish print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This light-line wand has a brisk medium-fast action perfect for dry fly work close in on small streams, but can also reach out when called upon. I liked it with a SA Mastery Series Ultra DT-3 and Cortland Classic Sylk WF-4.

SOLD Don Recker “Mad River Special” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.1 oz. ~ 3/4 wt. ~ Serial No. 0115 ~ NEW ~ This finely tuned wand is based on a proprietary taper Don developed while plying his waters in Ohio and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured buckeye burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The progressive medium-fast action is a joy to cast and will easily handle dries and nymphs as well as a variety of small terrestrials. Perfect for small to medium-sized stream work and/or in tight quarters where a roll cast is the only option. For me, a Cortland Sylk and/or Cortland Peach DT-3/WF-4 makes this rod sing. This superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Payne 98” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ Serial No. 0114 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the popular Payne 98 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a chrome-housed agate stripper, chrome snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured buckeye burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fish print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This quick little medium to medium-fast action rod is well-suited for dry fly work, especially where an extra premium is put on accurate, delicate presentations. It throws a tight loop on demand with Cortland 444 Peach WF-4.

SOLD Don Recker “Sir D” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ SN 1304 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the Wayne Cattanach Sir D taper and features lightly flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around spiral nodes, clear silks tipped black and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Chrome housed amber agate stripper, snakes and tip–tops. N/S ferrules fit snugly and give a resounding 'pop' when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip and a beautifully figured hardwood seat with D/L’ing cap and ring hardware a petite W/C and HK loop. The set comes with a new fly print soft cloth bag and new green wrinkle-finish aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a tight loop and would be perfect for small to medium-size streams that a call for stealthy accurate casts. I really enjoyed it with a Cortland Peach WF-4.

SOLD Don Recker “PHY Driggs River Special” ~ 7'2" ~ 2/2 ~ 3.7 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0215 ~ NEW ~ This finely tuned wand is based on the popular PHY Driggs River Special, aptly named for the fine river that meanders through Michigan's Upper Penninsula. It features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured buckeye burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The strong medium-fast action is perfect for small to mid-sized streams where there is a premium on keeping large trout out of woody debris and from undercut banks. It throws a delightfully tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach DT-5. This is a superbly-made rod,handcrafted in the USA.

SOLD Don Recker “Dickerson 7613” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.9 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0414 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the famous Dickerson 7613 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a chrome-housed agate stripper, chrome snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured buckeye burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fish print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The responsive medium-fast action is a joy to cast and will easily handle dries, nymphs, small hoppers and terrestrials and would make a perfect all-around rod for most trout fishing situations. It really sings when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5.

SOLD Don Recker “North Fork Special” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.9 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 1126 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on a Winston Twin Bridges taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a chrome-housed agate stripper, chrome snakes and tip –tops, 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 cigar grip, beautiful black ash burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fish print bag and new aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The responsive medium action is a joy to cast and will easily handle dries, nymphs, small hoppers and terrestrials and would make a perfect all-around rod for most trout fishing situations. It has a light in the hand feel and throws smooth and tight loops with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and WF-5.

SOLD Don Recker “Payne 100” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ Serial No. 1514 ~ NEW ~ This finely tuned wand is based on the popular Payne 100 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured dark cherry burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This quick medium to medium-fast action rod is well-suited for dry fly work, especially where an extra premium is put on accurate, delicate presentations. It throws a delightfully tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. This rod superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Payne 100H” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.3 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0416 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the Payne 100H taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured dark cherry burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This smooth medium-fast action rod is well-suited for dry fly work where distance and delicacy are required for success and throws a delightfully tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach WF-5. This rod superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Perfectionist” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ Serial No. 0316 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the popular PHY Perfectionist taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, nicely figured buckeye burl burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new black-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This quick medium to medium-fast action rod is well-suited for dry fly work and throws a delightfully tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 but will also handle a 5 if desired. This rod superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Perfectionist” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.9 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0216 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the popular PHY Perfectionist taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 cigar grip, nicely figured cherry burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new black-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a smooth and tight loop perfect for stealthy accurate presentations. I really enjoyed it with a Cortland Peach WF-5 and DT-5. This rod superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Sir D” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.7 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ SN 1308 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the Wayne Cattanach Sir D taper and features lightly flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around spiral nodes, clear silks tipped black and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a red agate stripper housed in a blued silver frame, black snakes and tip–tops and blued N/S ferrules that fit snugly and give a resounding 'pop' when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable straight cork grip and a beautifully figured and rarely seen gold leaf buckeye burl seat, D/L’ing blued cap and ring hardware, a petite blued W/C and black HK loop. The set comes with a new tan soft cloth bag and new green wrinkle-finish aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a smooth and tight loop perfect for stealthy accurate presentations. I really enjoyed it with a Cortland Peach WF-4.

