What a Fly Rod Looks Like After Being Struck by Lightning

August 15, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Keep this image in your head for the next time you think the buzzing in your graphite fly rod doesn’t really mean anything. Kirk Deeter on the FlyTalk blog got this photo from a friend who recently had his rod — fortunately not in his hand at the time — blasted by a gigavolt of electricity. I’m not sure I wanted to know this much about the basic materials in fly rods.