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Quality Fly Fishing Tackle
Old & Rare Books on Fishing, Hunting, & Natural History
         

 HAPPY NEW YEAR to my Friends and Customers! I will be away FISHING at the following times in 2016. You can still place ORDERS on my site, but orders can not be shipped until I return. I will be in touch by e-mail:

April 3-8. Tarpon Fishing in Florida with Dick Resnick & Capt. Carl Ball.

May 27-June 22. Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Quebec with Bob Colson of Colson Cane Rods.    

July 8-21. Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Norway with Bob Colson of Colson Cane Rods.

Aug. 30-Oct. 5. Steelhead Fishing in British Columbia on Skeena R. with Roger Still & Bob Colson.

Nov. 8-Dec. 10. Trout Fishing in New Zealand with Richard May.

FISHING TACKLE - NEW & USED

I have been selling Fly Fishing Tackle along with my books since 1979. I have PICTURES of my fly rods and reels on my site. For NEW ITEMS ADDED IN 2015 or 2016, mark "Description" in QUICK SEARCH Box, then write in "Cat. 71." or "Cat. 72." Hit SEARCH.

POSTAGE RATES for Fishing Tackle

Tackle will be sent PRIORITY MAIL in the US for flat rate of $20 per rod and $10 per reel or other paraphernalia.   For OVERSEAS, including Canada, see SHIPPING METHODS at CHECKOUT. Please inquire for actual cost.  

RODS & REELS FOR SALE:

I know that fly rods are a very personal thing, and need to be inspected and cast before acceptance. All rods are guaranteed suitable for fishing unless noted otherwise. I try to cast every bamboo rod that I sell. I have a very generous 10-day Inspection/ Return Privilege on my tackle. If an item does not meet your expectations for any reason, return for a full refund less the mailing costs. The item must be in the original condition.

CONDITION OF RODS & REELS:

Restored   - Refinished to original-like condition.
Refinished   - Refinished, but not like original manufacturer.
New   - Apparent unused condition.
Fine   - Near New, showing light use.
Very Good   - Visible wear, minor dings, scuffs.
Good   - Average used; serviceable; no missing parts.
Fair   - Substantial use & wear; needs attention.

- All defects, short sections, replacements, missing parts noted for rods & reels.

ABBREVIATIONS:

2/2  - Two Piece, Two Tips             U/L  - Up-locking Reel Seat
3/2  - Three Piece. Two Tips   D/L  - Down-locking Seat
N/S  - Nickel Silver   RHW  - Right Hand Wind
Alum  - Aluminum   LHW  - Left Hand Wind
LG  - Line Guard   ibid.;  - Same as prior entry
FB  - Fly Rod, Bamboo   FF  - Fly Rod, Fiberglass
FG  - Fly Rod., Graphite   R  - Reel
P  - Paraphernalia      

Please select the following Categories from the 'Browse Category' listings:

FLY RODS BAMBOO- FLY RODS FIBERGLASS- FLY RODS GRAPHITE

FLY REELS HARDY NEW - FLY REELS HARDY USED - FLY REELS MODERN & CLASSIC

FLY REELS ANTIQUE & CHARACTER - FLY REELS EXTRA SPOOLS

FLY LINES CORTLAND "SYLK" NEW - FLY LINES SILK USED

FLIES BY VARIOUS TIERS - FLY BOXES - FLY FISHING PARAPHERNALIA

NON FLY STUFF RODS - REELS SPIN, BAIT CASTING & SALT WATER

 

BOOKS - NEW & USED

MY BOOKS ON www.adamsanglingbooks.com 

Welcome to the home of Adams Angling Books on www.adamsanglingbooks.com . Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books on Fishing, Hunting, and related Natural History. If you can't find what you like , please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you. I offer FREE SHIPPING by MEDIA MAIL for all Book orders shipped to the United States. Quicker service and/or Insurance for more expensive books available- inquire. For Overseas, including Canada, see SHIPPING METHODS at CHECKOUT. Please inquire for actual cost on Overseas orders. 

SALE ON BOOKS ON www.abebooks.com 
  
I AM HAVING A 40% OFF SALE ON ALL MY BOOKS UNDER $100 LISTED ON www.abebooks.com. The SALE started May 1 2015, and will continue until further notice. This Sale does not apply to listings on www.adamsanglingbooks.com. Go to WWW.ABEBOOKS.COM, Click on "BOOKSTORES" Put in "ADAMS ANGLING BOOKS." Books sold on www.abebooks.com will have Shipping Charges.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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NEW ITEMS SINCE CATALOG 70
7’0” LEONARD Model 38 H. 2/2 [1 tip down 1 in.]   2 1/2 oz. #4 line. [Circa 1923-1964]; in orig. early grey Leonard bag with stiffener & Leonard Hanging Tag; in  Leonard brass-capped tube., LEONARD
7’0” LEONARD Model 38 H. 2/2 [1 tip down 1 in.] 2 1/2 oz. #4 line. [Circa 1923-1964]; in orig. early grey Leonard bag with stiffener & Leonard Hanging Tag; in Leonard brass-capped tube.
1500.00 USD

