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4’4” ABERCROMBIE & FITCH “BANTY 44” glass 2/1. 1 oz. #3/4 line. D/L gold alum. Slide band over cork into cap; 4 ¾” Cigar grip; Marked: “Abercrombie & Fitch / New York/ Chicago/ San Francisco/  “Banty 44” 1 oz.
1 ABERCROMBIE & FITCH 4’4” ABERCROMBIE & FITCH “BANTY 44” glass 2/1. 1 oz. #3/4 line. D/L gold alum. Slide band over cork into cap; 4 ¾” Cigar grip; Marked: “Abercrombie & Fitch / New York/ Chicago/ San Francisco/ “Banty 44” 1 oz." in orig. cloth bag & 28” plastic tube with box attached to the tube.
Near Fine. 
FF 170077. 4’4” ABERCROMBIE & FITCH “BANTY 44” glass 2/1. 1 oz. #3/4 line. D/L gold alum. Slide band over cork into cap; 4 ¾” Cigar grip; Marked: “Abercrombie & Fitch / New York/ Chicago/ San Francisco/ “Banty 44” 1 oz. “ Wraps tan tipped yellow on bright snakes & tip top; bright stripper; on copper-colored glass; gold anodized alum. Ferrules; in orig. cloth bag & 28” plastic tube with box attached to the tube. [Cat. 2017] 17-0077 o. – This rod was sold by A&F in the 1960’s. It was fun to cast, and even small fish bent it right into the grip. Cork grip very lightly soiled. Rod was barely used. Near Fine. $225 
Price: 225.00 USD
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8’9” F.M. CLAUDIO “898A” Glass 2/1. 4 3/8 oz.  #8 line. Bag & Tube., CLAUDIO
2 CLAUDIO 8’9” F.M. CLAUDIO “898A” Glass 2/1. 4 3/8 oz. #8 line. Bag & Tube.
Near Fine. 
FF 170113. 8’9” F.M. CLAUDIO “898A” Glass 2/1. 4 3/8 oz. #8 line. U/L bright alum screw-lock over walnut into hooded cap; Payne grip; Marked “Ferdinand Claudio/ 898A” in ink on shaft; wraps antique gold tipped eggshell on chrome snakes & stripper guide; glass spigot ferrule; in cloth bag & Claudio alum. Tube marked: “F.M. Claudio Rod Co./ 1482-38th Ave. San Francisco Calif. 94122/ (415) 681-2128. / Length: 8 ft. 9 in. / Model No. 898 / Recommended Weight. #8 line 235 gr./Made for Jxx Pxxx/ by: Ferdinand Claudio.” [Cat. 2017] 17-0113 irz- Ferd Claudio was the President of the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club [GGHACC] for a number of years. He worked with some of the best rod designers in the country to develop his glass rods. He realized that certain subtleties in action and the timeless beauty inherent in cane can never be duplicated in glass, but glass had advantages. He designed his rod tapers to stress the superior points of glass. This is a final generation Claudio, considered the best-casting Claudio by many aficionados. Ferd Claudio made rods in both an “A” action or a “B” action. The “A” was a faster dry fly action, while the “B” was a more progressive action. Grip moderately soiled. Aside from grip, Near Fine. [$825] REDUCED $660 
Price: 660.00 USD
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3 Combs, Trey STEELHEAD FLY FISHING.
New York: Lyons & Burford, Publ. xviii + 494 p. 1991 1558211195 / 9781558211193 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover Very Fine Fine DJ 4to illus. Loren Smith Signed by Author
Combs, Trey. STEELHEAD FLY FISHING. 4to illus. by Loren Smith. New York: Lyons & Burford, Publ. xviii + 494 p. 1991 1st Ed. ISBN: 1-55821-119-5. Hard Cover with DJ. [Cat. 2017.] 17-0152 z. –Signed by Author on half-title page: “Trey Combs/ 12/4/91.” “Tackle and Techniques, The Great Rivers, The Anglers and Their Fly Patterns.“ An outstanding achievement, in spite of some minor inaccuracies. Highly recommended. The first printing has become scarce. Very Fine in Fine DJ. [$175] $157 
Price: 157.00 USD
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7’6” FENWICK FF 75. 7 ½ ‘ 3 ¼ oz. No. 5/6 Line. Fiberglass.  2/1. Cloth Bag & Fenwick Triangular Plastic Tube [Missing Cap]., FENWICK
4 FENWICK 7’6” FENWICK FF 75. 7 ½ ‘ 3 ¼ oz. No. 5/6 Line. Fiberglass. 2/1. Cloth Bag & Fenwick Triangular Plastic Tube [Missing Cap].
