Dear Friends,

Welcome to my website. What distinguishes The Jordan-Mills Rod Co. most is that it owns the fine 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 tackle at reasonable prices based on a judicious sense of market value, transparency and purchasing ability.

I am always buying rods, reels and other paraphernalia. Call or email if you are interested in parting with tackle or know of others who would be served by my inquiry. Trades are welcome and I will work with you on payment schedules and multiple purchases.

If you see something that you want, call 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 for availability confirmation I will redescribe the item and answer any questions concerning condition, specifications or utility. 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; $10 for reels, books or other smalls for shipping. I prefer to use USPS to send and receive tackle.

​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, call 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,


                                   Carmine Lisella



The Jordan-Mills Rod Co.

Classic and Vintage Fishing Tackle

Carmine Lisella, Prop.