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Coldwater Collectibles is extremely pleased to offer fine bamboo fly rods made by Don Schroeder. Don began hand crafting fly rods in the 1970s and has since built a reputation as one of the world’s premiere rods builders. Don’s rods are individually handcrafted in his southern Wisconsin shop using the finest aged tonkin bamboo available. They feature your choice of a sparkling glass-smooth blonde or richly hued (with golden nodes) finish, mirrored tips, quality Carboloy strippers, hard chrome snakes, and perfectly fit nickel-silver “Super-Z” style ferrules complete with machined ferrule plugs. The mortised burled hardwood reel seats (also hand crafted by Don) are fitted with your choice of aluminum-uplocking or the nickel silver sliding band, hand selected and lathe-turned Flora Plus cork grips, tan silk wraps accented with wine tipping. All rods come with a high quality bag with stiffener and brass capped aluminum tube. Don’s rods are unsurpassed in quality. Place your order for a new Schroeder rod today. You'll be glad you did!

********** THE D.G. SCHROEDER COLLECTION **********

D.G. SCHROEDER HEX---------------------D.G. SCHROEDER QUAD

6-FOOT HEX SERIES
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6' ~ 3wt.
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6' ~ 4wt.
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6 1/2' ~ 3wt.
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6 1/2' ~ 4wt.
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2/2 Models: $1,950
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3/2 Models: $2,075

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7-FOOT HEX SERIES
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7' ~ 3wt. or 4wt.
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7'3" ~ 4wt. or 5wt.
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7 1/2' ~ 4wt. or 5wt.
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7'9" ~ 5wt. or 6wt.
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2/2 Models: $1,950
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3/2 Models: $2,075

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8-FOOT HEX SERIES
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8' ~ 5wt.
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8' ~ 6wt.
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8 1/2' ~ 5wt.
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8 1/2' ~ 6wt.
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2/2 Models: $1,950
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3/2 Models: $2,075

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QUAD SERIES
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6' or 6 1/2 ~ 3wt. or 4wt.
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7', 7'3" & 7'9" ~ 3wt. to 6wt.
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8' ~ 5wt. or 6wt.
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8 1/2' ~ 5wt. or 6wt.
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2/2 Models: $2,025
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3/2 Models: $2,125

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SALMON/STEELHEAD SERIES
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8 1/2' ~ 7wt.
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8 1/2' ~ 8wt.
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9' ~ 8wt.
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9' ~ 9wt.
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2/2 Models: $2,050
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3/2 Models: $2,175

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SOLD D.G. Schroeder Quad ~ 6.5'~ 2/2 ~ 2.8 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ Serial No. 33803 ~ As New ~ Don is widely recognized as one of today’s premiere cane rods builders and his fine lineup of quality cane rods is unsurpassed in quality and performance. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was built in 2003 and is his 338th overall. It features beautiful blonde cane with matched tips, translucent tan silks tipped dark cinnamon and a perfectly executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black nickel stripper, black snakes, and black tip tops. The blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) fit smooth and tight and give a nice pop when separated. The business end of butt section is completed with a comfortable cigar grip, a beautifully figured mortised tiger maple seat fitted with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a black exposed WC and a black folding ring HK. The rod comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. The medium-fast action throws a tight and accurate loop with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-3 and WF-4 and will also handle a DT-4 with ease. Superbly made in the USA!

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 6’ 8” ~ 2/2 ~ 2.7 oz. ~ 4 wt. Serial No. 6891 ~ EXC+ ~ This early rod was built by Don in 1991 (his 68th overall). Don Schroeder is widely regarding as one of the premiere builders of heirloom-quality bamboo fly rods on the planet. This rod has seen the water sparingly and features richly flamed cane with golden nodes wrapped in translucent brown silks accented with dark wine tipping all protected by a beautifully executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black nickel stripper, black snakes, and tip tops. The blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) fit smooth and tight and give a satisfying ‘pop’ when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, highly figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued cap and ring hardware, petite exposed blued N/S WC and a neat movable HK ring. The makers logo is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and black labeled aluminum tube. This sweet casting light line rod with a brisk medium action is perfect for the small stream enthusiast. Don found the perfect blend of power and delicacy with this taper and I really liked it with Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. Superb!