Very Good 
FF 170167. 7’6” FENWICK FF 75. 7 ½ ‘ 3 ¼ oz. No. 5/6 Line. Fiberglass. 2/1. Cloth Bag & Fenwick Triangular Plastic Tube [Missing Cap.]. [No Cap] [Cat. 2017] 17-0167 qx. –D/L Bronze screw-lock over gold alum. Base; Wells grip; Hook Keeper; Marked: “Fenwick FF75 7 ½’ 3 ¼ oz. /AFTM Fly Line No. 5-6/ G 169693.” [Dated 1966-1967]; Wraps brown tipped white on chrome snakes & tip top over brown shaft; Feralite tip-over ferrules. Grip mildly soiled. Very Good. $135 
Price: 135.00 USD
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9’3” [9’1”] FENWICK FF 112 Feralite glass 2/1. [Tip down 2 in.]  4 ¾ oz.  #10 line., FENWICK
5 FENWICK 9’3” [9’1”] FENWICK FF 112 Feralite glass 2/1. [Tip down 2 in.] 4 ¾ oz. #10 line.
Good. 
FF 150279. 9’3” [9’1”] FENWICK FF 112 Feralite glass 2/1. [Tip down 2 in.] 4 ¾ oz. #10 line. Early D/L brown screw lock over gold barrel into brown cap; Fenwick “Eagle” on barrel; Wells grip; Marked “Fenwick Feralite / E 17542 / FF112 9’3”’ 4 3/4 oz / A.F.M.A. Fly Line No.10.” Wraps brown tipped spiral gold over chrome guides & tip top on brown shaft; chrome stripper; Tip-over ferrules; In Fenwick plaid cloth bag & Fenwick Alum. tube. [Cat. 71.] 15-0279 sx. –This 1964-65 era Fenwick was a real powerhouse on the steelhead streams of the Northwest. The tip is down 2 in. at the tip, but it doesn’t seem to affect its casting. The reel seat is missing its endcap, and the grip is mildly soiled. With faults, Good. $75 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10’0” [FISHER] BILLFISH TEASER ROD Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1., FISHER
6 FISHER 10’0” [FISHER] BILLFISH TEASER ROD Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1.
Very Good. 
10’0” [FISHER] BILLFISH TEASER ROD Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1. 12 in. Rear Grip; U/L FUJI MFPS-H26 Reel Seat; 9 in. black foam Fore Grip; Marked: “Al Gagnon / John Hessel Custom Rods / Portola Valley, Ca. 3/87 /SB 121 5M” in black ink; Wraps black trimmed gold over ceramic guides on yellow fiberglass; special anodized ferrules; in Cloth Bag, no Tube. [Cat. 71.] 92-0179 mx. –Rod specially designed to fish teasers while trying for billfish on the fly. This rod was matched with a high-speed reel to yank the teaser from the water, and place the fly when the boat was in neutral. Very Good. $125 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8’9” FISHER CUSTOM by Larry Kenney. Glass 2/1. 5 oz. #10-11 line [330 gr.], FISHER
7 FISHER 8’9” FISHER CUSTOM by Larry Kenney. Glass 2/1. 5 oz. #10-11 line [330 gr.]
Near Fine 
FF 170063. 8’9” FISHER CUSTOM by Larry Kenney. Glass 2/1. 5 oz. #10-11 line [330 gr.] D/L gold anodized screw lock seat; fixed 1 in. Extension Butt; full Wells grip; wraps dark brown of light brown shaft; bright snakes & tip top; carbaloy stripper; spigot ferrule; Marked: “8’9” 5 oz. 330 gr. SH./ J.K Fisher/ L. Kenney 2011” on shaft. Cloth bag, no tube. [Cat. 2017.] 17-0063 con-lk. –Custom rod designed and finished by Larry Kenney, former President of SCOTT ROD CO. Very slight signs of use on shaft. Near Fine. $160 
Price: 160.00 USD
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9’0” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” F 2139 Glass 2/1. 7.5 oz. #13 line., FISHER
8 FISHER 9’0” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” F 2139 Glass 2/1. 7.5 oz. #13 line.
Near Fine. 
