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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.

Deke Meyer Estate

Items D01 thru D16 are from the estate of Deke Meyer famed author and avid fly fisherman. Deke passed away December 2nd 2021. He wrote several books on bass and steelhead fishing. He developed a fondness for quality split bamboo fly rods and he fished all that he owned. No un-fished rods here.

Deke and I floated the Willamette River from the confluence with the McKenzie River down to Harrisburg. We fished bamboo fly rods with dry flies for cutthroat trout. We would watch for the Royal Wulff hatch and ty on a Royal Wulff size 16. There were many more flies and hook ups after that. This was the altar at which we worshipped.

A three day inspection period will apply to all purchases. Buyer pays the freight if returned within that period.


MEYER ESTATE

D01 WINSTON 7'-0" 2/2 2 1/2 oz # 3 line
Wells grip lightly soiled. Marked R. L. Winston 7' 2 1/2 oz #1926 on the rod shaft. Translucent tan wraps over honey colored cane. Carboloy Stripping guide; chrome snake guides and tip tops. Maroon trim wraps: Overwrapped Duronze step down ferrules. Marked 1926 above ferrule on tip sections. Nickel silver slide band reel seat over cork insert. Original case and bag.

$2,000

D02 WINSTON(Glenn Brackett) 7'-9" 3/2 3 1/8oz #5 line
Prototype built by Glenn Brackett for Deke Meyer 5-23-98 so inscribed on the rod shaft at the loose ring hook keeper. Nickel silver slide band reel seat over walnut insert. Translucent antique gold wraps over honey colored cane. Dark fiberglass ferrules. Carboloy stripping guide; chrome snake guides and tip tops. Original case and bag.

$2,500

D03 WINSTON(Glenn Brackett) 8'-0" 3/2 4 1/8oz #5 line
Translucent antique gold wraps over honey colored cane. Nickel silver screw lock reel seat over bamboo insert. Carboloy stripping guide; chrome snake guides and tip tops. Loose ring hook keeper. 16/64 bottom ferrule; 9/64 at the top. Original case and bag.

$2,000

D04 THOMAS & THOMAS Special Trouter 7'-0" 2/2 3.2oz #3647
#4 line. Aluminum slide band reel seat over cork insert. Translucent antique gold wraps over impregnated honey colored cane. Oxidised Super Zee ferrules with maroon wraps. Carboloy stripping guide: chrome snake guides and tip tops. Original case and bag.

$2,000 (SOLD)

D05 THOMAS & THOMAS Classic 8'-0" 2/2 4.8oz #5 line. Serial # 3304
Nickel silver down locking reel seat over walnut insert. Translucent antique gold wraps over impregnated honey colored cane. 16/64 Swiss styled ferrules with maroon wraps. Carboloy Stripping guide; chrome snake guides and tip tops. Original case and bag

$2,000

D06 THOMAS $ THOMAS Classic 8'-0" 2/2 5oz #6 line Serial #3710
Deke Meyer written on rod shaft. Down locking reel seat. Aluminum threads and nut; nickel silver slide band and butt cap. Thomas & Thomas Maker engraved on butt cap. Translucent antique gold wraps with burgundy borders over impregnated honey colored cane. Oxidised Super Zee ferrules 16/ 64 with maroon wraps at the skirt. Carboloy stripper guide; dark snake guides and tip tops. Loose ring hook keeper. Original case and bag.

$2,000

D07 THOMAS & THOMAS Sans Pareil 8'0" 3/2 5.4oz #2804 # 5 line
Nickel silver up locking reel seat over walnut insert. Clear wraps over honey colored varnished cane. Oxidised Swiss styled ferrules. 13/64 at the top and 17/64 on the bottom. Carboloy stripping guide; dark snakes and tip tops. Original case and bag.

$2,500

D08 GOODWIN GRANGER Favorite(Replica) 8'-0" 3/2 4.8oz #4 line
Goodwin Granger Favorite engraved in the all nickel silver slide band reel seat at the top. Black and white jasper wraps with gold borders at the guides. Gold intermediates over varnished honey colored cane. Agate stripper guide; dark snakes and tip tops. Believed built by Gary Lacey. Original case and bag.

$1,200

D09 GOODWIN GRANGER Favorite 8'-0" 3/3 4.4oz #5 line Model 4040
Goodwin Granger Favorite stamped on the rod shaft. Bright Perfection stripping guide; dark Perfection snake guides. Black and white jasper wraps over amonianised varnished cane. Gold trim at guides and ferrules. Gold intermediates and ornamental wraps above the winding check. Nickel silver step down ferrules 10/64 ferrules at the top and 15/64 at the bottom. All nickel silver slide band reel seat. Non original case and bag.

$1,200

D10 GOODWIN GRANGER Special (replica) 8'-0" 3/2 4oz #4 line. Model 8040. Serial #180341102
Built by Dwight Lyons in his shop from raw cane. All nickel silver slide band reel seat. Dark red agate stripper; dark Perfection snake guides and tip tops. Nickel silver step down ferrules machined by Dwight Lyons. 9/64 at the top and 14/64 at the bottom. Antique gold wraps over amonianized cane. Five(5) partition rod bag with stiffener made by Peggy Lyons. Labeled aluminum case with threaded brass collar and screw cap. Brass cap at the bottom.

