Well, it's happened again to me. Not to be thwarted in my efforts to offer you quality custom graphite fly rods made in America on American made blanks, I've found another source for rod blanks that meets my requirements. Best of all, while these are very nice casting, well made rod blanks - they're slightly less in price than my previous blanks. So, I'm passing the savings on to you!!!
Custom graphite fly rods in the Classical Series are now $350.
Graphite fly rods in the Custom Series are now $460.
That's about $100 less than before. These prices include both 2 & 4 piece rods. I have made rods on these blanks before & I know the actions & quality of them well. The blanks are made in the U.S.A. & are of really good quality. I've worked hard to find these values & I'm proud to offer them to you. In full disclosure you should know that when I make a graphite fly rod, I don't make any money on the blank or components of the rod. Ultimately, you pay what I pay for those items in the full price of the rod. I do this so my prices will have a wide range to meet the different desires of my clients. Some folks want more things on a rod & that, of course, makes it cost more. So to be fair, I don't make any profit on components.
Please also be ware that I can & do build on any manufacturer's blank. I do this because some folks have a loyalty to a particular brand, yet want a custom rod with different features than the manufacturer puts on their rods. I also do it to give me the flexibility I need to work with charities, groups, or customers who are on a tight budget or have special circumstances. I think that just as you might hire a carpenter to make you custom cabinets in your kitchen, you should be able to have a rod maker make a fly rod how you want it & at a price you can afford.
As always, if you have any questions just email me. I'm always more than happy to work with you.