Monday, January 22, 2018

Kimono Japanese Silk Thread

Great News!
Custom Fly Rod Crafters is stocking the very popular Kimono Silk Thread for custom rod builders. This gorgeous silk is fast becoming the high bar for silk rod thread. After the closing of the Pearsall's silk thread factory, which by the way was the standard for silk thread, we were lucky to find a good source.

The thread comes in a hefty 220 yd spool and costs only $5.99 per spool.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Perfect Agate Inventory

New Perfect Agate Inventory

Custom Fly Rod Crafters has listed an additional 80 'Perfect' Agate guides in our WYSIWYG category. We have the flat foot design (for the bamboo guys) and the concave foot design (for the graphite/glass guys) although either design will work for any custom rod.

Here is just a sample of the most unique and beautiful agate stripping guides on the market today.

 'Perfect' Agate Stripping Guide 10mm - Black Nickel - Flat Foot Design

We now have the dark nickel frame guides as well as the bright nickel silver frames.

 'Perfect' Agate Tri-Leg Stripping Guide 10mm - Black Nickel - Concave Foot Design

We also have the 3-Legged tall frame guides.

 'Perfect' Agate Tri-Leg Stripping Guide 12mm - Concave Foot Design

 'Perfect' Agate Stripping Guide 10mm - Flat Foot Design

Check them out now! These agate guides are very popular for the custom builder and for the more traditional bamboo rod makers.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Category!

Custom Fly Rod Crafters' New Product Category

We have just launched a new category in our store:                  'Pre-Owned Fly Tackle'.

Check out great deals on pre-owned fly rods, reels and fly tying vises. Brand names include, SAGE, Winston, Scott, Abel, Lamson, Renzetti, Dyna-King and HMH.

SAGE SLT 9'0" 4wt 4pc -LIKE NEW!

And for the fly tyers:


Here is a great opportunity to acquire some top quality fly tackle. We will be adding more gear continuously, so if you don't see that super special item you've been dreaming about, check back often.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunset Red Fiberglass New Model

New Addition to Sunset Red Fiberglass Blanks

Custom Fly Rod Crafters has added a new model to our very popular fiberglass blank line. The new model is a 8'1" 5wt. The 581-4 is also a four piece as is all our Sunset Red series. We had received numerous inquiries as to a fiberglass 5wt and now we can fulfill your wishes.

The blank is priced the same as the other models at $59.95 and we are offering this new model as a kit; priced also the same at $99.00.

Goto: Sunset Red 581-4 blanks or 581-4 kit

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Moonlight White 8'0" 5wt 3pc Fiberglass Blanks

'Moonlight White' 8'0" 5wt 3pc Fiberglass Blanks

Introducing a limited line of 3pc Nude 8'0" 5wt fiberglass blanks we are calling
'Moonlight White'. These moderately fast action glass blanks have spigot ferrules for powerful, yet super smooth casting.

Priced at $79.95, these blanks include a Free cloth rod sock.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Best Cork Grip Inletting Tool Ever!

Best Cork Grip Inletting Tool Ever!

No kidding, the counterbore bits and pilot system that Custom Fly Rod Crafters use everyday are the easier, quickest and most likely the safest cork grip inletting tools available. Everybody has struggled with putting the proper recess in the back of a cork grip to accept the hood of the uplocking reel seat. Everything from drill bits, to Dremel tools to reversed spade bits; none of these work as well as the counterbore and pilot system.

Since not every reel seat requires the same sized recess in the cork grip, we offer the counterbore bits in four diameters; 3/4", 25/32" (which by the way is the size required for a Lemke LC1 or LC10 reel seat), 13/64" and 7/8". The pilots are sized to fit the counterbores and come in three sizes; 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8", which are the three most common grip bore sizes. This HSS (high speed steel) counterbore bits were designed to go through metal which means that you probably will never dull one using them on cork. We use one of our lathes to make the recesses, but this system can easily be used with a drill motor, although we do recommend a drill stand just the keep everything steady.

Custom Fly Rod Crafters offer the counterbore system as single bits, $49.95 each, or you can purchase the set of four bits for $189.95.
The pilot set is sold a the set of three pilots, $23.95.

These images show how we do the simplest cork inletting:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

EPIC 7'6" 4wt 5pc 'PACKLIGHT' Glass Fly Blanks

EPIC 7'6" 4wt 5pc 'PACKLIGHT' Fly Blanks

Packlight - the super versatile 5pc fiberglass travel blank is now in stock at Custom Fly Rod Crafters!

Head for the hills, answer the call and pack in your favorite adventure stick.
Swift Fly Fishing has taken their amazing 476 blank and reconfigured it as a 5 piece travel rod, now small and compact enough to easily slip down the side of a backpack or rucksack.

Incredibly light. A mere 1.62 ounces (46 grams)
Incredibly convenient. Only 19.5 inches (495 mm)
Incredibly tough. Made from fully unidirectional S2 Fastglass

Looking for a shorter blank to fish in tight confined creeks but still want the backbone and pulling power of a much larger rod? - the 476 is the deal.
The Epic™ 476 Packlite is crafted from Unidirectional S2 Glass, this material is stiffer and stronger than e-glass or standard s-glass. The 476 Packlight is a powerful and extremely accurate fly rod blank.

$399.00 with Free shipping in USA only! Limited stock - Buy Now!

Color: Tangerine Dream
Recommended Line Weight: 4wt
Length: 7'6"
Pieces: 5

FREE: 5pc Custom embroidered 'Epic' rod bag with each blank.

FREE: Aluminum rod tube with each blank.