Vintage Rods and Tackle


Attention! I am honored to be tasked with finding new homes for the flyfishing tackle of my friend Joe Tinko. Due to the huge number of fantastic items I have created dedicated pages. The cane rods are listed here. The wonderful reel collection that includes Wagner, Saracione, Peerless, Charlton, Godfrey, J. Austin Forbes, Pflueger, Loop, Bauer, Tibor, Ross etc are listed here. Graphite rods including Thomas and Thomas, Hardy, Sage and Scott are listed here.

NEWLY ADDED FROM THE TINKO COLLECTION! A ONE-OF-A-KIND SET OF SERIAL NUMBER 1 WAGNER SMALL BATCH REELS, MODELS 1 AND 2. PICS AND DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

From time to time we will offer vintage and used fly fishing tackle. Please check back often for new additions. We are always interested in taking consignments of used cane rods, but visitors please take note: we do not provide free tackle appraisals! Because the value of any fishing collectible is largely based on condition, and because researching values is so time consuming, we can not offer free, sight-unseen tackle appraisals. If you'd like us to appraise your tackle for a fee, please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you. If you've arrived here via a search engine because you've found an old piece of tackle and hope to learn its value, we are very sorry but we are unable to help you without seeing the tackle and charging a fee. Thanks!

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Rods

J.D. Wagner Classic Series 7’9” 3p 2t. for DT5 line, serial number 8(2012). Medium progressive action. Medium flamed cane w/3x3 node spacing, shop crafted waisted step down NS ferrules with duronze welts and duronze knurled ferrule plugs with bull’s eyes, bronze guides wrapped c/p claret with full intermediates and signature wrap, gold tipped claret at ferrules, agate stripper, knurled Duronze winding check, 6” Western grip w/ D/L NS and Duronze screw lock seat with hood.

Our Classic Series rods feature hardware made in house and are an homage to the early rods of Ed Payne and Leonard. This rod is mint, unfished. $3,795

Wagner Classic Series Rods

Wagner Classic Series Rods

Wagner Classic Series Rods

Wagner Classic Series Rods

Wagner Classic Series Rods

H.L. Leonard 7’ 2p 2t for 3/4 line. Leonard blond cane, 3x3 node spacing, honey color wraps over tungsten steel guides and Mildrum stripper, strap and ring hook keeper, 4 ½” cigar grip terminating in a D/L NS cap and ring, cap impressed ‘The H.L. Leonard Rod Company, Makers’(postfire), mortised butternut spacer, size 11 step down ferrules w/witness marks.

Refinished but in VG condition, some small scuffs to varnish, cork soiling and ridging, ferrules snug, tips straight, butt down 1” and ferrule reset, one male ferrule missing moisture plug, delightful action. Replacement tube and bag. $1,100

Vintage Leonard Cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Midge 7’ 2p., 2 t. 2 5/8 oz. for HDG(WF6) line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, chocolate translucent wraps over chrome snakes and Mildrum stripper, knurled dual aluminum slide bands with mortised cork spacer, s. 11 oxidized SD ferrules, 5” superfine grip, serial number 62882.(1971)

A very nice impregnated rod, straight and tight with gorgeous dark cane, overall very good condition. Wraps on one tip appear to be factory redone, lighter in color then butt and tip wraps of other sections. Slight set in one tip, the second very straight. Grip soiling and ridging. Writing and bluing in good shape. Original bag and case sans cap. Although labeled for a 5 line, I’d fish it with a DT3 or 4! An incredible value in cane rods and a nice example, take this baby fishing! Great, delicate action would be perfect for small spring creek fishing. Note: An astute reader notes that the Midge was a 7 1/2' rod with a size 11 ferrule. Could this be a Superfine mislabeled at the factory as a Midge? $925

Vintage Orvis Midge, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Midge, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Midge, J.D. Wagner, Agent

‘Cleveland Special’ 7’ ½’ 2p 2t for Dt4. Medium fast. Caramel cane w/swelled butt, production mismatch node spacing, copper color wraps tipped back, oxidized ferrule, perfection snakes and agate stripper. 5” grip terminating in D/L NS slide band and pocketed cap w/light wood spacer(cedar?) and black plastic end cap and winding check.

Refinished and ready to fish, this rod has a wonderful light action. Rod is marked ‘Cleveland Special’ in white ink ala Edwards in front of grip, but internet research reveals it was actually made by Heddon for Edward K. Tryon Co, a sporting goods store in Philadelphia. The ‘Cleveland’ refers to President Grover Cleveland. Very old bag and a contemporary tube. $745

Vintage Cleveland Special Fly Rod

Vintage Cleveland Special Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Cleveland Special Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Heddon 125 ‘Expert’. 8 ½’ 3p., 2t. for HCH(Dt7) line. Fast action. Caramel colored Heddon cane, ersatz ‘gold’ snakes, stripper and ferrules wrapped C/P orange tipped black. 7” grip termination in D/L screw lock over maroon spacer.

Rod in very good shape, some minute varnish dings and light wear noted. One tip has a slight set, the second straight. Apparently fished, but very little. Made for Sears by Heddon. Original labeled bag and tube. $675

Vintage Heddon 125 ‘Expert’, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon 125 ‘Expert’, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon 125 ‘Expert’, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon 125 ‘Expert’, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon 125 ‘Expert’, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Dream Catcher Flyrods(Dietrich Brothers) ‘Layla’ 7’2” 2p 2t 5 wt. Fast. Deeply flamed cane w/pressed 3x3 node stagger, mirror matched tips, black snakes and agate stripper wrapped C/P maroon, oxidized Super Z ferrules, 6” cigar grip terminating in a D/L C/R seat with mortised stabilized amboena spacer.

Both tips with slight sets, butt straight, ferrules snug. Varnish and bluing good. Grip soiling. Original labeled bag and case. $900

Vintage Dreamcatcher fly rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Vintage Dreamcatcher fly rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Vintage Dreamcatcher fly rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 379 LSBQ (Quad) 7’9” 3p. 2t. 5 wt. serial number 1012-2. Medium, smooth action. Richly flamed cane, 2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, squared, oxidized step down ferrules, standard wraps with fine black tipping, 6” Payne Grip squared at nose, D/L N/S C/R seat w/highly figured amboena spacer, black snake guides with agate stripper, rope-braid hook keeper, squared NS winding check.

The LSBQ taper is the quad version of our 7’9” for DT5/6 line. Bends sweetly into the butt. Original labeled bag and tube. Tube label is a bit frayed and I can replace it upon request, this rod is EX+++ lawn cast only, unfished. Tube caps could use a polish. New would run $2,845 and over a year wait, this one $2,545.

