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ROD RATING DESIGNATIONS & ABBREVIATIONS

• (M) Mint - Appears to be unused/brand new in original bag and tube
• (NM) Near Mint or As New - As above with minor exceptions which are noted
• (EXC) Excellent - Shows signs of light to medium use
• (VG) Very Good - Shows signs of normal use
• (G) Good - Shows signs of heavy use. May be fishable as is, but likely needs work
• (F) Fair - Needs work prior to being fished
• (RS) Restored - Original hardware/specifications were used
• (RF) Refinished - Non-original hardware and/or specifications were used

Other Abbreviations:

• C&R - Cap & Ring
• D/L'ing - Down Locking
• HK - Hook Keeper
• N/S - Nickel Silver
• S/B - Slide Band
• U/L'ing - Up Locking
• WC - Winding Check


***** CURRENT INVENTORY OF SPLIT CANE CLASSICS *****

The following rods are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description). The rods are listed by length first, then alphabetically by maker. A sale pending tag denotes that an agreement to purchase the item has been reached, but the sale may not yet have been completed.

R.W. Lancaster “Baetis” ~ 6’3” ~ 2/2 ~ 2.5 oz. ~ 3/4wt. ~ As New ~ Serial No.442UTJB ~ This rod from the bench of PA’s, Bob Lancaster has an attractive Young-like appearance and features attractive lightly-flamed cane with golden nodes, translucent light brown silks tipped black, TiCh striper, bronze snakes and tip tops. Smooth and tight fitting Super-Swiss oxidized N/S ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section if fitted with a comfortable light wells grip, nicely figured walnut seat with black D/L’ing cap and ring hardware and a HK loop. The rod comes with original flannel bag with maker’s name stitched into the top of the hood and green wrinkle-finish aluminum tube. The brisk medium-fast action is reminiscent of a PHY Midge and would make a good dry fly rod at close-in distances, yet has some reserve power to reach out when called upon. I liked the feel of this rod best when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. This nicely constructed rod has seen limited use and remains new in appearance. $650

W.V. Cooper ~ 6.5’ ~ One Piece ~ 1 3/4oz. ~ 4wt. ~ Serial Number 12090 ~ EXC ~ This one piece classic from the bench of Wes’ former Fremont, Michigan shop was built in 1990, his 120th overall and features attractive blonde cane, burgundy silks, carbaloy stripper, chrome snakes and tip-top, comfortable cigar grip, polished black walnut seat with D/L'ing cap and ring hardware, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The rod comes with a thin PVC tube. The brisk medium-fast action throws a sweet loop with Cortland 444 Peach DT-3 and WF-4. Proudly made in Michigan! $495 SUMMER SALE $395

Orvis Rocky Mountain Fly and Spin ~ 6.5’ ~ 3/1 ~ 2 3/4 oz. / 1/8 to ¼ oz. lures ~ H.D.G. (6) ~ Serial No. 51385 ~ EXC ~ This sweet little Rocky Mountain Fly/Spin rod built in 1968 during the Bill Young/Dale Brown era and features richly impregnated cane, Orvis brown silks, fine Orvis spin/fly furnishings and smooth fitting N/S ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated. The elongated straight grip is fitted with dual aluminum slide bands. The rod comes with a grey bag and leather tube. Although rated by Orvis for WF-6, the brisk medium-fast action throws a smooth and tight loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and WF-5. This dual-use small stream classic is a nice find for the Orvis and/or fly/spin enthusiast. $495

Orvis Rocky Mountain Fly/Spin Presentation Set ~ 6.5’ ~ 3/2 ~ 3 1/8 oz. ~ H.D.G. (6) ~ Serial No. 72381 ~ EXC+ (exception noted) ~ This mahogany boxed presentation set features the hard to find Rocky Mountain Fly/Spin rod built in 1974 by one of Orvis’ most popular builders, Mr. Ron White. The rod appears to have been previously enjoyed on an occasional basis and features richly impregnated cane, Orvis brown silks, fine Orvis spin/fly furnishings and tight fitting blued N/S ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated. One tip is not perfectly straight. The elongated straight grip is fitted with dual aluminum slide bands. The rod comes stored in the upper compartment of the mahogany presentation case with grooved and felt-covered cut outs for each section. Although rated by Orvis for 6, the brisk medium-fast action throws a smooth and tight loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4. The case is also packed with original furnishings that are protected by a clear polyurethane hinged cover including the early 1970s Orvis CFO III reel with dual pawl drag that is loaded with backing and set up for LHW, the hard to find Orvis 50-A spinning reel with extra spool, Mepps, Lil Devil, and swiss Kneubuhler spinning lures in an Orvis plastic box, silver Orvis magnetic fly box with 5 original flies, original Orvis fly line cleaner, micro split shot, original Orvis labeled leader wallet, and fly retriever. The hinged accessory compartment also has removable mahogany compartment covers. This fine presentation set would make a wonderful gift for Orvis and/or fly/spin enthusiast. $995

