The Traditional Fisherman’s Forum

Brought to you by fanatics What you’re about to see is an accident. One day Joe volunteered to lead a fly tying demo at a local club meeting. It seemed like a good idea, at the time, to put the effort on-line for all to see. From these serendipitous beginnings comes a multi-year task that’s been a delight to produce. Each month, more or less, we’ll bring you a fly pattern selected to be effective for the angling you’ll encounter both on our Midwestern warm waters and around the country. From trout flies to tarpon flies, this is an exploration. Come along for the ride and we’ll show you interesting, new and classic patterns. Some of them might not even be flies!

Niels’ flies

Contact Us Fiberglass Rods Rick’s Rods specializes in buying, selling, consigning high quality vintage and collectible fiberglass fly fishing rods. Crafted by The Phillipson Rod Co. This rod appeared in the Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. The rod was described as follows:

Satisfied user letters and emails Colin, Over the moon with my fly rod refurbishment – all new rings and my name on the rod. Thank you again. T.W. (Cleveland) – Aug

That is a 24″ diameter net! The rod is an 8ft 5 weight to a Dickerson taper. Horrible weather in the UK at the moment February but this picture shows how much nicer things are on the other side of the world, a sizeable New Zealand brown to Fred von Reibnitz and his pack rod. A solid looking wild Rainbow Trout landed in Germany by Dirk Kruger, along with the stick it got attached to!

A 20″ trout from the River Nidd. Jon Wood making good use of both his new rods. This fish to the A nice trout from a small stream. See Richard Barrett’s blog for more information on small stream fishing. Garrison TKM proving once again that tight loops are perfectly possible with a Garrison taper and also that long leaders are the way to go in Norway.

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Questions about Antique Reels: Brands and Companies Q1: Many of the questions received about older reels concern American level winding baitcasting reels mass-produced from the s to the s. The vast majority of the mass-produced baitcasting reels and fly reels, too, for that matter made by the major tackle companies from the s to the s can still be found easily at flea markets and yard sales. Therefore, only a small fraction of these reels have significant collector value.

Highlander split cane, Hardy Perfect and a silk line. But not only does Niels fish full dressed flies, he also fishes them on a Phoenix silk line wound on a Hardy Perfect reel, which again is mounted on a 13′ Highlander split cane rod made by J.H. MC GINN in Scotland.

Martin Joergensen Highlander split cane, Hardy Perfect He uses this rod for his home rivers, the Danish Karup and Skjern, hunting for salmon and sea trout. When going to Norway’s larger rivers he “cheats” and uses a 14′ Hexagraph rod, which is a carbon fiber rod, but has the action and look of split cane. With these combos he raids the Danish and Norwegian salmon rivers and as you can well imagine, attracts quite some attention when he reveals his gear and opens his flyboxes full of classical full dressed flies.

The line was a special order from Phoenix in France. I can’t imagine they get many orders for weight silk lines these days, and according to Niels the delivery also took many weeks because they had to make it for him. There are probably few two hand silk lines in stock anywhere. The line is beautiful and casts like a dream says Niels who has fished it a few times already. He tells me that the casting pace and rhythm of his setup has to be deliberately slow, but that both reach and presentation is on par with anything he has tried.

The reel is a newly made Hardy Perfect four-and-three-quarter inches – no. Not as expensive as it sounds, but not a cheap reel either. And so noisy that if you hook a salmon in the Norwegian river Surna it can be heard all the way to Oslo.

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Q1: Many of the questions received about older reels concern American level winding baitcasting reels mass-produced from the s to the s. A: The vast majority of the mass-produced baitcasting reels (and fly reels, too, for that matter) made by the major tackle companies from the s to the s can still be found easily at flea markets and yard sales.

Vintage Rods and Tackle From time to time we will offer vintage and used fly fishing tackle. Please check back often for new additions. We are always interested in purchasing or taking consignments of used cane rods, but visitors please take note: Because the value of any fishing collectible is largely based on condition, and because researching values is so time consuming, we can not offer free, sight-unseen tackle appraisals.

If you’d like us to appraise your tackle for a fee, please contact us for more information and we’d be happy to assist you. If you’ve arrived here via a search engine because you’ve found an old piece of tackle and hope to learn its value, we are very sorry but we are unable to help you without seeing the tackle and charging a fee.

All items are covered by our 3-day return policy. The customer can inspect or lawn cast any item for up to 3 days after receipt.

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Vintage Rods and Tackle From time to time we will offer vintage and used fly fishing tackle. Please check back often for new additions. We are always interested in purchasing or taking consignments of used cane rods, but visitors please take note:

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Doak Miramichi Hand Tied Tapered Leaders We began making these for our own use a few years ago after being disappointed with the various manufactured leaders of the day. When customers asked what leader we used, the next question would often be why don’t you have them for sale, so we had to start offering them. Along the way, we developed a unique method of tapering and trimming the blood-knots to make them less obtrusive, which is a frequent complaint with knotted leaders.

