T. L. Johnson Rod Company TM
Fly Fishing Crazy's Premier Rod Builder.
Made in the U.S.A.
What if Fish could READ...
Fish might be greatly impressed by some of today’s “glamour” fly rods. You know the ones – trendy names, slick advertising, hefty price tags. Truth be told, the only thing that impresses fish is presentation. That’s why Elkhorn rods are built for down-to-earth fly fishers who want fine, affordable, honest performance and quality above fancy labels and high budget-advertising.
Glass, Graphite, and Bamboo Fly Rods Offered at Great Prices
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WARNING!!! The Fly Rods on this page are addictive! No overpriced YUPPIE brands here, just affordable QUALITY and VALUE!
FLY FISHING CRAZY features some of the best Fly Rods in the world providing the best quality and value for your money. You'll find Fly Rods from T.L. Johnson Rod Co., Schliske Bamboo Fly Rods, Stone Creek, Ltd., Elkhorn Rod and Reel. Some of our companies will require an extra couple of weeks to ship, because they need to custom build your fly rod and allow the finish to dry before shipping. Now that's freshness!
T.L. Johnson Production Rods will take 4-6 weeks to be built.
NEW FLY ROD SCENARIO
You're looking for a new fly rod.
Scenario 1: You go to the nearest fly shop and pay $300 - $800 and you get a nice rod.
Scenario 2: You pay $369 - $489 for a Project Healing Waters fly rod... you get free shipping in the U.S., a great custom built rod and 20% + $20 gets donated to Project Healing Waters to help our wounded and disabled vets.
IT'S YOUR CALL!
Fly Fishing Crazy EXCLUSIVE
Buy a fly rod... help a SOLDIER heal!
Fly Fishing Crazy, with permission from Project Healing Waters, has asked T.L. Johnson Rod Company, one of the best rod builders in the U.S., to build a custom fly rod with 20% of sales going to Project Healing Waters. Terry Johnson and I have now partnered on this deal and the donation has been sweetened by an additional $20. So now it is "20% +$20" for each rod sold, going to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. The redesigned rods come in 4 grades - "Enlisted" Grade, "NCO" Grade, "Class A" Grade and "Evening Dress Blues" Grade.
It's hard enough to find a 100% U.S. built fly rod starting at $369, but to be able to have one custom built and help out our Veterans is hard to pass up. For more details on the Project Healing Waters rods, click here.
Because of the customization available, please allow 4-8 weeks build time! That's not that long of a wait for a beautiful custom rod.
Fall Blowout Sale
All Fishcreek Brightwater Fly Rods and Complete Outfits are on sale. Terry Johnson of Fishcreek's parent company, TL Johnson Rods, is revamping the Fishcreek line of rods. There will be new models coming out soon.
In addition to the Brightwater's sweet med/fast action, there will be some faster action rods that will rival the performance of some well known brands, but at an affordable price. But for now, enjoy a 20% discount on the Brightwater fly rods and up to 26% off of the Brightwater Complete outfit (rod, reel, line & backing and tapered leader).
The most common Fly Rods today are still Graphite, providing power and strength along with good feel. Most are made of a carbon/graphite or graphite/boron composite.
Bamboo fly rods are considered the most Classic and beautiful, but also the most fragile requiring the most care. They have been around for centuries, and provide CRAZY delicacy and softness to your casts. You'll find the dry fly elitists using bamboo.
Glass Fly Rods were the most common in the 70's and fell out of favor with the advancement of graphite technology. Now, with high-tech glass fibers and low modulus graphite, there is a new resurgence in glass Fly Rods. The best glass Fly Rods today combine the strength and power of graphite with a gentler action that more closely resembles bamboo. Something graphite has not been able to do.
What purpose does the fly rod serve? Let me count the ways.
1) the Fly Rod connects you to the fight by transmitting every head shake, turn and run of the fish.
2) the Fly Rod allows you to present the very smallest and lightest fly to the fish, whether in a delicate manner needed for dropping that dry fly lightly on the surface or to power your cast into a heavy wind.
3) the Fly Rod gives you control of the drift, allowing you to mend your line up or downstream to prevent drag on your line. Remember, "Perpetrating the Fraud" means presenting an artificial fly to a fish in a manner that looks natural in order to solicit a strike.
4) the Fly Rod holds the reel so you won't have to store your fly line in your shirt pocket.
The solitude of a trout stream or the calm waters of a lake have a healing power that can't be explained, but also, can't be denied! Healing our soldiers can be a long process. We help them reconnect with the peace for which they fought so hard!
I am a proud volunteer for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. The Denver chapter is currently teaching disabled Veterans to tie flies and cast a fly rod. We now offer rod building classes for veterans. The flies they tie will be lost or tattered with use, but a fly rod can be be a life long companion in their fly fishing efforts.
Support our Disabled Veterans. We owe them so much more for keeping us safe and protecting our Freedom. Visit ProjectHealingWaters.org today and get involved in your area.
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