Welcome To Coldwater Collectibles

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Check Out Our Selection of Miscellany!

UPDATED 7/15/2024

Specializing In Bamboo 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 contact us promptly if you see something that really piques your interest.  Contacting us by email coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com will result in a faster reply.


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 contact us at coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com with any questions or offers. Trades are always considered.

We update the website frequently so be sure to bookmark it  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 coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com 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 contact us at coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com 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 coldwatercollectibles@gmail.com and indicate which item(s) you're interested.  Please include a complete mailing address where the item(s) will be shipped to and a phone number.  For your security and to avoid a service charge, please DO NOT send a credit card or PayPal payment without receiving approval from us to do so.

New Project (2)

We will respond to 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), assuming you provided a complete shipping address. We can send you a secure credit card, PayPal 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 1-2 business days from receipt of payment

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

(3) Cashier's Check/Money Order - package is normally shipped within 1-2 business days from receipt of payment

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

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

Methods of Payment

Shipping Information

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

***** FROM THE USPS *****

On April 3, 2022, the USPS began charging a “nonstandard fee” for packages that must be sorted manually by the USPS when the dimensions of the package exceed sortation requirements. Rates are adjusted based on box dimensions. Packages with a length over 22 inches will include a $4.00 surcharge, packages with a length over 30 inches will include a $15.00 surcharge and packages over 2 cubic feet will have an additional $15.00 surcharge.

We use Pirate Ship to calculate the most cost- effective method of shipping.  A complete shipping address is required to accurately calculate shipping costs.  Shipping insurance with tracking information will be included.  Signature required services are not automatically inlcuded. Please advise at the time of purchase if signature required services are desired.

Packages are normally shipped via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. FedEx Ground, USPS Ground Advantage, and USPS First Class Mail are other shipping options that may be used. 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 is encouraged and 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.

Due to the nature of the items offered on this website, they do not come with a warranty either implied or expressed.  Coldwater Collectibles extends a complimentary 3-day inspection period on all purchased items and will issue a full refund of the original purchase price of the item(s) minus shipping & insurance fees if you're not completely satisfied as long as the item is returned in its pre-purchase condition.

Since many of the items being offered for sale are on consignment, notification of all returns must be made within the 3-day inspection period. We are 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 refund amount.