9’0” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” F 2139 Glass 2/1. 7.5 oz. #13 line. D/L screw lock copper alum. over gold barrel into cap; 8 inch straight grip; 2 in. ext. butt; bent wire hook keeper; Marked: “Fisher Glass F 2139 9’ #13” on shaft; Black wraps trimmed gold over bright snakes & tip top on brown glass; large ceramic strippers; spigot ferrule; in cloth bag with no tube. –One of the great big-water rods, capable of pulling up to 22 pounds. It could cast a line also, which cannot be said of many later lifting rods in both glass & graphite. Stu Apte told me that they used one of these rods in their Florida Keys Fly Fishing Schools. Many burly football players were unable to pull more that 6-8 pounds with this rod. It was rated for a #13 line, because that was the heaviest line made at the time. The rod could easily cast a much heavier line. 14-0058 con-lk. Grip mildly soiled. Near Fine. $250 SPECIAL $195 
Price: 195.00 USD
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9’4” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1 . [Butt 5 in. longer than tip]  Plus Extra Butt.  9 oz. #14-16 line., FISHER
9 FISHER 9’4” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1 . [Butt 5 in. longer than tip] Plus Extra Butt. 9 oz. #14-16 line.
Very Good. 
9’4” FISHER “GREAT EQUILIZER” Custom Built by John Hessel, Portola Valley CA. 2/1 . [Butt 5 in. longer than tip] Plus Extra Butt. 9 oz. #14-16 line. Green 2” FO-MAC Cushion Butt; U/L FUJI FPS-20 Reel Seat; Full Wells Grip 7 ½ in. long; 4 in. rod shaft; 4 ½ in. Fore-Grip; Marked: “Al Gagnon / Custom Built by/ John Hessel/ Portola Valley CA/ 9/84” in white ink; Wraps brown tipped gold over chrome snakes & Ceramic guides on dark brown glass; Spigot ferrule; in cloth bag, no tube. {Cat. 71.] 92-0178 kx. –This custom billfish or giant tarpon rod was built for the same fishing companion of Billy Pate. The Extra Butt can fit the tip of this rod, but it is a different shade of fiberglass. The tip to the extra butt was lost while fighting a big billfish, according to the owner. He has a picture of the tip sliding down his line to a leaping billfish while he is still holding the butt. He would not part with the picture. Very Good. $395 SPECIAL $295 
Price: 295.00 USD
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9’4” GATOR GLASS Custom Glass 2/1. 5 5/8 oz. #10 line.  1.5 in. fixed Extension Butt., GATOR GLASS
10 GATOR GLASS 9’4” GATOR GLASS Custom Glass 2/1. 5 5/8 oz. #10 line. 1.5 in. fixed Extension Butt.
Very Good. 
9’4” GATOR GLASS Custom Glass 2/1. 5 5/8 oz. #10 line. 1.5 in. fixed Extension Butt; U/L black screw-lock alum. reel seat; Full Wells grip; Wraps tan over chrome guides & tip top on brown spiral glass; Spigot glass ferrule. Cloth bag & no tube. [Cat. 71] 15-0080 q. –This rod was finished from a Gator Glass blank made in Florida; J. Lee Cuddy was involved in the company. The rod is an excellent Flats rod or bass bugging rod. Very Good. $75 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Hardy THE HOUSE OF HARDY Anglers Guide and Catalogue. 1965.
Alnwick: House of Hardy. 119 p. 1965 Softcover Very Good No DJ 8vo illus. 
Hardy. THE HOUSE OF HARDY Anglers Guide and Catalogue.1965. 8vo illus. Alnwick: House of Hardy. 119 p. 1965. Soft Cover. [Cat. 2017.] 17-0128 z. –With some inked notes on reel prices on 3 pages. Very Good Soft Cover. [$35] $31.50 
Price: 31.50 USD
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12 Herter, George Leonard HERTER'S Fly Tying, Rod Making Materials and Tools. Wholesale Catalog No. 56.
Waseca, Minnesota: Herter's. 184 p. 1948 56th Ed. Soft Cover Good. No DJ. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Herter's: "We are the largest dealers in fly tying, tackle making and rod building in the world and we intend to remain so." The Foreword states that the supplies are not up to from before the war, but new items are being added. [Cat. 71.] 15-0025 r. Some tears on ends of spine, but complete. Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Homel, D.B. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE FISHING RODS. Identification and Value Guide.
