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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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F.D.L. racing


Items Available Today

All items on this list come with a three(3) day inspection period.
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.


BAMBOO RODS

B0007 8 1/2' H L Leonard Tournament 3/2 4.2oz. #7
Antique gold wraps with black orders over honey colored cane. Antique gold intermediates. Ornate signature wraps at hook keeper. Agate butt guide.
Reverse English snake guides and dark perfection tip tops. Tips and wood spacer are replacements. Comes with original case and bag. No bag tag.
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$875

B0010 9' Heddon Black Beauty #17 2 1/2 ferrule 3/2 5.6oz. HCH (7)
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
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$225

B0025 7 1/2' Goodwin Granger Favorite 3/2 3 3/4oz. # 4 line
serial # GF 7633
Jasper and gold wraps with gold intermediates. Nickel silver up-locking reel seat. Correct tube and replacement bag by Peggy.
circa 1941
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Used all original $1475 (reduced!)

B0026 8' HL Leonard Tournament 3/2 31/2oz. #6 line
Semi translucent gold wraps and full intermediates. Nickel silver slide band seat with butternut wood filler. Full restoration including new cork grip and wood filler. Both tips are replacements as well as one male ferrule.
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Used restored $1200

B0027 8' Dwight Lyons 50DF 3/2 41/2oz. #5 line
Translucent 6/0 silk wraps over honey colored cane. Nickle silver down-locking reel seat with curly maple wood spacer. Locking ring has date built engraved. Butt cap has maker engraved. Nickel silver ferrules by Dwight Lyons. Nickel silver ferrule plugs by REC. Rod bag with stiffener and side pocket made by Peggy Lyons. Heavy duty brass capped alluminum case with maker engraved on brass collar. Ferrules and hardware lightly blued for antique effect. Built in 2006.
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Lightly used $1500

B0028 7 1/2' Montague/Chubb 3/2 4.2oz. #4 line
Maroon wraps over honey colored cane with full intermediates. All metal slideband reel seat. Nickle plated ferrules. Size 9 on the tips, 14 on butt. Heavy nickle silver snake guides. One on butt, three on mid and 2 on tip. One tip is 2 3/4" short. Although considered an antique, it has a quite pleasing medium action and handles a 4wt smoothly. Comes with oirginal fitted form. Circa early 20th century.
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Used, all original $350

B0029 8 1/2' H-I Old Hi's HiTest 3/2 5.6oz. #6 line.
registered No. 1127
Red wraps over dark cane. Chrome plated ferrules. Gold anodized threads on down locking reel seat with chrome locking ring and butt cap. Green plastic spacer. One dark stripping guide on butt section, five dark snake guides on mid section, and six snake guides on tip section. Original plastic on cork grip with logo. Original case and bag.
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Mint $350

B0030 8' Aristocrat (Edwards) 3/2 #6/7 line
Scarlet wraps over flamed cane. Downlocking nickel silver reel seat **with cherry filler. Tips are replacements. Original nickel silver ferrules except for one replacement on tip section. Strong medium action. Total restoration including new cork grip. Ferrules on mid to tip do not pop but good fit. Comes with original three partitioned bag and wood tip divider.
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Used restored $375


GRAPHITE RODS

G0001 9' LAMIGLAS FLY ROD 2/1 4 1/4oz MED/FAST #6 LINE
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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



FIBERGLASS RODS




GRAPHITE RODS

G0001 9' LAMIGLAS FLY ROD 2/1 4 1/4oz MED/FAST #6 LINE
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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



FIBERGLASS RODS

F0002 8 ' EAGLE CLAW  "Denco  Super  1V 2/1  4OZ  MED  #7 LINE
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.
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Used    $ 45


F00097 1/2' H I Mokawk Deluxe2/1 4.6oz. Model 1407 - 1/2
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.
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Used Very Good $45.
F0021 8" W & M "DENCO" No. 8A-8 2/1 4 OZ. #8 line
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.
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Used $15

F0023 8 1/2' W. & M. 2/2 4.6oz #7 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.
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Used $25

F0025 7' TRADE 2/1 4.4oz. # 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.
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Used $10

F0027 8 1/2' Yankee Clipper 2/1 4 1/4 oz # 7 li
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.
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Used $35

F0031 8' LANGLEY 2/1 5 1/2OZ. # 6 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.
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Used $12

F0033 8 1/2 TRADE 2/1 4.4oz. # 8 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.
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Used $10

F0035 8' HI 2/1 4.60z. # 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.
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Used $10

F0036 7'-10" GARCIA COMPANION NO. 2536 2/1 4.6oz. # 5 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.
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Used $35

F0042 8 1/2' W. & M. "CHAMPION" NO. 8A - 8 1/2 2/1 4.4oz. # 7 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.
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Used $25


REELS

R0007 Sportfisher 33 3 3/16Dia x 13/16"IS 5oz DT5 100yds .014 dia. braided backing
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.  
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Very good  $12.50 


R0018 Sunnybrook 2" x 1 5/8" 3.8oz
Made for Union Hardware in U.S.A. Display only.
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Used $5

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Used $7


COMPONENTS

COO2 NICKEL SILVER FERRULES
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.

New    $50


COO3 NICKEL SILVER REEL SEATS
Two early REC Nickel Silver reel seats with 3 additional wood fillers.  One uplocking and one downlocking.

New    $100




F.D. Lyons Rod Company
7156 SE 118th Dr.
Portland, OR 97266
(503) 901-4064

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