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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.

SALE PENDING 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. $250 SUMMER SALE $195

SALE PENDING McKellip Brothers Model 805 ~ 8' ~ 3pc. ~ 3.5oz. ~ 5wt. ~ As New ~ This elegant heirloom quality fiberglass rod was custom made by Michigan’s Mark McKellip on an attractive set of Fred Paddock lemon blanks. It features lemon-colored glass blanks, gold/black Jasper silks tipped black, quality furnishings including a mildrum-style bronze stripper, bronze light wire snakes and tip top. The business end of the butt section is fitted with a comfortable cigar grip fashioned from extra flora-grade cork married to a beautifully figured teak wood seat with blued D/L’ing cap and ring hardware. The side of the butt cap is tastefully engraved with the makers logo. The rod comes with a high quality soft suede leather labeled bag befitting of its contents and black wrinkle finish labeled aluminum tube with the makers logo also engraved into the top of the cap. The rod was purchased new by its current owner. Superb! $495

SALE PENDING Phillipson Royal Model R80F ~ 8’ ~ 3 pc. ~ 4 ˝ 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 SUMMER SALE $195

SALE PENDING Winston ~ 8' ~ 2pc. ~ 2 3/8oz.~ 4wt. ~ Serial No. 14691 ~ EXC ~ This early Twin Bridges-made graphite features that hallmark Winston deep green blank, chrome guides, modified cigar grip, zebra wood seat with D/L’ing slide band hardware and the Montana trophy decal on the butt section. The rod comes with a tan bag and original labeled aluminum tube with rod info on the cap. This single-owner rod was lightly used on Michigan’s AuSable River and is a super deal for the Winny aficionado. $325

SALE PENDING 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 SUMMER SALE $375

SALE PENDING 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 SUMMER SALE $250

SALE PENDING 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 SUMMER SALE $99

SOLD Trout Unlimited 25th Anniversary Rod ~ 9’ ~ 2pc ~ 3.7oz. ~ 5/6wt. ~ EXC ~ This one-of-kind rod was customized by Charlie Reading and donated to TU. It features a brown (Sage-like) sanded blank, brown silks with green and gold accents, single-foot guides, comfortable modified wells grip with flared palm and tapered nose, nicely-figured exotic hardwood seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, and epoxied jungle cock feathers between the grip and HK and ferrule station. The rod comes with a light brown bag, aluminum tube with TU label and 25th Anniversary medallion on top. This single owner rod was purchased at a TU banquet in Traverse City, Michigan and used exclusively on Michigan’s AuSable River.

D.B. Meiser Custom Switch ~ 11.5’ ~ 4pc ~ 5.9oz. (w/o extension butt) ~ 6/7wt. ~ Model S2H117567 ~ EXC+ ~ This custom-made switch rod from the Rogue Valley features a gray sanded blank, burgundy silk wraps chrome guides, comfortable grip with dark rubberized composite ends, exotic hardwood seat with U/L’ing screw and slide hood hardware, HK loop mounted at the front of the grip with an inlaid feather just below on the blank The rod comes with a green bag, aluminum tube with gold end, cap and collar, and two fighting butts (2” and 5”). This single-owner rod was used during one trip for Alaskan rainbows. If you’ve been after a custom switch, this one, from a fine maker, should get some serious consideration. $425

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