Vintage Wagner Quad Cane Rod

Vintage Wagner Quad Rod

Vintage Wagner Quad Rod

Vintage Wagner Quad Rod

Orvis Battenkill, 6 ½’ 2p., 1 t. 2 3/8 oz. for HDG (WF6) line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane, 3x3 node spacing, chocolate translucent wraps over chrome snakes and Mildrum stripper, D/L aluminum and walnut screw lock, 5 1/2” superfine grip, serial number 49751.(1968)

A nice impregnated rod with gorgeous dark cane(could use a polish),slight fishing set in tip, ferrules snug, wraps good, a clear overwrap has been applied to second snake guide(see pic). Grip soiling and ridging. Writing and bluing in good shape. Later factory bag and case. Although labeled for a WF6 5 line, I’d fish it with a DT4! $425

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D.Wagner, Agent

Horrocks-Ibbotson Princess 7’ 2p 2t for 4/5 line. Dark cane, tungsten steel snakes wrapped with red variegated thread with C/P green accents, bright drawn ferrules, cleaned man-sized 6” cigar grip terminating in an aluminum D/L screw lock with black bakelight spacer.

Rarely find a short length HI in this condition: varnish very good for age, decal 100%. Both tips have sets, ferrule fit snug. Has a pleasing action. Original labeled bag w/stiffener, no case. $275

Vintage H-I Princess, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage H-I Princess, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage H-I Princess, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage H-I Princess, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage H-I Princess, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Highland Mills Rod Company 8’ 2p 2t for 5 line. Fast. : Caramel color cane, spiral node scheme, red wraps tipped black over hard chrome snakes, super Z style NS ferrules, 6” Western grip terminating in an U/L screw lock w/walnut spacer. As new condition, case shows some travel. Chinese blank wrapped/finished in USA. $495

Braided Rod Company: 4’3” 1p. I’ve never seen anything like this. This rod is made from 6 pieces of roughly rectangular tapered woven ‘splines’ of bamboo. The grip is formed by a combination of said splines set into a mortised wood core. At intervals one foot snakes are wrapped and sealed with epoxy holding the splines in approximation, and a one foot guide forms a tip-top. An incredible novelty, but most amazingly to me, it wiggles pretty nice and I think would like a 2 or 3 wt line. One of a kind, that’s for sure…$495

Braided Rod Company Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Braided Rod Company Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Braided Rod Company Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 370 Z 7 3p. 2t. 4-5 wt. serial number 1009-1. Fast action. Richly flamed cane, 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, oxidized truncated Super Z ferrules, standard wraps with fine black tipping, 6” cigar grip , D/L N/S C/R seat w/highly figured varnished amboena spacer, black snake guides with agate stripper, rope-braid hook keeper, knurled NS winding check.

The Z taper is a fast ‘pocket rocket’ rod that will cast a DT 4 or DT 5 line(I fish my personal rod with a DT5). At home on waters small to medium, this rod excels at putting a fly in a teacup and possesses some backbone to handle larger fish. Original labeled bag and tube. Tube label is a bit frayed and I can replace it upon request, this rod is EX+++ lawn cast only, unfished, NM. Tube caps could use a polish, and tube shows some minor travel. New would run $2,695 and over a year wait, this one $2,495

Wagner Signature Series Rods

Wagner Signature Series Rods

Wagner Signature Series Rods

Wagner Signature Series Rods

Wright and McGill ‘Granger Aristocrat’ 8’ 3p. 2t. for DT5 line. Medium Fast. Granger ammonia-toned cane, 3x3 node spacing C/P gold wraps tipped claret, 6 ½” half Wells terminating in Granger Pat. NS U/L seat, stamped above grip ‘Wright & McGill’ ‘Granger Aristocrat’.

Rod has been over-varnished, one tip down 5”, fishing set in full-length tip, grip soiling and ridging, two wraps and snakes on mid have been replaced and rather crudely redone, reel seat hood doesn’t retract along with knurled nut, but is functional. Original poplin bag and tube. $335

Vintage Granger Aristocrat, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Aristocrat, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger Aristocrat, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A beautiful pair of ‘twins’ from Colorado!

Phillipson Pacemaker 8 ½’ 3p. 2t. for DT5/6 line. Medium fast. : Caramel colored ammonia toned cane w/typical resorcinol glue lines, 3x3 node spacing, Perfection snakes and Mildrum stripper wrapped light C/P olive tipped yellow, NS ferrules w/witness marks, 6 ½” full Wells grip terminating in a D/L aluminum and black bakelite spacer w/ hood.

All original, varnish is in great condition considering age, a couple minute touch ups and dings, wraps sound, ferrule fit smooth and snug, straight and tight. Some cork ridging and minute dings in hooded end cap and plastic end cap, but otherwise VGC and ready to go fishing for the next 50 years! Original labeled tube and bag. A great workaday rod. $495 SOLD!

Vintage Phillipson Pacemaker cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Pacemaker cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Pacemaker cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Pacemaker cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Phillipson Pacemaker cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Wright and McGill Granger Special GS8642 8 1/2' 3p 2t. 4 ½ oz for DT5/6 line. Medium fast. : Caramel colored ammonia toned cane, 3x3 node spacing, Perfection snakes and Mildrum stripper wrapped light C/P olive tipped yellow, NS ferrules w/witness marks, 6 3/4” full Western grip terminating in Granger patented U/L NS screw lock seat.

All original, varnish is in great condition considering age, a couple minute touch ups, wraps sound, ferrule fit smooth and snug. One tip with a very slight set, the second straight. Some cork ridging, seat could use a very light polish to make it sparkle but otherwise VGC+ and ready to go fishing for the next 50 years! Original labeled tube and bag. $625

Vintage Granger cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Granger cane rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Heddon 115 Premier: For HDH or E Line(DT6), 9' 3p, 2t. Heddon flamed cane, swelled butt, 7” Half Wells terminating in D/L screw lock with marbeled bakelite spacer, Mildrum stripper, perfection snakes wrapped C/P olive tipped black.

Original, unmolested condition. Some cork soiling and ridging, ferrules very snug, bluing excellent, one tip has a slight set, second excellent, varnish very good, original labeled bag and tube. Tube missing the bottom cap, plugged with a cork. VG+ $595

Vintage Heddon bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon bamboo rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Heddon 115 Premier for GBG or C Line(DT8), 9' 3p, 2t. Heddon flamed cane, swelled butt, 7” Half Wells terminating in D/L screw lock with black bakelite spacer, Mildrum stripper, perfection snakes wrapped C/P olive tipped black.

