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Walton Powell - 7’8” – 3/2 – 4.6 oz -18 & 11 F – 6/7 wt. - Serial No. 78-3-06
This is one of Walt’s rare “Bass Taper” rods! Dressed with the Walton Powell uplocking reel seat (anodized light champagne with beautiful Oak filler)-Walton half wells style grip in very nice shape-Bent wire hook keeper-Green wraps, trimmed red over caramel shaded cane-Ceramic stripping guide with chromed snake & tip top guides-Nickel silver step down ferrules have excellent fit-Serial number on all sections-All sections full length-Comes with original bag & labeled tube-Condition is Excellent!
I have cast this one with the Wulff TT6 & TT7 lines and it loads and performs superbly with both. With that noted I personally like it best with the TT6 line.
This is a great taper for someone wanting a light in the hand travel rod capable of handling bass or large trout. I have two of these so sadly parting with this one.
Inv. Number: BR400
Walton Powell 8’6” – 2/1 (With a 2nd Spare Tip) – 4.6 oz -14 F – 5/6 wt
This is an early made in Paradise, Calif. rod (1950’s/early 1960’s), with a Walton early uplocking reel seat with grooved keyway-ECP style grip in very nice shape-Bent wire hook keeper-Carmel Brown wraps over dark cane- Chromed guides-Nickel silver step down ferrules have excellent fit-Serial #0130 on butt & tip sections- Made by Walton Powell script was lost somewhere along the way, but obviously a Walton Paradise era rod-Both sections full length, tip has a slight kick to the left out at the end-Comes with an extra Walton Powell ferruled tip purchased from Jim Clarkson that could be wrapped out or kept as a spare backup-Non original bag & tube-Condition = Very Good Plus, Plus
I cast this one with the Wulff TT5 & TT6 lines and it loaded and performed beautifully with both, whether casting in close or shooting line out to 60-70 ft. With the TT6 it loaded deeper into the butt, slowing it down some and felt really smooth on delivery! I would say it displayed a med/fast action with the TT5 and a medium action with the TT6. I also have to note that this is one of the nicest feeling Walton Powell 8 ½ footers I have ever cast! And I have cast a bunch of them over the years.
Inv. Number: BRC2028
Charlie Jenkins “GA70” – 7’0” – 2/4 (4 Tips!) – 2.8 oz – 12/64F - 4wt – SOLD!
This one has all the typical early Charlie Jenkins appointments including: nickel silver slide band into pocket reel seat with wood spacer-Petite Garrison style cigar grip-Nickel silver winding check-Brown wraps tipped yellow and beautifully executed varnish finish-Script on butt reads: Charles W. Jenkins and also Michael Simon 1974 (Michael Simon is famous for his angling art and actually contributed artwork to the Jenkins catalogs -1974 is the date this rod would have been made for Michael) Comes with original tube (label barely present) & bag-Also comes with a tube protector bag
Special Feature: This rod comes with 4 tips! 2 of which are serial numbered the same as the butt (GA70-11) and 2 that are serial numbered 4 digits apart (GA70-7) all 4 are of the same GA70 taper!
Special Note: Please see last photo, which depicts an example of Michael Simon’s artwork that graced the Jenkins literature. You can also Google "Michael Simon Angling Art" for more information on Michael and his work. And for a great article click on this link to download a PDF:
Condition: Excellent Minus with its only flaws being light ridging on grip, but with that said it remains quite comfortable
Overall this is a very nice, early Jenkins with special provenance! The serial number GA70-11 indicates this was the 11th GA70 model created by Charlie.
Inv. Number: BRC2023
Charlie Jenkins GA79 – 7’9” – 2/2 – 3.7 oz. – 13/64 F - 4/5wt (Staggered Ferule) - SOLD!
This rod has all the typical early Jenkins appointments including: nickel silver slide band into pocket reel seat with wood spacer (Reel seat cap is stamped: The Jenkins Rod”)-Garrison style cigar grip-Blued nickel silver winding check-Brown wraps tipped yellow and beautifully executed varnish finish-Serial number on butt reads: 6-775-1 –Blued Super Z style ferrules-Comes with original tube (label 100%) & bag
Special Features: According to the Jenkins records, this is the first 7’9” model made by Charlie and was built on the 206 taper. According to Steve Jenkins, this one should throw a #4 line. Additionally this one was made with the butt section one inch shorter than the tip sections and comes with the one-inch long ferrule plug that was originally furnished with the rod. I don’t know the reason for the offset: maybe it’s simply a result of Charlie’s first attempt at this taper?
Also I would like to note that this rod was made for Roger Lampman in August of 1977. Roger Lampman was affiliated with the Jenkins Rod Company and operated in the capacity of promoting their rods and other products.
