Welcome To Coldwater Collectibles

~ Updated: 1/23/2022 ~

*** Winter 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 if you'd like to make a purchase please 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 PayPal, Credit Card or Zelle payment request if desired.

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) Zelle - may result in a short shipping delay, but typically 2-3 business days (or sooner) from receipt of payment

(5) 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 Payments

Send us an email with your shipping address at for a total cost BEFORE sending a payment.

You can use your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express debit and credit cards to quickly pay for your purchase. This can be done over the phone or I can email you a PayPal credit card invoice. A handling fee will apply to all credit card purchases.

***Please be aware that due to changes in credit card processing, credit card fees are no longer refundable.*** 

PayPal Payments

Send us an email with your shipping address at for a total cost BEFORE sending a payment.

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 provided in the email correspondence

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

***Please be aware that due to processing changes, PayPal fees are no longer refundable.*** 

Zelle Payments

Zelle is a fast, safe and easy way to send money directly between almost any U.S. bank accounts.

Send us an email with your shipping address at for a total cost BEFORE sending a payment.  We will send you a Zelle payment request.

Checks and Money Orders

Send us an email with your shipping address at for a total cost BEFORE sending a payment.

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

Non-USA Payments

All purchases made from outside the USA must be made by Credit Card or PayPal in USD and will be subject to a handling fee. BEFORE sending a payment, please email us at and include a complete shipping address and phone number and we will provide you with  a total cost for your item(s).

Please do not ask us to falsify shipping documents by undervaluing the item being purchased or asking that it be sent as a "gift."

***Please be aware that due to changes in payment processing, PayPal and credit card fees are no longer refundable.*** 

Shipping Information

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

All items 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 and other sporting literature are normally shipped via USPS Media Mail.

We realize you are eager to receive your item(s) and make every effort to pack and ship in an expeditious manner.  However, once enroute, shipping delays are beyond our control.


Refund Policy

Purchase with confidence.

Your items 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.

Coldwater Collectibles extends a complimentary 3-day inspection period on all purchased 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.