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.
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)
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.
8' HL Leonard Tournament||
3/2 31/2oz. #6 line|
Used restored $1200
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.
| B0030 || 8' Aristocrat (Edwards) || 3/2 #6/7 line |
Used restored $250
Red wraps with black accents. Swiss style nickel silver ferrules. Complete restoration by J. A. Bradford in 1988 and has not been used since then. Orginal case and bag.
|B0031||9' Cross Doublebuilt Model 31|| 3/2 61/8 oz. #8 line|
Used restored $300
Antique gold wraps over dark cane that exhibits dark glue lines. Phillipson nickel silver ferrules and Wright & McGill nickel silver reel seat. Size 18 ferrule on butt and size 12 ferrule mid to tip. Medium fast action and a pleasant casting rod. Built by Paul Hightower at Bob's Tacklel Shop in Denver CO.
Original case and bag.
| B0033 || 8' Pioneer (unmarked) 3/2 || 51/2oz #7 line. |
Lime green wraps. Nickel silver reel seat. One tip is darker with dark wraps. Rod is sound and ferrule fit is good. Original bag and replacement tube.
| B0037 || 9' Wright & McGill Granger Special 3/2 || 6oz. #8 line. |
Dark chocolate wraps with dark red accents over flamed cane. Both tips are replacements. Restored by Dwight Lyons. Circa early to mid 40's. Made by E.W.Edwards Rod Co. Unoriginal case and bag.
| B0038 || 8' Vom Hofe Universal. 2/2 || 41/4oz. #6 line. |
Used, restored $795
Made for Fisher by Edwards Rod Company. Butt amd mid are original with overcoat of varnish. Tips are replacements. Appropriate case and bag.
8'-6" KINGFISHER JEFFERSON #3913
3/2 5 OZ Medium 5 line
Flamed tip sections from 1950s un-strung but need sanding. Fifteen (15) @ 38" long. Nineteen(19) @ 40" long. Thirty eight inch long tips measure approximately .180 at the bottom and .075 at the top. Fourty inch long tips measure .200 at the bottom and .180 at the top. Suitable for South Bend replacements but some could be used on higher end rods. Some flamed darker than others with hi-lighted nodes.
||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 PR00F 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
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.
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
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
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
Early rod built during the Hines Product Company era.Tip is 5 3/4" short. Still casts fairly well. All wraps in tact. Finish is good as well as ferrule fit. No case or bag.
9'-0" HARNELL 650R
2/1 5.5 OZ Medium #7 line
Early spin/fly rod. Nickel silver ferrules. Wraps are a tad dry. could use a few coats of varnish. Cork grip is soiled with decal in place. No case or bag.
7'-0" WRIGHT & McGILL FRE-LINE N0. FLR-7
2/1 4.7 OZ
Baitcaster wigh detachable "True Temoper" handle. Speedlock reel seat. All wraps in tact and sound. Z style nickel silver ferrules. No case or bag.
6'-10" CONOLON TRU-FLITE 414 #4148
2/1 7.7 OZ Medium
Made for Union Hardware in U.S.A. Display only.
2" x 1 5/8" 3.8oz
Enclosed body with dual line guides. Rim control spool with on/off click non adjustable drag. Very smooth drag suitable for most trout fishing.
MARTIN 63SS 3 1/8" DIA. X 1 1/8" W
4 OZ. 5/6 LINE
Charcoal gray finish with bright aluminum rim control spool. Adjustable click pawl drag. R/LH Made in Japan. Very smooth.
EAGLE CLAW GRM 67RC 3 1/2" DIA. X 1 1/8"W
4.9 OZ 6/7 LINE
Charcoal gray finish. Gold anodized spool. Non adjustable on/off click drag. Dual chrome line guides. Techured finish on back plate. Shows some wear but is fine mechanically.
BERKLEY 510 3 3/8" DIA X 1 1/8"
5.6 OZ 6/7 LINE
Rim control spool. Non adjustable pawl click drag. Made in U.S.A. 95% finish. Nice smooth drag.
CORTLAND MOSQUITO S 3 14" X 1 3/16"W
4.8 OZ #6 LINE
Olive colored finish about 75%. Chrome round line guide which has moved from right hand position to left hand position. Sculptured pillars Ruby crowned spool release cover. Non adjustable click drag. Shows wear but quite sound.
SHAKESPEARE RUSSELL NO. 1896 MODEL HF 3 1/2" DIA. X 1 1/8"W
Most of the black paint has been removed from the body leaving a black spool face which makes it fairly attractive. Smooth non ad- justable click drag. Round line guide. RH wind.
UNION HARDWARE NO. 7169 2 15/16" X 1 1/4"W
5 1/2 OZ 5/6 LINE
Basic black no nonsense. Balances well with a 7 or 7 1/2' fiberglass work fly rod. Non adjustable click drag. Round metal line guide.
NO NAME 3" DIA. X 1 1/8" W 4.6 OZ. 4/5 LINE
Handcrafted in England by Hardy Bros. LTD. Adjustable click pawl drag. Right or left hand wind with pawl adjustment(Instructions in booklet) Comes in original box with instruction booklet. WF7F Air Cel line included. Well used but like most Hardy made reels gets better with use.
SCIENTIFIC ANGLERS SYSTEM 7 3 1/2" DIA. X 1 1/16"W
5.5 OZ 7 LINE
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.
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F.D. Lyons Rod Company
7156 SE 118th Dr.
Portland, OR 97266
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