The F.D. Lyons Rod Company
For many years we have offered quality repair and restoration of fine classic split bamboo fly rods. At this time we have decided to discontinue this service and concentrate on new split bamboo and fiberglass fly rods. These rods will be offered on our website and at select locations. We will also be offering new, used and restored bamboo and fiberglass fly rods, fly reels, rod components, and various items related to fly fishing.
All phases of the building of the bamboo rods are done in our shop. These rods are not made from someone else's blanks. I do all the work myself, from the basic elements to the finished product.
We do not offer auctions or uncertain pricing. All costs are clearly communicated and guaranteed in advance of any committment.
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Items Available Today
All items on this list come with a three(3) day inspection
If, for any reason , you are not satisfied, please let me know as soon as possible so I can make the item available to the next person. Return the item in the condition it was received for a full refund (minus shipping charges). All payments should be in U.S. funds, postal money orders are preferred method of payment. Personal checks are acceptable, but they must clear before item is shipped. All check and money orders should be payable to Francis D. Lyons.
Shipping charges will be determined at time of order (to cover actual costs only). Items will be shipped through U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx unless otherwise requested. All special shipping requests, custom fees, tariffs.. etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
I make every effort to identify any defects and pass that information on to the buyer. If a shortcoming does get past me or I misrepresent an item, it is unintentional and I will do whatever it takes to make it right.
Scarlet red wraps over dark cane. Made by Heddon for Weber of Stevens Point Wisconsin. Ferrule size is 2. All nickel silver down locking "Hold Tite" reel seat. Nickel silver winding check and loose ring hook keeper. Nickel silver ferrules have rolled welt and males are swaged One English style dark bridged guide for stripper on butt section. Mid has four high helix dark tungsten steel snake guides and tip sections have four of these guides as well. 7 1/4" long over sized western style cork grip. All wraps and guides are replacements to match original. Varnish is as found with a few bag marks and rough areas.
|B0005||8 1/2' Weber Webercraft||3/2 5.8oz. Med. #7 line.|
Used good $250.
Antique gold wraps with black orders over honey colored cane. Antique gold intermediates. Ornate signature wraps at hook keeper. Agate butt guide.
|B0007|| 8 1/2' H L Leonard Tournament ||3/2 4.2oz. #7
Reverse English snake guides and dark perfection tip tops. Tips and wood spacer are replacements. Comes with original case and bag. No bag tag.
Black wraps over medium dark cane. Down locking brown threaded Pyreline reel seat. Black nickle silver ferrules. Bright perfection butt guide. Dark perfection snake guides and tip tops. Half wells cork grip. Comes with proper Hedon style aluminium tube and black replica replacement bag. circa 1955-1956
|B0010 || 9' Heddon Black Beauty #17 2 1/2 ferrule 3/2 5.6oz. HCH (7)
Claret gossamer silk wraps over honey colored cane. Nickle silver slide band seat over butternut spacer. Nickle silver step down ferrules, agate stripping guide, bronze snakes and dark tungsten tip tops. Built in late 2006 and lawn cast a few times since then. Comes with labeled aluminum case, partitioned cloth bag. Smooth medium action.
|B0018||Dwight Lyons 3/2||3 1/8oz. med #4 line|
Dark emerald green wraps over honey colored cane. Up-locking all aluminum reel seat. Chrome snake guide for hook keeper. Bright chrome snake guides, stripper and tip tops. Original nickel silver ferrules on original tips. The wraps, guides and tip tops are all original as well as the varnish. It has been given an overcoat. The butt section is a replacement provided by Jim Clarkson of Raptor rods. The butt section was finished out by Dwight Lyons. Ferrule on butt section made by Dwight Lyons is a duplicate of an original. Bag is original tube is replacement.
|B0022|| 6'-8" Walton Powell 2/2||3 3/4oz 4/4 line|
Comparable to Heddon #14 first era. Made by Heddon. 2 1/2 ferrule. Antique gold wraps over dark cane with scarlet borders. Nickel silver slide band seat with cherry filler. One dark Perfection snake for stripper on butt section. Two Perfection snake guides on mid section and three dark Perfection snake guides on tip sections. Comes in original three partition bag with label, three ties and would spacer for tips. Finish shows bag marks throughout. Grip is of lesser cork rings and soiled. Nickel silver ferrules with no skirt. Very sound and fishable.
|B0025|| 9' Thorn Jr. Special 3/2||5.6oz 7 line|
||9' LAMIGLAS FLY ROD
||2/1 4 1/4oz MED/FAST #6 LINE
Dark olive wraps on a typical charcoal colored blank. Ceramic stripper guides on butt section, chrome snake guides and ceramic tip top on tip section. The ferrule is on the butt section and fits over the bottom of the tip section. I guess one could call it but over tip. Black anodized aluminum screwlocking downlock reel seat. Cork grip is shaped like a Winston(half wells) and has been wrapped with white adhesive tape. Must have been wounded. Nice touch. No case, no bag and a no nonsense rod. Throw it in the rod rack in the pick up and it is ready for those emergency stops along the river. Fished hard and needs to be fished hard some more. Give it a new home.