Original, unmolested condition. Some cork soiling and ridging, ferrules good, bluing good, mid has a downward set but tips good, varnish good, one tip ferrule wrap is fraying, needs redone, original labeled bag and tube. VG+ $425

Vintage Heddon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Heddon Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company ’209E’ 7’9”, 2p, 2t for 5/6 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, chrome snakes and agate stripper wrapped in clear thread, CP chocolate thread at ferrules, nose of grip and tip tops ala Garrison, 6” cigar grip, bright D/L NS pocketed butt cap and sliding band seat w/cork and black walnut spacer, bright NS step down size 13 ferrules. Bag and labeled Downes tube.

Jim really put the ‘Garrison’ into this rod, with the translucent guide wraps and chocolate silks at the ferrules and tip tops and also the very neatly wrapped nose of the grip and the use of a pocket butt cap and walnut/cork spacer combo. The Garrison 209E is a favorite of many and will throw a DT5 or DT6, or for those that prefer WF lines, will throw a WF6 a country mile. A great all-around rod with an easy-to-cast progressive action and tips heavy enough to throw larger flies if desired. A classic! New, $1,595.

L.J. Downes bamboo flyrod,J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes bamboo flyrod,J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes bamboo flyrod,J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes bamboo flyrod,J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company ‘98P-11’ 7’, 2p, 2t for DT4/WF5 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel ala Jim Payne w/2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in CP olive and red thread, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat impressed with Jim’s roll stamp w/figured mortised crabapple spacer, oxidized NS step down size 11 ferrules. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

Jim’s adaptation of the famous Payne 98 taper, this rod possesses a crisp yet delicate dry fly action with enough backbone to handle larger fish. This taper has endured as a classic for a reason, it’s magnificent! New, $1,595.

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company ’76-12’ 7’6”, 2p, 2t for 4/5 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel ala Jim Payne w/3x3 node spacing, swelled butt, mirror matched tips, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in CP light chestnut tipped black, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat impressed with Jim’s roll stamp w/ mortised black walnut spacer, oxidized NS step down size 12 ferrules. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

Jim’s adaptation of the Bill Stanley’s Favorite taper, this rod possesses a crisp dry fly action with plenty of backbone to ‘put the wood’ to larger fish. New, $1,595.

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Custom Signature Series 8’6" 3p. 2t. for DT5 This rod was made as a sort of blend between our Classic and Signature Series lines, so it’s a one-of-a-kind build. This rod features hollow-built, lightly flamed cane, mirror matched tips, oxidized ferrules wrapped black, bronze snakes and agate stripper wrapped a light golden brown tipped claret, 6” full Wells grip, terminating in a NS D/L cap and ring of my own making, stamped with our name, with a harmonizing figured olive burl spacer.

A medium action rod that feels light in the hand. Unfortunately, health issues precluded the owner from ever fishing this rod, so it has been lawn cast only, and is in its as-delivered state. $2,550

Vintage Wagner Rod

Vintage Wagner Rod

Vintage Wagner Rod

Vintage Wagner Rod

Vintage Wagner Rod

L.J. Downes Rod Company: I was sad to hear my good friend L.J. (Jim) Downes is closing his production rod shop to spend more time with his wife, kids and grandkids….and, to do a little more fishin’ and less workin! Jim still plans to make a limited number of rods for good friends and best customers as time and inclination permits, which is fortunate for his many fans in the bamboo rod community.

Jim’s company motto is ‘Cane Rods That Work’ and he should know: an expert and elegant caster and angler on the stream, Jim knows exactly what makes a rod work, and I’ve never cast one of his rods I didn’t fall in love with. Jim modestly claims he doesn’t make ‘art’ and focuses on how his rods perform, but I would disagree, feeling these are all quite handsome with an eye for a sort of ‘peppy harmony’. We are fortunate to have on offer several of Jim’s rods, all unused shop rods and/or near mint. Some have been lawn cast only, but none have been fished, and all of them- as his motto claims- work very well indeed!

L.J. Downes Rod Company ‘Sloan’s Parabolic’ 7’10”, 2p, 2t for DT5/WF6 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel ala Jim Payne w/3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, swelled butt, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in translucent orange thread, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip, oxidized D/L NS cap and ring seat w/figured walnut spacer. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

The swelled butt gives a lucky owner the best of all worlds: a powerhouse parabolic in nature with a s. 14 ferrule, but with a swelled butt doesn’t suffer as some pure parabolics by a lack of ‘lift’ when getting large fish near at hand. Mint, as new. Original bag and labeled Downes tube. Lists at $1,595, offered at $1,495.

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Edwards 'Bristol' Bristol Built f1318-8 1/2' 3p 2t for 7/8 6.0 0z.: D/L screw lock over threaded bakelight spacer w/hooded NS band and end cap, 6 1/2" Western grip, bakelight winding check, NS strap and ring keeper, model signed in white ink w/"Bristol Built' decal. Maroon CP wraps tipped gold at all ferrules, guides and tip tops, all sections appear to have been revarnished save the butt section, butt ferrule needs to be reset, one tip down 3/8", grip soiling, otherwise VG with a powerful action. $350 bag and tube.

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Edwards Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Classic Reels

A Superlative, One-Of -A -Kind Marked Prototype Brown Trout Reel Set by Ted Godfrey:

This is a one-of-a-kind prototype set of reels for a limited-edition series that Ted Godfrey produced for Jonas Price, proprietor of The Feathered Hook. In 2014, Jonas and Ted huddled to put together a special reel set for 4, 5 and 6 wt lines that would balance cane optimally. After developing this prototype set, six sets were produced, all presold to clients of Mr. Price. These prototype reels have never been fished and are mint, unused, and come with their original embossed Arne Mason fleece-lined block leather cases and paperwork. They are:

Model 4: For 4 wt. line, 2.750 Diameter, .920 wide, 6 oz.

Model 5: For 5 wt. line, 2.960 Diameter, .980 wide, 6.6 oz.

Model 6: For 6 wt line, 3.130 Diameter, .930 wide, 6.9 oz.

The reels feature anodized aluminum front and back plates, aluminum spools and feet. The safety rims, counterweighted crank, pillars, adjustable (and reversible!) drag knob and oil port cover are in lustrous nickel silver. $9,995

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Brown Trout prototype reel set, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal Model 60: 2.75 “diameter , 1.23” wide, 7 oz. for up to WF6 line, LHW but easily convertible. Bronze and nickel silver raised pillar construction, adjustable drag.

