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CTS "Quartz" Fiberglass - 8'0" 5wt - Serial #20513   -   $550.00

Up-Locking Lemke reel seat with a beautiful piece of Spalted Elder for the wood insert in a glossy finish. The 7" FLOR grade cork grip is of a Modified RITZ design. Stripping guide is a 12 mm ceramic that compliments the Snake Brand chrome running guides.  

The guide wraps are genuine Japanese silk and are coated with multiple layers of epoxy finish for many years of protection.

This rod comes complete with a black Clear Creek powder coated aluminum rod tube and rod bag.

This rod is available for immediate sale in the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop linked above - no extra charge for shipping

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Welcome to. . . Sweetwater Fly Rods  
Please call me at 540.691.6290 or e-mail sweetwaterflyrod@aol.com if you need additional information or a price quote for your custom fly rod.

ROD LISTING

Models Currently Just Completed

 

EPIC 888  8'8"  4pc  8 wt  Electric Blue-SOLD

THREE (3) more headed to the shop!

EPIC 686  8'6"  4pc  6wt  Electric Blue

EPIC 686  8'6"  4pc  6wt  Olive

EPIC 580  8'0"  4pc  5wt  Amber

All rods but one listed above 

are available for sale in the

Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

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NEW DESIGN
EPIC 888   8'8" 8wt " FastGlass II"
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All of the rods and blanks listed as available will be
built to the quality level one would say is . . . .

"TOP SHELF"     ...   and as defined,
"Top-shelf things or people that are of a very high standard or quality."          Yep, that's what they are!!
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and that is exactly what the customer expects!!


Top Shelf is as follows:

a.  The finest glass & carbon blanks - EPIC-Glass & Carbon, CTS-Glass & Carbon, McFarland Glass, Blue Halo Glass, SAGE Carbon, Rainshadow ETERNITY  - Saltwater Editions (carbon) 
b.  The finest reel seats - Lemke, Struble & ALPS all the way!
c.  Figured or burl wood inserts - all Stabilized
d.  True hand sorted FLOR grade cork from Portugal-sorted by me
e.  The best guides - Snake Brand Universal snakes, FUJI & ALPS stripping guides
f.  Wrapping threads-100% Japanese Silk for
fiberglass fly rods - Nylon for graphite
g.  Epoxy finish on all thread and decal areas


NOTE:
I do not have various levels of "builds" as others may have,        I have only one -
              the best it can be for the customer...! 

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EPIC 888 "FastGlass II" - 8'8" 8wt - Serial #21517

This EPIC 888 was recently sold to a customer in Vancouver, WA. It didn't last long on this site but there are THREE (3) more EPIC 888's ordered for future builds...... Stay Tuned..!!

The reel seat is a triangular ALPS, black anodized, Up-Locking design in a glossy finish. The 7½" FLOR grade cork grip is of a Modified RITZ design. The fighting butt is a total length of 1¾".  Stripping guides are 16 & 12 mm ceramic guides that compliment the Snake Brand dark chrome running guides. The ceramic tip top matches the stripping guide as well.  The guide wraps are nylon and are coated with multiple layers of epoxy finish for many years of protection.

This rod comes complete with a black Clear Creek powder coated aluminum rod tube and rod bag

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CTS Affinity-X Graphite Fly Rod   7'6"  6wt
A River Float Trip Work Horse
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Call or write if you are interested.
SEE THIS ROD in the Fly Rod Shop listings for full details
price is listed at $595.00 USD
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Please browse through these pages and afterwards, send me a note describing what YOU would like to
have built as your next fishing companion - - -  
Then we will get started....!!!

Thanks for looking . . .  Charlie

This rod is the 4th rod in this line class and length I have built. Three in the metallic Green-Gold as shown and one in Jet Black for a client that has other CTS fly rods in the same black color scheme.

This is the last one for this year but more will be built in 2021

The rod shown is a copy of the prototype design that was initially built by special request from a client of many years

in my home state of Virginia.  A specialized design to be used for big river float fishing where a heavier line weight is needed but not the rod length of a "nine-footer".

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The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. 

Visit The Mayfly Project site and join me in helping support this fine organization and the children.

Join

Trout Unlimited and help preserve our cold water fisheries.

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The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.

 

Visit Casting for Recovery's site and join me in helping support this fine organization and it's mission.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW FLY ROD

or any fishing rod for that matter. . . . . .

Please read these two articles by Tom Kirkman --"PREVENTING BROKEN RODS" and "ROD FAILURE".

Both articles are in one PDF file and can be down loaded as needed for future reference. Reading these articles will give the new owner, or even a well seasoned one, some good insight on what can happen to a rod blank to weaken it, why one breaks at the wrong time and a lot of info on how not to do the things that endanger the life of your new fly rod.....!