W.V. Cooper ~ 7’ ~ 2/2 ~ 3 1/8oz. ~ 4wt. ~ Serial Number 17396 ~ EXC (exceptions noted) ~ This sweet-casting little wand from the bench of Wes’ former Fremont, Michigan shop was built in 1996, his 173rd overall. It features attractive blonde cane, translucent tan silks tipped in light brown, carbaloy stripper, chrome snakes and tip-tops, smooth and tight-fitting N/S ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The off-set ferrule design (tips are shorter than the butt) results in an assembled length just shy of 7’1”. The butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, polished birds-eye maple seat with D/L'ing cap and ring “wedding band” hardware. The rod comes with a custom-made fly print rod bag (crafted by Mrs. Cooper) and black wrinkle-finish aluminum tube. The brisk medium-fast action is designed for dry fly work and throws a tight loop with Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 or DT-4. Proudly made in Michigan! $495 SUMMER SALE $425

Pennington Pine River "Canadian" ~ 7’ ~ 2/1 ~ 3.5 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Steve Pennington is a forester from Des Moines, Iowa with 30 years of rod building experience. Although Steve “officially” retired from rod building in 2008, he still makes rods as time allows. The Pine River series was specifically designed to afford the flycaster an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and unique qualities that split bamboo rods offer.....at an affordable price. The Canadian model is the 1 tip version. Steve's 7' light line wand is based on the popular Garrison 201 taper which I think is his finest taper. As shown in the stock picture, it features blonde cane, red silks, and a glass smooth varnish finish. Hardware includes chrome guides and smooth and tight fitting nickel-plated brass ferrules that give a soft pop when separated. It has a comfortable dry fly grip and nicely-figured walnut seat fitted with lightweight titanium finish U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and matching walnut WC. The rod comes with a new soft cloth rod bag and aluminum tube with a water-tight anodized brass cap. The medium to medium-fast action has some reserve power to punch out longer casts into the wind when called upon and will protect fine tippets. This Pennington Pine River is a nice choice for small to medium-sized streams. This is a solid and affordable trout rod in a 1-tip format, proudly made in the USA. Limited quantity avaiable. $295

Pennington "Pine River" ~ 7’ ~ 2/2 ~ 3.5 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Steve Pennington is a forester from Des Moines, Iowa with 30 years of rod building experience. Although Steve “officially” retired from rod building in 2008, he still makes rods as time allows. The Pine River series was specifically designed to afford the flycaster an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and unique qualities that split bamboo rods offer.....at an affordable price. Steve's 7' light line wand is based on the popular Garrison 201 taper which I think is his finest taper. As shown in the stock picture, it features blonde cane, chestnut silks, and a glass smooth varnish finish. Hardware includes chrome guides and smooth and tight fitting nickel-plated brass ferrules that give a soft pop when separated. It has a comfortable dry fly grip and beautifully figured tiger stripe maple burl seat fitted with lightweight titanium finish U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and matching tiger stripe maple WC. No HK. Inked on the rod in black script is Pine River Trout Rod 7’ #4. The rod comes with a new soft cloth rod bag and aluminum tube with a water-tight anodized brass cap. The medium to medium-fast action has some reserve power to punch out longer casts into the wind when called upon and will protect fine tippets. This Pennington Pine River is a nice choice for small to medium-sized streams. A solid, affordable trout rod, proudly made in the USA. $425

Pennington "Pine River" ~ 7’ ~ 2/2 ~ 3.6 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ New ~ Steve Pennington is a forester from Des Moines, Iowa with 30 years of rod building experience. Although Steve “officially” retired from rod building in 2008, he still makes rods as time allows. The Pine River series was specifically designed to afford the flycaster an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and unique qualities that split bamboo rods offer.....at an affordable price. Steve's 7' light line wand is based on the popular Garrison 201 taper which I think is his finest taper. As shown in the stock picture, it features blonde cane, chestnut silks, and a glass smooth varnish finish. Hardware includes chrome guides and smooth and tight fitting Bailey Woods N/S ferrules that give a nice pop when separated. It has a comfortable dry fly grip and beautifully figured tiger stripe maple burl seat fitted with lightweight titanium finish U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and matching tiger stripe maple WC. No HK. Inked on the rod in black script is Pine River Trout Rod 7’ #4. The rod comes with a new soft cloth rod bag and aluminum tube with a water-tight anodized brass cap. The medium to medium-fast action has some reserve power to punch out longer casts into the wind when called upon and will protect fine tippets. This Pennington Pine River is a nice choice for small to medium-sized streams. A solid, affordable trout rod, proudly made in the USA. $495

D.G. Schroeder ~ 7' ~ 2/2 ~ 3.4 oz. ~ 3 wt. Serial No. 18797 ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This rod was built by Don in 1997 (his 187th overall). This beautiful offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder was built in 1997 and his 187th 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 golden nodes, matched tips, translucent brown silks accented with dark wine tipping all protected by a beautifully executed varnish finish. Quality furnishings include a mildrum-style stripper, chrome snakes and tip tops, blued N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) that 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 walnut seat with D/L’ing blued cap and ring hardware, petite blued N/S WC and movable HK ring at the nose of the grip. The tips have light sets that do not affect performance. The rod comes with the original quality-made bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. The brisk medium-fast action is well-suited for dry fly work and has plenty of reserve power to reach out when called upon and supple tips to protect fine tippets. My test casting included a Cortland 444 Peach DT-3 and DT-4 as well as a Cortland Clear Creek WF-4. I liked the WF-4. This is a another in a long line of superb Schroeder rods! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and take the D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rods link or click here D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rods for more information on this fine maker. $1,295