$1,500

D11 GOOODWIN GRANGER Victory 8'-0" 3/2 4.4oz #5 Line. Model 8040
Goodwin Granger Victory stamped on rod shaft. One tip not original. Incorrect node spacing. Bright Perfection stripper; dark Perfection snake guides and tip tops. All nickel silver slide band reel seat. Black and orange jasper wraps with black accents over amonianised cane Original case and bag.

$1,000

D12 WRIGHT & McGILL Granger Aristocrat 7 1/2' 3/2 4.0 oz #4 line. Model # 7633
All nickel silver up locking reel seat. Chromium plated butt guide; hardened steel snake guides. Nickel silver step down ferrules. Tan silk wrappings over amoniumised cane. Wright & McGill Granger Aristocrat stamped on the rod shaft. Original case and bag

$1,200

D13 WRIGHT & McGILL Granger Victory 8'-6" 3/2 5.4oz # 7 line Model # 8642
Wright & McGill Granger Victory stamped on the rod shaft. Black and orange jasper wraps over varnished amoniumnised cane. Chromium plated Perfection butt guide: hardened steel snake guides and chromium plated Perfection pear shaped tip tops. Nickel silver step down ferrules 11/64 at the top 17/64 at the bottom. All nickel silver up locking reel seat. You know the one. One tip is not original as well as the case.

$350

D14 BELLINGER 7'-0" 2/2 3.4oz #3 LINE # 12-92-069
Nickel silver slide band reel seat with burled wood insert. Translucent antique gold wraps over varnished honey colored cane. Dark brown wraps at the ferrules. 12/64 oxidised Zee styled ferrules. Bright agate stripping guide; dark snakes and tip tops. Original case and bag.

$1,500

D15 BELLINGER 7'-6" 3/2 4.6oz
Nickel up locking reel seat over burled wood insert. Maroon wraps over lightly flamed cane. Dark red agate stripper with dark frame. Dark snakes and tip tops. Zee style oxidised ferrules. 12/64 at the top and 15/64 at the bottom. Original case and bag.

$1,200

D16 BELLINGER 8'-0" 2/2 4.2oz #79 2-83-018
Nickel silver slide band reel seat over dark burled wood insert. Maroon wraps over a dark flamed cane. 15/64 oxidised zee styled ferrules. Carboloy stripping guide. Dark snakes and tip top. Wooden ferrule plug. Original case and bag.

$1,000


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 PR00F 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.
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
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

F0043 9'-0" HARNELL 650R 2/1 5.5 OZ Medium #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.

Used $20.00

F0045 7'-0" WRIGHT & McGILL FRE-LINE N0. FLR-7 2/1 4.7 OZ
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.

Used $10.00

F0046 6'-10" CONOLON TRU-FLITE 414 #4148 2/1 7.7 OZ Medium
Baitcaster wigh detachable "True Temoper" handle. Speedlock reel seat. All wraps in tact and sound. Z style nickel silver ferrules. No case or bag.

Used $12.00

F0047 5'-3" Dwight Lyons SN F532317 2/2 1.2 oz, medium #2 line
Scarlet 6/0 gossomer silk wraps over gold blank. All cork slide band reel seat with black anodised aluminum sliding ring and butt cap. Black anodised aluminum step down ferrules. Dark snakes, tip tops and red agatine stripping guide. Loose ring hook keeper. A delightful little rod just off the bench and ready to persue those fisty little trout on your favorite small stream. Not a toy but a long rod in a short rod's body. Your chance to own and fish this one of a kind marvel. Dres- sed up like a fine bamboo rod with two tips. It doesn't get any better than this for a small glass rod. Arnold Grinkrich would be salivating over this one. Comes with custom labeled case and custom bag by Peggy Lyons.
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New $575.00

F0048 5'-0" Dwight Lyons SN F502317 2/2 1 oz, medium fast # 2 line
Scarlet 6/0 gossamer silk wraps over gold blank. All cork slide band seat with black anodised aluminum cork check, sliding ring and butt cap. Spigot ferrule. Dark snakes, tip tops and red agatine stripping guide. A little faster rod four those brushy streams when those wary little brookies are snubbing their noses at you and you feel like you are fishing in a tunnel. This rod can get it done in the right hands. Treat yourself to a one of a kind experience with this little rascal. All dressed resembling a quality cane rod with two tips. Finished with spar varnish and packed in a Peggy Lyons custom bag and custom 1 1/4" diameter labeled aluminum case. Another one of those once in a life time experience.
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New $575.00


REELS

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

R0021 MARTIN 63SS 3 1/8" DIA. X 1 1/8" W 4 OZ. 5/6 LINE
Enclosed body with dual line guides. Rim control spool with on/off click non adjustable drag. Very smooth drag suitable for most trout fishing.
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New $20.00

R0023 BERKLEY 510 3 3/8" DIA X 1 1/8" 5.6 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.
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Used $10.00

R0026 CORTLAND MOSQUITO S 3 14" X 1 3/16"W 4.8 OZ #6 LINE
Rim control spool. Non adjustable pawl click drag. Made in U.S.A. 95% finish. Nice smooth drag.
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Used $12.00

R0030 UNION HARDWARE NO. 7169 2 15/16" X 1 1/4"W 5 1/2 OZ 5/6 LINE
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.
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Used $20.00

R0031 NO NAME 3" DIA. X 1 1/8" W 4.6 OZ. 4/5 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.
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Used $7.50


COMPONENTS

C002 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




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

The finest in bamboo and fiberglass flyrods.

F.D.L. and his work "I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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