Welcome to my website. What distinguishes The Jordan-Mills Rod Co. most is that it owns the fine vintage and classic tackle that it sells - a fundamental difference in that most dealers offer consigned rods and reels. I am able to purchase one piece or entire collections for immediate payment.
My strategy has always been to offer the highest quality vintage and classic fly fishing tackle at reasonable prices based on a judicious sense of market value, transparency and purchasing ability.
I am always buying fine vintage and/or classic rods and reels including rods or reels from current makers. Call or email if you are interested in parting with tackle or know of others who would be served by my inquiry. Offerings often include rods made by the masters -- Payne, Leonard, Garrison, Gillum, FE Thomas, Schaaf, Maurer, Pickard, Hardy, Edwards, Orvis as well as more current builders such as Brandin, Jennings, Taylor, Aroner, Summers, Clark, Jenkins, Schroeder, Wagner, Downes, Tufts and Batson, Thramer, Blackburn, Becker, Carpenter, Wojnicki, Vance, Hanson, Karstetter, Thomas and Thomas, Reams, Gray, Winston, Sweet Grass, and a myriad of other distinguished craftsmen too numerous to mention in this introduction; reels by Bogdan, Peerless, Belllinger, Hardy, Orvis, Pate, Fin-Nor, Charlton, Ross as well as all other known contemporary designers. On rare occasion I've been known to buy graphite or fiberglass particularly multi piece rods from Thomas and Thomas, Sage, Scott, Winston....... Trades are welcome and I will work with you on payment schedules and multiple purchases.
If you see something that you want, contact me immediately. Most of these items cannot be readily reacquired, so don’t hesitate. Although I am willing to keep a back-up register of individuals interested in sold items, I rarely have returns. When you call or e-mail for availability confirmation, I will redescribe the item and answer any questions concerning condition, specifications or utility and send photos as requested. Since retirement, I welcome calls from 9 am to about 9 pm EST.
Send a check or money order immediately following availability confirmation, add $20 for rods; $15 for reels, books or other smalls for shipping. Will most often use Fedex as my favored conveyance and upon request, express with attendant expenses. When sending tackle, I urge you to use Fedex as well unless inconvenient to your circumstances.
Since the suitability and a fit of a bamboo rod can be very personal, all purchases are honored by a 5 day inspection privilege. If an item does not meet your expectations, let me know so that I can re-enter it on the list. Upon receiving the merchandise in good order, I will send you a complete refund less shipping costs.
Hoping you find something of interest among the current offerings, I remain sincerely yours,
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