C F F'S BAMBOO ROD BUILDERS LIST

As a way to showcase the Bamboo Rod Builders that I represent, we put together a page to list their rods as they become available.

Please check this page, as we will up-date as rods come in. This will make it easier for you to find a Bamboo Rod Builder or a rod that you are looking for.

JIM BEASLEY - TENNESEE

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JIM BEASLEY - MAKER, TN 8' 3PC 2 TIP 4-5 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark brownn silks. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat with Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped rod tube. Rod is in 99% new condition, only lawn cast. $1250.

W. E. CARPENTER ROD CO. - PA

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W. E. CARPENTER ROD CO. - WALT CARPENTER - MAKER, PA MODEL "HIGHLANDER SPECIAL" MODEL #756, 7 1/2' 2 PC 1 TIP 5 WT Serial #1020. Rod from the eighties. Impregnated tempered cane. Blued nickel silver rod ferrules. Wrapped in cinnamon threads and tipped in dark brown. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and mahogany wooden spacer. Rod comes in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1595.
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W. E. CARPENTER ROD CO. - MAKER, MODEL "HIGHLANDER" 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Serial #755, Very nice medium fast dry fly action. Light colored impregnated cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear carmel threads and tipped in dark brown. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Mahogany wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in unused condition. $2595.
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W. E. CARPENTER ROD CO. - WALT CARPENTER - MAKER, PA MODEL "MAINE CANOE" - BROWNTONE SERIES. 8 1/2' 3PC 2 TIP 7 WT PROTOTYPE MODEL, Serial #86186-M.C. Built in 1986. Very nice dark flamed cane. Great larger water rod and can throw larger flies, would also be a great light Salmon rod. A real sweet dry fly rod! Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark brown threads and tipped in black. Western styled cork grip, down locking aluminum reelseat with Walnut wooden spacer and 1/2 permanent extension butt. Rod comes packed in original tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod comes with letters to original owner. Rod is in excellent condition, shows little signs of use. Another rod by a Master Craftsman who builds about the finest rods ever built. It is a casting machine! $2995.
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W. E. CARPENTER - MAKER, PA MODEL "BROWNTONE" 7' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #93370, Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice flamed cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark brown threads and tipped in black. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in mint condition. A great small stream rod by one of the greatest craftsman I've ever met. $3895.

JIM DOWNES - PENNSYLVANIA

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JIM DOWNES - MAKER, PA, MODEL "QUADRATE" #7613Q 7 1/2' 2/2 4 WT.Medium fast dry fly action. Nicely flamed cane. Blued Nickel Silver ferrules. Wrapped inbrown silks tipped golden yellow. Agate stripper guide, cigar styled cork grip tapered to quad forward section. Blued Nickel Silver slideband reelseat with wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod appears unused. $1000.
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JIM DOWNES - MAKER, PA MODEL 7612 HEX 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice dark tempered cane. Blued Nickel Silver ferrules. Olive green silks tipped in black. Agate striper guide. Cigar cork grip, made up of 1/4" cork rings. Blued Nickel Silver slideband reelseat hardware and Maple wood spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth tod bag and stored in aluminum labeled rod tube. Rod is in new condition. $1395.

 

JOHN GALLAS - CONNECTICUT

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JOHN GALLAS - MAKER, CT, MODEL "AUTUMN" 8' 3PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #8-01-4, 3.8 oz. Medium action. Very nice honey colored cane. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in green silks. Cigar cork grip. Bright nickel silver slideband reelseat and Butternut wooden spacer. Comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped labeled rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1750.

 

BILLL HARMS - PA

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BILL HARMS - MAKER, PA MODEL 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP HEX 5 WT, Serial #762-007. Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in golden brown silks and tipped in red. Agate stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in labeled cloth rod bag and stored in green aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Another great rod by a Super Craftsman! Rod is in excellent condition.Never run into many of Bill's rods but these came from one person's collection. $1795.
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BILL HARMS - MAKER, PA MODEL "QUADRATE", 7' 2 PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #Q702-003, 2.9 oz. Very nice crisp dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in brown silks and tipped in red. Clear agate stripper guide. cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and burled maple wooden spacer. Rod come packed in green labeled cloth rod bag and stored in green aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. A very nice rod by a great craftsman. $1995.
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BILL HARMS - MAKER, PA MODEL 6' 1PC 4 WT, HEX, 2oz. Medium fast dry fly action. Wrapped in carmel brown clear silks. Carbide stripper guide. Nicely swelled butt. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and burled wooden spacer. Bill does a great 1 piece small stream rod and this is one of them. Rod comes packed in green labeled cloth rod bag and stored in green aluminum labeled rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $995.

 

BRIAN KLEINCHESTER - VIRGINIA

 

DENNIS MENSCER - NEW YORK

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DENNIS MENSCER - MAKER, NY MODEL #804 8' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #13509 Medium fast dry fly action. Blued Nickel Silver ferrules. Wrapped in burgandy silks and tipped in orange. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver and Burled Cherry wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $895.

