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We’ll be pursuing Wild & Golden trout in the Eastern Sierra and will have limited, if any, access to cell phone and email service. So if you have any questions about an item and or interested in purchasing an item please drop us a note via email and I will get back to you as soon as I’m back in from the trip (Monday, Oct 11).
Thanks & happy trails!
Russ Gabel & Family
Address: P.O. Box 272
Frazier Park, CA 93225
Check out our current selection of Fiberglass Rods!
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SOLD! Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) “Banty 44” Fly Rod Kit - 4’4” – 2/1 – 4wt – Circa 1960’s
The rod was built by the prominent glass rod designer/maker Ken Trisler of Fenwick and later his own company “Custom Built of Milwaukee Inc.”-This nifty kit consists of the Trisler “Banty” hollow glass fly rod w/vinyl case: a Hardy silent check “Flyweight” reel; A&F “Monogram” fly line; Gladding leader; original compartmental case designed to hold all of the afore mentioned and the original A&F cardboard box-Condition of the individual components is Excellent with no signs of use!
A neat piece for the collector and or fisher of small brushy streams & creeks!
Inv. Number: FR25
SOLD! Phillipson “Sure Strike Special” (SS80 Trade Rod) – 8’0” – 2/1
Phillipson made the “Sure Strike” rods for a local sports shop in the Denver area. This rod is loaded with Phillipson embellishments like its red & green anodized “No Rock” reel seat; full wells grip; nickel silver winding check; perfection guides and bright nickel silver Phillipson ferules all mounted on Phillipson tobacco glass-Wraps are dark green, trimmed in red to match the reel seat-Comes with original faux leather case (top of case is stamped “SS80 Fly Rod”)
Condition: Excellent Minus-
Inv. Number: FR14
Phillipson “Master” (M80) Fly Matic– 8’0” - 2/1 – HDH (6wt)
This is a rare Phillipson glass rod made in the 1960’s, that features the “Fly-Matic” trigger design, which was intended to be used in combination with automatic fly reels-Besides the period correct Phillipson stampings on the butt section it is also stamped with “Custom Built For G&R Tackle Co.”
Other features include: Red and black anodized “No Rock” reel seat-Modified half wells grip-Bright nickel silver winding check & ferrules-Wrapped dark red & gold over a nice shade of tobacco glass-Comes with what looks to be the original Phillipson bag-Sorry, no case-With purchase, I will include a copy of an old advertisement for this model!
Condition is Very Good (could use a polishing)
A cool collectors piece!
Inv. Number: FR15
SOLD! Phillipson “Johnson Profile” Series 600 (6F80) – 8’0” – 2/1 – 4 oz - 7wt - For Parts
Phillipson, anodized black, screw down locking reel seat-Cigar grip-Black winding check-Hook keeper-Bent wire stripping guide-Chromed stripping, snake & tip top guides-Black wraps over honey colored blank-Phillipson ferrules also painted to match blank (a nice touch)-Comes with original bag sorry no tube as it was damaged beyond repair during the postal mishap
I sold this rod a few years back as new and unused. When it arrived at the customer’s residence he saw that the shipping carton had been damaged. Upon opening it he discovered the rod tube and butt section of the rod had ben crushed! Fortunately, the tip section didn’t receive any damage. So with that being said, I’m offering this one for parts. As I have mentioned in its description under “Condition” the tip section and all hardware still appear as new
Condition: Butt section blank is damaged beyond use (please see photos #11 & #12)-The tip section and all hardware still appear as new!
Price: $50.00 (The reel seat alone is worth our asking price)
Inv. Number: FR11
Wright & McGill Eagle Claw “Sweetheart” (No. SH300) – 8’0” - 2/1 – 7wt
Brown Anodized up locking reel seat with screw in butt cap-Custom Torpedo style grip that carries the W&M Medallion-Beautiful dark brown finished blank-Fuji style stripping & tip top guides accompanied by chrome snakes-Wrapped in brown, trimmed gold-Comes with original bag-Sorry, no case
A very attractive rod!
Inv. Number: FR16
Horrocks Ibbotson “Royal Magnaflex” Tournament Model – 8’6” – 2/1
Blank Marked: “Royal Magnaflex” - Horrocks Ibbotson Co. – Utica, N.Y. Made in USA - “Thermo Weld Process” – “Tournament Taper” “Rigid Built Sensitive Tip”
All aluminum down locking reel seat anodized gold with bright silver hardware-6” Half Wells grip-Black winding check-Ringed hook keeper-Blackened guides-Fancy yellowish/gold & black wraps over honey colored blank-Condition: shows some use but overall is Very Good-Sorry, no bag or case with this one
A very cool and fancy rod for the money!
Inv. Number: FR12
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