SOLD Jim Royston 204e ~ 7'3” ~ 2/2 ~ 3.2 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ SN 21612 17 ~ As New ~ This finely tuned wand from the bench of Plano, Texas’ Jim Royston is based on the Garrison 204e and features light honey-tined cane, clear silks (black at the WC, tip-top guides, and ferrule stations), carbaloy stripper, black snakes and tip–tops, tight fitting N/S ferrules that give a solid pop when separated, and a nicely-executed glass-like varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip and a two-toned (snakewood?) seat with D/L’ing N/S cap and “wedding band” hardware. The rod comes with a soft cloth bag and aluminum tube with water-tite cap. The forgiving medium to medium-fast action throws a sweet loop, perfect for dry fly work, and would be right at home on small to medium-size streams that a call for the occasional longer cast. I really enjoyed it with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and DT-4. This quality-crafted rod will make someone a very happy camper!

SALE PENDING Roger Hammock ~ 7.5’ ~ 2/2 ~ 4.5oz. ~ 5wt. Serial/Model No. 210 ~ EXC+ ~ This finely-tuned wand was reportedly handcrafted in Utah and features richly-hued flamed cane wrapped in translucent reddish-brown silks tipped black, agate stripper housed in a smoked nickel frame, light wire snakes and tips tops, Super-Z- style blued N/S ferrules that ft smooth and tight and give a solid pop when separated, and an expertly-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable extra-flora grade grip with tapered nose, nicely figured dark hardwood seat with blued N/S D/L'ing screw and slide hood hardware, petite blued N/S WC and folding ring HK. The rod comes with a soft cloth bag and heavy gauge aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. The brisk medium-fast action throws an exceptional line, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5. This superb wand is perfect for dry fly work on small and medium sized streams and surely will not disappoint! $895 SUMMER SALE $695

G.H. Howells ~ 7.5’ ~ 2/2 ~ 3 1/8 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 4334 ~ EXC ~ In the late 1940s, a teenaged Gary Howells hand-planed his first bamboo fly. He continued honing his skills and eventually found work with the R.L. Winston Rod Company, ultimately becoming their chief bamboo rod maker. In 1970, after more than a decade at Winston, he began his own business, opening a one-man shop north of San Francisco. This Richmond, CA classic was the 34th rod built in 1976 and features an attractive shade of light honey-toned cane with 3x3 nodes, matched tips, brown silks tipped gold and a superbly executed varnish finish. Fine furnishings include bronze guides and smooth-fitting silicone bronze ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated. Silk wraps adorn the male and female ferrule housings, much in the Winston tradition. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable western grip, cork seat with D/L’ing cap and ring hardware, exposed petite N/S WC and bronze folding ring HK. The rod comes with original red bag and labeled aluminum tube that includes maker/rod information and the original owners name. The smooth medium action behaves in manner that is well-suited to the dry fly enthusiast and throws a tight loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-4 and WF-5. Howells’ rods remain in high demand and for good reason. This one, meticulously cared-for, is fine example of his work. $2,795

SALE PENDING H.L. Leonard Model 39H ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4oz. ~ 5/6wt. ~ Serial No. 1147 ~ EXC++ ~ This post-fire Leonard classic features attractive blonde cane with swelled butt, 3 x 3 spiral nodes, matched tips, ruby red silks tipped black at the HK and male ferrule stations, black stripper, snakes and tip-tops, smooth and tight fitting N/S step-down ferrules give a resounding pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable light cigar grip, screw D/L'ing seat with spanish cedar spacer, petite N/S WC and folding ring HK. The butt cap carries the makers die stamp, nicely struck. the rod comes with the original yellow bag with stiffener and hang tag and original brass capped, heavy-gauge aluminum tube. This rod has a smooth medium-fast dry fly action capable of delivering pinpoint casts and soft presentations. Although marked on the hang tag as a 6, I found the rod much more responsive when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5/DT-5. This sweet-casting rod is in superb condition. $1,495 SUMMER SALE $1,295

Phillipson Peerless "63" ~ 7.5' ~ 2/1 ~3 ¾ oz. ~ 5wt. ~ EXC ~ This Rocky Mountain classic is the quintessential utilitarian dry fly rod! It features honey-toned impregnated cane with resorcinol glue lines wrapped in brown silks with yellow open spiral tipping at each guide, ferrule station, and HK, chrome stripper, snakes and tip top, and smooth fitting N/S ferrules give a light pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a torpedo grip, bronze aluminum D/L'ing screw and slide hood "no-rock" seat, hallmark matching bronze WC, and HK loop. The rod comes with a replacement bag and aluminum tube with a few dents that do not affect storage. The medium-fast action is well-suited for dry fly work and throws tight accurate loops with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 or DT-5. A super find Granger/Phillipson enthusiasts. $495

R.L. Winston ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 3 1/4 oz ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 9483 ~ EXC+ (exception noted) ~ This stunning San Francisco Winston features hollow-flute construction, attractive medium-blonde cane, putty wraps, mildrum stripper, chrome snakes and tip-tops, smooth and tight fitting Winston duronze ferrules wrapped in putty give a satisfying pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable modified Wells grip that continues down to form the cork seat (very light ridging) with D/L’ing slide band hardware, black exposed WC, and folding ring HK. R.L. Winston 7 ½’ – 3 1/4 oz #7343, the hollow-flute patent number, and former owners name are inked on the rod. It comes with the original red San Fran Winston labeled bag and original aluminum tube with label 75% intact. The strong, medium-fast action rod will unleash long and and accurate cast, best for me with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5. This rod would be perfect for drawing large browns out from their woody hiding places on Michigan’s Manistee and Pere Marquette Rivers. $1,595

