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Unless stated otherwise, each rod is in good usable condition and complete with a cloth bag or tube.

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HARDY "FAVOURITE" 14ft #10 Graphite Salmon Fly Rod (made in Alnwick, England c1984)


14ft three piece double handed graphite salmon fly rod with 2 top sections. Full cork handle with polished aluminium up-locking reel seat, lovely permanent rounded aluminium & hard rubber butt cap for safe & comfortable casting. Best quality lined butt and tip guides with traditional stainless snake intermediates and burgundy whippings throughout. Fitted with trouble-free tapered spiggot joints. Complete with aluminium & cork ferrule stoppers and original partitioned cloth bag with embroidered badge. Weight assembled: just under 14oz. Excellent condition...

GBP 150.00 (Item reference FRD1892) + 18.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*) in a sturdy plastic tube

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HARDY BROS (Alnwick) Ltd. HALFORD KNOCKABOUT Trout Fly Rod (made in Alnwick, England, circa 1957)
 

9ft 6in two piece "Palakona" split cane designed for big trout on dry fly but equally suitable for wet fly fishing for trout & seatrout on rivers & stillwaters. Fitted with Hardy Stud-lock bronzed nickel silver splint-end suction ferrules (good tight fit with no knocks), up-locking "Screw Grip" winch fitting, Hardy Agatipe lined butt & end rings (no cracks or grooves), "Fullopen" bridge intermediates with light olive silk whippings. The ferrules and tip ring have been neatly re-whipped with green thread, everything else appears original. The serial number H13642 with makers' name and royal crests are stamped on the up-locking polished aluminium screw reel fitting which houses the reversible spear. The cane is in excellent condition and even straighter than it appears in the photos. AFTMA line rating approx #6/7. Weight: 73/8 oz. Excellent condition complete with rosewood & cork ferrule stopper and original partitioned cloth bag with embroidered badge, hanging loop and pocket for storing the ferrule stopper while the rod is in use. Collectable & highly usable...

GBP 200.00 reduced to GBP 175.00 (Item reference FRD167) + 18.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)  

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HARDY BROS (Alnwick) Ltd. THE PERFECTION (made in Alnwick, England, circa 1909)


Two piece 9ft "Palakona" split cane trout fly rod with 11" cork handle, tapered brass shoulder collar, Hardy Universal reel holder, tapered and threaded butt cap stamped with serial number A41447, "THE PERFECTION" and HARDY BROS LTD MAKERS ALNWICK'' complete with threaded rubber button. The bronzed Hardy "lockfast" splint-end suction ferrule is a good fit with no knocks, The Hardy agate lined butt & end guides and "bridge" intermediates are in good condition and have no cracks or grooves. The actual made-up length is 9'2'' and although the top section is several inches shorter than the butt, there are no signs of the top section having been shortened from either end, the tip being as fine as any I have seen. Another possibility is that the butt section is from a 9'6'' rod and the top section from a 9'0''. The rod is less floppy and with a better balance and faster action than any vintage Perfection that I have handled. Most fittings appear original. Good useable condition and well balanced with a lively action. Weight: 73/8 oz. Complete with ferrule stopper, partitioned cloth bag with embroidered badge and hanging loop.

GBP 150.00 reduced to GBP 125.00 (Item reference FRD187) + 18.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   

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E KERRY (Lockton, Pickering, York) 10ft Trout Fly Rod (made in England, circa 1930)


10ft two piece split cane trout fly rod with 12" cork handle, bronzed brass reel fittings, tapered brass shoulder collar, tapered & threaded butt cap (with maker's details stamped on) and complete with detachable black rubber button. The bronzed nickel silver spiral lockfast splint-end suction ferrule is a good fit and the agate lined butt & end guides and low cradle intermediates are in good condition with no cracks or grooves. Good useable condition with an easy "through action" ideal for boat fishing on lochs, lakes & reservoirs. Weight: 83/8 oz. Complete with ferrule stopper and very good quality partitioned cloth bag with hanging loop.

