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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 on eBay. From researching the value to writing the listing, answering questions and handling the shipping, we have the experience to get you the best price for your gear. All you need to do is get the gear to us, we'll take care of the rest.

We've been selling on eBay since 2008 have an excellent track record for getting good prices for our customers' equipment:

  • A proven track record of excellent customer service
  • Shipping with tracking information on at least 90% of their transactions
  • The highest buyer ratings for shipping quickly and accurate item descriptions
  • Sellers are consistently monitored by eBay for compliance


Two easy ways for you to land the new stuff:

1. Trade in your gear for Instant Credit

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


1. 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'll pay the shipping. When your gear arrives at the shop we'll look it over and verify the condition and the instant credit amount. We can put the money on your account or send you a gift card. Spend your gear credit in the shop or at our online store, whatever works for you.

2. 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 your gear, photograph it and list it on our eBay store. Since we're a real store, we get a better price for used gear than the Average Joe. Once the item sells we'll deduct the eBay fees (and nothing else) and credit your account with the proceeds (or we can send you a gift card). You don't have to lift a finger.

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. Make your old gear pay for new gear from brands like Sage, Simms, Patagonia, Hatch, Winston and More!

Download our trade-in form here and call the shop for your shipping label. Send your gear and the completed form to:

California Fly Shop
1125 Industrial Road, Suite H
San Carlos, CA 94070


 Want to talk about it first? Call: 1-650-508-0727



 A few things to keep in mind:

  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/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. 


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



 Questions? Call us at 1-650-508-0727 or send an email to [email protected]