T.L. Zietak “Matha Marie” ~ 7.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.2oz ~ 6wt. ~ Serial No. 5/12 ~ EXC ~ This custom made rendition of the popular PHY Martha Marie features attractive honey-toned cane with 2x2 golden nodes, matched tips, brown silks, dark guides, black tip-tops, tight fitting blued N/S ferrules give a solid pop when separated, and a nice varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable modified light wells grip and cork seat with black screw D/L’ing hardware and blued butt cap. The rod comes with a quality-made tan bag with leather hang tab and original bag brass capped aluminum tube bearing the makers label and rod info. The rod is a bit stouter and exhibits a faster action than the original PHY Martha Marie models I’ve owned and casted. It performed best for me with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6 and would do well in locales where the wind blows hard and often. $695 SUMMER SALE $495

SOLD Doug Daniel “Coldwater Special” ~ 7’9” ~ 2/2 ~ 4.2oz. ~ 5wt. ~ NEW ~ Introducing the “Coldwater Special”, a sweet-looking quality-made quad handcrafted exclusively for Coldwater Collectibles as only Doug can do. Doug is a semi-retired contractor from the coastal foothills of SoCal. He started building bamboo rods in 2002, as he puts it, “mainly out of curiosity and without ego.” Doug’s rods are hand planed and star-hollowed on a Morgan handmill. He turns his own real seats and grips and machines his own cap and ring seat hardware, winding checks, and N/S ferrules. This hollow built quad features wonder shade of medium-flamed cane acquired from Royer in 2002 and was planed to exacting tolerances. It has 2 x 2 golden nodes, bronze-housed amber-flame agate stripper, black light wire PacBay guides and tip-tops, honey brown silk windings (dark brown at the ferrule stations) and is protected with a beautifully executed Gunstocks varnish finish. Doug’s handmade square-broached oxidized ferrules fit smooth and tight. Extra-flora grade cork was used to form a comfortable modified perfection grip. The beautifully figured mortised Cherry burl seat is fitted with blued D/L’ing cap and ring hardware. The set comes with a natural linen and a jet black aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. The brisk medium-fast action is a joy to cast and has a real affinity for a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and DT-5. This rod, quality-crafted in the USA, is unlikely to last long and is being offered at a special introductory price of…

D.G. Schroeder Quad ~ 7'9” ~ 2/2 ~ 4 oz. ~ 5wt. Serial #47408~ EXC+ ~ A beautiful offering from the bench of Janesville, Wisconsin’s Don Schroeder. 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 2008 and is his 474th overall. It features richly lightly flamed cane with matched tips, golden nodes, translucent brown silks tipped dark wine with dark wine silk wraps at the ferrule stations. The perfectly executed varnish finish, black stripper, snakes, and tip tops are the perfect compliment to rods beauty. Oxidized N/S ferrules (with ferrule plug) fit smooth and tight and give a resounding ‘pop’ when separated. Cigar grip and D/L’ing oxidized cap & ring seat with beautiful highly figured burl walnut spacer. Exposed oxidized WC. Oxidized folding ring HK. Neatly inked on the rod in black script is #47408 D.G. Schroeder 7’9” - 5. Comes with the original high quality chocolate brown bag with stiffener and labeled aluminum tube. This easy wonderful casting wand could just be the perfect all-around fishing tool. I really liked it with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5. This superb rod was proudly crafted in the USA. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and take the D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rods link or click here D.G. Schroeder Bamboo Rods for more information on this fine maker. $1,395

Hardy Palakona DeLuxe ~ 8' ~ 3/2 ~ 5 oz. ~ 6/7wt. ~ VG+ (exceptions noted) ~ This wand rod from across the pond features honey-toned cane rich burgundy silk wraps with full intermediates, milky white agate stripper, very cool mini mildrum-style snakes and bridged agate tip tops (on tip top was replaced with a standard tip top guide), tight fitting ferules (faint ferrule click can be felt) and a softening varnish finish that is still sound and serviceable. The writing on the bitt section is faint and barely legible. The modified wells grip is soiled from use. A small gap is present exposing the reel sear station between the hardy logo’d screw U/L’ing hardware and black spacer. A large WC completes the grip area. The rod comes with the original Hardy labeled bag and original Hardy labeled tube. The rod has a medium-fast action and throws tight accurate loops when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6 and WF-7. This high quality rod that has plenty of life left in it but is in need of some TLC. $395 SUMMER SALE $195

