Fly fishing is an age-old pastime. Fly fishing has progressed from bamboo rods to graphite rods, from slow action tapers to fast action rods. Fly imitations have changed over the years, too, and include wet flies, dry flies, and a host of other patterns to imitate aquatic insects, baitfish, and more. Fly casting has also been popularized as the industry continues to innovate and expand. The most fundamental tool in fly fishing is the rod, of course. Here at Trident, we sell them all from bamboo to fiberglass to graphite. We carry all major rod manufacturers and stay up to date on all major innovations in fly rod technology.
The most popular rod manufacturers have changed a bit throughout the history of fly fishing. Orvis is a name many people are familiar with and Sage, Scott and Winston are also among the most popular rod manufacturers in the business. These rod companies are at the forefront of fly rod innovation and continue to produce quality fly rods that drive the industry forward. We also carry rods made by companies people are less familiar with from Douglas to Loop, Mystic and Thomas and Thomas. The bottom line? We’ve got them all.
Sage Fly Rods create some of the most popular rods today. Contemporary Sage innovation has led to the creation of the Sage Igniter, the Sage X, and other award-winning rod series’ from Sage. Sage fly rods are often fast action high-performance rods that are powerful, strong, and durable on the water. Sage makes a host of different rod types including Spey rods, saltwater fly rods, and freshwater rods. Sage is a perennial powerhouse when it comes to industry-defining rod technology and if you’re not familiar with the Sage brand, I’d highly recommend casting a Sage rod in the near future.
Orvis is another heavy-hitter in the fly rod industry. The Orvis Company has long been affiliated with the outdoors. Fly fishing is a major part of the Orvis business and they continue to produce incredible fly rods defined by superb craftsmanship. Some of Orvis’ major rod series’ include the Orvis Helios Series, the Orvis Recon, and Orvis Bamboo Rods. Orvis makes high-end and mid-priced rods for all fishing conditions and their fly rods are some of the most popular on the market today.
Thomas and Thomas rod company also creates high-performance fly rods. T&T is a New England based rod company regarded for their saltwater fly rods that are fished throughout the world. T&T doesn’t just make saltwater rods, however. T&T innovation has created popular freshwater rods, too, including the Avantt, the Contact, and the DNA Trout Spey and Spey rods. T&T makes some of the finest rods in the industry and they’ve always prided themselves on impeccable attention to detail and incredible craftsmanship.
We also carry some European fly rod manufacturers here at Trident, namely Hardy and Loop. Hardy fly rods are made in Alnwick England and created with industry-leading Sintrix technology. Hardy makes some of the lightest rods we’ve tested that are fantastic tools on the water. Loop fly rods are also made overseas. Loop is known for rod series’ including the Cross S1, Evotec CAST, and more. Loop has recently begun a big push to market their rods in the U.S., and we’re sure glad they have. Loop makes some of the finest rods out there including industry-defining Spey and Switch rods.
Scott also makes fly rods that are highly recognizable, and for good reason. Scott manufactures a wide variety of rod types, line weights, and rod styles. The Scott G Series is a popular freshwater rod while the Scott Meridian is their flagship saltwater series. Scott rods are known for their unsanded blanks and superior design and craftsmanship. Scott makes fiberglass rods, Spey and Switch rods, and much more. We carry the complete Scott collection at tridentflyfishing.com.
And, of course, there are many other rod manufacturers not included here. Fly fishing is a sport of feel and each angler has different preferences when it comes to choosing a fly rod. Luckily, we’ve got the complete collection to choose from and our famous castability guarantee to help you find the rod you’re looking for. All fly rods also qualify for free shipping on all U.S. orders. If you’re in the market for a new fly rod, look here first. You won’t be disappointed.