Graphite & Glass

Rod Rating Designations and Abbreviations

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Rod Rating Designations and Abbreviations

(M) Mint - Appears to be new/unused

(NM) Near Mint or As New - As above with minor noted exceptions

(EXC) Excellent - Shows signs of light to medium use

(VG) Very Good - Shows signs of normal to heavy use

(G) Good - 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 Graphite & Glass Rods

The graphite & glass rods listed below are available for purchase (unless noted otherwise in the description).  The rods are listed by length first, then alphabetically by the 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.

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Phillipson Master Model G-MF60C ~ 6’ ~ 2pc.

Phillipson Master Model G-MF60C ~ 6’ ~ 2pc. ~ 1 7/8 oz. ~ HDH-HDG#6 ~ EXC ~ This sweet little Rocky Mountain-built glass rod appears features attractive yellow blanks, green/red jasper wraps tipped yellow with fancy open spiral accents, smooth and tight fitting N/S ferrules torpedo grip which continues down to form the cork seat that is fitted with black D/L’ing cap and ring hardware and also has a black wound-over WC and HK loop. The rod comes in a yellow bag and plaid fiber tube with gold and black Phillipson label. The model number is present on the top of the rubber rod cap. This wand is extremely light-in-the-hand and throws nice tight loops with a Cortland 444 Peach DT-3 and WF/DT-4, it’s factory rod-rating notwithstanding. What a super find on this model with low milage that will surely please the avid glass rod fan and/or Phillipson enthusiast. $350 $250

Orvis HLS ~ 7’ ~ 2pc.

Orvis HLS ~ 7’ ~ 2pc. ~ 1 oz. ~ 4 wt. ~ As New ~ This quality made light line wand from the famous Vermont purveyor of fine fishing gear features attractive gray un-sanded blanks, black wraps, Fuji stripper, chrome guides and a Superfine grip with dual slide band cork seat. The rod comes with original bag and Orvis-labeled jet black aluminum tube with brass end, cap and collar. The tube has the gold Orvis labels bearing rod info and 25-year guarantee. $250

J. Kennedy Fisher Universe ~ 7.5’~ 5pc ~ 5/6wt. / 9' 6pc. ~ 5/6wt.

J. Kennedy Fisher Universe ~ 7.5’~ 5pc ~ 5/6wt. / 9' 6pc. ~ 5/6wt. ~ As New ~ This long-time So. Cal-based business went out business in the 1990s after 7 decades of providing quality fishing gear. They developed a loyal customer base and also made rods for Hardy, Orvis and other fine fly fishing tackle giants. This multi-travel rod features dual butt sections, green sanded blanks, green wraps, chrome guides and spigot ferrules. The rod comes in its original blue nylon bag with paperwork and original labeled aluminum tube. This is the ultimate multi-piece pack rod that does not look like it has ever been fished. $395 $250

Livingston Rod Co. (from Blank) ~ 7.5’ ~ 3pc.

Livingston Rod Co. (from Blank) ~ 7.5’ ~ 3pc ~ 3.3oz. ~ 4wt ~ NEW ~ This sweet little glass rod was custom built by Knoxville’s Rich Margiotta on a set of attractive light honey colored E-glass blanks supplied by Dusty Smith of Montana’s Livingston Rod Company. Mr. Smith designs rods specifically for the streams of Western Montana and Yellowstone Park. This one features tan-brown silk wraps tipped olive with black accents at the HK and female ferrule stations, Mildrum carbide stripper and black snakes and top. On the business end of the butt section you’ll find a comfortable cigar grip, custom finished Spanish cedar seat fitted with D/L’ing N/S cap and ring hardware, petite N/S grip and WC and a folding ring HK. It comes with a new tan twill bag with stiffener and hang tag and a blue coated aluminum tube with water-tite antiqued gray cap and collar. The comfortable, easy throwing medium action performs with a SA Mastery WF or DT-4 line and is in an ideal format for dry fly work. $395  $345

*****Sale Pending*****

Orvis Superfine ~ 7.5' ~ 2pc.