Pennington Pine River ~ 8’ ~ 2/2 ~ 4.5 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ NEW ~ Steve Pennington is a forester from Des Moines, Iowa with 30 years of rod building experience. Although Steve “officially” retired from rod building in 2008, he still makes rods as time allows. The Pine River series was specifically designed to afford the flycaster an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and unique qualities that split bamboo rods offer.....at an affordable price. This sweet casting 8’er was designed by Steve using a slightly modified Garrison 212 taper. As shown in the stock picture, the 8'er features straw colored cane, chestnut silks, and a glass smooth varnish finish. Hardware includes chrome guides and smooth and tight fitting nickel-plated brass ferrules that give a soft pop when separated. Comfortable dry fly grip and nicely figured tiger stripe maple burl seat fitted with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and matching maple WC. No HK. The following is inked on the rod in black script: Pine River Trout 8’#5. Comes with a custom fit cloth bag and aluminum tube with a water-tight anodized brass cap. The brisk medium to medium-fast action allows for long casts and delicate presentations. This Pennington Pine River is a nice choice for medium to large rivers. A solid, affordable trout rod, proudly made in the USA. I also have a limited quantity of Shop/Demo rods in this model that may have a glue line or other minor cosmetic imperfection in as new condition. Shop/Demo - $350 / New - $425

Pennington Pine River ~ 8’ ~ 2/2 ~ 4.4 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ NEW ~ Steve Pennington is a forester from Des Moines, Iowa with 30 years of rod building experience. Although Steve “officially” retired from rod building in 2008, he still makes rods as time allows. The Pine River series was specifically designed to afford the flycaster an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and unique qualities that split bamboo rods offer.....at an affordable price. This sweet casting 8’er was designed by Steve using a slightly modified Garrison 212 taper. As shown in the stock picture, the 8'er features straw colored cane, chestnut silks, and a glass smooth varnish finish. Hardware includes chrome guides and smooth and tight fitting Bailey Woods N/S ferrules that give a nice pop when separated. Comfortable dry fly grip and nicely figured tiger stripe maple burl seat fitted with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and matching maple WC. No HK. The following is inked on the rod in black script: Pine River Trout 8’#5. Comes with a custom fit cloth bag and aluminum tube with a water-tight anodized brass cap. The brisk medium to medium-fast action allows for long casts and delicate presentations. This Pennington Pine River is a nice choice for medium to large rivers. A solid, affordable trout rod, proudly made in the USA. $495

J.W. Pope ~ 8' ~ 2/2 ~ 4.3 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ Serial No. 80467 ~ NEW ~ Brand new from the bench of Spokane’s Jeff Pope comes this sweet offering based on a Dickerson 8012. It features attractive blonde cane, 3 x 3 nodes, matched tips, translucent tan silks (black at the ferrule stations and tip tops, oxidized mildrum-style stripper, bronze snakes, black tip–tops, tight fitting blued duronze ferrules that give a nice pop when separated and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a slender Western grip, birds eye maple seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, and HK loop. The rod comes in a new bag and black aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. The comfortable medium action throws a tight and accurate loop and has the delicacy to protect the finest of tippets. I really liked it with Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 and DT-4. You just don’t see many 8’er in the 4 weight format and this one should get some heavy consideration. $695

R.L. Winston ~ 8' ~ 2/1 ~ 3 7/8 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 9133 ~ EXC+ (exception noted) ~ This stunning San Francisco Winston was built in the 1960s by Doug Merrick and Gary Howells and comes a photo of Glenn Brackett (from who the rod was purchased) and hand-written provenance. It features hollow-flute construction, attractive medium-blonde cane, NPC putty wraps, mildrum stripper, chrome snakes and tip-top, smooth and tight fitting Winston duronze ferrules wrapped in putty give a satisfying pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable Wells grip, bakelite seat with screw D/L’ing hardware, black exposed WC, and folding ring HK. R.L. Winston 8’ – 3 7/8 oz #9133, the hollow-flute patent number, and former owners name (Merton J. Parks) are inked on the rod. It comes with a gray unlabeled bag and original aluminum tube with label 80% intact. The smooth medium-fast action throws tight and accurate cast loops, best for me with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and has a perfect mix of power and delicacy. This delightful casting wand will surely be a welcome addition to your arsenal. Superb! $895

SOLD Doug Daniel Hollowbuilt Quad ~ 8'3” ~ 2/2 ~ 4oz. ~ 3/4wt. ~ SN D995-911-H ~ NEW ~ Chances are, you have now heard of the fine lineup of quadrate bamboo fly rods crafted by California’s Doug Daniel. Doug is a semi-retired contractor from the coastal foothills of SoCal. He started building bamboo rods in 2002, as he puts it, “mainly out of curiosity and without ego.” Doug’s rods are hand planed and star-hollowed on a Morgan handmill. He turns his own real seats and grips and machines his own cap and ring seat hardware, winding checks, and N/S ferrules. This hollowbuilt quad features an attractive shade of light honey-toned cane acquired from Royer in 2002 that was planed to exacting tolerances based in part on a lightened and lengthened Dickerson 8013 that Doug modified for a quad format, red silk windings tipped black, 2x2 nodes, matched tips, bronze-housed agate stripper, PacBay snakes and tip-tops, smooth and tight-fitting square-broached blued ferrules that give a nice pop, and a beautifully executed Man ‘O War spar varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with an extra-flora grade modified wells grip, beautiful spalted maple burl seat with D/L’ing blued cap and ring hardware, and a petite blued WC. The rod comes with a quality-made soft cloth bag and high quality brown pebble-finish aluminum tube with brass cap and end. The brisk medium-fast action and fine tips make this 8’3”-er a joy to cast. It handles a SA Mastery DT-3 and Cortland 444 Peach WF-4 with equal effectiveness. Doug’s rods are hard to come by thee days and this one, with light mileage, is destined to be a someone’s “go-to” rod for many years to come.