No chemicals, heat, lubricants or saliva are used in welding the knots, but we think you’ll be pleased with the results, no matter how we do it. Every leader is tied by Jerry Doak and every section is carefully measured and inspected to ensure the highest quality and consistency. For darker rivers like the Miramichi, we use Maxima Chameleon which many salmon fishermen prefer for its abrasion resistance, excellent knot strength and just the right amount of stiffness to ensure a powerful turn over and great fly presentation.

For rivers with clear water, we also offer a more translucent option made with Maxima Ultragreen material.


Actual weight of rod is 4. The reel seat hardware is gold plated nickel silver cap and ring with ebony wood insert. The cane is lightly flamed.

Sep 24,  · Hardy put a code on their rods to indicate when it was built. It is often on the metal at the end of the handle. You can look it up here (thanks to Andrew Herd).

I received my rod back today – fantastic finish and the eyes match-up well, Thanks again,. Colin, I was absolutely amazed at the work you carried-out on my Dads old cane fishing rod – true craftsmanship on bringing this old rod back to life – very much appreciated, Thank’s very much, G. Hi Colin, I am very pleased with the result on my re-ringed fly rod – more old rods on the way!

Hi Colin, My old barbel rods arrived today, with new cork handles and reel-seats etc – they look great – excellent job and a quick turn around, John Carnforth, Lancs. Hi Colin, Just returned from work to open the tube containing my repaired Loomis fly rod. After crushing the handle – I thought ‘no chance of a repair’ – but great workmanship on your behalf – a new handle and reel-seat – I cannot believe it – really chuffed, Many Thanks, A.

Ashford, Kent – Aug Hi Colin, Got my rod back today – what a fantastic job you have done – new rings and re-fit spigot – much appreciated, M. Hi Colin, My rod arrived safe and sound today – what a superb job it is – replacement rings, thank’s again – ‘I am over the moon’ – Cheers, J. Colin, Just received my ‘crushed’ fly rod which you have repaired – a wonderful piece of craftsmanship – thank you very much indeed, D.

Looking forward to ordering a new salt water fly rod, Best Regards, M.

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Contact Us Bamboo Fishing Rods Rick’s Rods specializes in buying, selling, consigning high quality vintage and collectible bamboo fly fishing rods. Down-sliding cap and ring nickel silver reel seat. Full intermediate thread wraps. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 10 and Includes old felt covered wooden rod holder and tattered canvas bag.

Nestled in the heart the Miramichi River valley, the W. W. Doak fly shop has been family owned and operated for 70 years, carrying an extensive range of Atlantic salmon flies and tackle. We’re open year round and we ship daily to North America and Europe.

Fly fishing[ edit ] Trading card of the Ustonson company, an early firm specializing in fishing rods, and holder of a Royal Warrant from the s The art of fly fishing took a great leap forward after the English Civil War , where a newly found interest in the activity left its mark on the many books and treatises that were written on the subject at the time. The renowned officer in the Parliamentary army , Robert Venables , published in The Experienced Angler, or Angling improved, being a general discourse of angling, imparting many of the aptest ways and choicest experiments for the taking of most sorts of fish in pond or river.

It was a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; six verses were quoted from John Dennys ‘s earlier work. A second part to the book was added by Walton’s friend Charles Cotton. Running rings began to appear along the fishing rods, which gave anglers greater control over the cast line. The rods themselves were also becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized for different roles. Jointed rods became common from the middle of the century and bamboo came to be used for the top section of the rod, giving it a much greater strength and flexibility.

The industry also became commercialized — rods and tackle were sold at the haberdashers store. After the Great Fire of London in , artisans moved to Redditch which became a centre of production of fishing related products from the s.

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Offered here are antique Tribal artworks as well as ancient African terracotta items. This gallery will be regularly updated so check back often. Please ask if you would like additional photos or more in-depth descriptions. Enjoy your treasure hunt All items being offered on this website have appropriate provenance and are legal to buy and own under the United States statute covering cultural patrimony Code , Chapter Every purchase comes with a written certificate of authenticity COA and are fully guaranteed to be as described.

Koma Pottery Figure — Ghana, Africa AD – AD A large and very rare Koma pottery figure from Ghana, dating to the 12th to 16th Century. This complex ‘duality’ sculpture is comprised of two conjoined bodies topped by two janus-form heads.




Rick’s Rods, owner of Phillipson Rod Company, specializes in buying, selling, and repairing high quality, vintage bamboo and fiberglass fly fishing rods.


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