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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.

Fenwick Legacy Model LG 45SUL-2 Spin ~ 4’6” ~ 2pc ~ for 1/16 to ¼ oz lures ~ 1-6 lb. line ~ As New ~ This sweet little spin caster from Fenwick features an attractive brown blank, brown wraps tipped gold, gold guides, and accents. The rod comes with a grey bag that has been altered and a new aluminum tube. This rarely seen model would be perfect for tossing small mepps and panther martins into your favorite little brook or crick. I don’t think this rod has ever been used. $99

Phillipson Uniglas Model 8F76LC ~ 7.5’ ~ 2 pc. ~ 3 1/8 oz. ~ #6. EXC ~ This Series 800 Johnson “Profile” classic was constructed with the longitudinal Uniglas fiber designed by 3M and introduced in the mid 1960s. It features attractive light brown blanks, brown silks and accent wraps, champagne-colored mildrum stripper, Aetna foul-proof snakes, and smooth and tight-fitting N/S ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip with tapered nose that continues down to form the cork grip, champagne-colored D/L’ing cap and ring and grip check hardware, wound over WC and champagne-colored HK. The rod comes with the original bag and Phillipson-labeled tube. Although rated for a #6, a Cortland 444 Peach WF-5 is a perfect match for this wand, but it will easily handle a 6 if called upon to do so. This rod is a super find for the Phillipson aficionado and/or any glass rod enthusiast. $225

Orvis Superfine “Trout Bum” ~ 8’ ~ 4pc. ~ 2 5/8oz. ~ 4wt. ~ As New ~ This high quality rod from the famous Vermont purveyor of fine tackle features the mid flex 6.0 taper, attractive olive green sanded blank, translucent gold wraps, gold-tipped TiCh stripper, gold snakes and tip-top, and witness-marked spigot ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable western grip, and a beautifully-figured curly maple skeleton seat with cork underlay fitted with U/L’ing N/S slide band hardware. The rod comes with the original bag with 25-year guarantee labeled sewn into the hood flap and original labeled black wrinkle-finish aluminum tube with brass cap that has the rod info engraved into the top. Retail price for this rod was in the vicinity of 7 bills. Yours, as new, for… $495

Phillipson Royal Model R80F ~ 8’ ~ 3 pc. ~ 4 ½ oz. ~ HDH (DT-6). EXC ~ This Rocky Mountain classic rarely seen in the 3 piece format features tiger-striped brown blanks, tan silks and accent wraps, chrome stripper, Aetna foul-proof snakes, and smooth and tight-fitting N/S ferrules. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip with tapered nose, pewter D/L’ing screw and slide hood ‘no rock’ aluminum seat, wound-over WC, and HK loop. The rod comes with the original bag and Phillipson-labeled tube. The comfortable and forgiving action has an affinity for a Cortland 444 Peach DT-5, but will easily handle a 6. This is another super find for the Phillipson aficionado and/or any glass rod enthusiast. $250

Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Model TF 03 80 4 B ~ 8' ~ 4pc. ~ 2.3oz. ~ 3wt. ~ EXC ~ From the TFO Web-site: “A finely tuned instrument — lightweight and highly responsive. That’s what experts are saying about our BVK series of fly rods. Engineered to the highest performance standards, the BVK utilizes new materials that dramatically reduce weight while creating an aggressive blend of power and strength. The result is amazing performance and an incredible price. BVK rods are fast action rods designed to excel in Presentation and Distance. The rich translucent olive blanks are topped with matching braided carbon fiber reel seats, our exclusive Tactical Series Stripping Guides*, ultra lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides and Flor grade grips that are comfortably contoured and uniquely contrasted. Comes in the original labeled bag and a matching Cabela’s aluminum tube. The rod retails for $250. Get this one for… $99

Winston BIIx ~ 8'~ 4pc. ~ 2 5/16 oz. ~ 4wt. ~ BRAND NEW! ~ These responsive, powerful, precision casting rods take advantage of the amazing properties that Boron has to offer. So whether the situation calls for a gentle presentation close-in or long line that reaches out when called upon, a Boron IIx has you covered. Incredibly light and pleasurable to cast all day long. This one is brand spankn’ new with original Winston logo bag, Winston logo green wrinkle-finish tube with rod stats on the cap. It was made for a NC dealer (his name was inked on the rod by Winston) in 2005 who never used it. A super deal for the Winny aficionado. $495 SPRING SALE $425

