Massachusetts based CNS Outdoor Technologies LLC has announced the acquisition of fly rod makers Thomas & Thomas. “The opportunity to work within the fly fishing industry and with the devoted staff at Thomas & Thomas is a dream come true,” … more
Latest Fly Rods News
Hardy has announced the addition of a new fly rod to their offerings. The “Shadow” is a smooth-casting rod, available beginning in September 2014 from 8-foot, 4-weight to 10-foot, 8-weight. Read more in the press release below.
Using patented Generation 5 technology, Sage has designed a series of ultra-responsive fly rods with a livelier blank and a narrower, lighter shaft. The “ACCEL” series will be available in single-hand, switch and two-hand fly rods, beginning in August 2014. … more
Even pro skiers need a little something to do in the summer. Turns out Lindsey Vonn chose the Redington Vapen Red fly rod to learn a little fly casting at the Vail Go Pro Mountain Games a few weeks ago. … more
Sage has announced a new series of saltwater rods for the demand of high performance. The fast-loading “SALT” will be available in 12 models ranging from five through 16-weights beginning in August 2014. Read more in the press release below.
If you’ve ever had dreams of catching a rooster fish on the fly you had better come prepared. It is one of the most demanding and elusive fish you will ever catch. It’s also one of the coolest. The 30 … more
For the past few weeks I’ve taken on building my first fly rod. The blank and almost all essential elements are from a company called Swift Fly Fishing in New Zealand, who will sell their gorgeous fiberglass blanks to you … more
A few weeks ago I launched into a rod building project. My first…. Since then I had a pile of work that was unexpected and I’ve been slow to get back to the rod. So I’m basically starting anew and … more
Since starting my first rod building project a short time ago (thanks to the good folks at Swift Fly Fishing) I’ve learned a number of things I didn’t know about fly rod blanks. One of the more interesting is that … more
I’ve been fishing my entire adult life and own way too many fly rods. At least my wife and family think so. The thing is, I’ve never had the gumption or drive to actually build one of my own. I’m … more