Bamboo fly fishing rods for sale in Lanesboro Minnesota Root River Driftless area.

Vintage Bamboo Fly Fishing rods for sale

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Kusse Black Troll Bamboo Fly Rod

Kusse 3/2 7' 4 wt Black Troll

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. 

R1805

Kusse 3/2 7' 4 wt Black Troll Bamboo fly fishing rod. Original brass tube and bag. Lanesboro MN
Kusse 3/2 7' 4 wt Black Troll Bamboo fly fishing rod. Original brass tube and bag. Lanesboro MN

Payne 208 Bamboo Fly Rod

Payne 208 9' 3-2 7wt

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. 

$1200

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Kusse Magnum Opus Bamboo Fly Rod

Kusse Magnum Opus 7' 6"

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. 

$1650

Kusse Magnum Opus Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, MN
Kusse Magnum Opus Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, MN

Payne 97 Bamboo Fly Rod

Payne 97 7' 3 w

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. 

$2800

Payne 97 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota
Payne 97 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota

Zietak Bamboo Fly Rod

Zietak Para 15

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. 

$850

Zeitak Para 15. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota.
Zeitak Para 15. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro, Minnesota.

Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill Bamboo Fly Rod

Thomas and Thomas Beaverkill 8' #5

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

Paul Young Bamboo Fly Rod

Paul Young Para 15

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.


 $1200

Paul Young Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod Para 15 Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, Minnesota
Paul Young Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod Para 15 Root River Rod Co Lanesboro, Minnesota

Edwards Bamboo Fly Rod

Edwards 7 1/2' 4 wt

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 onp is down 1/2" at the ferrule end. 

$450 

R1810

Custom Bamboo Fly fishing rod, Edwards-Bristol era, Edwards 7 1/2' 4 wt. Lanesboro MN Root River
Custom Bamboo Fly fishing rod, Edwards-Bristol era, Edwards 7 1/2' 4 wt. Lanesboro MN Root River

Leonard Bamboo Fly Rod

Leonard 38 ACM

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
Leonard 38 ACM Fly fishing rod. last generation of Leonard fly fishing rods made. Lanesboro MN

Leonard Fairy Catskill Bamboo Fly rod

8' Leonard Fairy Catskill 39

 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.

$1.695. 


8' Leonard Fairy Catskill 39 Fly fishing rod. 4 1/4" cork grip butternut SB reel seat.
8' Leonard Fairy Catskill 39 Fly fishing rod. 4 1/4" cork grip butternut SB reel seat.

Leonard Catskill Bamboo rod

Leonard Catskill 38 1/2 7 1/2' 2 3/8 oz 3/3

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.

$1,495.

Leonard Catskill 38 1/2   7 1/2'  fly fishing rod. butternut SB reel seat. Lanesboro MN Root River
Leonard Catskill 38 1/2 7 1/2' fly fishing rod. butternut SB reel seat. Lanesboro MN Root River

Orvis Battenkill Bamboo Fly rod

8' Orvis Battenkill 4 1/8 oz 2/2

This is a fine and lighter 8' Battenkill fishing rod, being the 4 1/8 oz model for a 5 wt modern line. Serial # 80450. Condition is excellent with only sign of use is a bit of soiling on the grip. Hard to find a nicer Battenkill in this configuration. Truly in excellent condition.

$750


8' Orvis Battenkill 4 1/8 oz  2/2 FLY FISHING ROD. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota.
8' Orvis Battenkill 4 1/8 oz 2/2 FLY FISHING ROD. Root River Rod Co. Lanesboro Minnesota.