SALE PENDING Walton Powell ~ 8’3” ~ 2/2 ~ 4.7 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ EXC+/SN New ~ This Chico, CA classic shows virtually no use and is in wonderful shape. It features blonde cane, forest green silks, 2x2 spiral node pattern, quality furnishings include a mildrum-style stripper, chrome snakes and tip tops, smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules that give a solid pop upon separation and nicely executed finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable light Wells grip, and U/L’ing screw and slide hood metal seat. The rod is simply marked “The Walton Powell rod in black script and comes with a tan hooded bag and Chico, CA labeled brown aluminum tube. The rod is a fine casting instrument and throws a tight and accurate loops when paired with a Cortland 444Peach WF/DT-5. W. Powell rods are well-known as being some of the best casting rods available and this one certainly confirms that assertion. $795 SUMMER SALE $695

SALE PENDING R.L. Winston ~ 8'3” ~ 2/2 ~ 41/4 oz. ~ 5wt. ~ SN 8884 ~ EXC+ ~ This classic hollow-fluted Winston features blonde cane, tans silks, black mildrum stripping guides on the butt section chrome snakes and tip-tops on the tips sections, hallmark wound-over duronze ferrules that fit smooth and tight and give a resounding pop when separated and a perfectly-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable straight grip, black bakelite seat with screw D/L’ing hardware, black bakelite WC, and folding ring HK. The rod info, hollow-flute patent number, and former owners name are a inked on the butt. The rod comes with a red SF Winston labeled bag wuth snap closure and an unlabeled aluminum tube. This sweet casting medium-fast action wand throws a tight loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 or DT-5 and is well-suited for dry fly work and long stealthy casts. This is a wonderful example of a Classic Winston. Superb! $1,995

SALE PENDING Edwards “Quadrate” #54 ~ 7621 ~ 8.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 5.4 oz ~ 6wt. ~ EXC+ RS (exceptions noted) ~ This Mt Carmel, CT quad was recently restored by PA’s Time Zietak and features wonderful medium flamed shafts wrapped in deep red/burgundy silk tipped black, black stripper, snakes and tip-tops, blued N/S ferrules give a nice pop when separated, and is completed with a new and shiny varnish finish. I noted a few tiny air pockets in the varnish that are purely cosmetic. The ferrule fit with one tip is a bit worn/loose and the entire tip section will rotate while seated to the mid. The business end of the butt section has a modified light well (almost straight) grip that tapers slightly towards the nose, black seat with screw U/Ling hardware, black WC and folding ring HK. I noted a hairline crack in the check at the back of the reel seat. The original writing in white script was kept intact during the restoration. From the famous writings of the late Martin Keane comes the following passage… “Don’t draw any conclusions about an Edwards Quad rod until you’ve actually fished it under normal conditions – wiggling it around in some dealer’s showroom will tell you absolutely nothing. The Quad is mighty different when working under the weight of a properly fitted line. It is an amazing instrument with great power-and considerably more delicacy- than most anglers imagine.” Comes with a new bag and unlabeled aluminum tube. This medium to medium-fast action throws a tight, effortless loop that for me, was well-suited to a Cortland 444 Peach WF/DT-6. $695

SOLD LL Bean “Bean’s LL” ~ 8.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 5/6wt. ~ 5.2 oz. ~ EXC+ (RF?) ~ This rarely seen classic was likely built by Phillipson for the famous purveyor of outdoor gear right around the start of WW-II. It appears to have been refinished using modern guides and features a richly-hued shade of browntone cane with swelled butt, 3 x 3 nodes, jet black silks, new guides, what appear to be original tip-tops, tight fitting N/S ferrules give a solid pop when ish separated and a shiny varnish finish. The business end of the butt section has a comfortable modified wells grip full metal D/L'ing screw and slide hood seat and exposed WC. The rod is simply marked “Bean’s LL” in black script on the butt section and comes with a new hooded bag and a black aluminum tube. The medium action throws a nice loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5, WF-6 or DT-6. Karma included!

SOLD Carlin Quad ~ 8.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 5.4oz.~ 6wt. ~ New ~ This finely tuned wand from the Alaska shop of Far North Rodsmith’s Chris Carlin features attractive blonde cane with 2x2 golden nodes, matched tips, old gold silks, agate stripper housed in a nickel frame, chrome snakes and tip–tops tight-fitting N/S ferrules that give a solid pop when separated and a perfectly executed glass-like varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable modified perfection grip, maple seat with N/S D/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, exposed WC and folding ring HK. The rod comes with a custom-made bag and aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. This rod has a strong, fast action designed for long casts and large quarry. For me, it handled best with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-7.