Orvis Superfine ~ 7.5' ~ 2pc. ~ 1 ½ oz. ~ 1 wt. ~ As New ~ This full-flex (5.5) light line wand (0406 manufacture date) from Vermont features attractive burgundy-brown sanded blanks, Orvis brown wraps, black stripper, chrome snakes and a Superfine grip with dual slide band cork seat. It comes with the original bag with 25-year guarantee labeled sewn into the hood flap and original Orvis-labeled green cordura tube zip top. A gold medallion with rod info is on the top of the tube. $295

*****Sale Pending*****

Phillipson EF76 ~ 7.5’ ~ 2pc.

Phillipson EF76 ~ 7.5’ ~ 2pc. ~ 3.7oz. ~ 5wt. EXC ~ This 3M era fiberglass classic comes from the Epoxite series which is well-known for high-density laminates and fine performance. It features a brown blank, brown wraps, chrome guides, spigot ferrules, comfortable cigar grip, bronze D/L’ing screw and slide hood aluminum seat and a HK loop. The rod comes with a light tan 2-compartment bag and Phillipson-labeled aluminum tube. I found the rod has a sweet medium action and an affinity for a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 and DT-5. This lightly used wand will surely please the Phillipson aficionado and/or any glass rod enthusiast. $250

Wright & McGill Pack Rod ~ 7.5’~ 4pc.

Wright & McGill Pack Rod ~ 7.5’~ 4pc. ~ 7wt. ~ EXC+/As New ~ This sweet fiberglass rod from the famous Rocky Mountain maker features an attractive brown blank, black wraps with fancy open spiral white/black signature and stripping guide wraps, chrome stripper and tip-top, black snakes N/S ferrules, comfortable straight cork grip, and patented screw U/L’ing metal seat with makers name nicely stuck at the top.  The rod comes with a W/M issue tan bag and aluminum tube.  The rod fit inside the tube is tight.  The rod has a crisp action that is far superior to the more common spin/fly rod combo model.  This one is in like new condition and is a nice find for the glass rod enthusiast. $125 $75

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths ~ 7’9” ~ 2pc

SOLD

Echo Edge 480-4x ~ 8’ ~ 4pc.

Echo Edge 480-4x ~ 8’ ~ 4pc. ~ 3oz. ~ 4wt. ~ EXC ~ From the maker… “This pleasurable trout class fly rod from Echo is a travel friendly 4 piece pack rod with a medium to fast action at a price that can't be beat. Features include: ultra durable blanks, TiCH stripper guides, premium grade cork, cordura rod case, rich wine gloss blank, single foot light weight snake guides, and a layered impregnated wood insert reel seat.” This comes with original labeled cordura covered tube with rod stats on the zippered cap. A great buy on a nice looking and easy-casting stick. $125

Garcia Conlon S-637 ~ 8’ ~ 2pc.

Garcia Conlon S-637 ~ 8’ ~ 2pc. ~ 4.2 oz. ~ 6/7wt. ~ EXC ~ This rod with the Conoguard sealed protection features an attractive silver blank, black wraps with silver accents, white ceramic stripper, chrome guides, black alloy ferrules. comfortable Wells grip, black metal seat with D/L’ing svrew and slide hood hardware and exposed black WC. No bag or tube. The medium action throws a sweet loop and will handle a 6 or 7 wt. line of your choosing. It will also throw 5 if asked and would be a good choice for trout or bass. $75

Graywolf ~ 8.5’ ~ 3pc.

Graywolf ~ 8.5’ ~ 3pc. 6/7wt. ~ Serial N0. 1186 ~ As New ~ This custom-built rod from Britton, Michigan’s Shane Gray shows no signs of use. It features high quality unsanded brown S-glass fiberglass blanks supplied by Steffen Bros, translucent brown silks tipped black at the WC and ferrule stations, cerecoil stripper, Snake brand snakes, black tip-top, spigot ferules, comfortable Wells grip with fighting butt and black seat with dual screw and slide hood hardware and black WC. The rod comes with a custom soft cloth bag and black powder coated aluminum tube with makers label. This quality-constructed rod sold for $735. Yours, as new, for… $550

