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

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FINN DE LANGE (Bergen, Norway) 8'6'' Trout Fly Rod (Made in England circa 1930's)


8ft 6in three piece split cane trout fly rod with 2 tops, cork covered handle with bronzed brass screw in rubber button and makers' details "Finn de Lange, Bergen, Made in England" engraved on butt cap, bronzed brass suction ferrules with traditional ferrule stoppers, agate lined nickel silver butt and tip rings, bronzed snake intermediate guides and a keeper ring above the handle. Whippings are brown silk and mostly in good order although the new owner might like to apply another coat of varnish. A nice lively rod in good useable condition. I would guess that it would throw a #4 or 5 modern line but a traditional silk line (or modern equivalent) would slip through the relatively small tip rings more easily. Complete with traditional ferrule stoppers and partitioned cloth bag with embroidered badge and hanging loop. Interesting that a rod made in England for a Norwegian retailer should end up back in England!

GBP 100.00 (Item reference FRD182) + 15.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*).
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: *Delivery to UK Highlands or Islands will cost more and may take longer to deliver so please contact me before ordering. Sorry, this item is not for export (see international shipping)




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 (Item reference FRD167) + 25.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   
Important: *Delivery to UK Highlands or Islands will cost more and may take longer to deliver so please contact me before ordering. Sorry, this item is not for export (see international shipping)




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 125.00 (Item reference FRD187) + 25.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   
Important: *Delivery to UK Highlands or Islands will cost more and may take longer to deliver so please contact me before ordering. Sorry, this item is not for export (see international shipping)




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 fitings, 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 (Item reference FRD186) + 25.00 for UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*) in a strong tube. 
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: *Delivery to UK Highlands or Islands will cost more and may take longer to deliver so please contact me before ordering. Sorry, this item is not for export (see international shipping)




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) + 25.00 for next day UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)
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Recent addition
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 (Item reference FRD184) + 30.00 for next day UK Mainland delivery (except Scottish Highlands*)   
Important: *Delivery to UK Highlands or Islands will cost more and may take longer to deliver so please contact me before ordering. Sorry, this item is not for export (see international shipping)



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