Small amount of face and backplate corrosion, otherwise excellent. No foot rash, shows no sign of ever being fished. With Godfrey labeled soft pouch and paperwork. New from Mr. Godfrey this reel runs $2,350, this one with exceptions noted $1,950.

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Godfrey Bimetal reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

A Special Group of Hardy Perfect Widespool Reels:

When Hardy reintroduced the Widespool Perfect, the first small batch of reels had a novel and gorgeous ‘Gunmetal’ blue anodizing. All subsequent reel batches reverted to the typical traditional grey anodizing, making these(save one) quite novel and I think the most beautiful reels Hardy has produced. The used reels were the property of rodmaker Jim Downes and used at shows to mate with his rods, but have never seen water.

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 3 1/8” diameter for 4/5/6 lines, .785 wide, 5.7 oz, LHW. Mint, unused, original box, pouch and paperwork. $725

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 2 7/8” diameter for 3/4 lines, .785 wide, 5.3 oz, LHW.

Reel foot has some rash from mounting on rod, but reel frame and edges are spotless. Since the foot is held on the frame with two screws, it could be easily buffed back to like-new. Original box, pouch and paperwork. Pouch has some tape residue on exterior. $675

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Grey Finish 3 1/8” diameter for 4/5/6 lines, .785 wide, 5.7 oz, LHW. Mint, unused, original box, pouch and paperwork. $675

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 2 7/8” diameter for 3/4 lines, .785 wide, 5.3 oz, LHW. Mint, unused, original box, pouch and paperwork. $725

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 3 3/8” diameter for 7/8 lines, .785 wide, 6.2 oz, LHW.

Reel foot has some rash from mounting on rod, and one extremely minute blem on front rim. Since the foot is held on the frame with two screws, it could be easily buffed back to like-new. Original box with wear, pouch and paperwork. Pouch has some tape residue on exterior. $675

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 3 3/8” diameter for 7/8 lines, .785 wide, 6.2 oz, LHW.

Reel mint, unused. Original box with wear, pouch and paperwork. Pouch has some tape residue on exterior. $675

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Taupo Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 3 7/8” diameter for 7/8/9 lines, .785 wide, 9.9 oz, LHW.

Reel foot has some rash from mounting on rod, but reel frame and edges are spotless. Since the foot is held on the frame with two screws, it could be easily buffed back to like-new. Original box with wear, pouch and paperwork. Pouch has some tape residue on exterior. $775

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Marksman ¾: 2.8” diameter, .900 wide, 3.5 oz. for ¾ lines, LHW, anodized aluminum, ported frame and spool, super smooth fixed click drag, exposed rim for palming, mid-arbor design, would look cool mated with cane or graphite.

Very minute amount of superficial rash on rims, spool release knob and foot. Original pouch, box and paperwork. $165

Hardy Marksman Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Marksman Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Marksman Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Marksman reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy LRH Golden Lightweight and Extra Spool: 3.178” diameter, 4.7 oz. with backing, for DT4/5/6 lines, reversible for L or RHW.

A true classic, the LRH is a perfect compliment to cane, glass or graphite, and here offered in the rare bronze-color anodized finish. The reel demonstrates some edge rash as shown and tarnish on the brass foot. The spool appears never used and has its original gear cover. With original zippered pouch and associated paperwork for reel and spool, boxes show wear. $495

Vintage Hardy LRH reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy LRH reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy LRH reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Hardy LRH reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Unmarked Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel 2.710” OD, 1” wide. Aluminum frame and spoolsides with nickel silver screws, foot, and crank. Ebonite side plates and crank knob, half-handle crank, aluminum bearing cap.

A super smooth reel with virtually no spool wobble or side play, the crank knob could use a little lubrication to turn more freely. Minor corrosion to the frame but no cracks or deep scratches in the rubber…could polish up to be a stunner. The click sounds the same forward and reverse so could be set up to wind either way. Foot appears to have been slightly bent at one end and gently peened back into place as it sits flat and fine. Will hold up to a DT5 line and backing and would be a perfect aesthetic fit for a cane rod. The workmanship and tolerances held in the making of this reel amazed me. $625

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Leonard Mills/Julius Vom Hofe(?) Raised Pillar Fly Reel

Bellinger Classsic: 3” for DT3/4/5 line, .900 wide. LHW click and pawl. Aluminum rims, foot and s-handle, Delrin sideplates and sculpted crank knob. Nickel silver oil port screw and counterweight. Reel has a cool compensation system that can be adjusted to minimize play in the spool to suit one’s taste or if/when the bearings wear. Small amount of edge, foot and plate rash, but overall very good. $695

Vintage Bellinger Classsic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classsic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classsic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classsic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

SA System Two L78L reel and extra spool: 2.900” diameter, 1” wide spool, 5.5 oz with backing for up to 8 wt line, anodized aluminum, set up for RHW but is convertible. Edge rash but an economical and serviceable reel with a smooth drag, made in England. $35.

SA System Two L78L reel

SA System Two L78L reel

Ross Evolution LTX 3/4: 3 1/2" large arbor, LHW, black anodized aluminum, sweet quiet click retrieve, super smooth and wide ranging drag, 5.2 oz with line and backing.This is brand new, never fished, with a SA Mastery WF4 line and backing, original pouch, paperwork and box, mint. $325 REDUCED! $299

Vintage Ross Evolution Reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Ross Evolution Reel, J.D. Wagner, agent

Meisselbach & Bro Expert No. 17 3.1” in Diameter 7.8 oz with line and backing. Stamped and rolled nickel plated brass w/wood knob, on/off click and novel design. Some corrosion but would polish up nicely. This one needs some work as the pawl won’t stay engaged with the gear. $40

Vintage Meisselbach Expert Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Meisselbach Expert Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Meisselbach Expert Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Hydros SL III 3.850 diameter, .930 spool width, 7.4 oz. with line and backing. Aluminum construction, large arbor design, ultra smooth and strong drag for lines 5/6/7. With a new line and backing, never used, with original box, paperwork, wrench and pouch. $195

Orvis Hydros reel, J.D. Wagner, AgentOrvis Hydros reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill V: 3 13/16”, 9.2 oz with a WF6 line and backing. LHW. Some edge rash to the frame, very smooth drag and quiet click. Made in England with an Orvis labeled pouch. $250

