Roll My Own

Admittedly the title of this post will probably draw some attention from non-anglers, but I wanted a description other than “New Fiberglass Fly Rod Build”.  As I sat there on Sunday morning wrapping the guides onto the blank with black and then silver thread, I realized that, in essence, I was rolling my own fly […]

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A New Rod for 2012

Shortly before Christmas I built a 9′ 4 wt rod based on  a J Stockard Forecast fly rod kit.  It has a blue 4-piece Batson IM6 blank, a gunsmoke reel seat with rosewood insert, and a quality cork grip.  Including shipping it was $90.  Add in a $5 rod bag from BassPro and a rod tube […]

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Great Customer Service

Last week I decided to build a 9 ft. 4-piece 4 wt. graphite fly rod for use in some of the smaller trout streams. Instead of ordering the components individually, I checked around and decided on a rod kit from J Stockard.  They’re having a sale on their rod building kits, and the entire order […]

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