Orvis All Rounder ~ 8’3” ~ 2pc. ~ 2 1/2oz.~ 7wt. ~ SN 0578 ~ EXC+/As New ~ Another extremely hard to find early Orvis graphite (made in 1979), and next to impossible in this condition! features a gray unsanded blank, brown wraps, light cigar grip, cork seat with D/L’ing knurled screw and slide hood hardware. The butt pin on the bottom of the seat carries the rod name and info. The rod comes in the original tan bag and Orvis labeled aluminum tube. A wonderful find for the Orvis enthusiast in like new condition. $395 SPRING SALE $295

Fenwick Model FF858 ~ 8.5’ ~ 2pc. ~ 4 1/8oz. ~ 8wt. ~ Serial No. L 135398 ~ EXC- ~ This sweet casting glass rod from Fenwick features a brown blank, brown wraps tipped white and the patented feralite ferrule system. It comes with a plaid bag and Fenwick-labeled aluminum tube. The bag is thought to be original. The tube isn’t. The rod has a comfortable medium action that and is a real powerhouse. Although it’ rated by the AFTMA for a No. 8 line, liked it best when paired with a Cortland 444 Peach WF-7 line. These Feralite models are among the best values out there in classic glass and a popular choice for the Fenwick enthusiast. $125 SPRING SALE $99

Thomas & Thomas Horizon Model HS865 ~ 8.5' ~ 2pc ~ 3.2oz. ~ 5wt. ~ Serial No. 95-428 ~ EXC ~ This quality rod from T&T features blue blanks wrapped in deep forest green silks, comfortable western grip, T&T screw U’Ling seat with a nicely figured bubinga spacer and comes in its original bag fitted with stiffener, and original blue T&T labeled tube. The quick and responsive action delivers tight loops with a nice blend of distance and accuracy. $250

SOLD Sage Classic GFL 389-4 LL ~ 8'9" ~ 4 pc. ~ 3 1/16 oz. ~ 3 wt. ~ As New ~ If you have never owned/casted a Sage from their light line series, you’re in for a real treat! These rods are highly sought after and for good reason. Many claim it is the best dry fly presentation rod ever produced by the Bainbridge Island, WA company. This one comes from Sage’s special run of 500 rods (this one is number 198) and features that hallmark deep burgundy sanded blank, chrome guides, comfortable modified cigar grip and classic cocobolo seat with N/S U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware. The makers moniker and serial number 198/500 are engraved into the bottom of the butt cap. The rod comes with original labeled bag and labeled aluminum tube with rod stats on the cap. Hurry, these light line classics usually do not last long.

Orvis Hydros 906 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 2 3/4oz. ~ Tip Flex 9.5 ~ 6wt. ~ EXC ~ This very popular Orvis graphite made in Manchester, VT features an attractive blue sanded blank with blue wraps. From Orvis: This big water fly rod that is lightweight and powerful for booming casts across big rivers and handling large fish with ease. Spend a day on an Alaskan river or an Arkansas tailwater and you'll be sold. It features exclusive thermoplastic, thermoset resins from tip to butt, Precision Power Taper™, Brushed and anodized two-tone skeletal reel seat, Lightweight chrome snake guides, Handsome dark-blue finish, Super-grade cork handle, Cordura rod tube with protective internal dividers. This lightweight rod suddenly turns to superior power when a big fish strikes and will be one of the best fly rod investments you'll ever make. It has a few minor smudges from normal use and remains in excellent condition. $250

Orvis Power Matrix TLS 906 ~ 9’ ~ 4pc. ~ 3 3/8 oz. ~ 6wt. ~ EXC+/As New ~ This quality made tip-flex (9.5) from Orvis features an attractive deep green blank, green wraps, chrome guides, comfortable western-style grip, composite seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware and comes with the original Orvis labeled burgundy cordura-covered 4-compartment tube with rods info on the cap, booklet and unfettered warranty card. Retail for this rod was about $400. Get this one, twice used, for….175

Thomas & Thomas Horizon HII Model 904-4 ~ 9' ~ 4pc ~ 3.4oz. ~ 4wt. ~ Serial No. 130681 ~ EXC+ ~ This quality multi-piece rod features blue blanks wrapped in deep forest green silks, comfortable western grip, T&T screw U’Ling seat with a nicely figured bubinga spacer and comes in its original bag fitted with stiffener, and original T&T tube cordura covered tube with warranty card. From the maker: “Built with T&T’s exclusive Bi-Angular Fiber Technology (BAFT) , the Horizon II Series feels lighter and more responsive than other high-performance fly rods. But the reason Horizon IIs have so many obsessed fans is crystal clear on the first cast. The HII’s Dual Helical graphite fibers are aligned with laser accuracy, enhancing the transfer of energy throughout your cast, producing an unmatched level of line feel. Enhanced line feel magnifies the rod load allowing you to intuitively step on the power with split-second timing. Result: tight loops, power, and unmatched distance.” $295

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