Welcome to Len Codella's Sporting Collectibles, home of some of the world's finest and most desirable sporting gear and fly fishing tackle. Sporting Collectibles is the company owned and operated by Len Codella and his soul-mate, Carol Codella, which trades in antique and collectible sporting classics, specializing in bamboo fly rods, fly reels, fly tackle, fishing accessories and accouterments. A lifetime of working with “bamboo people” all over the world has been a constant source of joy and pleasure for Len Codella's Sporting Collectibles. Almost two decades of ownership at the helm of Thomas & Thomas during its bamboo heyday has cemented forever Len Codella's Sporting Collectibles affinity for things bamboo and for the people that craft these lovely things. Bamboo rod making is more than simply skill at craft. For the truly dedicated, it is art. A look at the body of work representing the effort of today’s builders reveals that nearly all of that tincture is still discernible. You’ll find this quintessential substance in the work of men like Bernard Ramanauskas, Gary Lacy, Bob Summers, Walt Carpenter, Ted Simroe, Tom Dorsey, Tom Moran, Bob Taylor, Nick Taransky, Glenn Brackett, Mike Clark, Bob Lancaster, A. J. Thramer, and so many other great contemporary builders.
Billy Pate, Hardy, Peerless, Hermann, Tibor Reels, Scientific Anglers, Cortland, Orvis, R.L. Winston, Royal Wulff, Pflueger, Abel Reels, Peerless Reels, Phoenix Silk Fly Lines, Hermann Atlantic Salmon Reels, Ted Godfrey Reels, Seamaster Fly Fishing Reels, Eden Cane Rods, Critchfield Rod Co., C. Jenkins Rod Co., Jennings Rod Co., R. W. Lancaster Rods, Simroe Rods, N.A.Taransky Rods, Taylor Rods, Thramer Bamboo Rod Co.
We specialize in:
Fly Reels, Fly Rods, Fly Lines, Bamboo Fly Rods