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Vintage Glass Dealers
Post 02 Jan 2008, 07:56 • #1 
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Check out Bob Selb's site (http://www.classicflyfisherman.com). He has some neat stuff for sale. I especially like the Walt Carpenter glass rods. He also has some old Fenwick yellow glass for around $100 along with a Fisher glass rod for around $225. Jay

I've hijacked Jay's thread to start a listing of vintage tackle dealers that routinely handle glass rods. Please post with your favorite dealers. Tom


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Post 02 Jan 2008, 08:57 • #2 
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Well, thanks a lot, Jay! Another place to bankrupt me. How could you do that to a fellow Shenandoah Valley boy? Seriously, those Walt Carpenters are making me check my checking account balance. That Leonard Epoxite isn't too shabby either. Duff


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Post 02 Jan 2008, 09:09 • #3 
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duff, check your inbox please, jay


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Post 02 Jan 2008, 11:12 • #4 
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Actually, the price on the 8 foot Carpenter isn't bad. While the Leonard looks like it has a short tip, that is the third 6 foot, Epoxite based, Leonard that I've seen with the tip shorter than the butt. I'm not sure why they did it, but I guessing it was deliberate.

Other than Bob Selb, Martin Keane (unfortunately Martin Keane passed away in 2009), Rick's Rods (www.ricksrods.com), or Len Codella (www.codella.com), who else do we know that deals with vintage glass rods? There's a similar listing over at Clarks, but those guys are cane rod dealers. While some of the usual suspects sell both, who else is out there?

Tom


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Post 02 Jan 2008, 12:39 • #5 
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Three more that have catalogs only are Jim Adams of Adams Angling in Berkeley,CA @ 510/849-1324. Jim puts out an outstanding book catalog and a great rod/reel catalog, separately. Another fine dealer is Bob Corsetti of Rods and Reels in New Hampshire. His number is 603/886-0411. Another one is Carmine Lisella of the Jordan Mills Rod Co. at 845-639-7630. All three are friendly, honest, and fair. I have bought glass rods from all three. One time I bought a rod many years ago from Carmine, I can't remember what glass rod it was I was buying at the time, but he said I have an old glass Phillipson Scout with a broken tip I'll give you for free! You know, I still have it, it's about 7'2" and I still like to fish it. I've got to put a new tip on it one of these days! Their catalogs come out once or twice a season.


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Post 02 Jan 2008, 12:59 • #6 
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Tom, I think we should have a separate thing to hold all of these dealers here. This post thread will get lost. J

I agree about having a way to hold all the dealer info. I've pinned this thread to the top of Collecting where we can find it. Keep adding those dealer sites! - Tom

I added this here from a separate thread:


Found another site to spend your dough. Langs Store at www.langsstore.com. I don't know if this has been posted before, but every other Tuesday starting at 9pm they have new listings of tackle. Jay


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Post 06 Jan 2008, 09:42 • #7 
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Tom,

I recently visited Rick's Rods in person (they are in Denver) and it was just full of shelves and shelves of rods and blanks in the back.

Rick is a very personable person and took time to show me around. Was able to cast the new/old stock Phillipson Master 6/7 and it was a pretty sweet rod. Did well down to 4wt line. At 3wt, it was not so effective. Also got to see the new/oldstock Phillipson Epoxite registered series. Nicely done as well.

For those visiting the metro Denver area, I'd encourage you to call and drop by. He doesn't keep normal business hours, so do call ahead to make sure someone is there.

cheers


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Post 08 Jan 2008, 04:47 • #8 
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How about this guy:
fishingcollectables.com/
I think that I found about him from this site. Anyway, I have never bought from him. Just thought I'd add his site to the list.
Tom.


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Post 16 Jan 2008, 13:25 • #9 
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... Try Jonas Price at The Feathered Hook ... I've never seen him list glass rods on-line with his vintage bamboo or place them out on the shop racks ... BUT every time I go down there (I go frequently) he'll have a half dozen in his office in tubes or socks ... I guess local folks and clients drop them off for consignment ...
... I've purchased new rods such as Diamondglass (those were on the rack) to old throw-aways (freebies) which I've used for parts ... this past summer I was tempted by several nice ones ... But I had to pass them up in favor of a few nice bamboos ...
... No business connection on my part ... I simply appreciate the way he and his associate Jim take care of their clients, offer excellent products at the shop, and are located smack dab on the Penns ...
Bob


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Post 23 Nov 2009, 07:28 • #10 
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I noticed Marty Keane on the list of dealers. He was one of the greats, but I believe he passed away earlier this year.