 

RICK ROBBINS - VIRGINIA

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RICK ROBBINS - MAKERS, VA. MODEL "THE SLOW WATERS SERIES", 6 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Serial #198, Very nice Honey blonde cane. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear carmel silks and tipped in red. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with bright nickel silver slideband reelseat and Zebra wooden spacer. Comes packed in brown aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1795.
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RICK ROBBINS- MAKER, VA MODEL "LITTLE RIVER SERIES" 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #1112. Very nice medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear golden silks and tipped in marroon. Swelled butt. Very nice golden cane, cigar cork grip eith blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and burled wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in new unused condition. $2250.
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RICK ROBBINS - MAKER, VA, MODEL LITTLE RIVER SERIES", BROWNTONED, 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #511, Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silve ferrules. Wrapped in burgandy threads. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. Tube comes in outer cloth cover. $2000.
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RICK ROBBINS - MAKER, VA, MODEL  "THE HOLY GRAIL". 8' 3PC 2TIP 3-4-5 WT Serial #812, Very nice medium fast dry fly action. Rick's very special, most versatile rod, casts 3-5 wt lines in many ways. Bright nickel silver Maxwell - Marinaro type ferrules. wrapped in clear Carmel colored silks and tipped in red. Carbide stripper guide. Swelled butt with cigar cork grip. Bright nickel silver slideband reelseat and Tiger maple wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod appears in unused condition. $2250.
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RICK ROBBINS - MAKER, VA MODEL "LITTLE RIVERS SERIES", 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear golden silks and tipped in red. Carbide stripper guide Tiny 4 1/2" cork grip with bright nickel silver slideband reelseat and wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1795.
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RICK ROBBINS - MAKER, VA MODEL "SELB'S 7' 9" VI" 7' 9" 3PC 2 TIP 6 WT, Very nice crisp dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear carmel silks and tipped in red. Serial #186. Carbide stripper guide. Western styled cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Burled Maple wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. A great Delaware or Western River rod by a great builder with over 40 years of rod making experience. Rod is in new condition. $2500.

 

DON SCHROEDER - WISCONSIN

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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, MODEL "QUADRATE TROUT" 7' 9" 3PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Serial #54312. Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice and smooth casting rod. Blued Nickel Silver ferrules. Wrapped in burgandy silks. Glass-like varnish finish. Very nice dark flamed cane. Reversed Half Wells cork grip with quad front taper, up-locking aluminum reelseat with Walnut wood spacer. Rod comes packed in brown cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in new unused condition. This is my first new rod from Don. I'm proud to be a new agent for him. His work is superb. $2125.
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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, MODEL "HEX TROUT" 7 1/2' 3PC 2 TIP 5 WT Very nice crisp dry fly action. Serial #54112 Very nice dark flamed cane. Blued Nickel Silver rod ferrules. Wrapped in burgandy silks,, cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat with Walnut wood spacer. Rod comes packed in brown cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. This rod is also brand new. Another gorgeous rod from Don, a great all arounder. $2075.
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DON SCHROEDER- MAKER, MODEL "HEX FLAMED" 7 1/2' 3PC 2 TIP 4 WT Very nice medium fast dry fly action. Serial #51009. Blued Nickel Silver ferrules with brass ferrule plug. Wrapped in clear brown silks and tipped in dark brown.Ccigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat with Walnut wood spacer. Rod comes packed in brown cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. This rod is in like new condition. $1850.
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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, WISC. MODEL "QUADRATE" 7' 9" 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT Serial #50509, Very nice medium fast dry fly action. Nicely dark flamed cane with blued nickel silver rod ferrules. Comes with brass ferrule plug. Wrapped in clear brown silks and tipped in black. Cigar cork grip, taper in front to quadrate look. Blued nickel silver slideband reelseat with Walnut wood spacer. Rod comes packed in brown cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped rod tube. This is a very nice rod by a great craftsman. Rod appears unfished. $1795.
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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, WISC. MODEL "QUADRATE" 7'9" 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Brass ferrule plug. Very nice dark flamed cane. Wrapped in clear brown silks and tipped in dark brown. Carbide stripper guide. Cigar cork grip. Blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in dark brown cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition.. $1895.
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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, WISC. MODEL 8' 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT HEX, Serial #35804, Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver rod ferrules. Wrapped in clear brown silks and tipped in black. Western styled cork grip with aluminum up-locking reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1795.
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DON SCHROEDER - MAKER, WISC. 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Serial #15697, Very nice honey blonde cane. Built in 1977. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Comes with aluminum ferrule plug. Wrapped in clear carmel silks and tipped in red. Carbide stripper guide with cigar cork grip and blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Tiger Maple wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in cream cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1495

 

 

BILL TAYLOR - MN

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BILL TAYLOR - MAKER, MN, MODEL "HOLLOWBUILT TROUT", 7' 9" 2PC 2 TIP 4/5 WT, Serrial #7916B1-HB, Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice honey blonde cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear golden yellow silks with brown accents, tipped red and black. Red Agate stripper guide, cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Cherry wooden spacer. First of Bill's I've had in some time and it's a beauty! $1400.

