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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Nov 2017, 15:24 • #126 
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Location: US-CA
My wife has been very supportive of my fly fishing and rod building and rod collection...I think! Every once in awhile she will comment on a rod case or rod as being one she has never seen before or where has that been?. This happened this past weekend as I prepared to head out for some practice at "The Ponds". This led to me making a list of rods I have, it is as follows;
GLASS
7'6" 5wt 2pc Winston SF
8'6" 5wt 2pc Winston SF
8'6" 7wt 2pc Winston SF(2)
9' 8wt 2pc Winston SF
9' 9wt 2pc Winston SF/Montana
9' 10wt 2pc Winston SF
7'9" 4/5wt Kenney
8'3" 5wt Kenney , home build
8'10" 7wt 2pc prototype Kenney blank
8.5' 6wt yellow Fenwick, home build
8.5' 9wt yellow Fenwick, home build
There are Graphite and Bamboo as well, more on the bench. It never ends this collecting/building and fishing, and collecting/building and fishing, and...
Respectfully rvreclus


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Re: Current collections
Post 02 Dec 2017, 06:12 • #127 
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Joined: 07/14/15
Posts: 101
Location: CA-QC
My collection of short glass rods:
Phillipson Master 6ft 6wt
Browning Silaflex 6ft 5wt
Berkley Stream Specialist 6ft3in 4wt
Shakespeare Wonderod 6ft6in ?wt


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Re: Current collections
Post 02 Dec 2017, 08:48 • #128 
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Location: Western PA
To everyone and rvreclus in particular. I was talking to someone in the parking lot of a stream we had both fished. Both of us were removing waders and packing gear back into our vehicles. I noticed he brought a lot he brought a lot of rods for just one day. He had cloth sleeves over the rod tubes. I asked about them. His reply was it worked like camo. His wife stopped asking questions once all the tubes looked the same. I asked how he knew which rod he was reaching for now that EVERY rod tube was in a black sack. He simply laughed.
BTW, seems I'm building a modest Phillipson collection. I recently purchased an 8'0" Lancer L80. Though it has a metal ferrule, it's quite smooth and does well with both a DT5 and WF6. The grip has a large hole that I suspect served as a hookeeper. I plan to plug it with some cork and glue. My other Phillipsons:
FF70C Fly Fox (#6)
7'6" Royal Wand (HDH)
8' PowrKast (HDH)
Abercrombie and Fitch 7'6" (HDH).

I also had a 9' Challenger. 4oz but felt like 4 pounds. LOL! It was the poster child for why folks started buying 9' rods in graphite.


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Re: Current collections
Post 02 Dec 2017, 20:10 • #129 
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Location: Claresholm, Ab. Ca.
Current glass collection;
Unknown vintage 6'6" brown Shakespeare spin/fly that someone converted to straight fly
Early Ted Williams Crown 80-2 HDH-HCF
Sila-flex Medallion MF70-2
Sila-flex Medallion MF65-2
D. Andersen build Winston blanked 6'6" 3 wt
D. Andersen build Winston blanked 8'6" 5/6 wt
Phillipson Master G-MF80 L HEH Line #5
Phillipson Master G-MF76 L HEH Line #5
Phillipson Master/3M MF76 #6 Line
Johnson Profile Series 800 8F76LC Line #6
Glass ferruled Beans Double L 7 1/2 FT. Line #6
Kodiko build Steffen blanked 8'6" 5/6 wt
Kenney 794
Kenney 835
Kenney 866


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Re: Current collections
Post 02 Dec 2017, 21:18 • #130 
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Location: Vermont
sgoodroe wrote:
My 'glass collection is still a work in progress (shhhh, don't tell my wife!) So far it consists of 5 Horrocks Ibbotson's, 1 Phillipson, and 1 eagle claw.