Barry


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Post 14 Jan 2010, 06:24 • #11 
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Martin Keane did pass on.


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Post 10 Jul 2010, 12:10 • #12 
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Bob Summers usually has some fiberglass rods for sale on his web site. I bought my eight weight Winston fiberglass rod from him.

http://www.rwsummers.com/listRods.cfm?ID=Glass and Graphite



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Post 16 Jul 2010, 09:50 • #13 
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I spoke with Bob Corsetti earlier this summer about not receiving his catalog and he told me he was not selling rods. He said sales were down.
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Post 04 Aug 2010, 12:08 • #14 
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Scooter2022 wrote:
How about this guy:
fishingcollectables.com/
I think that I found about him from this site. Anyway, I have never bought from him. Just thought I'd add his site to the list.
Tom.
His name is Earl Grant. I have bought from and traded items with him. He is a good guy and his merchandise is good, also.


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Post 01 Apr 2011, 12:11 • #15 
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I absolutely agree about Carmine Lisella being a fair and honest dealer. I have bought several rods and reels from him over the past 15 years or so. Never been disappointed with the quality or the price.


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Post 12 Dec 2012, 13:01 • #16 
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Gary Siemer of http://www.vintageflytackle.com/ deals fiberglass rods.


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Post 26 Jun 2013, 14:31 • #17 
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Hi, I want to sell an old rod for a friend who asked me to help him because he is not good at using the computer. It's a Fenwick FF705 in the bag in a case never fished. Looks very vintage. Ther Serial # is P315428. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thanks John


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Post 10 Dec 2013, 04:28 • #18 
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jgestar wrote:
Actually, the price on the 8 foot Carpenter isn't bad. While the Leonard looks like it has a short tip, that is the third 6 foot, Epoxite based, Leonard that I've seen with the tip shorter than the butt. I'm not sure why they did it, but I guessing it was deliberate.

Other than Bob Selb, Martin Keane (unfortunately Martin Keane passed away in 2009), Rick's Rods (www.ricksrods.com), or Len Codella (www.codella.com), who else do we know that deals with vintage glass rods? There's a similar listing over at Clarks, but those guys are cane rod dealers. While some of the usual suspects sell both, who else is out there?

Tom

Your comment on the tip being shortened was interesting. I have a Marcus Warwick split cane job with 2" 'missing' from the tip. I discussed a new tip section with Marcus, 20 years ago I would guess, and he told me that he finished the rod that way, because the customer had told Marcus that the rod would be too slow for his use.
Marcus 'speeded up' the blank prior to finishing.
I guess it's true, Marcus could have just sold me a new top section, we also discussed the 'speed' of cane once the blank was assembled, as being 'set'.
I do hope he was not bulling me!


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Post 18 Jul 2014, 10:11 • #19 
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The following two dealers are now online at:

Jordan Mills

Adams Angling

Cheers,
Alan


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Post 12 Nov 2014, 09:31 • #20 
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I'm very impressed with Rick's Rods inventory of glass rods. Christmas is coming...right?


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Post 29 Sep 2015, 12:55 • #21 
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I'll add thumbs up for Gary and Carmine.


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Post 05 Feb 2016, 16:15 • #22 
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With me finding this new addiction, and already diverting my wifes attention elsewhere as to avert detection, I sure wish I had not stumbled across this thread... ugh. Ching ching... Haha.


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Post 27 Apr 2016, 14:59 • #23 
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I thought the temptations on *bay were going to be my undoing....then I found this thread....Fantastic info but I'm in trouble...


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Post 01 Oct 2017, 21:07 • #24 
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Classicflyfishingtackle.com


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Post 22 Aug 2018, 11:44 • #25 
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https://www.classicvintagefishingtackle ... onrods.htm

I just bought the fibatube so I feel comfortable sharing this now. :lol


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