Sage XP Model 586-4 ~ 8.5’ ~ 4pc

Sage XP Model 586-4 ~ 8.5’ ~ 4pc ~ 3.4oz. ~ 5wt. ~ EXC ~ From Sage… “Pick up one of our fast action XP rods, and the first thing you'll notice is the almost magical lightness in your hand. Fish an XP, and simply put, it will come alive. Designed for anglers with a quick, compact casting stroke, the XP series rods load quickly, generate tremendous line speed and pick up large amounts of line with ease. Wind? No problem. Heavy sink-tips? Perfect. Bulky flies? Bring 'em on. But don't be deceived by the power-XP rods are made with graphite IIIe, giving them exceptional sensitivity for more delicate work as well. Spend a little time with an XP, and you'll see why it's the instrument of choice whenever crisp, precise line control is a must. Whether you're sliding a #22 trico on 7X into a distant feeding lane, quick-firing hoppers from a bouncing drift boat or tossing industrial strength shooting heads to cruising kings, XP rods are the standard by which all other fast action fly rods are judged.” This high quality rod from the famous Bainbridge Island maker features attractive deep forest green graphite IIIe B sanded blanks, blue wraps, black guides, comfortable Western grip with U/L’ing screw and slide hood seat, polished maple spacer, silver WC and HK loop. The rod comes with the original Sage-labeled bag, and tan Sage-labeled tube. $295

Orvis Boron/Graphite ~ 8’9” ~ 2pc.

Orvis Boron/Graphite ~ 8’9” ~ 2pc. ~ 3 3/4oz.~ 7wt. ~ Serial No. 0486 ~ EXC ~ This hard to find early Orvis Boron/Graphite classic from the Powerflex Series was built in April 1986 and features a gray unsanded blank, gray wraps, comfortable light wells grip and U/L’ing screw and slide hood seat with a figured cedar spacer. The butt section is shorter than the tip (made that way). The bottom of the butt cap carries the rod name and info. The rod comes in the original Orvis labeled bag and Orvis labeled aluminum tube. A wonderful find for the Orvis enthusiast that does not look like it has seen that much use $225

Orvis Trident ~ 9’ ~ 2pc. ~ 4 oz.

Orvis Trident ~ 9’ ~ 2pc. ~ 4 oz. ~ 7 wt. ~ EXC (exception noted) ~ This quality made mid-flex (7.5) from the famous Vermont purveyor of fine fishing gear was made in 1998 and features black sanded blanks, ruby red wraps, gold guides, modified Wells grip, metal seat with U/L’ing dual screw and slide hood hardware and fighting butt that needs to be reglued into the end of the seat. The rod comes with original bag and Orvis-labeled burgundy cordura tube zip top. A gold medallion with rod info is on the top of the tube. $175

Sage Model 890-4DS ~ 9’ ~ 4pc.

Sage Model 890-4DS ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 4oz. ~ 8wt. ~ EXC ~ From Sage… “The Graphite II Discovery Series offers an updated, easy-to-cast action that's reliable and economical. They're also a long-lasting example of Sage's groundbreaking design technology. A derivative of the legendary "Reserve Power" action rod, the blank is made with the same design philosophy that brought the world its first high line speed, fast action rod — all at an affordable price without compromising quality.” This rod from the famous Bainbridge Island maker features attractive brown graphite II unsanded blanks, dark chocolate wraps, chrome guides, comfortable wells grip, black seat with black U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and fighting butt. The rod comes with original the original labeled bag and labeled cordura covered tube with rod stats on the zippered cap. A great buy on a nice looking and easy-casting stick. $150

Sage One Model 890-4 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc

Sage One Model 890-4 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc ~ 3 ½ oz. ~ 8wt. ~ As New ~ From Sage… The ONE rod is our flagship offering that may redefine the “all-around” rod category, where precision casting accuracy is needed over a wide range of conditions. Hand crafted from our Konnetic technology three long years in the making, the ONE rod is a game changer. Your game. Its fast action incorporates a built in sweet spot, making the ONE rod the ideal choice for experienced and aspiring casters alike.” This high quality fast action rod from the famous Bainbridge Island maker features attractive jet-black sanded blanks, jet-black wraps with elegant silver accents on the butt section above the grip and at the female ferrule stations, Fuji ceramic stripping guide, hard chromed snakes, comfortable Wells grip with U/L’ing dual screw and slide hood seat golden bronze-colored aluminum anodized freshwater reel seat with composite end fighting butt, silver WC and HK loop. The rod comes with the original black Sage-labeled bag, and black powder coated aluminum tube with Sage medallion and rod stats on the cap. Retail for this rod was $850. Get this one, near new, for $395

*****Sale Pending*****

Scott Radian ~ 9’ ~ 4pc.

