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George Maurer – Rocky Mountain Special

For sale is a Maurer Sweetwater Rocky Mountain Special. This is a 7' 9" 3/2 for a 5 or 6 weight line. This is George's interpretation of the Para 14 and Para 15 in a shorter rod. As described on his website, "this exceptional taper will handle a wide range of flies and waters."

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E.F. Payne – Model 200L 

This is an 8' 0" 3/2 3wt or 4wt weighing 3.50 oz. The tips mic at 0.0465 which is the same as a pre-fire Leonard 38L. Oxidized guides accompanied by a red agate stripping guide with the smallest diameter opening I have ever seen. This rod begs for a silk line. Butt cap reads E.F. Payne Rod.  E.F. Payne Rod Makers. This stamp was introduced in approx. 1925 and began fading out in 1932. Tips and agate suggest this falls early in this time frame.

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R.W. Summers – Model 856 

This is an 8' 0" 2/2. 4.95 oz. for a 5/6 line. This is one of the more popular models from Bob Summers and is in short supply on the secondary market. This beautifully dark flamed rod glistens in the sun. Exquisitely wrapped with caramel silks matching,,,

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D.G. Schroeder – 8' 0" 4wt., hollow built

Here is a Don Schroeder hollow built quad bamboo fly rod. This is an 8' 0" 2/2 4wt weighing 3.40 oz. Serial number 48208H. Don prefers to not hollow build his rods but made an exception for this custom order and did so with the butt section only.

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Gauldoni – Packrod with Bamboo Ferrules

This is a Gauldoni bamboo packrod with bamboo ferrules to lighten the load. This is a 7' 6" 4/2 for a 4 weight line weighing 4.0 oz. This rod was fished twice on the Frying Pan and proved to handle 17" fish fine. Gauldoni Rods are made in Denver, Colorado.

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A collection of Hardy Lightweight Series clones made in Japan will be sold as individuals, pairs, and sets of three. Included: Heddon, Roddy, Alford, Eagle Claw - Wright & McGill, Berkley, Zebco, Olympic, Daiwa, Forrestor, Garcia, Mastercraft.

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Ross Reels – No. 3 made in Etna, CA

This is an original Ross Reel made in Etna, California. The Original ‘’R’’ Reel Series was produced in both California and Colorado throughout the 1980s. This is a No3 with serial number No3-0094. This comes with both the ventilated and solid spools. 

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Jenkins Rod Co. – GA756

This is a 7' 6"' 2/2 4wt weighing 3.75 oz. All sections are full length and straight. This rod consists of rich flamed cane with transparent wraps. Cigar grip measures 6" in length. Classic cap and ring over a cherry wood spacer.

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