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NEW VESTPAKTM FLY RODS

always adaptable

PARABOLIC


Of all changes in fly rod design during the past 30 years, none became more firmly established than the four-piece travel rod. Compact and still light, by the 90s it was the new norm. From that point, maybe it was inevitable that the next great advance – would be even shorter sections?

Enter Deerfield’s New VestPak Parabolic Series with two six-inch graphite inserts that will extend your rod up to a foot in three different line weights – stowed in the back of your vest with your spare spools of fly line. Just think, you could spend the morning working tiny sulphurs on a #5 only to face the rude afternoon dam release that would call for streamers on a #7.

On the other hand, parabolic fly rods have been around since the days of famed hotelier and dazzling flycaster Charles Ritz who favored the shortened-butt/weight-forward concept which added to his distance and effortless style. Indeed, it was these very traits – less weight with easy weight-forward power – that spurred our interest and produced the list below.

VESTPAK PARABOLIC FLY RODS

  • 7’6”/#4

  • 8’/#5

  • 8’/#3

  • 8’6”/#4

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8’/#7

  • 8’6”/#6

  • 8’6”/#5

  • 9’/#4

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#8

  • 9’/#7

  • 9’/#6

  • 9’6”/#5

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8'6"/#9

  • 9’/#8

  • 9'/#7

  • 9'6"/#6

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#10

  • 9’/#9

  • 9’/#8

  • 9’6”/#7

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8'6"/#12

  • 9’/#10

  • 9’/#9

  • 9’6”/#8

  • $550.00 Add to cart

3” extension butt for any rod, add to Cart $100.00 . 6” extension butt for any rod, add to Cart $100.00 .

Ten-day trial offer with return label/postage and money-back guarantee!

You won’t find a fairer deal or better rod anywhere. We guarantee it!

MIDWEIGHT

NEW VESTPAKTM FLY RODS

surprisingly versatile


Our VestPak Fly Rods offer the best of both worlds with extended flex and stationary power. But the mid-weights go a step further. To make these extraordinary fly rods, we take four-piece/nine-foot trout blanks and cut them down to 8’6” for a base rod that becomes four line-weights higher. Thus, a #5 becomes a #9, providing reserve modulus for inserts that will extend and handle those line weights in between.

The resulting variations have the finesse and balance of its trout forebear, coupled with the smooth power of most salmon rods several line-weights heavier. On the above model, the 9” butt insert converts to an awesome 9’3” for #8; the 6” tip insert turns into a 9’ for #7 while both together extend to 9’9” for #6. The casting line speed is outstanding.

We’ve also done away with those antique snake guides and replaced them with Fuji’s remarkable new lightweight Alconite ceramics that not only look great but are underwrapped for greater fish-fighting security – not to mention our gorgeous buckeye burl reel seat insert, impregnated with acrylic resin and buffed to an impervious sheen that will stand up to the most corrosive salt environment.

MIDweight VestPak Fly Rods

  • 8’6”/#8

  • 9’3”/#7

  • 9’/#6

  • 9’9”/#5

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#9

  • 9’3”/#8

  • 9’/#7

  • 9’9”/#6

  • $550.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#10

  • 9’3”/#9

  • 9’/#8

  • 9’9”/#7

  • $550.00 Add to cart

3” extension butt for any rod, add to Cart $100.00 . 6” extension butt for any rod, add to Cart $100.00 .

Ten-day trial offer with return label/postage and money-back guarantee!

TRIPLER

NEW VESTPAKTM FLY RODS

incredibly powerful


A recent posting on Facebook about spey fishing in Scotland for salmon inspired our newTripler series for fly fishers who also avidly pursue bait casting and spinning and resort to them if the situation calls for it.

On the above instance, the river was high and unresponsive to flies so the angler had to go back to the lodge and get a spin rig which saved the day. But you can do the same from the back of your vest pocket with any one of these outfits, using a push-in extension butt insert for these angling methods.

4 - Piece Spey/Spin Tripler

  • 9’6”/#12 (fly) converts to a 10’3” bait caster with a 9-inch mid-insert for lures of 3/8 to 5/8 oz. or 10’6” spin rod with 12-inch graphite butt insert for lures up to one oz. A third 9-inch tip insert coupled with the butt and mid-insert, convert to a 12-foot spey rod for 9-weight.
  • $995.00 Add to cart

4 - Piece Big Tripler

  • 8’6”/#12 (fly) converts to a 9’ casting rod with a 6-inch cork extension butt for lures of 3/8 to 5/8 oz. A 12-inch graphite butt insert extends to a ten-foot spinning rod for lures up to one ounce.
  • $895.00 Add to cart

4 - Piece Little Tripler

  • 7’3”/#9 (fly) converts to a 7’9” casting rod with a 6-inch cork extension butt for lures of 1/8 to 3/8 oz. A nine-inch graphite butt insert extends to an 8’6” spinning rod for lures of 3/8 to 5/8 oz.
  • $895.00 Add to cart

4 - Piece Ultralight Tripler

  • 7’3”/#6 (fly) converts to a 7’9” casting rod with a 6-inch cork extension butt for lures of 1/16 to 1/4 oz. A nine-inch graphite insert extends to an 8’6” spinning rod for lures of 1/8 to 3/8 oz.
  • $795.00 Add to cart

Ten-day trial offer with return label/postage and money-back guarantee!

NEW VESTPAKTM FLY RODS

highly evolved


NATURE IS SMARTER. Anyone whoever went to a fly casting seminar must know that old bromide, “A forward cast is only as good as your backcast,” usually said after your umpteenth very bad forward cast. Such profundity was never enlightening. Nor did I get much out of the books and videos. Despite attention to detail, I could never manage much of anything, backward or forward. Were I lucky enough to cast a perfect loop every thousandth time, I still didn’t know how it happened. This went on for years.

Then, one day, after my usual three or four hours of flailing, I felt a peculiar sensation. On one of those aimless attempts, my casting hand seemed to drift forward on its own, twisting to the outside about thirty degrees. Then, while going into the back cast, I noticed that instead of lifting the rod, I was extracting it. I thought it was just fatigue and would turn into another raggedy attempt.

But the physical epiphany continued as I was to realize later that nature was already having its way.The linear movement of the extraction had released the line’s surface tension so I was able to make a clean, quiet lift off the water. The lift came when I couldn’t extract any further, raising my rod hand to vertical, briskly twisting back in thirty degrees and hauling line for the best speed-stop move ever. The line went up and straight back, never veering to the side as it often did. The rod loaded so authoritatively, maintaininig perfect straight-line tension for the forward cast that would complete the top half of the famous fly-casting oval.

I did it again and again, to be sure it was true. And it was. I called it my 30-30 pivot. But science has a different name for this autonomously guided maneuver and it’s called kinesis – a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of physical stimulation. Indeed, it was this creative breakdown of sorts that is similar to serious exercising where body fiber breaks down and recovers more strongly. No pain, no gain. Kinetic fly casting to the rescue. Nature is smarter.

–Tight lines, Dave Sylvester, prop.