The Trident Trade-in Program

Fly Rod Trade In Program

Want to buy that new rod but not sure what to do with your old one? Got an old Bogdan reel that's just sitting on your shelf? Trade it in!


Please read our entire FAQ section as it will answer most, if not all of your questions. Really. It's that good.


What kind of gear are we interested in?


- Name-brand modern fly rods with an original MSRP over $200

- Modern reels with an original MSRP above $150.

- Historic name-brand fly rods and reels in good, working condition.

- Any other gear that is good condition. We've taken trades for everything from skis to collectible knives to plugs, but these items aren't eligible for our fixed price.


How it works:

Option 1: Fixed Price

1. Simply send an e-mail to with the make, model, condition, and any other relevant info - year, color, special features, etc. Photos are generally not necessary.

2. We'll e-mail you an estimate, but we won't be able to determine the final value until we actually see the product.

3. If the price is acceptable, ship the product to us. Once we receive it, we'll give you our final valuation. If it is below our original estimate, and too low for you too accept, we'll ship it back to you.

4. We'll e-mail you a gift card for the quoted amount.


Option 2: Auction

In order to offer better service, we are phasing out the auction option as of May 2017. We will continue to offer this option at our discretion for rare items, and items where we believe you would be better served at auction. For items that qualify, here's how it works:


1. Send us your gear and we'll sell it for you on eBay, then...

2. We'll give you a gift card for the sale price, less eBay fees (10%) and outbound shipping costs (a flat $20 for reels, 4-piece rods, and other small items, $40 for two piece rods and larger items).

So, if your item sells for $300 and it's a reel, you'll receive $250 in store credit.




1. Can I use this gift card on sale and closeout items? YES! All of our gift cards are same-as-cash, however due to extremely limited quantities, we recommend purchasing any closeouts BEFORE completing your trade. We are more than happy to refund you once we receive the items, but you must let us know BEFORE your purchase (see #5).


2. Can I use this gift card in conjunction with coupons? YES! All of our gift cards are same-as-cash.


3. How do you value trade in items? Our valuations are based on actual sales prices during the last 90 days (not as a % of retail). We evaluate all trades from a fishing perspective (as opposed to a collectors) only, so if you have rare, unique, and/or collectible items, you'll probably do much better with the auction option.


4. Should I use the auction option? As of 2017, we are phasing out the auction items for common items and will be offering it only at our discretion. However, if it has been offered to you, please remember that we do not guarantee a minimum price under the auction option and it will take 2-3 weeks to complete the transaction.


5. Can the gift card be applied to something I've already purchased? No. Trade-ins are intended for future purchases only. You must have explicit approval from our staff BEFORE you purchase an item if you would like to be refunded after the fact.


6. Can the gift card be applied to items on eBay? No. Gift cards must be used on our website,


7. What happens if I change my mind? Can I get my trades back? Can you send me a check instead of a gift card? No. Once we evaluate your trades and issue you a gift card (or process them under the auction option), all trades are FINAL. No exceptions. Fortunately, you'll have a full year to use your credit, so there's no need to worry, you'll find something to buy.


8. Can I trade items for cash? No. All of our trades are for gift cards only. Sorry!




Important Packaging Information:

1. PLEASE, please, DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts as a packing material. It's bad for the environment and creates a huge mess for us.


2. Please clean your gear before sending it. We like to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but a damp cloth will do just fine. If you send us a rod that is full of dust and water spots, you'll get $5 less on the trade since we have to clean it.


3. Please be sure to include all relevant contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number) when you send in your gear. We do a lot of trades and need to know which gear is yours.


4. Remember to insure your package. We aren't responsible if it gets lost in the mail.


5. It will take us up to 3 business days to process your trade after it arrives. While we are more than happy to let you know that your package has arrived, this will only delay our trade-in process. We kindly request that you wait at least 3 days after your tackle has arrived before contacting us.


Please send all tackle to:
Trident Fly Fishing
Trade-in Department
765 Roosevelt Trail
Suite 8
Windham, ME 04062

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