Welcome To Coldwater Collectibles

~ Updated: 5/7/2021 ~

*** Spring Sale Going On Now! ***

Specializing In Classic Fly Rods and Reels

Greetings from Rockford, Michigan and welcome to Coldwater Collectibles, where new and previously enjoyed fly rods, fly reels, books/sporting literature, and fly fishing miscellany are bought, sold, traded, and consigned.

We recognize the angst often associated with purchasing items sight unseen and strive to alleviate it by helping our clients make an informed decision. We hope this is evident as you read the descriptions and view the digital photographs of the items being offered. All items listed are available for purchase on a "first come, first served" basis and most are hard to reacquire, so please call or email promptly if you see something that really piques your interest.


Looking for a Particular Item?

Please note that we will try to answer any questions you may have regarding an item for sale but such questions and/or photo requests are not considered an offer to purchase.

Also, from time to time there may be a delay in our response to your call or email due to family and/or work obligations or other unforeseen circumstances. We always try to respond to emails/phone calls promptly and in the order in which they were received, but this is not always possible. Contacting us by email will usually result in a more expeditious response.

If you are looking for a particular item and don't see it or wish to be added to an email notification list, drop me a note, and I will add your email address to the list. Also, please don't hesitate to call (616) 884-5626 or email with any questions or offers. Trades are always considered!

We update the site frequently so be sure to bookmark us and check back often. Suggestions are always welcome. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your visit.

Appraisal and Consignment Services

Coldwater Collectibles is proud to be your #1 resource for bamboo fly rod and fly reel sales and consignment services. If you have a rod, reel, or other fly fishing miscellany that you would like to sell or consign, we would like to hear from you! Email us at and find out just how easy the consignment process is.

Please note that we receive many requests for general information and/or value estimates. Unfortunately, we cannot appraise or “guesstimate” value over the phone or via email. A physical inspection is required in order to accurately and properly determine origin and value.

How To Buy

Coldwater Collectibles greatly appreciates your patronage, and we will do our best to make your purchasing experience as quick and easy as possible. Simply follow the three easy steps below and please do not hesitate to call (616) 884-5626 or email with any questions.

New Project (3)

We DO NOT have an online payment option set up so you must send us an email at and indicate which item(s) you're interested in and also include the mailing address where the item(s) will be shipped and a phone number.

New Project (2)

We will return your email as promptly as possible and will confirm the availability of the item(s). We will also provide you with the total cost including shipping, insurance, handling fees, and sales tax (MI residents only). We can send you a direct PayPal invoice if you request.

New Project (4)

Determine your method of payment from the following options:

(1) Credit Card - package is normally shipped within 1 business day from receipt of payment

(2) PayPal - package is normally shipped within 1 business day from receipt of payment

(3) Cashier's Check/Money Order - package is normally shipped within 2 business days from receipt of payment

(4) Personal Check - may result in a short shipping delay, but typically 5 business days (or sooner) from receipt of payment

Methods of Payment

Credit Card

You can use your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express debit and credit cards to quickly pay for your purchase. I will email you an invoice. A handling fee will apply to all USA credit card purchases. A handling fee will apply to all non-USA credit card purchases.

Checks and Money Orders

Money orders, cashier's checks, and personal checks should be made payable to either JIM BRESKO or COLDWATER COLLECTIBLES (your choice) and sent to:

Jim Bresko
2481 13 Mile Road NE
Rockford, MI 49341

Phone: (616) 884-5626

USA PayPal Payments

Simply click on the Buy Now logo below and follow the instructions. A handling fee will apply to all USA PayPal purchases.

If You Are Registered With PayPal
1. Log In To Your PayPal Account
2. Enter the item name(s) you want to purchase
3. Enter the total amount - Note: shipping costs and handling fees are NOT automatically or otherwise added into the total by PayPal. Please email us at for a total cost BEFORE sending your payment.

If You Are Not Registered With PayPal
1. Go to
2. Click on one of the sign-up tabs and follow the directions
3. Follow steps 2 and 3 from above

Non-USA PayPal Payments

All purchases from outside the USA must be made by one of the following methods:

• Online payment via credit card - (a handling fee will be added to the total)
• Online payment via PayPal - (a handling fee will be added to the total)

International buyers must be registered with PayPal. Once international buyers are registered, your payment must be made directly from the PayPal website. Simply log-in to PayPal and click on send money. Then enter the total amount (provided by Coldwater Collectibles via email) and our PayPal address ( If you have any questions, please send us an email at

Note: Shipping costs and handling fees are NOT automatically added to the total. Please email us at for a total cost BEFORE sending your payment. Also, please do not ask us to falsify shipping documents by undervaluing the item being purchased or asking that it be sent as a "gift."

Shipping Information

Shipping costs for all items will be calculated at the time of sale.

All rods, reels, books and miscellany are carefully packaged and usually shipped via insured USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.  FedEx Ground or UPS Ground with tracking may also be used at our discretion. Books are normally shipped via USPS Media Mail.


Refund Policy

Purchase with confidence.

Your item will be carefully packaged to minimize movement during shipping. However, Coldwater Collectibles is not responsible for damage or lost items.

Shipping insurance will be included in the final cost of the item (unless otherwise agreed upon). In the case of a damaged or lost item (and assuming that insurance was purchased), Coldwater Collectibles will attempt to facilitate the claim process with the shipper. However, all claims are subject to the shipper's rules and procedures and may result in a delay in issuing your refund.

Coldwater Collectibles extends a 3-day inspection period on all items and will issue a full refund (minus all shipping/insurance charges) if you're not completely satisfied as long as the item is returned in its original condition.

Since many of the items being offered are on consignment, notification of all returns must be made within the 3-day inspection period. We are very flexible with this as long as the need for an extended inspection period is communicated to us at the time of purchase.

It is expected that all items being returned will be properly packaged to minimize movement of the item during transit and that the package will be insured for the full purchase amount. Failure to follow the refund policy may result in a delay and/or reduction in the amount of your refund.

Get in Touch With Us at Coldwater Collectibles

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