Bellingham: Forest Park. 128 p. 1997 1-879522-07-1 / 9781879522077 1st Ed. Soft Cover. New No DJ. 8 1/2" x 11" 
Excellent guide to wood, bamboo, steel, and glass fishing rods, both fly and bait. Patents; History; Evaluation; over 800 models priced. [Cat. 71] 15-0035 qx. New Soft Cover in Pictorial Boards. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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14 Homel, D.B. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE FISHING RODS. Identification and Value Guide.
Bellingham: Forest Park: 128 p. 2007 1-879522-07-1 / 9781879522077 5th Printing of 1997 1st Ed. Soft Cover. New No DJ. 8 1/2" x 11" Signed by Author on Title Page
Excellent guide to wood, bamboo, steel, and glass fishing rods, both fly and bait. Patents; History; Evaluation; over 1000 models priced. [Cat. 71] 15-0034 qx. New Soft Cover in Pictorial Boards. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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15 Johnson Jr., Victor R. FIBERGLASS FLY RODS The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite. 20TH Anniversary Edition.
Vallejo: EP Press. vi + 105 p. 2016 0974053120 / 9780974053127 1st Ed. Soft Cover NEW No Jacket 4to illus. 
160135. Johnson, Jr., Victor R. FIBERGLASS FLY RODS The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite. 20TH Anniversary Edition. 4to illus. Vallejo: EP Press. vi + 105 p. 2016 1st Ed. ISBN 0-9740531-2-0. Paperback No DJ. [Cat. 72] 16-0135 su. –The original FIBERGLASS FLY RODS was released in 1996 and concentrated on the fifty year history of fiberglass fly rods after WWII. It quickly sold out. The new 20th Anniversary Edition contains all new material and explores current fiberglass fly rods and their future. Highlights include: Foreword by Cameron Mortenson of the FIBERGLASS MANIFESTO; Chapter on current technology used in modern fiberglass fly rods; Profiles of 23 custom builders both in U.S. and internationally; Current fiberglass fly rods offered by major rod manufacturers; Chapters on the lives of Dr. Glenn Havens and Dr. Arthur Howland – the inventors of the modern fiberglass fly rod; Price Guide on vintage fiberglass fly rods. The book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history and current state of fiberglass fly rods. NEW Paperback. [$30] $27 
Price: 27.00 USD
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16 Johnson Jr., Victor R. FIBERGLASS FLY RODS The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite. 20TH Anniversary Edition.
Vallejo: EP Press. vi + 105 p. 2016 0974053120 / 9780974053127 1st Edition Soft Cover New No Jacket 4to illus. Signed by Author
160136. Johnson, Jr., Victor R. FIBERGLASS FLY RODS The Evolution of the Modern Fly Rod from Bamboo to Graphite. 20TH Anniversary Edition. 4to illus. Vallejo: EP Press. vi + 105 p. 2016 1st Ed. ISBN 0-9740531-2-0. Paperback No DJ. [Cat. 72] 16-0135 su. –The original FIBERGLASS FLY RODS was released in 1996 and concentrated on the fifty year history of fiberglass fly rods after WWII. It quickly sold out. The new 20th Anniversary Edition contains all new material and explores current fiberglass fly rods and their future. Highlights include: Foreword by Cameron Mortenson of the FIBERGLASS MANIFESTO; Chapter on current technology used in modern fiberglass fly rods; Profiles of 23 custom builders both in U.S. and internationally; Current fiberglass fly rods offered by major rod manufacturers; Chapters on the lives of Dr. Glenn Havens and Dr. Arthur Howland – the inventors of the modern fiberglass fly rod; Price Guide on vintage fiberglass fly rods. The book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history and current state of fiberglass fly rods. NEW Paperback Signed by Author. [$35] $31.50 
Price: 31.50 USD
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8’0” LAMIGLAS [REI] Fiberglass 3.5 oz. #6 line.  5/1. Plastic Bag & Rectangular 24 in. plastic Tube. SOLD, LAMIGLAS [REI]
