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Trade In Program


A closet full of nothing-wrong-with-it-except-I-never-fish-with-it-anymore gear. We know how you feel! Get the value out of your unwanted gear by having us sell it for you on eBay. From researching the value to writing the listing, answering questions and handling the shipping, we have the experience to know what it takes to get you the best price for your gear. All you need to to is get the gear to us, we'll take care of the rest.


Two easy ways to land the new stuff:

1. Send us your old rods and reels for instant credit - we'll give you a quote over the phone

2. Send it to us and we'll sell it for you on eBay


Instant credit: Call the shop and tell us what you've got. Based on your description we'll give you a quote over the phone. If you agree to the price we'll send you a shipping label. All you have to do is box up the gear and slap the label on it - we pay the shipping. When your gear arrives at the shop we'll look it over and verify the condition and the instant credit amount. Spend your gear credit in the shop or at our online store, whatever works for you.

We sell it for you on eBay: Call the shop for your free shipping label and send us your rods and reels. We'll clean up the gear, photograph it and list it for sale on our store eBay site. Once the item sells we'll deduct the eBay fees (13%) and credit your account with proceeds. You don't have to lift a finger. Download our trade in form here, then send your gear, and the completed form, to the shop address below.

Use your store credit or gift card at the shop or in our online store! Your gear credit is valid for ALL product merchandise – including sale and clearance items. Let your old gear pay for gear from brands like Sage, Simms, Patagonia, G. Loomis, Hatch, Winston and More!


Get started now, call: 1-855-289-3597


A few caveats:

  1. We can only accept rods and reels for the Trade In program. 
  2. Unless traded in as "instant credit," gear credit is usually given three weeks from the time we receive your rods and reels (however this can vary depending on customer demand and eBay activity). 
  3. Your store credit equals the net proceeds from the sale of your gear (the winning bid minus 13% for eBay and PayPal fees).
  4. Trade-in credit cannot be used in combination with other discounts and/or promotions and cannot be used to pay for guided travel.
  5. We reserve the right to change our trade-in policy at any time and without notice. 


Send gear to:

California Fly Shop
985 Industrial Road, Suite 106
San Carlos, CA 94065


We're a Top-Rated Seller with 100% Positive Feedback!



Questions? Call us at 1-855-289-3597 or send an email to tony@californiaflyshop.com.


985 Industrial Road, Suite 106 San Carlos, CA 94070