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Discussing fishing flies, trout flies, salmon flies, fly fishing gear and equipment, Idaho and Montana fishing rivers, NW rivers, fly tying and fly fishing trips. Over 50 years experience in fly fishing, best flies, fly tying, fly fishing techniques, fish stories, directions to rivers and lakes and great fly fishing tall tales with special communications from area guides.

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Fishing Collectables

Heddon (c. 1951-52) 

8 foot, 3/2. Model #8. 4 oz. #4/5 line weight, Medium Dry Fly. VERY FISHABLE. Cigar cork grip. Down locking nickel silver reel seat with wood (walnut) insert. Green/black tipped jasper thread wraps.  Includes original cloth bag with Heddon label and blue aluminum tube with no label. Excellent condition. Heddon built and sold fly rods from 1924-1956.
Heddon split bamboo 3/2 fly rod.
$750.00

Terry Ackland (c. 1980’s)

7’ 6” rod.  TROUT MODEL. 2/2. #5 line weight. 4.0 oz. Medium Fast Dry Fly. NEVER FISHED. Maple nickel silver slide band reel sear. Cigar handle. Varnished. Green/orange tipped silk wraps. Delicate, yet powerful, swelled butt dry fly rod with a Medium Fast dry fly action for very smooth delivery with a DT5 line. Hand crafted and hand planed, professionally built rod that is a pleasure to look at and use on smaller streams. Medium color, oven tempered cane. Comes with cloth bag and heavy guage aluminum case with brass fittings. Terrific value for the price. Never used and a bargain at this price. Terry made his rods in Canada in the 1980’s.  
Terry Ackland split bamboo 2/2 fly rod.
$795.00

Split Bamboo (c. 1980’s)

7’ 9” rod. TROUT MODEL. 3/2. #5 line weight. 4.0 oz. Medium Fast Dry Fly. NEVER FISHED.

Up locking nickel silver reel seat with wood (walnut) insert. Western grip cork handle. Varnished. Black/orange tipped silk wraps. Delicate, yet powerful, swelled butt dry fly rod with a Medium Fast dry fly action for very smooth delivery. Hand crafted and hand planed, professionally built rod that is a pleasure to look at and use on smaller streams. Medium color, oven tempered cane. Comes with cloth bag and heavy guage aluminum case with brass fittings. A real bargain at this price. 
Split bamboo trout 3/2 fly rod.
$795.00
 
Fly Window Box-#48 Flies (c. 1930’s?)

Window Box Display of 48 freshwater flies. Mouse patterns, humpies, dries & eggs. Display is roughly 16” x 12”. Will make a great wall hanger or desk display. From looking at the dyes and feathers, I would guess they were tied in the 30’s.
c. 1930's flies based on patterns and colors.
$175.00

Phillipson/Hightower (c. 1950-70) 
 
7’ 6”, 3/2. #4 line weight, Medium Dry Fly. VERY FISHABLE. Modified western cork grip. Up locking nickel silver reel seat with wood (walnut) insert. Clear/black tipped probably silk thread wraps. Flip down hook keeper. Includes original cloth bag with copper/brass aluminum tube with no label (writing on handle). Excellent condition. Appears to be at least partially restored. Paul Hightower was a designer for the Phillipson Rod Co. (late 1940's through 1974).
Paul Hightower/Phillipson split bamboo 3/2 fly rod.
$895.00
 
Handle Rod (c. 1950’s) 
 
5’ 0””, telescoping bait caster rod. Appears to be copper, but may be brass. 5 straight sections and down-locking aluminum reel seat. Cork grip. Down locking aluminum reel seat. Soldered guides.  Includes original plastic bag with tag instructions and original label on handle. Excellent condition. Fairly rare and built, I would guess, in the 1950’s.
Handle Rod (1950's) made from copper/brass.
$125.00
 







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