Vintage Battenkill reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Battenkill reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Battenkill reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Islander No. 3: 3 7/8”, 15.4 oz with WF12 line and backing, LHW, but reversible, massive cork disc drag, gold color anodizing, smooth as silk. Used, but pristine with original pouch. $425

Vintage Islander reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Islander reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Islander reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Islander reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Abel Pt. 5 2 ¾” 6.9 oz. Gorgeous deep black anodized aluminum finish, extremely smooth and wide-ranging drag. Some minute rash on edges, back and foot, but functionally excellent, a good user. Original pouch. $325

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Fly Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger Medalist #1498: 4” overall diameter, 10.8 oz. w/line and backing, RHW, adjustable drag, diamolite line guard, holds a WF10 line and 200 yards of backing. Some edge and face rash and faint scratches and minor corrosion on foot, but overall good. Would make a great salmon/grilse/bass/steelhead reel. Could use a good clean and lube to bring it its smoothest running condition. $49

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Medalist Fly Reel~ J.D. Wagner, Agent

Lamson 1.5 and Extra Spool: 2.815 diameter, .670 spool width, 4.6 oz with line and backing. Black anodized aluminum, smooth fixed click, easy release spool.

Very minute amount of edge rash on front of spool, extra spool flawless. Line on reel is unknown, extra spool lined with an SA WF3 Ultra3 sink tip. Original pouches. Note*: Box shown in photo goes with Konic reel below. $195

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Lamson Konic 1.5: 3.070 diameter, 1” wide, 5.7 oz. with line and backing, for ¾ line. LHW but reversible. Polyurethane coated ported frame and spool, wide arbor design.

Small amount of edge and foot rash. Original box, pouch and paperwork. $175

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 3/4 and Extra Spool: 2.9” diameter, .670” wide, 4.9 oz. with line and backing, for ¾ line. LHW but reversible.

Grey anodized aluminum, adjustable drag. Minor edge rash on reel and foot, extra spool near mint. Orvis WF 3 line on reel, extra spool with WF 3 Wet tip SA Ultra 3. Original zippered case for reel. $195

Vintage Orvis Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forges Ltd. Saltwater Disc Drag: 3.940 Diameter, .985 wide, 8.6 oz. LHW. Gold color aluminum anodizing, smooth disc drag, easy release spool. Appears new with price sticker still on foot. Pouch. $375

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forges Ltd. Salmon: 3.890 Diameter, .985 wide, 8.9 oz. LHW. Bronze color aluminum anodizing, smooth disc drag, easy release spool. Appears new with price sticker still on foot. Pouch. $375

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.Austin Forbes Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Lamson 2 and Extra Spool: : 3.150 Diameter, .775 wide, 6.4 oz. w/line and backing. LHW. Black aluminum anodizing, smooth disc drag, easy release spool. Reel and spool NM. Super quiet click, adjustable drag. Original reel pouch. One spool has an SA Ultra 3 WF5 line and backing, the other an SA Aircell Supreme 2 WF-5 Wet Tip II line. $245

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Lamson 1 : 2.750 Diameter, .680 wide, 4.4 oz. w/line and backing. LHW. Black aluminum anodizing, smooth disc drag, easy release spool. Some edge and foot rash. Super quiet click, adjustable drag, with an SA Ultra 3 WF-3 line. $145

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Lampson reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forbes Trout: 2.940 Diameter, .670 wide, 3.7 oz. LHW. Bronze color aluminum anodizing, rosewood handle, duplicated adjustable click drag, easy release spool, LHW but easily converted to RHW. Small amount of rash on foot, reel itself NM. Pouch. $195

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sage 1201: 3.065 Diameter, .835 wide, 6.8 oz. w/line and backing. LHW. Black color aluminum enamel adjustable click drag, easy release spool. Rash on back plate as shown. W/unknown line and backing. $45

Vintage Sage reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

SA System 1 6/7/8: 3” Diameter, .980 wide, 5.7 oz. w/line and backing. LHW but reversible. Black color aluminum enamel adjustable click drag, easy release spool. Rash on as shown. W/an SA 8 floating line and backing. $35

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Reddington RedStart 5/6: 3.210” Diameter, .715 wide, 5.7 oz. w/line and backing. LHW but reversible. Black color anodized aluminum, adjustable click drag, easy release spool. Rash on as shown. W/an unknown floating line and backing. $25

Vintage Reddington reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Reddington reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Reddington reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Teton Trout Reel 5: 2.955” Diameter, .725 wide, 5.1 oz. w/line and backing. LHW but reversible. Black color anodized aluminum, adjustable click drag, easy release spool. Rash on as shown and engraved ‘demo’ on bottom of foot. W/an unknown floating line and backing. $75

Vintage Teton reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Teton reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Teton reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

SA System 2 67L: 3” Diameter, .875 wide, 6.3 oz. w/line and backing. LHW. Black color enameled aluminum, adjustable click drag, easy release spool. Rash on as shown. W/an unknown floating line and backing. $45

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage SA reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Franco Vivarelli Automatic Fly Reel: 3.020” in diameter, .750 spool width, 4.9 oz with line and backing. black carbon fiber automatic reel for up to WF8 line. Tension can be regulated thru an Allen setscrew, wrench provide. Original paperwork and zippered pouch. Interesting, and available new for $200. This one, $95.

J. Austin Forbes Avon: 3” Diameter, .825 wide, 3.6 oz. LHW but reversible. Forest green color aluminum anodizing, duplicated adjustable click drag, easy release spool, LHW but easily converted to RHW. Mint, unused in original box. $225

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forbes Avon: 2.5” Diameter, .825 wide, 3.6 oz. LHW but reversible. Attractive bronze color aluminum anodizing, duplicated adjustable click drag, easy release spool, LHW but easily converted to RHW. Although lined with backing, reel appears mint, unused .With zippered pouch in original box. $225

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forbes Magnesium: 2.5” Diameter, .860 wide, 2.2 oz. LHW but reversible. Attractive bronze color aluminum anodizing, adjustable click drag, easy release spool, LHW but easily converted to RHW. A small amount of edge rash, original box and paperwork. Price sticker under foot. (174.95) The lightest reel I have ever weighed. $95

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J. Austin Forbes Farmington: 3” Diameter, .670 wide, 3.8 oz. LHW but reversible. Attractive bronze color aluminum anodizing, adjustable click drag, easy release spool, LHW but easily converted to RHW. A few dings in rims, wear on drag knob, original box and paperwork. Price sticker under foot. $295

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J. Austin Forbes reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas Classic (TM) reel by Ross Reels. Black anodized w/engraved T&T logo on spool plate, backplate with aluminum drag cover w/T&T's famous angler in a top hat logo, LHW, wide ranging and smooth drag w/subtle click. Fair/Good overall condition with edge and foot wear to anodizing. Lined with backing. Suede pouch. $195

Vintage T&T reel by Ross, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage T&T reel by Ross, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Plastic Rods and Miscellaneous

McFarland Rod Company Limited Edition S-Glass 8’ 5 wt 2p. Black glass blank wrapped in burgundy silks over hard chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, 6” Western grip terminating in an U/L NS screw lock w/varnished walnut spacer.

