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R.W. Summers Model 82 | 827

For sale is a R.W. Summers Model 82 or sometimes referred to as an 827 bamboo fly rod - 8’ 2” 2/2 7wt. Serial no. 121185. All sections are full length and straight. Darkly flamed bamboo is complemented by translucent caramel wraps. Outfitted with down locking aluminum hardware with a nickel silver butt cap and a well modeled mortised spacer. Size 15 ferrule has a perfect fit. The rod weighs 5.40 oz. In my hand the taper is on the fast side of medium-fast. Original tube, bag, and ferrule plug.

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E.F. Payne  – Highland Mills 8' 0" 2wt / 3wt

This is a pre-1920s Highland Mills Payne bamboo fly rod made in the Catskill idea. This is an 8' 0" 3/2 for a 2wt or 3wt. In 1914 Ed Payne's passing left Jim with a legacy to move forward. Jim continued making rods of his father's design until two years after Ed Payne's passing when he began experimenting with tempering the cane to a darker tone – downstream becoming his legacy. The medium tempered cane places this rod built within the first three years of Jim Payne using this method.

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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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Carpenter & Casey 2 3/4"   SALE PENDING

This is a Carpenter and Casey wide spool fly reel for a 4-5 weight line weighing 4.65 oz. This reel is stunning in its simplicity of design and quality of craftsmanship. This appears to be unfished and doubtful a line was ever spooled on it 

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Ari 't Hart De Luxe Fly Vise

These are very rare and seldom seen for sale. Ari's products are well designed and impressive pieces of engineering. This vise is no exception. The simple light with reflector is effortless to control and position. The magnifier has a small inset area...

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R.W. Summers Model 8689  

This is an 8’ 6” 8-9 wt. Beautiful dark flamed bamboo is complemented by translucent caramel wraps tipped black. The script maintains a clean and strong presence. Outfitted with down locking aluminum hardware with a 1 1/2” cork fighting butt...

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Hardy Bros. – St. George 3 3/4" LHW

This is a Hardy St. George 3 3/4" fly reel in very difficult to source left-hand wind.
Ebonite handle spins freely. Nickel silver rim tension screw and regulator work as intended. Honest signs of use.

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Art Weiler – Garrison 212

This is an 8' 0" 3/2 5wt weighing 4.60 oz. The original 212 was a two-piece configuration. Art marks the rod as a Garrison 212X to indicate it is his "experiment" converting this taper to a three-piece configuration. 

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