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7'3” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8oz. ~ 4wt. Serial No 56114 ~ NEW ~ This beautiful, heirloom quality offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder will surely please the most discriminating angler/collector. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was recently complete in 2014 and is his 561st overall. It features richly flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, matched tips, elegant translucent chestnut silks tipped wine and is protected by an expertly executed jewel-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black nickel smoke stripper, snakes, and tip tops and blued truncated N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable extra flora-grade cigar grip, a highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy brown bag with stiffener and quality labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap. The silky smooth medium-fast action throws a tight loop (I enjoyed it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and/or DT-4) and offers a wonderful blend of power and delicacy with plenty of reserve to reach out when called upon. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder Presentation Grade ~ 7.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 3.9oz. ~ 4wt. Serial No 55014 ~ NEW ~ This beautiful, heirloom quality, presentation grade offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder will surely please the most discriminating angler/collector. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was recently complete in 2014 and is his 550th overall. It features richly flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, book-matched tips, translucent chestnut silks tipped crimson with elegant intermediate wraps and is protected by an expertly executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a matching light chestnut agate stripper housed in a blued nickel frame, blued snakes, and tip tops and blued truncated N/S ferrules (with ferrule plugs) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable extra flora-grade perfection-style grip, a highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy bag with stiffener and quality labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a nice, tight loop that will handle anything from a DT-4 to a DT-5 with relative ease. The rod offers a nice blend of power and delicacy, perfect for dry fly work close in or at distance. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 4oz. ~ 4wt. Serial No. 20198 ~ EXC+ ~ Don Schroeder is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere cane rods builders and his fine lineup of quality cane rods is unsurpassed in quality and performance. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was built in 1998 and is his 201st overall. It features richly flamed cane with 2x2 golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine (almost black looking) with dark wine silk wraps at the ferrule stations, all protected by a beautifully executed glass smooth varnish finish. High quality furnishings include a mildrum-style stripper, chrome snakes and tip tops, and smooth and tight fitting blued truncated N/S ferrules that give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, polished and figured walnut seat with D/L’ing blued cap & ring hardware, petite blued WC and movable HK. The maker’s logo is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled black wrinkle finish aluminum tube. This medium-fast action rod will throw a tight and accurate loop on-demand with a nice blend of power and delicacy. I found it to my liking when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and/or WF-5.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 4.1oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No 51910 ~ EXC+ ~ This beautiful offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder was built in 2010 and his 519th rod. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. It features richly flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, book-matched tips, translucent chestnut silks tipped with dark wine accents and an expertly executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a red agate stripper housed in a blued nickel frame, blued snakes, and tip tops and blued truncated N/S ferrules (with ferrule plugs) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy quality-made bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a tight loop with a nice blend of distance and delicacy, perfect for dry fly work. This superb rod was proudly crafted in the USA.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.8 oz. ~ 4wt. Serial No. 44807~ EXC+ ~ This stunning offering from one of today’s premier cane rods builders was built in 2007 and is his 448th overall. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. It features richly-hued flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine, book-matched tips and a beautifully executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include black nickel stripper, black snakes, and tip tops. The blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The comfortable cigar grip, highly figured polished walnut burl mortised spacer, blued D/L’ing cap & ring hardware, petite exposed blued silver WC and folding ring HK show virtually no use. The set comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. The smooth and progressive medium-fast action will throw a tight loop with a nice blend of power and precision. I really liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and it will also handle a 5 with relative ease. This fine-tuned wand, proudly made in the USA, will become a favorite in the quiver of its new owner.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7’9” ~ 2/2 ~ 4.1oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No. 34503 ~ AS New ~ This stunning offering from one of today’s premier cane rods builders was built in 2003 and is his 345th overall. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. It features rich honey-toned cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine, matched tips and a beautifully-executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black stripper, snakes and tip tops and blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, highly figured mortised walnut burl seat, blued D/L’ing cap & ring hardware, petite exposed blued nickel WC and blued folding ring HK. The maker’s logo is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. This is a smooth-casting wand (for me, in my favorite length) and is a super all-around fishing tool that will respond favorably to most trout fishing situations. I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and DT-5. Don built me a 7’9” ~ 5wt. in the 3/2 format in 2002 and it is still my “go to” 14 years later. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7’9” ~ 2/2 ~ 4.1oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No. 52911~ EXC+ ~ This stunning offering from one of today’s premier cane rods builders remains in near new condition. Don built it in 2011, his 529th rod. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. It features richly-hued flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine, book-matched tips and a beautifully executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a red agate stripper housed in a bronze nickel frame, bronze snakes and tip tops. The blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, highly figured mortised walnut burl seat, blued D/L’ing cap & ring hardware, petite exposed blued nickel WC. There is no HK (made that way). The makers logo is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. This smooth casting wand comes in my favorite length and is a super all-around fishing tool that will respond favorably to most trout fishing situations. I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5. Don built me a 7’9” ~ 5wt. in the 3/2 format in 2002 and it is still my “go to” 12 years later. Superb!