Mohawk Rainbow 1407 7'6" 3-4wt
Mohawk 1490 8' 7wt
Mohawk Gunnison 1422 8'6" 6-7wt
Mohawk Rainbow 1408 8'6" 7-8wt
Horrocks & Ibbotson unknown model 8' 5-6wt
Phillipson Power Kast T80 8' 6wt
Eagle Claw REC 300 Favorite 8wt (my teaching rod)

add to that my "working collection" which consists of
TFO Lefty Kreh Signature 2 rods in.....

6' 2wt
7'6" 3wt
8'6" 4wt
8'6" 5 wt Pro Series Special Edition
9' 6 wt
9' 7wt

then there's my "specialty rods"

Cabela's TQR 5' 2wt (fishes more like a 1 wt)
Maxtec Advantage 2 8'6" 6-7wt (my go to rod for years, now retired)
Cabela's TLR 11'6" 8wt switch rod
World Wide Sportsman Deceiver 9' 9wt

oh and we can't forget my Horrocks Ibbotson bamboo collection
5' to 5'9" 8 pc travel rod
6'9" Pocono (one of my favorite brookie rods)
7'2" Tonka Queen
7'6" Beaverkill (later model)
8' Roosevelt
8'6" Beaverkill (early model)
8'6" Jersey
8'6" Black River spin/fly
9' Clark and Horrocks (circa 1900)
10' Clark and Horrocks or early HI, not sure


I've done a little shopping since I posted this, so add to my glass list...

Horrocks & Ibbotson Ike Walton 7' 5wt
Webber Water Witch (made by H I) 7'6" 5wt
Royal Falcon 7'6" 4-5wt?
Horrocks and Ibbotson 8' 8-9wt unknown model (Power Glass or Thunderbird)
Horrocks and Ibbotson Governor bamboo 9' 5wt


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Re: Current collections
Post 03 Dec 2017, 19:34 • #131 
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Location: 2 hrs from all good things Northern Californian
Lots of give-aways and adds since the last time I did this. Once I got to 30 rods I pretty much let one go for each new acquisition so now-days I just get the eye-roll from the wife.

Glass:
Mike McFarland Perpetual (E & S glass hybrid) 8'8" 4wt
Cabela's CGR 359-3 5'9' 3wt
Margiotta built Kettle Creek Riffle 6'3" 3/4wt
Eagle Claw FL300 6'6" 4/5wt
early Lamiglass benchmade 6'11" 5wt
TL Johnson SLG 911 7' 4wt
LamiGlass benchmade 7'3" 3wt
Bill Cary built W&M blank 7'4" 4/5wt
Gypsy Rod Works built Lami 904-3 7'6" 4wt
Fisher Glass benchmade 7'7" 5wt
Kabuto 8053 8' 5wt
Fenwick FL102-6 custom built as one-piece 6' 6 wt
Fenwick FF70-4 7' 5/6wt
Fenwick FF79 8' 5/6wt
Fenwick FF80 rebuild 8' 7wt
Fenwick FF80 refinish 8' 5/6wt
Fenwick FF806 8' 6wt
Fenwick FF84 8'6" 5wt
Fenwick yellow Blank FL102-6 custom 3-piece 8'6" 6wt
Fenwick brown Blank FL102-6 self-built 8'6" 6wt
Fenwick FF856-5 8'6" 6wt
Fenwick FF85 8'6" 7/8 two tips
Shakespeare 818 8'4.5" short-tipped 5wt
Bruce & Walker Companion 9' short tipped to 8'7.5" 6wt
Compac 8' 6wt

Bamboo:
South Bend Banty 6'10"
Templin/Gooch benchmade 7'6" 5wt
J.L. Bradley Para-13 7"9" 4wt
South Bend 346 8'6"

Graphite:
TL Johnson PHWFF 8'6" 4wt
Sage XP 896-4 9'6" 8wt
White River Silver Ed. 908-3 9' 8wt
Tenkara USA AYU 13'


