Services Provided / Policies

Consignment Services

If you are interested in selling any fly tackle, ranging from individual items to large collections, lets talk! Our consignment rates are low and we go to great lengths to properly market your items in order to maximize their value. We take pride in making sure all items are properly described and professionally photographed before adding them to the site. Please contact us here if you have any questions or would like to discuss consigning with us. More information on consignments can be found on our consignments page.

Estate Sales & Appraisals

If you have items or collections associated with an estate that you would prefer to sell all at once, we can offer to purchase those items outright. This can be an attractive alternative to the consignment process, particularly if there are time constraints. Additionally, if you would like an idea of what your items are worth, please contact us for free estimates and appraisals.

Methods of Payment

We prefer that larger purchases be made via check or wire, and some items must be paid via check or wire. Payments can also be made via cryptocurrency at our discretion. Please email or call if you would like us to hold an item while payment is being arranged, we are very happy to do so. 

Domestic Shipping Policy

UPS is our preferred carrier for rods, while most reels/smaller packages will ship via USPS Priority. Items over $3,000 in value are typically shipped via UPS expedited, or USPS Priority Registered mail. Transit times for Registered mail is always longer, but it is also the most secure domestic shipping service. All items are insured in transit for their full value. The table below lays out our current domestic shipping rates, which are based on order value. Please note, shipping rates are subject to change without notice.

Domestic shipping rates - fully insured:

Order Value Shipping Cost
$1-$150 $10
$151 - $499 $20
$500 - $999 $30
$1,000 - $1,999 $45
$2,000 - $2,999 $60
$3,000 - $3,999 $75
$4,000 - $4,999 $90
$5,000 and up $120


International Shipping Policy

UPS is the preferred carrier for international orders. All international orders are shipped fully insured at calculated rates. Please note, all items with a value of $2500+ must be shipped via UPS and export paperwork must be filed. These shipments will always incur a shipping surcharge. Please email for accurate international shipping rates on orders exceeding $2500.


Return Policy

All items purchased from Freestone Vintage Tackle can be returned for a full refund (less shipping) within the 3 day inspection period. Items that have been used or fished may not be returned. All items must be returned in the same condition and with the same packaging via the same carrier. We understand the desire to "lawn cast" newly purchased rods, and this can typically be done under controlled conditions without issue. However, we ask buyers to take more discerning care with items described as mint / unused. In many cases even mounting a reel on an unused rod can diminish the value. Please always keep in mind that any items returned to us must arrive in the exact same condition as we originally shipped them in. We endeavor to take detailed pictures of every item, and they may be referred to in questions of original condition.

Our return policy is mostly governed by common sense, if you have any concerns or questions regarding our policy on returns and refund please contact us before we ship your items and we can discuss expectations.

Photography Services

Our focus is on vintage fly tackle, however we also have the facilities to provide professional photographic services. We have the capacity to photograph collections for cataloging or insurance purposes, if you are interested in this service please contact us.

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