Fair to Middling $35
Red solid fray proof guide wraps over yellow blank. Tip over butt construction. Bright chrome tip top and stripper guide. One stripper guide on butt section and 4 dark snake guides on tip section. Black accents at ferrules and wraps. Cork is western style and soiled. Evidence of medallion on cork but now missing. Black anodised aluminum down locking reel seat with two locking nuts. Incsription on rod shaft reads Eagle Claw "Denco Super IV " No. DNFP225-8FT, (422cm.) Fly Rod Wright & McGillCo. Denver, Co. 80216 U.S.A. Line Size 7 The words SOLID NYLON FRAY PROOF GUIDE WRAPS inside picture of a fish wrapped around shaft. Rod is very little used. No tube or bag.
||8 ' EAGLE CLAW "Denco Super 1V
||2/1 4OZ MED #7 LINE
Used $ 45
Dark green wraps over reddish brown blank. Anodized green aluminum down locking reel seat with bright aluminum pocket butt cap, loose rings and locking nut. Chrome plated ferrules. 1 1/4" long conical shaped white plastic wiinding check.
|F0008||8' "Revelation" Western Auto Stores (South Bend)||2/1 4.2oz. #6 line.|
Used Very Good $12.
Light brown wraps with fancy spirals over reddish brown blank. 4 dark tungsten snakes on tip. One dark snake and one dark stripper guide. Gold anodized reel seat with bright aluminum pocket butt cap, pocketed loose ring and locking nut. Tournament Taper. Rigid butt sensitive tip. Thermo Weld process custon Deluxe grade. 6" long reverse half wells cork grip solid. Rod is in very good condition. No case or bag.
|F0009||7 1/2' H I Mokawk Deluxe||2/1 4.6oz. Model 1407 - 1/2|
Used Very Good $45.
Green wraps over caramel colored glass blank. Four(4) tungsten snake guides and chrome tip top on tip section and one(1) tungsten snake guide and bright chrome stripping guide on butt section. Green anodized aluminum down locking reel seat and nickel silver ferrules. No bag or case.
|| 8" W & M "DENCO" ||No. 8A-8 2/1 4 OZ. #8 line
Rainbow wraps over dark brown blank. Four(4) dark tungsten snakeguides and tip top on tip section. One(1) dark tungsten snake guid and one(1) bright chrome stripping guide on butt section.
|F0023|| 8 1/2' W. & M. || 2/2 4.6oz #7 line |
Red and black wraps over dark brown blank. Four(4) dark tungstensnake guides and tip top on tip section. One dark tungsten snake guide and one(1) bright chrome stripping guide on butt section. Very fast strong action for those big large mouth bass hiding under those low hanging trees. Black anodized aluminum down locking reel seat. No bag or case.
|F0025|| 7' TRADE || 2/1 4.4oz. # 7 line |
Brown wraps over gold mylar on brown blank. Six(6) bright chrome snake guids and tip top on tip section. One(1) bright chrome snake guide and (1) bright chrome stripping guide on butt section. Bright aluminum ferrules over-wrapped. Two toned anodized aluminum down locking" Featherweight" reel seat. Very well done and a smooth caster. No bag or case.
8 1/2' Yankee Clipper
2/1 4 1/4 oz # 7 li
Yellow NCP wraps over dark brown blank. Aluminum ferrules. Four(4) dark tungsten snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) dark tungsten snake guide and one(1) bright chrome stripping guide on butt section. Aluminum and chrome plated reel seat. No bag or case.
|F0030||8 1/2' South Bend No.3140||2/1 4 1/4oz. # 5 line|
Tan wraps over dark brown blank. Black anodized aluminum down locking reel seat. Four(4) tungsten snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) tungsten snake guide and one(1) bright chrome stripping guide on butt section. Composite grip. Staggered ferrule design. No case or bag.
2/1 5 1/2OZ. # 6 LINE
Brown wraps over gold mylar on painted gold blank. Partial label. Can't decipher. Model 4000 6? Wraps have been coated. Chrome plated ferrules. Finish is poor but blank is sound. Four(4) bright chrome Snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) bright chrome snake and stripper guide on butt section. Chrome plated ferrules. No case or bag.
8 1/2 TRADE
2/1 4.4oz. # 8 line
Red wraps with white borders on brown blank. Nickel silver up-locking reel seat with barrel that backs all the way off. Live with it or replace. Nickel silver ferrules. Five(5) tungsten snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) tungsten snake guide and one(1) dark stripper on butt section. No case or bag.
8 1/2 ' W. & M. ALL AMERICAN NO. 5A
2/1 4 3/4oz. # 7 line
Blue and gold bumble bee wraps over brown blank. Five tungsten snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) tungsten snake guide and one bright chrome stripper on butt section. Tip section is short 1". Does not affect anything. No case or bag.
