Red Truck Fiberglass Fly Rod:
Like stepping into a time machine, the Red Truck Fiberglass Fly Rod will transport you to a simpler time. Whether you will find yourself boulder hopping the North Fork of the Yuba or casting dries to rising fish on Hot Creek you will appreciate the buttery action. The soft tip allows for a delicate presentation during the morning and evening hatch, while the powerful lower section of the comes in handy when casting large hopper dropper rigs or when that afternoon wind picks up.
The Fiberglass Fly Rod:
While fiberglass is hardly a new material; we have improved traditional fiberglass by reducing weight and designing a versatile action.
A perfect match for the Red Truck Fiberglass fly rod is our Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel. Taking notes from the reels our grandfathers used this reel is durable, simple, and elegant.
With it’s shorter head the weight forward 4 weight line used on this outfit loads the rod in close and easily while making roll casting a breeze.
If you put this all together you have a highly effective and fun tool to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks. You will search out new and exciting places to fish this outfit. It’s durable design and easy to use action make it the perfect outfit to teach your kids on.
Fish Camp Member Review:
Thought I would post a short review of the Red Truck Glass rod. I have had it for a few weeks now and have had a good chance to put it through it’s paces. When I first saw them for sale with Leland Fly Fishers, I wasn’t ready to pull the trigger with them costing four hundred, and not being able to really find any info on them (here’s that info). Well, luckily, one came up on a local secondary market and I grabbed it. They only sell one glass rod and it is a 7.5 foot 4wt in 3 pieces. It is very well appointed. The blank is a transluscent tan/bamboo/light brown/caramel? (not sure what to call the color, but I really like it.) It has white solid glass spigots. Uplocking nickel hardware over a really nice piece of wood that blends well with the blank. It comes in a great yellow aluminum tube with black top and bottom, and a divided sock. Inside the cap for the tube is what they call the Brews-key, which is a bottle opener. Love this idea. But the great thing is this rod. It is quick for glass, but VERY smooth. The tip has a beautiful flex and progresses into the butt, which is pretty slender for glass, but still has lots of reserve power. I am able to cast two feet of line with lots of feel with the tip and then haul out sixty feet as it gets into the butt power. It’s real beauty though is found in what you would want for this configuration, at about fifteen to twenty five feet of line. It just seems to cast itself. The grip on this is one I was really hesitant about (all those guys smack talk Leland grip shape). Not being able to give it a try before buying, I was not liking the look of the grip, but once I got it into my hand, I think it might be one of my favorites. It just positions everything so naturally. Overall, I really like this rod. I just wish they would come out with some other configurations. I would love to have an eight foot five weight in this series. Will post some photos when I get some taken. . .
|Dimensions||92 x 10 x 10 cm|