Fiberglass Fly Rods
We love building glass fly rods - they have a special quality about them that our customers love. Fiberglass is experiencing a rebirth and we certainly see that when we talk to our customers and readers here. There is something magical in the way the rods look and feel!
The link to the right will take you to the Fiberglass Manifesto where you can see beautiful examples from other Glass Rod lovers
Our new LemonGlass series of fly rods are built exclusively for us from unidirectional S-Glass and feature a medium to fast action. The rods are finished in an exquisite translucent lemon yellow and are fitted with spigots between sections.
These rods are finished with beautiful reel seats from Lemke, Struble or REC and include a yellow agate stripping guide. We hand turn the grips individually from the finest Portuguese Flor grade cork which we import from from a trusted supplier in Portugal. All of our rods are finished with the Japanese silk thread.
Standard configurations are:
Gouldfish LG560-2 - 5'6" 0wt 2 piece
Gouldfish LG662-3 - 6'6" 2wt 3 piece
Gouldfish LG703-3 - 7'0" 3wt 3 piece
Gouldfish LG764-4 - 7'6" 4wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LG805-4 - 8'0" 5wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LG866-4 - 8'6" 6wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LG908-4 - 9'0" 8wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LG906-6 Travel rod (9' 6wt travel rod)
Gouldfish LG 1004-4 - 10'0" 4wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LG 8612-4 - 8'6 12wt 4 piece
Gouldfish LGDH 1166 Doublehand 11'6 6wt
Gouldfish LGDH 1207 Doublehand 12'0 7wt
Kabuto Fly Rods
Yasuyuki Kabuto makes some of the most recognisable fiberglass blanks. With a very limited hand production run these blanks are very hard to come by but build gorgeous works of art that you can fish with.
These are very sough after and, while we have a few blanks in stock, in many cases we will need to pre-order a blank for you.
Available configurations are:
6623 6'6" 2wt 3 piece
6633 6'6" 3wt 3 piece *in stock*
7033 7'0" 3wt 3 piece *in stock*
7043 7'0" 4wt 3 piece
7643 7'6" 4wt 3 piece *in stock*
7653 7'6" 5wt 3 piece
8053 8'0" 5wt 3 piece *in stock*
Kabuto Fly Fishing Rods are also available in yellow and brown finish at extra cost
Prices: White natural finish $650, Yellow/Brown $680
Contact us to buy your Custom Kabuto Fly Rod by clicking below
We are also able to source blanks from other manufacturers to build custom fly rods for our customers including Blue Halo fly rods, CTS fly blanks and many others. Just write to us with what you need.
Our one of a kind Close Quarter Battle Weapon, the Car'Poon comes in two variants, a 10wt 7'9 and a 12wt 8'3. Pricing as as follows
Freshwater 7'9 10wt (Agate Guides, snake guides and flame coloured blank)
Saltwater 7'9 10wt (Fuji Titanium guides, Titanium Reel seat and REC titanium running guides)
Saltwater 8'3 12wt (Fuji Titanium guides, Titanium reel seat and titanium running guide) on an azure coloured blank.
Swift Fly Fishing, Epic Fy Rods
Swift Fly Fishing in New Zealand has a wonderful range of blanks that we use in our custom fly fishing rod builds. These are the renown S-Glass Epic Fly Rod blanks.
Our custom Epic Fly Rods are tailored to meet your needs, whether that be a lighter weight Epic 376 fly rod, the acclaimed Epic 686 or the heavier duty Epic 888.
We currently have:
A number of Epic, Kabuto and CTS blanks in stock in addtion to our LemonGlass and Car'Poon blanks.
All other configurations can be ordered and have a lead time of 6-12 weeks depending on availability of the Epic Fly Blanks at Swift Fly Fishing.