A very nicely finished rod from this much acclaimed east coast rodmaker. Rod has a nice, sweet progressive action bending down to the stripper. Mint, unused, but NS seat and case cap could stand a polish. Mike made a limited number of these from some special glass he acquired. Original bag and labeled case. $595

Vintage McFarland glass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage McFarland glass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage McFarland glass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

R.L Winston IM6 9’ 3p. 1t for 5 line. Winston green blank wrapped green over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper. 7” Western grip terminating in a D/L NS screw lock with dark wood spacer.(Koa?). Serial number 73191 and signed with Owner’s name, Jonas Price.

Fast, progressive action, grip soiling and ridging, blank has some minor scuffs not affecting its integrity. Original bag and tube, tube missing label on cap. $595

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

R.L Winston IM6XD 9’ 2p. 1t for 7 line. Winston green blank wrapped green over chrome snakes and triple ceramic ring strippers. 7” full Wells grip terminating in a D/L black anodized screw lock w/fighting butt. Serial number 10681.

Fast, progressive action, grip soiling, blank and reel seat have some minor scuffs not affecting its integrity. Original bag and tube. $545

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

R.L Winston 9’ 2p. 1t for 8 line. Winston green blank wrapped green over chrome snakes and triple ceramic ring strippers. 7” full Wells grip terminating in a D/L aluminum screw lock over rosewood spacer. Serial number 11639.

Medium fast, progressive action, grip soiling, blank and reel seat have some minor scuffs not affecting its integrity. Original bag and tube. $575

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Winston Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Winston Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, agent

H. L Leonard 754 Golden Shadow 7’6” for 3/4 line. Reddish brown Diamondback blank wrapped with yellow c/p thread tipped gold over chrome snakes and Mildrum stripper. Spigot ferrules with NS reenforcing bands, NS strap and ring hook keeper and winding check. 5 ½” cigar grip terminating in a NS C/R D/L seat with butternut mortised spacer.

An extremely rare and a true gem of a rod, this has a fine soft action…if all graphite felt like this I would fish it! The blanks for this short-lived series were made by Diamondback in Stow, Vt. for Leonard. Blank, writing and wraps in excellent condition, the NS components could use a polish to bring it back to as new. Some grip soiled noted, original bag and tube. Serial number 83140g. $595

Vintage Leonard Golden Shadow rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Golden Shadow rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Golden Shadow rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Golden Shadow rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Leonard Golden Shadow rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas LPS863-3 8 ½’ 3p. for 3 line, serial number 121383, medium fast: Gorgeous T&T blank wrapped green over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, NS hook keeper and winding check, 6 ½” Western grip terminating in an anodized aluminum U/L screw lock seat impressed with T&T logo w/undyed figured curly maple spacer.

Of all the graphite rods, the T&T’s always stand out to me for attention to detail and first-rate finishing…This one is offered in Mint condition, plastic still on the grip, case has a few minute superficial scuffs. $425

Vintage T&T graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage T&T graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage T&T graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Thomas and Thomas LPS904-3 9’ 3p. for 4 line, serial number 11734, medium fast: Gorgeous T&T blank wrapped green over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, NS hook keeper and winding check, 6 ½” Western grip terminating in an anodized aluminum U/L screw lock seat impressed with T&T logo w/undyed figured curly maple spacer.

Of all the graphite rods, the T&T’s always stand out to me for attention to detail and first-rate finishing…This one is offered in Mint condition, plastic still on the grip, case has a few minute superficial scuffs. $425

Vintage T&T graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage T&T graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage T&T Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Silver Label Full Flex 4.5 7 ½’ for 3 line. Slow: Grey blank wrapped blue over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, 7” Western grip terminating in an anodized aluminum U/L screw lock with rosewood spacer.

Blank is in great shape, some cork soiling, wear to reel seat anodizing. On the plus side has a wonderful delicate and deep bending action. Original labeled and lined cordura tube. $225

Vintage Orvis graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis graphite rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Superfine Glass 7’ 3p. for 3 line. Medium fast. : Olive blank wrapped chocolate over chrome snakes and Mildrum stripper, 6” Superfine grip terminating in an anodized aluminum U/L screw lock with cork spacer.

Blank is in great shape, some cork soiling on grip and reel seat spacer, otherwise excellent. Delicate and progressive action. Original labeled bag and tube. $415

Vintage Orvis fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Douglas Upstream 4884 8’8” 4p. for 4 line Medium fast. : Olive blank wrapped tan translucent silk over black light wire snakes and black Mildrum-style stripper, 5 1/2” half Wells grip terminating in an oxidized D/L C/R seat with mortised cork spacer.

Totally new, mint, unused with original packing, labels and warrantee card. Delightful flexing glass action with a great deal of delicacy. Sweet. $495

Vintage Douglas fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Douglas fiberglass rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sage SP Durascrim 590-3 9’ 3p. for 5 line, Fast. : Green blank wrapped green translucent silk tipped gold over hard chrome snakes and chrome ceramic ring stripper, 6 1/2” Western grip terminating in an U/L screw lock with seat with redwood burl spacer.

A couple minute scuffs not effecting blank integrity, grip soiling, NS seat hardware could use a light polish to bring to as-new. Case shows some travel. $345

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Sage LL 590-LL 9’ 2p. for 5 line, Fast. : Maroon blank wrapped red translucent silk tipped yellow over hard chrome snakes and chrome ceramic ring stripper, 6 1/2” Western grip terminating in an U/L screw lock with seat with rosewood spacer.

A couple very minute scuffs on blank, minor grip soiling, NS seat hardware could use a light polish to bring to as-new, slight marring to reel seat spacer from reel foot. Case shows some travel. $455

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Scott 8’4” G2 844/4 4p. for 4 line, Med. Fast. : Grey blank wrapped orange and tipped gold over chrome snakes and ceramic ring stripper, 7” Western grip terminating in an U/L anodized aluminum S/L w/light maple spacer. Serial number 273179.

