Archive for the ‘Rods’ Category

Kings in Chile

King salmon were first introduced into Chilean waters in 1886, but the plant did not take. A single stocking of juvenile fish in Rio Santa Cruz about 1930 produced a viable wild population of spawning kings. Then in the mid 1970s, the fish were introduced in fish farms along the coast of the Chilean Patagonia. […]

Two Fly Fishing Talents Combine Forces to Form New Rod Company

Seele Fly Rods will offer premier quality fly rods handmade in Pennsylvania, USA. Bellwood, Pennsylvania, USA-December 2, 2013–Mauri Fly Fishing’s Michael Mauri and McFarland Rod Company’s Mike McFarland today announced that they will team up to form a new rod company. Seele Fly Rods (pronounced zay-luh) will be based in Bellwood, Pennsylvania and will feature […]

The SC20—an Extraordinary Fly Rod

This exceptional rod was built by Jason to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his performance as the Shadow Caster in Robert Redford’s “A River Runs Through It.” But this is way more than just another fly rod put together to celebrate some memorable event in the modern history of fly fishing. This is a fishing […]

Testing the SC 20

When Nancy and I travelled to visit Jason and Kelley and celebrate Brooke’s first birthday,  I received a most extraordinary gift–a rod from Jason. Let me back up just a bit. Jason is an exceptional rod designer. Not in the sense that I have helped design rods. I would tell the manufacturer to stiffen the […]

Is This a Tarpon, or What?

My friend, Pablo Rodrigo Perez, from Mendoza, Argentina, has been waging war on the tarpon in Mexico. And just look at what his campaign of terror has serve up for him! My gosh, what a fish. His rod is not a two-hand Spey stick as might be supposed from the handle. It is a one-hand […]

Yellowstone 5-Weight Shoot-Out

Every year, George Anderson conducts a cast off with 5-weight rods, assigning points for their performance on several categories. For the last three years, Hardy’s Zenith 9 foot 5 weight has won. Have a look at the contest here. For all or hardy’s products head on over to their home page. The Zenith is built […]

Hardy Zenith 10/3

I recently received a Zentih 10 foot 3 weight from my friends at Hardy North America Ltd. I have been using their 9 foot, 6 weight in my casting demos at The Fly Fishing Shows, and had a chance to cast the 10/3. It seems like a really great rod for Czech nymphing and flicking […]

C.F. Burkheimer Rods

In the days of glass rods, one name stood head and shoulder above all the rest-–Russ Peak. Russ was a consummate perfectionist who developed techniques for building and tuning glass rods that no one else mastered. His legendary rods are still a “Covet Special” among those who knew the glory days of glass. Russ did […]

Hand-Rolled Soul

Jason has just posted the following notice on his blog. This is an excellent fit for both Jason and Kerry. Watch Jason’s blog, www.fishfliesandwater.com, for followup informaton. There are great things in the wind. I’m now officially on-board with the C.F. Burkheimer (CFB) Fly Rod Company, serving in an “Advisory Staff” role. Kerry (the “K” who is […]