GBP 150.00 reduced to GBP 125.00 (Item reference FRD186) + 20.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*) in a strong tube. 

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LOOP ADVENTURE 9ft #8/9 4-pce Graphite Travel Fly Rod.

9ft #8-9
4-piece graphite travel fly rod with up-locking screw winch fitting, full cork grip (with small chip), detachable 3" fighting butt, 2 hard-wearing lined stripping guides* and 8 high quality snake intermediates with matching tip ring. Weight: 4,3/4oz. *Slight corrosion to stripping guide frames, otherwise very good condition and complete with maker's partitioned cloth bag. Ideal for bonefish, sea trout, grilse & bass. Actual length 9'3'' including fighting butt.

GBP 45.00 (Item reference FRD193) + 8.00 for UK delivery.

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SCIERRA  XDA 9ft 6in #8  4-pce Graphite Travel Fly Rod.

9ft 6in #8
4-piece graphite travel fly rod with up-locking screw winch fitting, full wells cork grip, folding hook keeper, 2 hard-wearing silicone carbide stripping guides and 7 large stainless stand-off intermediates with matching tip ring. Well used with some scuffing consistant with fair use but structurally sound with no cracks and absolutly zero grooving to any of the guides. Weight: 4,3/8oz. Good condition and complete with maker's partitioned cloth bag. Ideal for bonefish, sea trout, bass etc.

GBP 32.00 (Item reference FRD195) + 8.00 for UK delivery.

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J J S WALKER BAMPTON & Co. ''THE MASTER'' 9ft #6/7 (made in Alnwick, England, circa 1960)


Walker Bampton "Master" 9ft two piece split cane fly rod with "J.J.S.WALKER BAMPTON & Co. MAKERS ALNWICK" and s/n 32948 stamped on butt cap. lightweight aluminium reel fittings, bronzed nickel silver splint end suction ferrule, Aqualite lined chromed brass butt and tip guides with chromed brass intermediates, traditional wood & cork ferrule stopper and original good quality partitioned cloth bag with hanging loop. Ideal for lake or river fishing for trout or seatrout with #6/7 lines. Excellent condition throughout, dead straight and lively with very few signs of use.  

GBP 225.00 (Item reference FRD183) + 18.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)

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J J S WALKER BAMPTON & Co. ''RESERVOIR'' 10ft #6/7 (made in Alnwick, England, circa 1950s)


Early Walker Bampton "Reservoir" 10ft two piece split cane fly rod with "J.J.S.WALKER BAMPTON & Co. MAKERS ALNWICK" s/n 30788 stamped on butt cap. Fitted with up-locking screw winch fitting, bronzed nickel silver splint-end spiral Lockfast ferrule, agate butt & tip rings with low cradle intermediates, burgundy whippings, high quality traditional wood & cork ferrule stopper and original partitioned cloth bag with hanging loop. Ideal for boat fishing lake or reservoir from boat or bank with #6/7 lines. A medium action rod with plenty of power in reserve. Ideal for loch style fishing. Weight: 8oz. Very good condition throughout.

GBP 200.00 Reduced to 180.00 (Item reference FRD184) + 20.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   

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WESTLEY RICHARDS (London & Birmingham) 3 piece 12ft 6in Salmon Fly Rod (made in England, circa 1950s)


Double handed 3 piece split cane salmon fly rod with 2 tops. Although in useable condition this lovely old rod would benefit from replacement of some of the whippings and most of the intermediate guides, followed by re-varnishing. However the handle, winch fitting, ferrules (perfect fit with no knocks), butt cap, lined butt and tip guides are all in excellent condition, as is the partitioned canvas bag with tapes and press stud fasteners. Weight just under 20oz. 

GBP 80.00 (Item reference FRD191) + 18.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   

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