Entries in fly rods (33)
A primer on the Articsilver Free-Flex fly rod from the materials company that helped make it a reality.
The fly rod which is the brain-child of Robert Selfors utilizes a new innovative hollow handle to enable the angler to achieve greater casting length with less physical effort.
The first step into the world market will be a launch of the new rod on a road show for anglers in the United States next year.
David Leinweber, owner of Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs, boldly takes on one of the fly fishing industry's sacred cows, the lifetime rod warranty.
LINK (via: Angling Trade)
Time for a change?
Earlier this year Transworld Business did a rant on the impact of no questions asked retail return polices on the snowboard industry. While not quite apples to apples, some of the talking points are essentially the same.
The two retailers featured prominently in the Transworld piece, REI and Backcounty, have changed their lifetime 100% satisfaction policies to just one year.
Herb (not Hank) Patterson lost a fly rod that had some true sentimental value off his kick boat in 2003.
Ten years later he got it back.
LINK (via:The Daily Herald)
Every once in a while a piece comes along that teaches us some meaningful life lessons through the lens of fly fishing. Written by Wright Thompson, and beautifully photographed by Ross Dettman, this ESPN profile of fly rod makers Tom Morgan and Gerri Carlson more than qualifies.
Can a fly rod really hold the secret of life? In the central Montana mountains, a paralyzed man and his wife are proving the answer just might be yes.
LINK (via: ESPN)