17 LAMIGLAS [REI] 8’0” LAMIGLAS [REI] Fiberglass 3.5 oz. #6 line. 5/1. Plastic Bag & Rectangular 24 in. plastic Tube. SOLD
Very Good SOLD 
FF 170197. 8’0” LAMIGLAS [REI] Fiberglass 3.5 oz. #6 line. 5/1. Plastic Bag & Rectangular 24 in. plastic Tube. [Cat. 2017] 17-0197 mx. –U/L black alum. Screw lock over cork into hooded cap; Wells grip; Wraps black over chrome snakes & tip tops on brown shaft; Ceramic strippers; spigot ferrules. LAMIGLAS made some backpacking rods for REI in the early 1970’s. I used this rod for striped bass, shad, and trout in CA, & for trout in Argentina. It was excellent with a WF-6 or a ST-7 head. I packed its 24 in. tube plus a reel and flies in whatever bag or vehicle I was using. Grip moderately soiled. Very Good. $145 SOLD 
Price: 145.00 USD
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18 McClane, A.J. [Ed.] McCLANE’S STANDARD FISHING ENCYCLOPEDIA and International Angling Guide.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1057 p. 1972 3rd Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Taped Good DJ 4to illus. Richard E. Younger 
McClane, A.J. [Ed.] McCLANE’S STANDARD FISHING ENCYCLOPEDIA and International Angling Guide. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1057 p. 1972 3rd Printing [1965] Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good DJ. Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 J.Fornelli 4to illus. 3rd Printing of 1st Ed. [CAT. 2017] 17-0118 z -Settles all kinds of arguments in Alaska fish camps. Prior owner’s name on end paper. .Near Fine in taped Good DJ. $17 
Price: 17.00 USD
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9’0” RUSS PEAK “ZENITH” Glass 2/2 [2 different tips]. 6 oz.  #9/10 line., PEAK
19 PEAK 9’0” RUSS PEAK “ZENITH” Glass 2/2 [2 different tips]. 6 oz. #9/10 line.
Very Good-Fine. 
9’0” RUSS PEAK “ZENITH” Glass 2/2 [2 different tips]. 6 oz. #9/10 line. D/L bright alum. screw lock; Western grip; Bent-wire hook keeper; Marked in black ink: “Russ Peak “Zenith” # 12083 -9’ – 6 oz. / Custom made for / LxxxHxxxx; ” Wraps brown silk on bronze snakes, tip top & Perfection stripper over deep brown glass; gold trim; short station N/S ferrules overwrapped with brown trimmed gold; in orig. Peak bag & alum. tube marked with later Peak bronze label: “Russ Peak/ Glass Rods of Distinction/ 21 North Allen Avenue/ Pasadena, California./ Custom Made for/ Lxxx Hxxx/ “Zenith” # 12083 -9’ –6 ounces.” – 13-0237 io. This rod has two different tips; one is Peak’s Zenith Power Tip Action. The Power Tip action is designed for throwing larger, more bulky flies. The other tip is his Modified Dry Fly Action ; it was made later and has chrome guides instead of bronze. The Power Tip can toss a tarpon fly into the far yonder; the other tip would be more accurate for short casts. Most casters would prefer a #10, but it casts a WF-9 beautifully with either tip. Cork grip moderately soiled; but rod is Very Good-Fine. [$800] SALE $680 
Price: 680.00 USD
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8’8” [8’6”] SCIENTIFIC ANGLER SYSTEM 8 Kit Rod Glass 2/1 [tip down 2”]. 3.8 oz. #8 line. Spigot Ferrules. Bag, no Tube., SCIENTIFIC ANGLER
20 SCIENTIFIC ANGLER 8’8” [8’6”] SCIENTIFIC ANGLER SYSTEM 8 Kit Rod Glass 2/1 [tip down 2”]. 3.8 oz. #8 line. Spigot Ferrules. Bag, no Tube.
Very Good. 
FF 750025. 8’8” [8’6”] SCIENTIFIC ANGLER SYSTEM 8 Kit Rod Glass 2/1 [tip down 2”]. 3.8 oz. #8 line. U/L Gold Screwlock over Brown barrel; Wells grip; wraps tan over chrome guides & tip top with gold trim at butt; Ceramic strippers; Spigot Ferrules. Bag, no Tube. [Cat. 72.] 75-0025 st. –The Scientific Angler System rods were designed by JonTarantino. They are exceptional casters. This rod was expertly finished on blanks purchased from RLWinston in the 1970’s. Despite the tip down 2 in., the rod casts very well. Excellent light steelhead rod. Very Good. $55 
Price: 55.00 USD
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