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NEW VESTPAKTM FLY RODS

always adaptable

PARABOLIC


While most rodmakers still obsess over modulus or flex, there are just twocompanies who now combine both for obtaining more effective thrust in a fly rod. So far, it seems there are two ways to go about this. One approach uses overlapping layers of composite fabric with increasing fiber density. It must work because the company using it keeps dominating so many fly casting meets at short, medium and long distances.

On the other hand, Deerfield achieves a similar heightened response on a four-piece rod with its six-inch inserts between the tip and midsection. The stiffer modulus of the short piece, working in tandem with the longer flexing sections, creates a remarkable new synergy, akin to those “overlapping layers” of increasing fiber density while producing three more line modes, to boot! The mid-insert lightens the base rod by a line weight, the tip by two and with both inserts, by three.

One other distinction should be noted and that is the often-overlooked stripping guide. Rodmakers continue to place it at the apparently agreed-upon 30 inches from the butt end. Moving it closer to 25 makes a world of difference in ease ofpick-up, maintaining line tension and absorbing the shift in load between backhaul and forward loading. At 25 inches, there is no loss of line tension, that weightless gap between loads. The rod is more stable at this point of wider hoop strength. You will be amazed at the sense of immediacy the rod has andhow it comes to life throughout the cast.

We can only surmise how well the American fly rod is evolving. And yet, to beable to carry such versatility in the back of your vest is now a reality. At the sametime, though, we couldn’t resist using the venerable parabolic concept developedby famed hotelier and expert fly caster Charles Ritz. He favored the shortened butt/weight-forward effect of the parabolic that works so well with the inserts which inspired us to make the list here.

VESTPAK PARABOLIC FLY RODS

  • 8’/#7

  • 8’6”/#6

  • 8’6”/#5

  • 9’/#4

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#8

  • 9’/#7

  • 9’/#6

  • 9’6”/#5

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 8'6"/#9

  • 9’/#8

  • 9'/#7

  • 9'6"/#6

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 8’6”/#10

  • 9’/#9

  • 9’/#8

  • 9’6”/#7

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 8'6"/#12

  • 9’/#10

  • 9’/#9

  • 9’6”/#8

  • $595.00 Add to cart

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THE MIDGE VESTPAKTM

always adaptable

MIDGE


Finally, after much searching and testing, we have developed a series of midge rods that actually cast light lines with authority and some heft, even down to the heretofore untouchable single-weight, all using our new insert system. No serious midger should be without one.

MIDGE VestPak Fly Rods

  • 6’6”/#4

  • 7’/#3

  • 7’/#2

  • 7’6”/#1

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 7’/#5

  • 7’6”/#4

  • 7’6”/#3

  • 8’/#2

  • $595.00 Add to cart
  • 7’6”/#6

  • 8’/#5

  • 8’/#4

  • 8’6”/#3

  • $595.00 Add to cart

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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

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