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Douglas J Duck
A fine custom rod maker, who visited Hoagy Carmichael's shop several times back in the day, meticulously produced replicas of the Garrison rods and others. This rod displays a Garrison rod in virtually every facet of its design. The result is a great mix of the material, tapered bamboo, and length.
Model 204E 7'3'' 2/2 for a 5 wt line.
Excellent condition asking $1200.
I'll accept any form of payment and shipping to the conus for $25.
PHY Midge Root River Rod Co Lanesboro Minnesota
Very Good Condition
Very Good Condition
Another special rod from Ron Kusse. This flame finish fishing rod with black tipped red silks and blued hardware is gorgeous. Swelled but all in the Leonard tradition, the hang tag reads "Serial number 4470 1 of 100, 3 3/4 oz. Black Troll" Both tips are 1/2" larger than the butt and mid. Original brass tube and bag.
$1100 or best offer.
Kusse 3/2 7' 4 wt Black Troll Bamboo fly fishing rod. Original brass tube and bag. Lanesboro MN
Stamped "Payne REG.U.S.PAT OFF." on the uplocking reel seat. 3/8" cork rings on a smooth, half wells grip. Blued ferrules, agate stripper. All sections are full and straight. With original bag and tube. Very Good Condition.
Payne 208. 9' 3/2 excellent condition.Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, MN
Absolutely gorgeous! This rod has never been fished, could possibly have never been casted even.
Truly Mint Condition.
Serial Number 9161. Stamped "Magnum Opus" on the slide band over a figured maple filler and of course, "Ron Kusse Maker" stamped on the butt cap. The rattan handle is highlighted with red thread with a custom winding and grip check. Exquisite signature wrap over swelled butt, gold intermediates, honey silks on the guides. Hang tag states "Mirror tip, 5 wt line, 3 and 3/4 oz" Comes complete with bagged, solid brass tube.
Also check out the Kusse Leonard-Mills reel that should go with this rod which is for sale in our vintage reel section.
Kusse Magnum Opus Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, MN
This rod was sold from the Payne Shop, has the uplocking reel seat, 3/8" cork rings, very smooth, all the wraps and guides are in perfect conditions, blued ferrules have that butter smooth fit. Original bag and tube, all sections are full and dead straight.
Payne 97 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota
This rod is an extremely accurate rendition of Bob Summers' 856 in every respect. Excellent condition. Complete with wet and dry tip, bag, and tube.
Zeitak Para 15. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Just picked this one up, I will have it for a month or two and then it is on it's way to Bob Summers. Here if your chance to meet Bob and take it there yourself. Comes with bag, wet tip and dry tip. The rod is actually in very good condition except that the dry tip is 4 inches short. Bob is going to be making a new tip for it.
Paul Young Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod Para 15 Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, Minnesota
This classic fishing rod from the Edwards-Bristol era is a fine 4 wt dry fly rod. Hang tag is from Cook, Newton, and Smith - a tackle house in Boston that Edwards made some rods for. All sections are straight and one tip is down 1/2" at the ferrule end.
Custom Bamboo Fly fishing rod, Edwards-Bristol era, Edwards 7 1/2' 4 wt. Lanesboro MN Root River
This fishing rod has never had a line on it. It's the last generation of Leonard rods made. Serial #115. Exquisite workmanship and node work. Perfectly straight and flawless varnish. The only slightly parabolic taper produced by Leonard designed as a 7 ft 3 wt. 2.5 oz.
$1200 or best offer.
Leonard 38 ACM Fly fishing rod. last generation of Leonard fly fishing rods made. Lanesboro MN
This pre-fire Leonard fishing rod is a 3/2 has an actual weight of 2.3 oz. Whisper soft artistry with 2 wt or 3 wt line. Unbelievable elegance with translucent green wraps tipped with full intermediates. With a smooth 4 1/4" cork grip of 3/8" rings, butternut SB reel seat. Patent marks on 13/64 and 8/64 ferrules. English tungsten guides with snake stripping guide and Leonard hand made silver tip tops. Original bag and tube. Varnish and wraps are all very good as also the ferrule fit. 0ne tip down 4 3/4 '' other remaining sections full. One of the rarest slow-medium action true 3 wt 8' rods ever made.
Was$1.695. Price lowered to $1,395.
8' Leonard Fairy Catskill 39 Fly fishing rod. 4 1/4" cork grip butternut SB reel seat.
Honey wrapped english twist guides with a snake stripper. this fly fishing rod has three tips , one full one 1" down and one 1/2' down. Patented ferrules 13/64 and 8/64. A fine lightweight classic having a swelled butt, 4 1/4" cork grip with butternut SB reel seat. Original bag and tube Actual rod weighs 2.6 oz. Varnish, ferrule fit and guides are all very good to excellent. A very fine instrument for a 3 wt line.
Was $1,495.Price lowered to $1,295
Leonard Catskill 38 1/2 7 1/2' fly fishing rod. butternut SB reel seat. Lanesboro MN Root River