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 7’9”' ~ 3/2 ~ 4oz. ~ 5wt. Serial # 42406~ EXC+ (exception noted) ~ A beautiful offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premier cane rods builders and his fine lineup of quality cane rods is unsurpassed in quality and craftsmanship. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was built in 2006 and is his 424th overall. It features lightly flamed cane with 2 around golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine with dark wine silk wraps at the ferrule stations, all protected by a beautifully executed varnish finish. Red agate stripper with bronze housing, bronze snakes and tip tops. Oxidized truncated N/S ferrules with ferrule plugs fit smooth and tight and give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. Comfortable cigar grip and highly figured walnut burl seat with D/L’ing oxidized cap & ring hardware. A scratch on the butt cap looks like it was touched up with bluing. Petite exposed oxidized WC. Oxidized folding ring HK. Inked on the rod in neat script is #42406 D.G. Schroeder 7’9” - 5. Comes with the original high quality bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. This easy casting wand is a great all-around fishing tool that will respond favorably to Cortland 444 Peach DT-4, WF-5 and DT-5. Don built me a 7’9” ~ 3/2 - 5wt in 2002 and has been my “go to” rod ever since. Superb!

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 8' ~ 4/2 ~ 4.4oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No 30002 ~ As New ~ This beautiful, heirloom quality offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder will surely please the most discriminating angler/collector. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was completed in 2002, his 300th overall and features richly flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, matched tips, translucent chestnut silks tipped brown with elegant brown intermediates wraps all protected by an expertly executed jewel-like varnish finish. Fine Schroeder furnishings include a black nickel smoke stripper, snakes, and tip tops and blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plugs) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable extra flora-grade cigar grip, a highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy khaki bag and quality labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap and gray velvet tube cover. The brisk medium-fast action throws a silky smooth loop, tha for me, excels with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and/or DT-5. The rod exhibits a nice blend of power and delicacy, perfect for dry fly work where that little extra distance can make all the difference…. like on ranch section of the Henry’s Fork. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA and thought to be the only 4/2 made by Don.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder ~ 8'3” ~ 3/2 ~ 4.7oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No 55414 ~ NEW ~ This beautiful, heirloom quality offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder will surely please the most discriminating angler/collector. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was recently complete in 2014 and is his 554th overall. It features richly flamed cane with 2 x 2 golden nodes, matched tips, elegant wine silks and is protected by an expertly executed jewel-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black nickel smoke stripper, snakes, and tip tops and blued truncated N/S ferrules (with ferrule plugs) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable extra flora-grade cigar grip, a highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy brown bag with stiffener and quality labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap. The brisk medium-fast action throws a silky smooth loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and/or DT-5. The rod exhibits a nice blend of power and delicacy, perfect for dry fly work where that little extra distance can make all the difference…. like on Montana’s Big Horn River.. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA.

SOLD D.G. Schroeder Quad ~ 8'3” ~ 3/2 ~ 4.5oz. ~ 5wt. Serial No 55814 ~ NEW ~ This beautiful, heirloom quality offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder will surely please the most discriminating angler/collector. Don is widely regarding as one of today’s premiere builders of split bamboo fly rods and his fine lineup of quality rods is unsurpassed in quality. As soon as you remove the rod from the tube, you’ll immediately notice Don’s attention to detail and mature hand. This rod was recently complete in 2014 and is his 558th overall. It features richly flamed cane with golden nodes, matched tips, elegant wine silks and is protected by an expertly executed jewel-like varnish finish. Fine furnishings include a black nickel smoke stripper, snakes, and tip tops and blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plugs) that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable extra flora-grade cigar grip, a highly polished and beautifully figured mortised walnut burl seat with D/L’ing blued N/S cap & ring hardware, a blued petite N/S WC and blued folding ring HK. The makers name is stamped into the side of the butt cap. The set comes with sturdy brown bag with stiffener and quality labeled aluminum tube with brass bottom and cap. The powerful medium-fast action throws a tight loop (I liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and/or DT-5) and offers a nice blend of delicacy that will protect a fine tippet. This is a wonderful tool for dry fly work where that little extra distance can make all the difference…. like on Montana’s Big Horn River. This is a superb rod in every way, proudly crafted in the USA.

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