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SOLD! Goodwin Granger GS7630 “Special” - 7’6” – 3/2 – 4wt – 15/64 & 10/64 F
Early Goodwin Granger “Special” with Slide Band Reel Seat and Small Coke Bottle Grip-Granger “Special” Stamped on butt-Grip is excellent-Granger “Special” green wraps over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Comes with Original Bag & Tube
Condition: EX Restored-Complete restoration done by Granger guru Scott Whitman-One tip expertly scarfed by Scott and undetectable-Lightly fished since restoration-A beautiful and rare rod!
Inv. Number: BR154
SOLD! Goodwin Granger GS8040 “Special” - 8’0” – 3/2 – 4/5wt – 15/64 & 10/64 F
Early Goodwin Granger “Special” with Slide Band Reel Seat and Small Coke Bottle Grip-Reel seat is stamped between the bands with “Granger Special”-Grip is excellent-Granger “Special” yellow wraps over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Comes with original partitioned bag that features a wooden tip protector
Condition: EX Restored-Complete restoration done by Granger guru Scott Whitman-One tip expertly scarfed under the snake guide that sits just below the tip top guide by Scott and undetectable-Lightly fished since restoration-A gorgeous and rare rod!
Inv. Number: BR272
SOLD! Goodwin Granger GS9043 “Special” - 9’0” – 3/2 – 5/6wt – 18/64 & 12/64
Early Goodwin Granger “Special” with the earliest of Granger uplocking reel seats (no stamping re. patent info) and small coke bottle grip-Granger “Special” yellow wraps over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Granger Special stamped on butt section-Comes with original bag & labeled tube (tube labeled GS9043)-this rods taper is a tad heavier than the 17/64 & 11/64 9043’s, but lighter than the 9050 Grangers. I like this rod with a #5 line.
Condition: EX Restored-Complete restoration done by Granger guru Scott Whitman-lightly handled since restoration-A gorgeous and rare rod especially in this configuration!
Inv. Number: BR228
Fred DeBell “Courtney Riley Cooper” 7’6” – 2/1 – 13/64F - 4/5wt (This One Was Orig. Made as a 2-Piece 1-Tip Rod)
Fred made the “Courtney Riley Cooper” series of rods for Dave Cook’s Sporting Goods located in Denver, CO in the 1960’s/1970’s
Aluminum screw down locking reel seat is anodized in a deep copper finish -5 ¾” Featherweight/Cigar grip is Excellent-Attractive metal winding check-Bent wire hook keeper-Phillipson ferrules-Quality guides-Wraps gold with black trim (very attractive)-Varnish finish-Resorcinol glue lines present-In original bag & fiber tube-A good looking little trout rod that won’t break the bank!
Condition: Excellent - Like New!
Inv. Number: BR157
Joe Balestrieri (Redwing Fly Rods) “Long Taper Parabolic” - 7’9” – 2/2 – 4oz – 14/64 F – 4wt
Bright nickel silver down locking slide band into pocket reel seat with beautiful Walnut insert-6” half wells grip shows light use-Agate stripping guide, chromed snake guides, blued tip top guides-Quality nickel silver ferrules have excellent fit-Butterscotch/Brown wraps over guides and at grip, black wraps at ferrule stations, one tip top guide is wrapped in brown the other in black to help differentiate the two-Cane is beautifully flamed and has a varnish finish-Butt section is scripted: Redwing/J. Balestrieri ~ 7ft 9in #4 Line ~ “Long Taper Parabolic” - Comes with original bag & original Cordura case-Condition: Excellent/Lightly Fished
Aesthetically a lovely rod that casts as good as it looks; very smooth with a delicate presentation! This taper designed by Joe is also known for it’s excellent roll casting ability-I liked it best with a Wulff #4 “Bamboo Special” line
Price: $550.00 (Joe currently charges $795.00 & up for this model)
Inv. Number: BR434
Charlie Jenkins “GA80” – 8’0” – 2/2 – 4/5wt
This one has all the typical Jenkins appointments including: nickel silver slide band into pocket reel seat with wood spacer-Garrison style cigar grip-Nickel silver winding check-Brown wraps tipped yellow and nicely executed varnish finish-Comes with original labeled tube & bag (Previous owners name and Colorado address is faintly visible on tube)
Condition: Very Good Plus, Plus/Excellent Minus with its only flaws being that the hook keeper has pulled free of its windings and is missing, but not unsightly (please see photo) and lastly there are a few blemishes in the bluing of the female ferrule from honest use (please see photo)
Overall this is a very nice, early Jenkins carrying serial number GA80-16 indicating this was the 16th GA80 model created by Charlie! I like this rod best with a 4wt line.
Inv. Number: BRC2021
Walton Powell (Belmont Era) - 9’0” – 2/2 – 15/64 F - 5/6wt
Early Walton Powell Belmont era rod (Made in Belmont, Calif. 1949-1952 by Walt)-Has the characteristic Belmont era anodized 2 tone (Red & Gold) “Featherweight” screw, down locking reel seat, which has orig. owners name inscribed on the barrel (please see photo-otherwise in very nice overall shape)-6 ¼” E.C. Powell style grip (in very nice condition)-Walton Powell decal on butt reads “A Walton Powell Rod”-Nickel Silver step down ferrules-2 stripping guides, the rest are Phillipson “Foul Proof” guides-Walton green wraps with intermediates-Oil finish on cane/Varnish over wraps-Comes with what appears to be the original bag & tube-Condition: EX Minus-This rod was recently gone through by Powell specialist Jim Clarkson and is ready to fish!
These Walton Powell Belmont Era rods are rare and very hard to come by, especially in this lighter 2-piece taper with the foul proof guides and intermediate wraps! I like this rod best with the Wulff TT5 line
Inv. Number: BRC2024
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