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UPDATED May 13, 2020
Classic doesn't necessarily mean 'old' or 'vintage'. And it doesn't always mean bamboo. The rods offered on The List are fly rods of high quality spanning all eras of manufacture - from early Leonard and Thomas bamboo rods, through the pinnacle of fiberglass and graphite, to today's custom makers working with all blank materials. The List may seem eclectic at first. However, every rod offered has one quality in common with all others on The List: it is a well made and enjoyable fly fishing rod.
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1. Fenwick XF-806; Boron; 8' ~ 3.0 oz. ~ 6wt. As New, probably unfished. Wrapped black tipped gold. Slender black blank. Downlocking reel seat with walnut filler. Half-Wells grip. Replacement REC bag & black labeled tube are EX+. A hard to find rod!
$295 + Shipping
2. Fenwick GFF-805; HMG Graphite; 8' ~ 2.75 oz. ~ 5wt. EX+ to Near Mint condition. Wrapped grey, tipped light green. Grey blank. Uplocking reel seat over cork filler. Half-Wells grip. Original Bag and black labeled tube are EX+.
$225 + Shipping
3. Fenwick GFF-856; HMG Graphite; 8'6" ~ 3 1/8 oz. ~ 6wt. EX+ to Near Mint condition. Wrapped grey, tipped light green. Grey Blank. Uplocking reel seat with over cork filler. Half-Wells grip. Original bag and labeled tube are EX+.
$195 + Shipping
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A little about these rods--they represent the First, Second and Third generation Orvis Graphite rods from the 1970s through the 1980s. (build dates are identifiable on most of the butt caps.)
All are on the famous "unsanded" Orvis graphite blanks of low-to-medium modulus. The HLS (High Line Speed) Third Gen rods are the fastest of the group. These early rods are all known for approximating the action of bamboo/glass and presenting a delicate line.
All of the rods are in EX to NM condition with no faults. Most have been fished, but lightly. All have labeled tubes and original bags.
Shipping/insurance will be additional per rod via USPS Priority Mail.
Reasonable offers on multiple rods or the complete collection will be considered.
Sales on these rods are final unless we miss some major condition issue.
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A super charismatic Paul H. Young ‘Standby’ - an exceptional large trout taper.
A wonderful Walton Powell Companion Set. This set is in 7'6" 4/5wt and 8'6" 5/6wt configuration and is one of the last two Golden Signature bamboo rods Walt would build. NOW LISTED.
A fine selection of classic Fenwick HMG and Boron fly rods. Fantastic action for the fly fisher that enjoys fishing graphite rods that cast a bit differently than today's super-fast high tech. NOW LISTED.
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