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Rajeff on the birth of a fly rod

Probably the most quoted measurement about a fishing rod is its modulus, but that is only a part of the equation that makes for that perfect fly rod [...]

July 11, 2017 RECENT, Slide

Tech: G Loomis’ modern marvel fly rods

The term ‘modulus’ was tossed around a lot in fly rod performance descriptions. It’s simply a reference to a material’s resistance to bending before failure [...]

May 27, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Feature: What’s all this fuss about fiberglass this time?

Fiberglass accepts a load, uniformly, up to a certain point. It may continue to bend, but the resistance to bending drops off dramatically. When you try to cast farther the rod stops accepting the increased load [...]

February 17, 2015 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Fly Fishing: Back to the future with fiberglass rods

Fly fishing is back to low-tech, slow-tech, soft action fiberglass. Many fly rod manufacturers have stepped-up to the plate with some fiberglass models. [...]

January 6, 2014 FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Slide