2/1 4.60z. # 7 line
Tan and brown jasper wraps over gold mylar on a chocolate colored blank. Five(5) bright chrome snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) bright chrome stripper on butt section. Staggered ferrule design. Butt section measures 41 3/4". Tip section measures 54". Original case and bag.
7'-10" GARCIA COMPANION NO. 2536
2/1 4.6oz. # 5 Line
Dark green wraps over caramel colored blank. Six(6) chrome snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) chrome stripper on butt section. Gold plated nickel silver ferrules. All cork slide band reel seat with gold anodized hardware. Original case and un-original bag.
8' A. & E. FEATHERLITE
2/1 3 7/8oz # 6 line
Black and orange jasper wraps over brown Hexal blank. Five(5) chrome snake guides and and tip top on tip section. One(1) chrome snake and one(1) chrome stripper on butt section. Green and red anodized aluminum down locking reel seat. Nickel silver ferrules. Cork grip has issues top and bottom. No case or bag.
2/1 4.6OZ. # 6 LINE
Orange wraps over brown Hexal blank. Five(5) tungsten snake guides and tip top on tip section. One(1) tungsten snake guide and one(1) bright chrome stripper on butt section. Nickel silver ferrules and all nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Finish is flaking off butt section and top snake is broken. No bag or case.
8 1/2' W. & M. "CHAMPION" NO. 8A - 8 1/2
2/1 4.4oz. # 7 line
Single action with on and off click drag. Pale lime green finish on body and natural aluminum spool with black plastic handle. Spool is held in place with a metal screw and flat washer. Convertable from right to left hand. About 85% of finish remains. A good match to an H & I fiberglass fly rod.
||H & I MOHAWK NO. 1106 FLY REEL
||3 1/4" DIA. x 1"
Single action fly reel manufactured in Japan distributed by Kmart Corporation. A knock off of the Pflueger Medalist1494. Anodized aluminum color. A few mars in the finish on the frame. Typical Medalist drag. Smooth and ready to fish. No case or box.
||3 3/16Dia x 13/16"IS 5oz DT5 100yds .014 dia. braided backing
Very good $12.50
Single action with fixed click. Army green with plastic pearl handle. Some dings on rim of bodyand finish worn in this area. Good working order but needs to be cleaned.
||SHAKESPEARE RUSSEL NO 1895 MODEL GE FLY REEL
||3 5/8" DIA. x 1 1/8"
Manufactured in USA. Older model. Circular Diamolite line guard. Metal spool release latch cover. Original finish has been removed. Mechanically sound with adjustable drag.
|R0011||Pflueger Medalist 1495 1/2. 6.2oz.||Single action fly reel.|
Black aluminum alloy frame. Reversible click pawl drag. Steel, cadmium plated gear
and pawl. 5/16" bearing metal axle. Aluminum handle seated in a cupped bearing.
Line guide reversible. Retains 80% of original finish.
Weber Kalalatch no. 490
3 3/8" x 1 3/8" 6 1/2 oz
Made for Union Hardware in U.S.A. Display only.
2" x 1 5/8" 3.8oz
Inexspensive aluminum alloy fly reel. Not marked but pretty solid. Nice little reel for that inexpensive fiberglass or a good starter for the beginner. About 98% remains of the original finish. Noisy non adjustable click drag. Handle is loose but does not affect the action.
3" x 1 1/8" 4 1/2 OZ
Made in Japan for Shakespeare. Retains 98% of original finish.
Pfueger Medalist 1495 1/2cj
3 5/8" x 1 1/4" 6 1/2 oz
A Japanese knock-off of the HARDY MARQUE. very smooth adjustable drag.
Eagle Claw 67rc
3 9/16" x 1 1/8" 5 oz
South Bend Gear Fly
3 7/16 x 1 1/4" 6 1/2 oz
Needs a good cleaning and some work on the click pawl non adjustable drag. One screw that holds the foot is not factory. Pool side plate bent in slightly. Does not affect operation. A little work and one could match this up to LANGLEY fiberglass fly rod.
3 1/4" x 1 1/8" 4 1/2 oz
Fairly rare reel with that HARDY ST. GEORGE look although not in the same class. Strong non adjustable click drag. Retains about 80% of original finish. Looks good on classic cane or fiberglass fly rod.
Shakespeare Russel no. 1892 model HF
3" x 1 1/8" 5 1/2 oz
Super Swiss Nickel Silver ferrules in Std style 15/64 size from Classic Sporting Enterprise. One(1) female three(3) males. New in zip lock bad. Not fitted.
||NICKEL SILVER FERRULES
Two early REC Nickel Silver reel seats with 3 additional wood fillers. One uplocking and one downlocking.
||NICKEL SILVER REEL SEATS
F.D. Lyons Rod Company
7156 SE 118th Dr.
Portland, OR 97266
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