116 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, Minnesota

507-467-2101

Root River Rod Co

Fly Shop Open 9-5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Guides Available Everyday.

Fly Shop Open 9-5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Guides Available Everyday.

Fly Shop Open 9-5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Guides Available Everyday.Fly Shop Open 9-5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Guides Available Everyday.Fly Shop Open 9-5, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Guides Available Everyday.

Norling Fly Fishing Rod

7 1/2' Norling 5 wt

 This is the classic Norling "perfectionist" fishing rod taper that the Norlings' have made for years. Never fished, this rod was made in 2017. This 2 piece rod is hollow built from a maker with very high standards. 

$1,200  

R1806

SOLD

7 1/2' Norling 5 wt Bamboo fly fishing rod. 
Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro MN

7 1/2' Norling 5 wt Bamboo fly fishing rod. 

Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro MN

Orvis Battenkill Fly Fishing Rod

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill "Pat. Pend."

 This fly fishing rod was made in 1949 by George Reid, and is an early patent pending impregnated 2/2 rod. The original label on the synthane tube calls for a HFG line (4 wt). The reel seat has a cork filler. Overall rod condition is excellent. Rod sold for $82.50 in 1959. Serial number 8865. It weighs 3.6 ounces. 

$800 or best offer. 

R1802

SOLD

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill Bamboo fly fishing rod from 1959. reel seat has a cork filler. Lanesboro MN

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill Bamboo fly fishing rod from 1959. reel seat has a cork filler. Lanesboro MN

De Gere Fly fishing Rod

7' 5wt De Gere

 This fly fishing rod is "as new" with plastic still on the cork. Made in 1992 this is Francis De Gere's fast action rod. Serial Number - FD103 2/2 format. Transluscent brown silk wraps, walnut burl slide band reel seat. This is a wonderful example of Digger's work. 

$950 or best offer. 

R1801   SOLD 

Francis De Gere's fast action fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co Lanesboro Minnesota.

Francis De Gere's fast action fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co Lanesboro Minnesota.

JM Reid Fly Fishing Rod

JM Reid 8' 5" 2/2 4 wt

Impregnated and with ferrules, this fly fishing rod is everything you would expect from a spring creek 4 wt rod. Excellent condition. 

$1100 or best offer.   

R1808     SOLD

JM Reid 8' 5" 2/2 4 wt. Bamboo fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota

JM Reid 8' 5" 2/2 4 wt. Bamboo fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota 

Orvis Battenkill Fly Fishing Rod

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill

Serial number 35537. Label on tube calls for HDH line (6 wt), although it casts a 5 wt line nicely. Excellent impregnated rod with very smooth cork. This rod is the sweet spot of fishing bamboo fly rods. In excellent condition, this rod weighs 3.8 ounces. Original bag and labeled tube.

 $450 

R1803   SOLD

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill Bamboo Fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota.

Orvis 7 1/2' Battenkill Bamboo Fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota.

Heddon Fly Fishing Rod

Heddon 3/2 7 1/2 4 wt

This classic trade rod from Heddon was made for Max Cook Sporting Goods and is named Stuick Special. This is a 1 1/2 f  3 peice  4 wt. The fishing rod was restored by Scott Whitman several years ago. Mostly original with several new wraps and new varnish. One of the prettiest Heddons ever made IMO. 

$525

R1811

SOLD

Heddon 3/2 7 1/2 4 wt Bamboo fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co, Lanesboro MN

Heddon 3/2 7 1/2 4 wt Bamboo fly fishing rod. Root River Rod Co, Lanesboro MN

Kusse Baby Catskill Fly Fishing Rod

Kusse 1 oz 1 wt Baby Catskill

 A very special fishing rod labeled "Prototype 94" this 6' rod casts a 1 wt line with authority as long as the wind is not blowing. 4" cork handle is smooth, butternut slide band reel seat with honey-colored silk wraps - all done in the Leonard tradition. Original tube and bag with hang tag. Excellent condition. $1400 or best offer. 

R1804

SOLD

Kusse 1 oz 1 wt Baby Catskill bamboo fly fishing rod butternut slide band reel seat. Lanesboro MN

Kusse 1 oz 1 wt Baby Catskill bamboo fly fishing rod butternut slide band reel seat. Lanesboro MN

Sage Original Graphite III Light Line

Sage Graphite III 279LL

Light Line 7' 9" 2 wt, 2 pc

with original bag and tube

Very Good Condition 

Included is Sage Click II and Line in Very Good Condition 

$350



Scott SES 905/6

Scott SES 905/6 Pack Rod

9'   5 wt   6 pc

Includes bag and tube

Excellent Condition 

$275



Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill Bamboo Fly Rod

Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill 8' #5 SOLD

Serial Number 4728. Built in the early 90's. This rod exhibits the classic traits of Thomas and Thomas with a stunning varnish finish, translucent red wraps, uplocking slide band, reel seat, blued ferrules, and of course, the T&T swelled butt. Completely original with bag and tube. Has not been used much in the first 30 years as evident with the lack of wear on the guides and reel seat. 

$1250

Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, Minnesota

Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, Minnesota

Orvis 8' Nymph Bamboo Fly rod

8' Orvis 3 3/4 oz 8' 2/2 ''Nymph'' rod SOLD

This is a fine and lighter 8' impregnated  nymph rod, being the 3 3/4 oz model for a 4 wt modern line. Serial # 59XXX. Condition is very good with only sign of use is a bit of soiling on the grip. Hard to find a nicer Orvis Nymph in this configuration. Line desination stated HFG (4) on tube and rod. This rod has a Medium -slow action with a modern 4 wt line

Was $650 Price lowered to $600.


Orvis " Nymph"  8'  2/2  bamboo fly rod  3 3/4 oz

Root River Rod Co 
Lanesboro Mn

Orvis " Nymph"  8'  2/2  bamboo fly rod  3 3/4 oz


Root River Rod Co 

Lanesboro Mn


Orvis Clearwater 7' 6" 5wt

Orvis Clearwater

7' 6"    5 wt      4 pc

Includes bag and tube

Excellent Condition 

$125