SOLD Don Recker “Para 14” ~ 7'9" ~ 2/2 ~ 4.1 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0116 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the highly sought after PHY Para 14 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 light wells grip, beautifully figured stabilized buckeye burl seat with silver D/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The responsive medium-fast action is perfect for dry fly work and throws tight, accurate loops with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and DT-5. It's superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Dickerson 8013” ~ 8' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.6 oz. ~ 5 wt. ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on a Dickerson 8013 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a smoke black nickel stripper, black snakes and tip–tops, and tight fitting blued N/S ferrules that give a solid pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable light wells grip, beautifully figured spalted maple burl seat with smoked nickel D/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, petite blued N/S WC and black HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new green-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The powerful yet supple medium to medium-fast action is a joy to cast and will easily handle dries, nymphs, small hoppers and terrestrials. It throws a delightfully tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and/or DT-5. This rod superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

SOLD Don Recker “Para 15” ~ 8' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.5 oz. ~ 6wt. ~ Serial No. 0516 ~ NEW ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on the legendary PHY Para 15 taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a silver-housed agate stripper, light wire snakes and tip–tops, 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 light wells grip, beautifully figured dark stabilized tiger maple burl seat with silver D/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a new soft cloth fly print bag and new black-wrinkle finish aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. The powerful yet supple medium-fast action is a joy to cast and will easily handle dries, nymphs, streamers, hoppers and a host of terrestrials. I found that the rod was right at home when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5, WF-6 and/or DT-6 (for me, best with a WF-6). It's superbly-made rod, handcrafted in the USA, rod will be right at home on your favorite stream.

*************** SHOP RODS, PROTOTYPES & PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED ***************

Occasionally, Don will offer an array of shop rods, demos and prototypes which are usually in like new condition. These rods may have been on display at shows/gatherings and test casted and/or lightly fished and are generally in like new condition. These rods are a tremendous value and when available, they will be listed below.

SOLD Don Recker “FE Thomas Fairy” ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 3 wt. ~ Serial No. 0992 ~ EXC+ ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on a FE Thomas Fairy taper and features beautifully flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the tip–top guide and male ferule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a TiCh stripper, chrome light-wire snakes and tip–tops, and smooth fitting N/S ferrules that give a nice 'pop' when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, stabilized maple burl seat with silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite silver WC and HK loop. The set comes with the original soft cloth fly print bag and aluminum tube with water-tite brass cap. This light-line wand has a brisk medium-fast action perfect for dry fly work close in on small streams, but can also reach out when called upon. I liked it with a SA Mastery Series Ultra DT-3 and Cortland Classic Sylk WF-4. This rod was proudly made in the USA and is in new-like condition save for some minor soiling on the grip.

SOLD Don Recker “Payne 100” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.5 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ SN 1011 ~ As New ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand has been used as a show rod and has ben lawn casted, but is new in every other way. It's based on the Payne 100 and features lightly flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around spiral nodes, clear silks tipped black and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Chrome housed amber agate stripper, snakes and tip–tops. N/S ferrules fit snugly and give a resounding 'pop' when separated. Comfortable cigar grip and a beautifully figured hardwood seat with D/L’ing cap and ring hardware. Petite W/C. HK loop. Comes with a new fly print soft cloth bag and new aluminum tube. The brisk medium to medium-fast action and sensitive tips make this a good choice for fussy trout in small to medium-size streams. I really enjoyed it with a Cortland Peach WF-4.

SOLD Don Recker Custom “Payne 197” ~ 7.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 4.1oz. ~ 4wt. ~ EXC+ ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. This finely tuned wand is based on a Payne 197 taper and comes in the 3/2 format. It features beautifully flamed shafts with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Silver-housed black/white agate stripper, chrome light-wire snakes and tip–tops and smooth fitting N/S ferrules that give a nice 'pop' when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, beautifully figured spalted maple mortised seat with D/L’ing silver cap & ring hardware, petite WC and HK loop. The original owner’s initials are inconspicuously present near the HK. The set comes with the original fish print soft cloth bag and aluminum tube with brass collar and water-tite cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a lovely line with a nice blend of power and delicacy that would be perfect for dry fly work on small to medium-sized streams. I found it to my liking when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and/or DT-4. This rod was proudly made in the USA and is in new-like condition save for some minor soiling on the grip.

SOLD Don Recker “PHY Perfectionist” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8 oz. ~ 4/5 wt. ~ Serial No. 0635 ~ EXC+ ~ If you have not yet heard of Ohio’s Don Recker, you will soon! Don is a retired machinist and barber who also worked as the maintenance supervisor at the local high school near Fort Jennings, Ohio. He has been honing his skills for over a decade. This finely tuned wand is based on a popular PHY Perfectionist taper and features lightly flamed carmel-colored cane with 3 around golden nodes, clear silks tipped black (one black wrap at the and male ferrule station for Tip #1 and two for Tip #2) and is protected by perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a chrome TiCH stripper, chrome snakes and tip –tops, 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 cigar grip, beautifully figured mortised dark maple burl seat, silver D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, petite N/S WC and HK loop. The set comes with a tan soft cloth bag and quality Landmark aluminum tube. The medium-fast action throws tight accurate loops and is perfect for dry fly work and dry/dropper combos on small to medium-sized streams. I really liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and WF-5.

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