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Re: Current collections
Post 03 Dec 2017, 20:13 • #132 
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Location: Vermont
On the bright side my wife has entirely stopped giving me a hard time about buying rods and reels. Either she has figured out the joy they bring me.......or she's figured out they don't cost her a dime. Either way it's all good. Hmmmm lets see, I've done glass, bamboo and graphite, so now maybe I should start collecting old spring steel and new boron rods :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 04 Dec 2017, 20:21 • #133 
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Location: Bozeman, MT
sgoodroe wrote:
On the bright side my wife has entirely stopped giving me a hard time about buying rods and reels. Either she has figured out the joy they bring me.......or she's figured out they don't cost her a dime. Either way it's all good. Hmmmm lets see, I've done glass, bamboo and graphite, so now maybe I should start collecting old spring steel and new boron rods :)


How 'bout reels! :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 04 Dec 2017, 20:57 • #134 
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:) Always room for more reels! I need a few Medalists, maybe a couple Orvis's and a couple high end models.....I'm thinking Hardy and 3Tand :) and maybe a few more vintage British reels. My wife seems to have stopped caring so I might as well jump while I can!


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Re: Current collections
Post 04 Dec 2017, 20:58 • #135 
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Joined: 04/02/13
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
I only keep rods that get fished since I'm not a collector. And I don't have nearly as much time to fish as nearly anyone here. Which means I can't justify a collection. I keep it around 6 rods or less.

Epic 580 (Tightloops build)
T&T Lotic 744 (Leiderman build)
Barclay 70p
McFarland 884
CGR 5/6 (kept as a loaner)

Plus a couple bamboo 4wts.

Considering the vast majority of my rods are 4wt, why is it that every time I think about getting a new rod, I assume it's going to be another 4wt?


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Re: Current collections
Post 04 Dec 2017, 21:37 • #136 
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sgoodroe wrote:
:) Always room for more reels! I need a few Medalists, maybe a couple Orvis's and a couple high end models.....I'm thinking Hardy and 3Tand :) and maybe a few more vintage British reels. My wife seems to have stopped caring so I might as well jump while I can!



Yea! Go for it! :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 04 Dec 2017, 21:45 • #137 
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ooooh I will! But I've been informed that the 6 unopened packages on my fly tying bench.....4 glass rods, and 2 reels WILL BE MY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Alas reel purchasing will have to wait until December 26. :(


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Re: Current collections
Post 28 Dec 2017, 17:19 • #138 
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Location: US-MD
Update for 2018

Scott 764
Barclay 704
Livingston 865
Epic 866


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Re: Current collections
Post 28 Dec 2017, 17:38 • #139 
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Whoa, backing1, good taste in rods!


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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Dec 2017, 05:53 • #140 
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Thanks so much!


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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Dec 2017, 06:29 • #141 
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Joined: 12/26/17
Posts: 41
Location: US-FL
Herters 7' 6wt
Fenwick 9' 9wt.
SF Winston 8.5' 6 wt
Phillipson 7.5' 6wt hammer handle
Russ Peak 7.25' 4,5,6 wt.


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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Dec 2017, 18:22 • #142 
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Location: SE MA
My current Fiberglass collections:

Berkley 5
Browning 9
Cortland 6
EC/W & M 6
Fenwick 18
Garcia/Conolon 6
Orvis 6
Phillipson 8
Shakespeare 3
Steffen 2

There is an overlap for Orvis and Phillipson as 3 of the Orvis rods are Phillipson.


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Re: Current collections
Post 24 Jan 2018, 13:49 • #143 
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Posts: 517
Location: US-Mount Pleasant, SC
Is it bad that I've added a brown SF Scott F79 and a second yellow SF Scott F81?


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Re: Current collections
Post 24 Jan 2018, 14:11 • #144 
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Location: USA-CO
Bad. Shame.