Scott Radian ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 2.9oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 426408 ~ EXC ~ This fast action classic from Scott features an attractive black blank with inch markings at 12 and 20 inches for measuring fish, Scott's proprietary ReAct technology for reducing vibrations and increasing recovery speed, American made guides from Snake Brand that feature "radius feet" which conform to the blank, have incredible corrosion resistance, and a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther, full wells grip, screw and slide hood U/L’ing seat with beautifully figured Box Elder insert, black bag with Scott logo and aluminum tube with Scott logo and rod info on the cap. The result is a rod that has extremely high performance, yet retains that feel all impart “feel”. $395

*****Sale Pending*****

Scott Radian ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. (another)

Scott Radian ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 3.1oz. ~ 6wt. ~ Serial No. 421755 ~ EXC ~ This fast action classic from Scott features an attractive black blank with inch markings at 12 and 20 inches for measuring fish, Scott's proprietary ReAct technology for reducing vibrations and increasing recovery speed, American made guides from Snake Brand that feature "radius feet" which conform to the blank, have incredible corrosion resistance, and a self-lubricating finish to shoot line farther, full wells grip, screw and slide hood U/L’ing seat with beautifully figured Box Elder insert, black bag with Scott logo (has some white staining) and aluminum tube with Scott logo and rod info on the cap. The result is a rod that has extremely high performance, yet retains that feel all impart “feel”. $350

*****Sale Pending*****

Winston Air ~ 9' ~ 4pc

SOLD

Sage XP Model 596-4 ~ 9.5’ ~ 4/2

Sage XP Model 596-4 ~ 9.5’ ~ 4/2 ~ 4.6oz. ~ 5wt. ~ EXC ~ From Sage… “Pick up one of our fast action XP rods, and the first thing you'll notice is the almost magical lightness in your hand. Fish an XP, and simply put, it will come alive. Designed for anglers with a quick, compact casting stroke, the XP series rods load quickly, generate tremendous line speed and pick up large amounts of line with ease. Wind? No problem. Heavy sink-tips? Perfect. Bulky flies? Bring 'em on. But don't be deceived by the power-XP rods are made with graphite IIIe, giving them exceptional sensitivity for more delicate work as well. Spend a little time with an XP, and you'll see why it's the instrument of choice whenever crisp, precise line control is a must. Whether you're sliding a #22 trico on 7X into a distant feeding lane, quick-firing hoppers from a bouncing drift boat or tossing industrial strength shooting heads to cruising kings, XP rods are the standard by which all other fast action fly rods are judged.” This high quality rod from the famous Bainbridge Island maker features attractive deep forest green graphite IIIe B sanded blanks with extra tip, grayish-green wraps with elegant gold accents on the butt section above the grip and at the female ferrule stations, chrome guides, comfortable and way cool composite Western grip with U/L’ing screw and slide hood seat, polished cocobolo spacer, silver WC and HK loop. The rod comes with the original Sage-labeled bag, and antique brown Sage-labeled tube. $350

Sage Z-Axis Model 7110-4 ~ 11’ ~ 4pc.

Sage Z-Axis Model 7110-4 ~ 11’ ~ 4pc. ~ 5 3/8oz. ~ 7wt. ~ EXC ~ From Sage: “Sage Z-Axis Fly Rods are THE go-to choice in fast action fly rods. Whether you’re a guide fishing 300 days a year or a weekend warrior fishing once a season, these fantastic fly rods just make things easier. With the backbone to carry lots of line, but the sweet precision to make big things happen in close, the Z-Axis Fly Rod Series from Sage covers every situation today’s fly angler will encounter. The significance of the Z-Axis line up doesn’t simply mean a better fast action fly rod, however. The real importance is in the advances that have been made in the rest of Sage’s rod building process as a result of the design and launch of the Z-Axis. The trickle-down effect of G5 Graphite Technology has drastically improved not only this line up, but has made every Sage fly rod lighter, stronger, and more precise. Now that’s “fish-ability!” This high quality switch rod from the famous Bainbridge Island maker features attractive green blanks with avocado wraps, chrome guides, elongated light wells grip with composite end fighting butt, black seat with U/L’ing dual screw and slide hood hardware and petite silver WC. The rod comes with the original tan Sage-labeled bag, and antique brown Sage-labeled tube with rod stats on the cap. $350