C.W. Carlson Thomas “Four” ~ 8.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 5oz.~ 6/7wt. ~ As New ~ C.W. “Sam” Carlson began his noteworthy business operations in the mid to late 1950s. He acquired the Thomas Rod Co. in 1958, at which time one could likely find Carlson rods simply marked Thomas-Carlson. The Thomas “Four” markings emerged circa (c.) 1960 and could be found on Carlson rods until the mid-1970s, after which the more familiar Carlson “Four” marking was used. It’s a good bet that most, if not all, Carlson rods came from the abundance of Pre-embargo cane procured during the Thomas Rod Company acquisition. This superb quad was sent to Steve Blake to have the stripping guide straightened and is immaculate in every way! The hook keeper and stripper guide do not appear to be typical Carlson issue, but are indeed consistent with Thomas rods of the era. This rod is sans serial number, indicating that it was built c. 1958-1960, which coincides with the time frame Mr. Carlson bought the Thomas rod shop. It features an attractive shade of browntone cane, elegant deep burgundy silks tipped black, black nickel stripper, black guides, perfectly mounted blued N/S ferrules that fit smooth and tight and give a solid pop when separated, and an impeccable varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip, screw DL’ing FET seat with nicely figured spacer, exposed WC, and folding ring HK. The only writing inked on the rod is Thomas “Four”. The rod comes with its original chocolate brown bag and heavy gauge brass capped metal tube, both in the FET tradition. The wonderfully smooth and crisp medium to medium-fast action throws effortless loops on-demand when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6 and/or WF-7 and is simply a delightful rod to cast. Carslon rods do not show up for sale very often, and are seldom seen in this condition. This one will not disappoint! $3,495 SUMMER SALE $2,995 - Trades Considered

Phillipson Powr Pakt ~ 8.5' ~ 3/2 ~ 4.8 oz. ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This Rocky Mountain classic appears to be original and features light honey-colored cane with swelled butt, 3 x 3 nodes, tight resorcinol glue lines, yellow silks tipped black, standard Phillipson-issue guides, tight-fitting N/S ferrules with witness marks give a nice pop when separated, and a shiny varnish finish that has a few nicks and chips. I noted areas on the butt section and mid section that are beginning to delaminate and could be easily addressed. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a Wells grip, butterscotch screw D/L'ing “no-rock” seat, and exposed WC. The rod comes with a tan canvas bag and brown aluminum tube with partial label, both of which appear to be original. The comfortable medium action throws a tight loop when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5 and WF-6. This is a real point & shoot wand that allows for long casts and easy line pick-ups. $450

FE Thomas Browntone ~ 8.5' ~ 2/2 ~ 4 7/8 oz. ~ 7/8wt. ~ Serial No. H-127 ~ EXC (exceptions noted) ~ Fred Thomas began the F. E. Thomas Rod Company began circa (c.) 1902. Leon Thomas reportedly took over the company after Fred’s death in the late 1930s and oversaw the crafting of fine-quality rods until the late 1950s. During the early years (c. 1902 to c.1936), each rod was typically given a unique number that was stamped into the bottom of the butt cap. The numbering system reportedly started with the number “1” and continued until the end of that calendar year. Circa 1937, symbols (dots, triangles and squares) and numbers were stamped in the bottom of the butt cap. Circa 1940, letters along with numbers were used. This Bangor, ME classic is pictured in Bob Stewart’s FET book and had a 2" long repair wrap approximately 6" above the male ferrule of one of the tips. This repair wrap no longer exists as the tip was scarfed at some point thereafter. The scarf is nearly imperceptible, and the work performed is exemplary. It is possible that the guides wraps were given a light overcast as well. It features browntone cane with swelled butt, brown silks, reverse twist snakes, smooth working blued Thomas ferrules give a nice pop when separated, and a nicely executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section has a cigar grip shows that shows some minor ridging, D/L'ing cap and ring seat with walnut spacer, and petite blued N/S WC equipped with the typical FET folding ring HK. The bottom of the butt cap has the concentric circles with serial number stamped into the middle and also carries the F.E. Thomas Special Bangor, ME die stamp on the side. There is some bluing loss on the seat hardware. The rod comes with the original green bag with hang tag and original brass capped aluminum tube sans label. The rod has a stout action and throws a ton of line (I liked with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-7). Thomas rods are highly sought quality-made casting tools. This stream-ready classic is a super find for the FET aficionado. $895

Roger Hammock ~ 9’ ~ 3/2 ~ 6.5oz. ~ 5wt. Serial/Model No. 911 ~ As New ~ This finely-tuned wand was reportedly handcrafted in Utah and features light-honey-toned flamed cane wrapped in translucent red silks, agate stripper housed in a nickel frame, light wire snakes and tips tops, Super-Z- style N/S truncated ferrules that ft smooth and tight and give a solid pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable extra-flora grade grip with tapered nose, nicely figured dark hardwood seat with N/S D/L'ing screw and slide hood hardware, and folding ring HK. The rod comes with a soft cloth bag and aluminum tube with brass cap, collar and end. This rod is not for the meek and it medium-fast action throws a long line, for me best with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6, but will also handle a DT-5 and WF-6. This is an attractive, quality-made rod was designed for big water, big quarry and/or wherever the wind blows hard and often. $695 SUMMER SALE $425

Granger Aristocrat Model GA9050 ~ 9' ~ 3/2 ~ 5.8oz. ~ 6/7wt. ~ EXC+ RS (exception noted) ~ This Rocky Mountain classic was nicely restored and features a beautiful shade of carmel-colored cane with swelled butt, 3 x 3 spiral nodes, light brown silks tipped dark brown, Granger-issue furnishings, smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules that give that hallmark Granger pop when separated, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. A faint click can be heard at the butt/mid connection and one tip has a light set. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable reversed half Wells grip, patented internal U/L'ing metal seat with nicely-struck stampings and an exposed WC. The rod comes with what is believed to be the original olive bag (tape covered holes on the bottom) and original brown aluminum tube with label approximately 85% intact. This rod is a real powerhouse with an easy-throwing medium action that really sings when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6 or WF-7. It would be a good option for large trout, smallies, and/or bucketmouth. $350

