Many of us will have turned our attention to Grayling now that the Trout season is over and will be fishing nymphs, unless you are lucky enough to hit a hatch of LDOs or midges.
Here is a selection of rods to suit Leader to Hand, Bugging or Klink & Dink from Snowbee, Vision, Loop, Orvis and Marryat. All 10′ or over and in 2# to 4#.
Snowbee Diamond Fly Rods 10′ 3# and 4# 4-Pc
These new longer, lower line weight models, will appeal particularly to river fishers in central and eastern Europe, the home of Czech nymphing techniques. However, they will also find favour with the increasing number of anglers switching to lighter line classes and continental methods. The Diamond range features fast action 4-pce blanks finished in a lustrous deep olive colour, with self colour whippings. Subtle gold graphics and single bands of gold on each ring whipping, give these rods a classic appeal. The quality, brushed aluminium reel seats have olive-green burl wood insert, complementing the colour of the blanks.
Snowbee Prestige 10′ 2# 3# and 4# Fly Rods
The return of the Prestige fly rods in 4 and 6 piece blanks proved a very popular move, building on the pedigree of the original Prestige range, way back in 1997. We have completely upgraded the range, with new, lighter blanks and an even crisper action.
• 6 or 4-piece ultra lightweight carbon blanks
• Snowbee tri-modulus carbon technology
• Fast action with high lift snakes for extreme distance casting
• Deep bronze finish with matching whippings
• Anodised silver/gold aluminium reel seat with maple burl wood inserts
• Matching cotton drill rod bag
• Aluminium rod tube
• Snowbee Original Purchaser Lifetime Guarantee
With oversize ‘Sic’ lined stripper rings, hard chrome, high lift snakes and oversize hay-fork tip ring for maximum line speed, the overall finish simply oozes casting performance.
Every rod comes complete with matching olive cotton-drill rod bag and a strong Cordura covered rod tube embossed with our leather ‘fly’ logo.
Vision Nite Catapult 10′ 3/4# Fly Rods
Our new Nite Catapult models are more powerful. Built on T30, 3 piece blanks with faster taper to help generate maximum line speed. When you’re under pressure to cast farther, fish harder and catch more, these rods will not let you down.
Nite Catapult series extends into Saltwater/Specialist models superb for pike,
single-handed salmon and of course, saltwater fishing at home and abroad.
Nite Catapult rods are finished in a smart Silver-Grey over a partly sanded blank.
• 3 – piece Nite Catapult
• Matt surface joints
• PB Aero stripping guides
• Hard chrome snakes
• Saltwater proof aluminium reel seat in #7 plus rods
• Tiger wood reel seat in #3 – #6 rods
• Fast mid – flex action
• Fast mid/tip action (catapult)
• Matching cordura rod tube
• Vision five year extended warranty
Vision Cult 10′ 8″ 3# and 11′ 1″ 4# Fly Rods
• High modulus Ultra-slim and sensitive blanks
• 4 – and 3 – piece models
• Aero stripping guides
• Hard chrome snakes
• Half wells handle & nickel silver reel seat with cork insert in #3 – #6 rods
• Cigar handle & nickel silver slide reel seat in #2 rods
• Full – flex action
• Matching Cordura tube
• Vision Five Year Extended Warranty
Cult rods have a deep full-flex action and they are at their best in river fishing or close range work to wary fish in still water. These rods are easy to load, and will do so with a much shorter line than many of the more tip-flex rod series currently on offer.
There is so much feel with Cult: Both in loading the rod when casting and when playing fish. These rods will better protect your light tippet and the smallest/finest hooks.
Beautifully finished and incredibly slim High modulus blanks still deliver the performance we’ve come to expect. The more you ask of these rods, the more they will deliver.
We’ve made these rods for the thinking angler though, and believe that Cult will offer you performance where it was lacking before.
Vision Mag 10′ 3/4# Fly Rods
The fastest of all Vision rods. These tip action, four piece rods will surprise you with their great balance and looks. The blanks are made using the latest Japanese high modulus graphite and all components are nothing but the best. The series consists of three 9’ rods and five 10’ rods to cover a wide range of fishing situations. Metallic olive finish with some small orange details will make these rods to differ from the mass.
Longer 10’ rods were initially designed for two main purposes: lighter rods for short line long leader river fishing in competitions (and elsewhere) and heavier classes especially for the demanding stillwater and reservoir fishing (multiple flies, long leaders, etc).
All of them have full wells handles (lighter classes smaller ones) and 6/7 and 7/8 class rods have additionally a small fighting butt which might come handy if you happen to hook a real monster.
If you like fast action rods and you are looking for a new high-quality and great looking fishing companion for your numerous trips to waters near and far, look no more. These four-piece olive beauties will fit nicely into you hand and in your bag.
Loop OPTi Peak 11′ 3# and 4# Fly Rods
The OptiPeak was designed cast a light line, yet handle big fish.
Orvis Clearwater 10′ 4#
The all new Clearwater Series reaps the rewards of our award-winning Helios technology with all new profiles and tapers taken directly from the Helios line. Lighter and more responsive than ever, the Clearwater Series offers 20 models from a delicate 2-weight
to a broad-shouldered 12-weight in flex profiles perfectly suited for the rod’s application.
Built with a significant upgrade in reel seat and cosmetics, these rods and outfits will revolutionize performance for price. More performance, and game-changing value.
• Gunsmoke aluminum reel seat.
• Emerald green woven graphite blank.
• Half wells grip.
• Dark olive wraps with silver tipping.
• Chrome snake guides.
• Hook keeper.
• Green Cordura® tube with zip top, divided interior, carry handle
Marryat Tactical 10′ 4# Fly Rods
The Marryat Tactical Rod is the result of a full year’s research and combines the input from some of the world’s finest fisherman, including two world fly fishing champions, the best manufacturers with a great deal of experience and hundreds of hours casting and fishing.
This light-weight modern rod is powerful, fast and accurate suited to both dry-fly and nymph fishing,
it looks good and is so light and so responsive that it meets all of the fly fishers demands and expectations.
• 4-piece construction packs away for ease of travel in a specially designed cloth bag
and its own embroidered cordura tube – square cross-section prevents it from rolling off the car or out of the boat!
• Hard-chrome titanium single-foot rings for improved action and reduced weight with matching low profile, lined stripping guide rings.
• Top quality cork handle with green aluminum fittings and a maple burl wood spacer compliments the beautiful deep green blank and whippings.
• Available in #4, #5, #6 and #7/8, in lengths 8 foot, 9 foot and 10 foot lengths.
• The high modulus blank has been specially designed to be light weight, accurate
and provide the power to punch a big lure into the wind or delicately present a dry-fly under a tree.
These Rods from Loop, Marryat, Orvis, Snowbee and Vision are available from
Fly Fishing Tackle Co UK