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BILL TAYLOR - MAKER, MN, MODEL "HOLLOWBUILT QUAD" 8' 2PC 2 TIP 6 WT, Bery nice crisp dry fly action. Great Delaware rod! Serial #801305HB, Dark tempered cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in olive green threads and tipped in red. Western styled cork grip with aluminum up-locking reelseat and Acorn butt cap with Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth bag and stored in custom wooden quad rod case. In excellent condition. $1000.
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BILL TAYLOR - MAKER, MN, MODEL "HOLLOWBUILT QUAD" MODEL #761705-HB, 7 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Very nice crisp dry fly action. 3.6 oz. Nice honey blonde cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear tan silks, Ritz typecork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Tiger Maple wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in new unused condition. $1495.
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BILL TAYLOR - MAKER, MN, MODEL "HOLLOWBUILT QUAD", 7' 9" 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Serial #791702-HB, Very nice honey blonde cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear tan silks. Carbide stripper guide. Ritz-styled cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Tiger Maple wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in new unused condition. $1495.

R. D. TAYLOR - NEW YORK

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R.D. TAYLOR ROD CO. - MAKER, NY MODEL 35L, 7 1/2' 3PC 2 TIP, Serial #228, Medium action. Very nice honey blonde cane. Glass-like varnish finish. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear golden tan silks and tipped in red carbide stripper guide. Weight is 3.4 oz. Takes 4 wt lines. Cigar cork grip with bright nickel silver slideband reelseat and Applewood spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. A very nice rod by a great craftsman. $2595.
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R. D. TAYLOR ROD CO. - MAKERS, NY MODEL 23-4-401, 6 1/2' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Bob's flamed tone model. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in brown silks and tipped in red. Agate stripper guide with cigar cork grip and blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in new, unused condition. $3550.
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R. D. TAYLOR ROD CO. - MAKER, NY MODEL "LIGHT SALMON", 9' 3PC 2 TIP 8 WT, Serial #232-598, Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice honey blonde cane. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in golden brown silks and tipped in black. Full Wells cork grip with up-locking aluminum reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod has 3 3/4" removable extension butt. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. Bob's Salmon rods are scarce. $2595.

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R. D. TAYLOR ROD CO. - MAKER, NY MODEL 24-4, 7' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #24-4-273, Medium fast dry fly action. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in beige silks, clear threads and tipped in red. Agate stripper guide. Glass-like varnish finish. Cigar cork grip with blued nickel silver slideband reelseatt and Applewood spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition, like new condition. Bob is one of the few Hudson Valley rod makers left and makes some of the finest rod in the marked today. $2995.

 

J. D. WAGNER - OHIO

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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OHIO, MODEL 265C, 6 1/2' 2PC 2TIP 3/4 WT, Medium fast dry fly action. Serial #607-2, Very nice dark flamed cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules wrapped in cinnamon silks and tipped in black. Agate stripper guide. Cigar Cork grip and blued nickel silver slide band reel seat hardware and very nice wooden spacer. Glass-like varnish finish. Comes packed in green cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod appears unused condition. $1750.
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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OHIO, MODEL #380BP, 8' 3PC 2 TIP 5-6 WT, Serial #304-8, Fast dry fly action. Great Delaware River rod! Very nicely flamed cane. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark brown silks. Agate stripper guide, cigar cork grip, up-locking bright nickel silver reelseat with Burled wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in clothh rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $2100.
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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OHIO. MODEL "SIGNATURE SERIES" 7' 3" 2PC 2 TIP 4-5 WT. Medium fast dry fly action. Serial #502-24. Very nice flamed cane. Bright nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in clear dark brown silks. Clear agate stripper guide. Very nice glass-like varnish finish. Cigar cork grip with bright nickel silver up-locking reelseat and Walnut wood spacer. Rod comes packed in green labeled cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled rod tube. Rod appears unused. One of my favorites of Jeff's! $2100.
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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OHIO, MODEL "280ZW"8' 2PC 2 TIP 4 WT, Serial #1207-3 Medium fast dry fly action. Very nice dark flamed cane. Glass-like varnish finish. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark brown silks and tipped in black. Swelled butt with cigar cork grip and blued nickel silver slideband reelseat and burled wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in tan cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. $1695.
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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OH MODEL 373-FS, 7' 3" 3PC 2 TIP, Takes 4-5 wt lines. Fast dry fly action. Very nicely dark flamed rod. Glass-like varnish finish. Bright nickel silver rod ferrules. Wrapped in clear brown silks and tipped black. Agate stripper guide. Modified cigar cork grip with up-locking nickel silver reelseat and Walnut wooden spacer. Rod comes packed in green cloth rod bag and stored in aluminum labeled brass capped rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. A very nice rod by a super Craftsman. $1995.
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J. D. WAGNER - MAKER, OH MODEL "PATRIOT", 7' 3" 2PC 2 TIP 4-5 WT, Medium dry fly action. Hand rubbed Polymer finish. Blued nickel silver ferrules. Wrapped in dark green silks. Carbide stripper guide. all cork grip and reelseat with blued nickel silver slideband and butt cap. rod comes stored in tan cloth rod bag and stored in black aluminum labeled rod tube. Rod is in excellent condition. Comes protected in green cloth outer bag. $895.
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