Blank is excellent, light grip soiling and wear to reel seat anodizing. Case shows some travel. $549

Vintage Scott Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Scott Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Scott Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Silk Line Drier and Extra Spool: Great practical or decorator item for your camp. $195

Vintage Silk line drier, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Silk line Drier, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Bags: Super high quality leather and canvas gear bags by Hardy, all brand new:

Aln: Two exterior pockets, detachable rubber lined interior. Apx 13” x 11 ½”. $279

Hardy Aln bag, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Test: Two exterior pockets with snaps, detachable rubber lined interior. Apx 15” x 12”. $299

Hardy Test bag, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Carryall: Two exterior pockets, one unlined main compartment. Apx. 18” x 14”. $299

Hardy Carryall bag, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Replacement Peerless Crank Screws: I made one of these for a friend who had a fishing trip ruined when he lost his crank screw. Stainless, like the originals. Owner’s of Peerless reels may wish to keep a spare on hand! $15 plus shipping.

Hardy Accessories BLOWOUT!

Leather Single Fly Patch: $24.95 SALE $9.95

Leather Fly Dryer: $24.95 SALE $9.95

Leather Double Fly Patch: $24.95 SOLD OUT!

Leather Gink Holder: $19.95 OUT OF STOCK!

Leather Fly Wallet: $69.00 OUT OF STOCK!

Combination Tool(stainless steel nipper, hook hone, hook eye cleaner and knot tyer): $18.95 OUT OF STOCK!

Trout Music CD's: Great music for home/shop/fishing trips. $5 each.

A Fly Rod With a Soul: The Bamboo Fishing Rods and Life of E.C. Powell, Per Brandon. Trade Edition with dust cover, like new $65

The Lovely Reed, Jack Howell: NIB, $45

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean: First edition, 3rd printing, vg-fine w/DJ. Acquired from the author's son John Maclean and includes a signed letter about this book from him. $195 SOLD!

Fly Rods Galore by George Barnes: Signed, mint. $60

8 by Hoagy B. Charmichael, Signed $100, Mint. $95

Bogdan by Graydon Hilyard, VG $25 SOLD!

Forgotton Flies by Schmookler and Sills: Mint in original plastic bag, never opened $275 REDUCED! $250! SOLD!

More Books!

Books for Sale! The shop has gotten so crowded with machines and tooling it's reached a point where we can barely walk. Likewise, our bookshelves are overloaded and there's no room for new acquisitions, so I've decided to move some books from our library.

If you have an interest in these titles I can send a full description:

SALE: 20% OFF PRICES LISTED!

Forgotten Flies $350 SOLD!

Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials, Vol. 1 $600

Game Fishes of the Unites States $300 SOLD!

Split and Glued $250

Fishing Bamboo $225

Offers considered for one or all!

Finally, I have for sale 39 issues/CD's of the Powerfibers magazine, all save one unopened and just as received in our mailbox. Obviously mint, unused. $125 SOLD!

.............................................................................. Everything below this line has recently been SOLD!If you would like to see older sold items please visit our Vintage Tackle Museum..............................................................................................

Hardy Brothers Moran 7’ 2p 2t for DT4 line, fast. Medium flamed cane, 3x3 pressed nodes, swelled butt, mirror matched tips, extremely fine translucent wraps single-tipped black over black light wire snakes, with deep burgundy translucent wraps at oxidized Super Z ferrules, signed above grip in spiral fashion: “The Moran Series, Hardy Bros’, serial number L844/317, hook keeper above 5 ½” cigar grip terminating in an oxidized NS C/R seat impressed with ‘Hardy Bros LTD, Alnwick, England’ with highly figured varnished curly walnut spacer.

This tour de force exhibits the peerless skill of the late Tom Moran who made this Limited Edition series of rods branded for Hardy. (Very few sets were made.) This rod is Mint, unfished, with its original tube with impressed ‘hand in rod’ cap, bag w/stiffener, paperwork/warrantee card and walnut ferrule plug. Tube caps could use a polish. Cane rodmaking at its highest level and a centerpiece of any collection. $4400 SOLD!

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Moran Fly Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Model 280TNS 8’ 2p. 2t. 4-5 wt. serial number 1203-2. Medium, smooth action. Richly flamed cane, 3x3 node spacing, mirror matched tips, standard wraps with fine black tipping, 6” Payne Grip, U/L nickel silver screw lock seat w/highly figured amboena spacer, chrome snake guides with agate stripper, sterling silver rope-braid hook keeper.

The TNS taper was derived from a wonderful FE Thomas rod and reviewed approvingly in Ed Engle’s book, Splitting Cane. Will cast either a DT4 or DT5, depending on one’s preference. In excellent condition, very well-tended and sparingly fished, some slight grip soiling noted. Original labeled bag and tube. Tube label is a bit frayed and our old style. I can replace it with a new one upon request. $1,850 SOLD!

Vintage J.D. Wagner Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage J.D. Wagner Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Sage LL 389 8’9” 2p. for 3 line, Fast. : Maroon blank wrapped red translucent silk tipped yellow over hard chrome snakes and chrome ceramic ring stripper, 6 1/2” Western grip terminating in an U/L screw lock with seat with rosewood spacer.

No scuffs on blank, minor grip soiling, NS seat hardware could use a light polish to bring to as-new, but appears to have been almost never fished. Case shows some travel. $475 SOLD!

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Sage Graphite Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Montague Rapidan 7 ½’ 2p 2t for 5 line: Caramel color cane, hard chrome snakes wrapped yellow and tipped purple, 6” grip terminating in a D/L screw lock with white plastic spacer, rolled welt SD drawn plated ferrules.

In great condition considering age, ferrule snug, sections straight, some slight marring in varnish in a few spots. 3 guides have been professionally added on each tip for a vastly improved performance over the original 3 guides on each tip as it came from the factory. Some loss of the identifier decal. Case and bag. $145 SOLD!

Vintage Montague Rapidan Fly Rod

Vintage Montague Rapidan Fly Rod

Vintage Montague Rapidan Fly Rod

Richardson Fly Box: Custom hand-made in Bellefont, PA. This one features one tray 1 ¼” deep with 15 compartments, a second tray ¾” deep with 15 compartments, and the third tray lined with felt for nymphs/streamers. Edge wear to paint. $145. SOLD!

Vintage Richardson Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Richardson Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Richardson Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Richardson Fly Box, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect Blue Finish 3 1/8” diameter for 4/5/6 lines, .785 wide, 5.7 oz, LHW.

