Rods

The pages in this section will detail my view on the rods I have available.
Rods I have are so expect info on all Some ar eobviously no longer avaialable new but might be of interest to the collector or someone looking for a bargain on ebay:

  • Scierra HM3 #6/7 9ft
  • Greys Streamflex plus XF2 9ft6/10ft 4+1 piece #4
  • John Dickson and Son 9ft #5-#7
  • Snowbee Prestige #6 9ft travel rod (6 piece)
  • Viper #6/7 9ft carbon rod

As a general note, I have picked up a few rods on ebay either new (end of line) or second hand, I rarely pay anythin glike full price for a rod. The only new rod I have purchased at anything close to retail is the Greys rod and this was because I have tried for months to pick up a older Streamflex in a 9ft 4weight but they are all gone. Second hand ones seem pricey.

11 Comments

  1. Jason
    January 10, 2013 @ 19:38

    Anybody know where I can get a tidy John Dickson and Son 9ft #5-#7?? Thanks for ANY help.

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    • unfamous
      January 10, 2013 @ 20:46

      Other than mine which isn’t for sale- your best bet would be asking on fly forums or putting a watch on ebay. Why are you looking for one of these models in particular, I would not imagine they would be terribly common.

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    • sandy
      March 23, 2013 @ 19:35

      jason I have a 10ft John dickson and son fly rod. It appears to be caine and has the name “service” on the rod. The rod is in first class condition with original bag in excelent condition. You can almost tell the quality of the rod by the rod bag. I am a collector of milbro fishing rods (50+ rods) and the old rods had good quality bags. All the eyes and whippings are original. Not sure of the line rating but could try out some lines on it if you wanted an idea?? if you are interested in seeing the rod drop me an email. yours sandy

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      • Jason Phillips
        March 23, 2013 @ 20:53

        Hi Sandy, I’m interested! Could you e-mail me directly please evisu140@yahoo.co.uk Thanks!

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  2. Jason
    January 10, 2013 @ 22:24

    My grandfather taught me to fish with one and I’ve always wanted to own one ever since (I don’t know where his disappeared to…?). I also have a very modest John Dickson & Son boxlock shotgun that I occasionally use. I’d like to use the same manufacturer (just for sentimental reasons) for both my shooting and fishing hobbies. Drop me an e-mail if you ever think of changing your mind about selling yours. Many thanks if you know of anywhere else I may obtain one, I’m in a position to buy one now…….

    Jason.

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    • unfamous
      January 10, 2013 @ 23:46

      That’s really interesting. My rod was my dads and I doubt I would ever part with it, but if I ever see one for sale I will keep you in mind. They can’t be very common. The guys in Stirling Angling Centre were looking at mine and reckoned it was built on an early hardy carbon blank.It was pretty expensive when I bought it for him in 1980. About £100. Makes me wonder what it would cost today in equivalent money. I don’t however believe its worth very much. But has sentimental value for me.

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  3. Jason
    January 11, 2013 @ 11:04

    Great, I’d really appreciate a heads-up on any JD&S rods you know are available. I have a budget in mind and will pay more based on condition/originality & if what’s offered suits what I’m looking for (i.e. 9.5 ft +/- a few inches, 7 wt +/- one weight either way) Cheers, Jason.

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    • unfamous
      January 11, 2013 @ 12:48

      I looked up on one of these inflation tools- £100 in 1980 is £399 now so equivalent to a pretty decent quality rod nowadays

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  4. Jason
    January 11, 2013 @ 12:51

    Ok, cheers again for the guidance. Jason.

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  5. mr wyllie
    August 17, 2013 @ 10:05

    i have a john dickson 9ft 5 # 6 fly rod hardly used

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  6. Jason
    August 18, 2013 @ 12:15

    Do you have pictures & a price please?

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