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CTS "QUARTZ" Fiberglass 8'0" 5wt - #20513

CTS "QUARTZ" Fiberglass 8'0" 5wt - #20513


This CTS, New Zealand, "QUARTZ" fiberglass rod at 8'0" 4pc 5wt has a smooth glossy finish and comes with a Lemke LC-1 Bright Nickel plated aluminum reel seat and a piece of beautiful stabilized Spalted Alder wood as an insert. The custom cork grip is a modified Ritz style from FLOR grade cork. The stripping guide is a 12mm FUJI with an Alconite ceramic insert. The running guides are the finest Snake Brand Universal snake guides and tip top to match that are wrapped with Japanese Silk in colors of Chartreuse and trimmed with a few threads of black. A few Salmon colored bands of silk are at the ferrule ends, front of the grip and at the ends of the stripping guide wraps. Epoxy finish protects all thread work and decal areas. 

Each ferrule pair has small black alignment dots for easier assembly.

TOTAL WEIGHT of this rod is 3.6 oz.


This rod comes complete with a black & gold, powder coated Clear Creek aluminum rod tube with 4-section rod bag. 

  • Additional Product Notes

    CTS, which is based in New Zealand, has designed this grand 8'0" 5wt model that will be one of the best rods you could ever dream of using for trout in a small to medium stream environment. CTS is just about the only place I can get a "white fiberglass" blank on which to build. It is a wonderful "canvas" to allow a lot of different color schemes to suit one and all.

    The light weight of this rod in the hand coupled with the smooth rod action will effortlessly throw any of the modern lines now being produced. All of CTS' designs are a pleasure to look at and use . . . .!



    RETURNS for CUSTOM FLY RODS:  Fly rods ordered that are to be heavily customized with special reel seats, exotic woods, unique guides systems, or thread color schemes or snake skins, cannot be returned or funds refunded for obvious reasons. It will very well be a beautiful creation but it may not be desired by someone else. So purchase responsibly with this in mind as no returns will be accepted at any time after the order is finalized and work begun. 


    RETURNS  of ONE-of-a-KIND, as-built Fly Rods:   On occasion I will have various models of high quality fly rods available that will be for sale "as built" for immediate shipment, such as the fly rod shown above. This rod may be returned if the customer feels it is not exactly what he or she wants as long as it is returned in the same packaging, rod case, and still in the new and unused condition in which it was received by the customer.  Rod returns for this reason must be post marked for return mailing within a 10-calendar day time frame from the customer's initial receipt of the rod. Customer will be responsible for the return Shipping, Handling & Insurance sufficient to cover the replacement of the fly rod. The rod will be inspected and compared to the photographs taken prior to shipment and any adjustments will be made prior to the monetary refund.  PLEASE request that a signature be required on my end when returning a rod to me for a refund. Without this requirement, I cannot be responsible for lost shipments.  Monetary refunds for returned rods will not include the Shipping, Handling & Insurance costs incurred for the shipment back to me.  Refunds will be sent by mail in the form of a Cashiers Check made out to the original purchaser.  


    Please return the fly rod to my shop address below:

    Sweetwater Fly Rods

    Charles Armontrout

    1907 Hot Springs 

    Covington, VA  24426

    Cell:  540-691-6290


    The product price listed above includes S&H & Ins. to the lower 48 US states as well as to Alaska and Hawaii...!


    SHIPPING METHOD: All rod order shipments will be made by USPS, PRIORITY MAIL, Insured w/ tracking along with the requirement of an adult signature at time of delivery. The customer will be given the tracking number with the final receipt and paperwork.

    Ensure that the mailing address I am given is the correct one for your purchase as I cannot be responsible for the delivery of an order to the wrong address....Trust me, it has happened.  I will always require an adult signature to be obtained upon delivery.


    What to do when you first receive your new fly rod, and it appears to be in bad shape:


     For obvious damage issues that appear to be "shipping related" when the driver has the package in his/her possession, any suspected damage needs to be confirmed in the presence of the driver. Both you and the driver need to inspect the package and if any damage to the package contents is discovered, written documentation needs to be created to certify what was found. The US Postal Service is the service I normally use and have had no issues so far!


    You may be required sign to confirm that a DAMAGED delivery was attempted, but if you do, make sure you are not signing to ACCEPT the damaged delivery, but to confirm the package was damaged upon delivery ONLY.  Be sure the inspection form clearly shows the words DAMAGED-will not accept.


    You may also need to state what damage was found - be specific, it's worth your time because it becomes evidence that you saw and noted damages!!  When rejecting the order, the shipper should return the damaged rod to me where I will proceed with the final claim. You, the customer, please send me an e-mail stating that the rod had been damaged in transit and returned to the shipper for delivery back to me. I will have the tracking number for reference to proceed on my end.


    After receipt of the damaged rod, I will then get started with  replacing the broken rod with a new one promptly and will inform the customer of the details.

ALL FLY RODS, REEL SEATS w/ WOOD INSERTS AND OTHER ITEMS LISTED ON THIS SITE ARE EACH HANDCRAFTED BY ME.   I do not resell any products that I don't create myself to ensure the highest quality control. The reel seat hardware for my fly rods is crafted by Joel Lemke. His "metal artwork" is like jewelry that adorns my fly rod creation.

 E-Mail------SweetwaterFlyRod@aol.com        Covington, VA