Reel foot has some rash from mounting on rod, but reel frame and edges are spotless. Since the foot is held on the frame with two screws, it could be easily buffed back to like-new. Original box with wear, pouch and paperwork. Pouch has some tape residue on exterior. $675 SOLD!

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Hardy Widespool Perfect reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Schliske ‘The Big T’ 7’6” 2p, 2t for DT4: Medium flamed cane, 3 x 3 node spacing, bronze C/P wraps over bronze snakes, 3 signature/measuring wraps at 16, 18 and 20”, 6 ½” grip terminating in a D/L cap and ring with spalted maple spacer.

A used rod by this Ft. Collins, CO builder, has grip soiling and both tips have significant sets which could be removed to bring her up to like-new spec. Rod feels very light in the hand(hollow built?) with a tippy yet progressive character. $745

Silk Line: In great condition, I believe this is a Thebault DT2 as it has loop to loop connections at each end, but it might also be a Terenzio. Burnt orange color. $35. SOLD!

Redington CT3/4 : 2 ¾” diameter, .720 spool width, 3.4 oz. for 2/3/4 wt line. Anodized aluminum with adjustable drag, set up for LHW but easily converted. Some edge and foot rash as shown, but very smooth and functional. $60 SOLD!

Vintage Redington Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Redington Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Redington Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Bellinger Classsic: 3” for DT3/4/5 line, .900 wide. LHW click and pawl. Aluminum rims, ventilated spool, foot and s-handle, Delrin sideplates and sculpted crank knob. Nickel silver oil port screw and counterweight. Reel has a cool compensation system that can be adjusted to minimize play in the spool to suit one’s taste or if/when the bearings wear. Very minute amount of rash on foot, but otherwise near mint, with zippered and fleece-lined pouch. $795 SOLD!

Vintage Bellinger Classic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Bellinger Classic reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Pflueger 1494DA: 3 ¼” diameter, 5.3 oz. w/backing, LHW! for DT 3/4/5/ line and backing. Edge and plate wear but reel has been totally factory updated with One-Pfoot improvements including LHW stainless drag conversion, new old-style pillars, new modern foot, new counterweight, new spool release cover. $125. SOLD!

Vintage Pflueger Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pflueger Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Pflueger Reel, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Rod Company ‘7’6” Quad’ 7’6”, 3p, 2t for DT4/WF5 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel ala Jim Payne w/2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in CP chestnut silk tipped black and also yellow at ferrules, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip has been nicely sculpted to a squared profile at the nose, oxidized D/L NS pocketed cap and ring seat impressed w/ Jim’s roll stamp, highly figured spacer, oxidized and beautifully squared NS step down size 15 and 10 SD ferrules. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

Delicate medium action that bends down to the stripper, a slower relaxed stroke allows the rod to do the work for you. A shop/show rod with slight grip soiling and a small amount of bluing loss on the butt cap, but never fished $1,795. Sold!

L.J. Downes Rod Company ‘7’6” Quad’ 7’6”, 3p, 2t for DT4/WF5 line. Flamed cane in a light caramel ala Jim Payne w/2x2 node spacing, mirror matched tips, black snakes and oxidized hardware wrapped in CP chestnut silk tipped black and also yellow at ferrules, agate stripper, 6” cigar grip has been nicely sculpted to a squared profile at the nose, oxidized D/L NS pocketed cap and ring seat impressed  w/ Jim’s roll stamp, highly figured spacer, oxidized and beautifully squared NS step down size 15 and 10 SD ferrules. Original bag and labeled Downes tube.

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

L.J. Downes Flyrod, J.D. Wagner, agent

Walnut and Bamboo Landing Net: Signed 'Sweetgrass Bamboo', 20" OAL, 14 x 8" hoop, soft catch and release fabric, very nicely sculpted handle. Unused. $40. SOLD!

Vintage Bamboo Landing Net, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Wes Jordan 8', 2p., 2 t. 4 3/8 oz. for HCH (DT7) line, medium action. Gorgeous, darkly flamed Orvis impregnated cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, chocolate translucent wraps over chrome guides w/two Mildrum-style strippers on butt, polished d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, 6 ½” cigar grip, serial number 43555(1966). Owner’s name engraved on butt cap and written on rod, along with “By Wes Jordan”.

Near mint, with only the slightest signs of use. Straight as the day it was made, size 13 ferrules snug, bluing 95%. Made by the great master Wes Jordan. Original well-traveled labeled case and bag. A great large water, large fish rod, with a pleasant, relaxed casting style that will cast line a country mile with little effort. As with many Orvis rods I believe this will cast one line weight under(DT6) best. An incredible value in cane rods, take this baby fishing! $1250. SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Wes Jordan Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Prototype Signature Series 9' 3p. 1t. for DT8/9 line: This is an early(1996) protoype rod I developed for my own use 'chuck and duck' fishing for steelhead on the Great Lakes tribs, but have also used it for bass and pike. Super Z ferrules, early clear wraps tipped black, double agatine strippers, flamed cane with resorcinol glue lines, U/L NS screw lock with stabilized maple burl spacer. Slow parabolic action will throw an entire Wulff TT 8/9 line. Original bag, no case. $700. SOLD!

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Prototype, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Prototype, J.D. Wagner, Agent

J.D. Wagner Signature Series Prototype, J.D. Wagner, Agent

L.J. Downes Payne 100 taper: 7'6" 2p. 2t. for DT4/5 line. Medium action. Oxidized NS step down ferrules, oxidized NS C/R seat roll stamped with Downes' logo, gorgeous figured burl spacer, 6” cigar grip made from 1/4” cork rings, C/P dark olive wraps tipped claret over black snake guides and red agate stripper, light caramel flaming ala Jim Payne w/ 3x3 node spacing and mirror matched tips.

Brand new with a delightful, crisp, smoooooth medium action with a slightly swelled butt and fine tips, a classic dry fly taper! Canvas bag and aluminum case. $1,595 SOLD!

LJ Downes Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

LJ Downes Cane Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Orvis Battenkill 8', 2p., 2 t. 4 3/8 oz. for GBF8 (WF8) line, medium action. Orvis impregnated cane w/3 x 3 node spacing, chocolate translucent wraps over chrome guides, polished d/l aluminum screw lock with walnut spacer, 6 ½” cigar grip, serial number 67419(1972). MINT, UNUSED. Original bag and case with engraved hexagonal cap. A great large water, large fish rod, a nice relaxed casting style will cast line a country mile with little effort. An incredible value in cane rods, take this baby fishing! $1095 SOLD!

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

Vintage Orvis Bamboo Rod, J.D. Wagner, Agent

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