3 3/4” HARDY PERFECT SALMON Wide Spool. LHW. Revolving Circular N/S Line Guard. HARDY Factory  LEFT-HAND WIND.. Ribbed Short Alum. Foot  [Suitable for modern seats]; Ebonite knob;  Straight line writing; Dupl. Mk II Check with spares;   N/S spool retaining screw. 12 1/2 oz.  Circa 1956-60. In Hardy Blue & Ivory Box, circa 1956-1960.  SOLD, HARDY
3 3/4” HARDY PERFECT SALMON Wide Spool. LHW. Revolving Circular N/S Line Guard. HARDY Factory LEFT-HAND WIND.. Ribbed Short Alum. Foot [Suitable for modern seats]; Ebonite knob; Straight line writing; Dupl. Mk II Check with spares; N/S spool retaining screw. 12 1/2 oz. Circa 1956-60. In Hardy Blue & Ivory Box, circa 1956-1960. SOLD
1600.00 USD

3 3/4“ HARDY PERFECT SALMON Wide Spool. RHW. Revolving Circular Metal Line Guard; Short ribbed aluminum foot [2 3/8 in. ]; Ebonite Knob; Dupl. Mk II Check with spares;   N/S spool retaining screw. 12 1/2 oz.  Circa 1956-60.;  Straight line writing; In Hardy Blue & Ivory Box, circa 1956-1960.  SOLD, HARDY
3 3/4“ HARDY PERFECT SALMON Wide Spool. RHW. Revolving Circular Metal Line Guard; Short ribbed aluminum foot [2 3/8 in. ]; Ebonite Knob; Dupl. Mk II Check with spares; N/S spool retaining screw. 12 1/2 oz. Circa 1956-60.; Straight line writing; In Hardy Blue & Ivory Box, circa 1956-1960. SOLD
1000.00 USD

3 1/2οΏ½ FIN-NOR No. 2 WEDDING CAKE. RHW/LHW. 10 oz.  Cap. GAF [WF-9] + 200 yd. 15#. In unmarked tan leather zip case., FIN-NOR
3 1/2οΏ½ FIN-NOR No. 2 WEDDING CAKE. RHW/LHW. 10 oz. Cap. GAF [WF-9] + 200 yd. 15#. In unmarked tan leather zip case.
700.00 USD

3 3/8” FIN-NOR CR 67. RH/LH. 7 oz. Cap. WF-7 + 150 yd. in leather zip case., FIN-NOR
3 3/8” FIN-NOR CR 67. RH/LH. 7 oz. Cap. WF-7 + 150 yd. in leather zip case.
175.00 USD

3 7/8”  [HARDY] L.L. BEAN GQS DISC 8/9. RH/LH. 9 1/2oz. Cap. WF-8 + 180 yd. in LL Bean Neoprene Case., HARDY, LL BEAN
3 7/8” [HARDY] L.L. BEAN GQS DISC 8/9. RH/LH. 9 1/2oz. Cap. WF-8 + 180 yd. in LL Bean Neoprene Case.
150.00 USD

9’6” SAGE GFL-III Kit Graphite. 2/1.  4.7 oz. #9 line. Fixed 1 in. Extension Butt; in bag & alum. tube. tube marked with Scientific Anglers label: Scientific Anglers /  Sage 9’ 6” for 9.”  in bag & alum. tube marked with Scientific Anglers label., SAGE
9’6” SAGE GFL-III Kit Graphite. 2/1. 4.7 oz. #9 line. Fixed 1 in. Extension Butt; in bag & alum. tube. tube marked with Scientific Anglers label: Scientific Anglers / Sage 9’ 6” for 9.” in bag & alum. tube marked with Scientific Anglers label.
180.00 USD

9’4” SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS SYSTEM G 9 Graphite. 2/1.  4.1 oz. #9 line. Detachable 2.5 in. Extension Butt; orig. bag & maroon anodized alum. Tube., SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS
9’4” SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS SYSTEM G 9 Graphite. 2/1. 4.1 oz. #9 line. Detachable 2.5 in. Extension Butt; orig. bag & maroon anodized alum. Tube.
185.00 USD

9’0” LEONARD FLY ROD TIP ONLY. With original Leonard cloth bag & Brass Capped Leonard Tube., LEONARD
9’0” LEONARD FLY ROD TIP ONLY. With original Leonard cloth bag & Brass Capped Leonard Tube.
60.00 USD

7’0” W.E. EDWARDS” QUADRATE Model 400 SPIN ROD 2/2 [I tip has 3 in. repair wrap]. 4 1/2 oz.  6 lb-8 lb. line.  in cloth bag & Edwards alum. Tube missing the cap., W.E. EDWARDS
7’0” W.E. EDWARDS” QUADRATE Model 400 SPIN ROD 2/2 [I tip has 3 in. repair wrap]. 4 1/2 oz. 6 lb-8 lb. line. in cloth bag & Edwards alum. Tube missing the cap.
275.00 USD

8’0” HEDDON No. 10 Blue Waters 3/1 [missing 2nd tip]. 4 oz.  #4/5 line. In original Heddon-marked blue bag with Heddon aluminum tube., HEDDON
8’0” HEDDON No. 10 Blue Waters 3/1 [missing 2nd tip]. 4 oz. #4/5 line. In original Heddon-marked blue bag with Heddon aluminum tube.
295.00 USD

J.W. YOUNG AMBIDEX No. 2 Spin Reel. LH/RH. Circa 1947. First spinning reel to have a reversible handle, for use LH or RH. Half-bail. In cloth bag., JW YOUNG
J.W. YOUNG AMBIDEX No. 2 Spin Reel. LH/RH. Circa 1947. First spinning reel to have a reversible handle, for use LH or RH. Half-bail. In cloth bag.
60.00 USD

 
 


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