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Re: Current collections
Post 12 Feb 2018, 13:29 • #145 
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Location: US-Mount Pleasant, SC
Of note, the more recent yellow SF Scott F81 I acquired is a pre-incorporation rod (probably 1973?) with the white paper label on the tube and a serial of #81-581. A Wilson basement rod as confirmed by Mr. Kenney. Also interesting due to its reel seat hardware and lack of a fighting butt, so I suppose I should post a few photos here as time allows. The hardware on it is as bright as the day it left Harry's shop, and I seriously doubt it's been fished more than a few times if at all.


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Re: Current collections
Post 13 Feb 2018, 09:39 • #146 
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For what it's worth I recently added a second Kabuto 764 in mint condition and in the yellow finish. Neat stick to compliment the other Kab.

Hellmtflies wrote:
"OK" "OK" I'm a closet Fiberglass Junkie. :) I admit it. Anyway, we all collect other items besides bamboo rods and classic reels. I simply thought I would share my passion for glass rods here as well. Some of them might even fall into the "Classic" definition. Just another sickness to indulge in. The list below corresponds with the photos below, left to right. Enjoy!
Mark

Note; These rods are all completely original including bags and tubes. All have been made by the designated maker. No repairs have been made on any of these.

Note; Photos available directly to your email address if needed. Or, click on photo image below.

Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'9" 5wt.
Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL280 8' 5/6wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL175 7'6" 5/6wt.
Vince Cummings FL275 7'6" 4/5wt.
Ferdinand Claudio 756A 7'6" 5/6wt.
H.L. Leonard LEF70 7' 5wt.
Sila Flex Perfection 7'6" 4pc. 5wt. mint
Walt Carpenter 7'3" 3pc. 3/4wt.
Mario Wojnicki 82L5 8'2" 5wt.
Mario Wojnicki 73L4 7'3" 4wt. mint
Kabuto 7'6" 4wt. mint
Tom Morgan 7'6" 4wt.
Sage SFL679 7'9" 6wt. mint
Winston 8' 6wt.
Thomas & Thomas 7'6" 4wt
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 8' 7wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7'6" 6wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7' 5wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" "Flea" 6'6" 4wt.
Orvis "Full Flex" 7'6" 5/6wt. mint
Larry Kenney 8'3" 4/5wt.
Larry Kenney 7'9" 4wt.
Larry Kenney 7'3" 3wt.
Chris Barclay 7'10" 5wt.
Chris Barclay 7'8" 4wt.
Chris Barclay 7'2" 3wt.
Steffen Bros. 8' 3/4wt.
Steffen Bros. 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Fenwick FF858-5 8'6" 5pc. 6wt. mint
Fenwick FF705 7' 5wt.
Scott F-2 7'7" 4wt. mint
Scott F-2 7' 3wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7' 6" 6/7wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7'6" 5wt.
Sears & Roebuck "Ted Williams" 7'6" 5wt.
Wright & McGill "Panfish" 7' 4/5wt.

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Re: Current collections
Post 13 Feb 2018, 09:51 • #147 
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Looks like the rod table at the old Kaufmann's store in Oregon!


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Re: Current collections
Post 13 Feb 2018, 10:26 • #148 
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By golly, I used to buy rodbuilding supplies from Kaufman's. I think it may be where I bought my first Fisher blanks. Never went there, and purposefully skipped it on one trip through Oregon long ago, needing to hold on to some money for coffee and donuts on the long drive back east. Don't know the current status of the business, and would love to see what, if anything, you have collected from their shop.


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Re: Current collections
Post 13 Feb 2018, 10:58 • #149 
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Sadly, they are long gone. Top notch store and people in their days. Miss them a lot.


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Re: Current collections
Post 13 Feb 2018, 11:03 • #150 
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Yes, they're gone, sadly. Didn't collect much beyond a few flies -- I liked their weighted nymphs -- and small items. Visited the store twice, once in the old location and once in a new place opened not long before they folded. I don't remember the towns, but one was Tigard. They had a great catalog, too.


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