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Entries in fly rods (32)

Tuesday
Oct152013

Physics Give Rise to a New Fly Rod

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.

LINK

Wednesday
Aug282013

Are Lifetime Warranties Hurting Premium Fly Rod Sales? 

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.

Tuesday
Jul302013

After 10 years, Patterson's lost fly rod is back

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)

Thursday
Jul182013

Unity with the Universe

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)

Monday
Jul152013

Bent Rods

Sunday
Jul072013

How to Make a Doll Fly Fishing Rod

This video has more views than your last GoPro attempt.