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Who We Are

Classic Flyfishing Tackle (CFT) is a loose co-operative of several traditional fly fishers from around the country.

Special interests among the CFT members include Leonard rods, Payne rods, Winston rods, Powell rods, Orvis rods, Hardy reels, Wheatley fly boxes, Thompson reels, leather cases, Portland creels, documented files, and other traditional fly fishing items.

Contact person:
 Ward Tonsfeldt | 541.408.1564 | dvarden1903@gmail.com

Listings on ClassicFlyfishingTackle.com represent a small portion of the items we have available. If you do not see a rod or reel that you are looking for, send an email to inquire.

Estates and Collections

We are always eager to buy estates and collections. We like to view the items in person, compile an inventory, and make an appraisal. CFT has associates available in the Pacific Northwest, California, the Middle Atlantic States, and New England, so we can get a person on site to coordinate. We can provide references, a documented appraisal, photography, and transport services. If you have an estate to settle, please call or email us.

How It Works

If you would like to buy an item, or to inquire about an item, please call 541.408.1564 or email us at dvarden1903@gmail.com. We do not have a “shopping cart” because we think that our clients deserve personal service.

CFT ships to the US and Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Other countries are available by request. Postage in the US for most reels is about $7 and for most rods, about $20. We will calculate the precise postage. Payment by VISA/MC, check, money order, cash, or PayPal is fine.

We are located in Bend, Oregon, and our state does not have sales tax.  Some online businesses are collecting sales tax and some are not.  We will not collect sales tax on any transactions for the foreseeable future.

Items are fully returnable within 10 days for the purchase price provided that we receive them back in good condition.

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