Condition: Excellent/As New
Inv. Number: BRC2022
Goodwin Granger GF7633 “Favorite” - 7’6” – 3/2 – 4wt – 15/64 & 10/64 F
Goodwin Granger stamped nickel silver up locking reel seat (has a single dent, which is pictured)-RHW (Western) grip is new-Nickel silver winding check-Granger
Favorite stamped on butt-Granger “Favorite” wraps (variegated main wraps trimmed yellow with yellow intermediates) over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Comes with Original Bag & Tube (tube has partial label)
Condition: EX Restored-Complete restoration done by South Creek Ltd. in 2012-One tip appears to be a Wright & McGill replacement and is of the correct taper and 3x3 node spacing-This one has not been fished since it was restored
A gorgeous and rare rod!
Inv. Number: BRC2111
Goodwin Granger GS8040 “Special” - 8’0” – 3/2 – 4/5wt – 15/64 & 10/64 F - SOLD!
Goodwin Granger stamped nickel silver uplocking reel seat-RHW (Western) grip-Nickel silver winding check-Granger Special stamped on butt-Granger “Special” yellow/gold wraps over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Comes with original bag & tube (tube has partial label)
Condition: EX Restored-Complete restoration done by Dwight Lyons of Oregon-One tip has blind (all but undetectable) repair wrap over hook dig below tip top guide and first snake guide down from TT and is perfectly sound-Slight ridging of grip, but remains quite comfortable-This one has only been fished a handful of times since it was restored!
Special Note: This rod is from the Phil Snyder collection. Phil was the original Granger expert and is pictured in the book “Goodwin Granger-The Rod Man From Denver” by Michael Sinclair. Please see the Dedication Page of this book where Phil is honored and pictured. Dwight Lyons, whom I referenced above, handled all of Phil’s restoration work.
I have had an intimate relationship with this rod for years, as it was once part of my Granger collection. I am currently selling it for a friend, who purchased it from me. I had the pleasure of meeting Phil Snyder and have been friends with Dwight Lyon’s (the restorationist) for years. Dwight is now retired.
Inv. Number: BRC2112
W&M Granger GF8642 “Favorite” - 8’6” – 3/2 – 5wt – 17/64 & 11/64 F - SOLD!
Wright & McGill stamped Granger nickel silver uplocking reel seat-RHW (Western) grip is Ex-Nickel silver winding check-Granger Favorite and Wright & McGill stamped on butt-Granger “Favorite” wraps (variegated main wraps trimmed yellow with yellow intermediates) over dark ammonia treated cane-Varnished finish-Comes with Original Bag & Tube (tube is missing its label)
Condition: Excellent, SAVE one tip ferrule has been expertly replaced
Inv. Number: BRC2113
Partridge “Golden Shadow” – 9’0” – 2/1 – 7/8wt – 5.7oz
Down locking reel seat with bright hardware and a beautiful wooden insert and butt cap that appears to be walnut?-6 ¾” full wells grip in very nice shape (no ridging or hook keeper digs)-Bright winding check-Snake guide hook keeper-Bright English twist guides-Bright well made ferrules with excellent fit-Tan wraps, trimmed maroon over blond cane-Varnish finish-Tip section is ¾” shorter than the butt, which I believe was made that way-Butt is Inked: Partridge “Golden Shadow” ~ Made in England ~ 9ft #7/8-Comes with what looks to be the original bag, however it has someone’s personal inking that refers to a Scott 4wt-Sorry no tube-Condition is Excellent Plus, Plus!
I cast this one with the Wulff TT6 & TT7 lines and it performed very well with both, feeling really good in the 30’-70’+ ranges. Probably would throw an 8WF line nicely as well, but with that said; I personally liked it with the TT6.
A beautiful rod suited for big fish and big waters!
Inv. Number: BR440
Joe Balestrieri (Redwing Fly Rods) Steelhead/Salt 9’2” – 2/1 (Made With 1 Tip) – 17/64” F – 6.5/64” T - 6.3 oz – 8wt
Stainless screw down locking reel seat into 1 ½” fighting butt – 7” half wells grip – Ceramic stripping guide with stainless snakes & tip top guides – Super Z Style ferrules have EX fit – Scripted: Redwing Fly Rods ~ 9ft 2in #8 Line ~ Steelhead/Salt – Brown/black variegated wraps (black at ferrule stations) over impregnated cane - Side Note: The cane used to make this rod came from old F.E. Thomas stock and was impregnated by Joe! – Condition is EX Minus – Comes with original heavy duty Cordura tube
This rod was specially designed and made 3 years ago for a good friend of mine to fish over Bonefish, Redfish, Speckled trout, Steelhead and other big species of fish. It’s staggered ferrule, semi parabolic design; I feel helps with this rods excellent roll casting ability (butt & tip are offset 4 inches). A great all around big fish rod that won’t break the bank!
Inv. Number: BRC22110
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