Heddon #20 ~ 9' ~ 3/2 ~ 2 1/2F ~ 5.8oz ~ 6/7wt. ~ EXC+ RS (exceptions note) ~ This Dowagiac, Michigan-made rod is from Heddon’s Neo-Classic era (1939 – 1948), which is widely regarded by many as Heddon’s best era of rod production. The #20 was built in Heddon’s “Handmade Rod Department” where all rods (# 20 and up) were crafted by a single rodmaker. The only exceptions to this were the #22 which was Heddon’s lowest grade rod and is hardly ever seen, and of course the two models made exclusively for Sears (#115 and #125). This rod features browntone cane with swelled butt, deep burgundy silks tipped gold, agate stripper, hardened steel snakes, tight-fitting blued N/S ferrules, and a nicely-executed varnish finish. I noted an approximately 3” varnish delam proximal to last snake guide on mid and attempted to show this in the pictures. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable reversed half-wells grip, D/L'ing screw and sliding seat over a brown tenite spacer, wound over WC, and folding ring HK. The rod comes with a replacement bag and Heddon-issue tube. This smooth medium-slow to medium action throws a nice loop and ample amounts of Cortland 444 Peach DT-6 and WF-7 line. This one should make a welcome addition to your large water/large fish arsenal. $295 SUMMER SALE $225

Edwards “Quadrate” #50 ~ 9' ~ 3/2 ~ 5.4 oz ~ 6wt. ~ EXC RS ~ This nicely restored Mt Carmel, CT classic features wonderful shade of flamed cane, deep burgundy silks tipped gold, bronze stripper, black snakes, bronze tip-tops, smooth and easy working blued N/S ferrules give a nice pop when separated, and new varnish finish. I noted a varnish inconsistency on one tip that appear to be cosmetic only and may be able to be buffed out. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable grip that tapers slightly towards the nose, burgundy U/L bakelite seat with ivory butt cap, burgundy WC, and folding ring HK. .” The rod comes with green bag and leather tube. From the famous writings of the late Martin Keane comes the following passage… “Don’t draw any conclusions about an Edwards Quad rod until you’ve actually fished it under normal conditions – wiggling it around in some dealer’s showroom will tell you absolutely nothing. The Quad is mighty different when working under the weight of a properly fitted line. It is an amazing instrument with great power-and considerably more delicacy- than most anglers imagine” The medium action is well-suited to long casts, that for me was best with a Cortland 444 peach DT-6. $695

FE Thomas Browntone Special “Streamer” 9’ ~ 3/2 ~ 5.8oz. ~ 7/8 wt. ~ Serial No. FE 362 ~ EXC (exceptions noted) ~ Fred Thomas began the F. E. Thomas Rod Company circa (c.) 1902. Leon Thomas reportedly took over the company after Fred’s death in the late 1930s and oversaw the crafting of fine-quality rods until the late 1950s. During the early years (c. 1902 to c.1936), each rod was typically given a unique number that was stamped into the bottom of the butt cap. The numbering system reportedly started with the number “1” and continued until the end of that calendar year. Circa 1937, symbols (dots, triangles and squares) and numbers were stamped in the bottom of the butt cap. Circa 1940, letters along with numbers were used. This wonderful big water/big fish classic could possibly have received a varnish overcoat at some point in the past. It features an attractive light shade of browntone cane with swelled butt, brown silks and signature wraps, mildrum stripper, hardened steel reverse twist snakes, smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules give a nice pop when separated, and a nicely-executed smooth varnish finish. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a reversed Wells grip, screw D/L’ing seat with cedar barrel spacer, elongated N/S butt cap and the hallmark FET WC/folding ring HK. The side of the butt cap carries the F.E. Thomas Special Bangor, ME die stamp with FE 362 struck into the bottom. The rod comes with what is believed to be the original blue bag and brass-capped aluminum tube with FET label approximately 80% intact. Precision and power best describe the attributes of this fine casting instrument. I liked it when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-7. A rare find to be sure, this high quality big fish rod would be a perfect choice for stalking Atlantic salmon, steelhead, large browns, bows and/or bucket mouths. $795

WM Water Seal ~ 9' ~ 3/2 ~ 5.7 oz. ~ 6/7wt ~ EXC ~ This Colorado classic was first introduced by WM in 1952 in two lengths (8.5’ and 9’). This one features richly-hued densified (impregnated) cane buffed to a fine luster, swelled butt, 3x3 spiral nodes, burgundy silks tipped yellow, standard WM furnishings include chrome stripper, black snakes, chrome tip tops, and smooth & tight fitting N/S ferrules that give a satisfying pop when separated. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a full wells grip, patented internal U/L metal seat with lightly struck WM stampings, and an exposed WC. The acetate label on butt section is fully intact. The rod comes with the original burgundy bag and tube with the tube able 77% intact. The comfortable medium-fast action throws an effortless loop with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-6/WF-7. This is a nice example of this popular Rocky Mountain classic. $395

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