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“Quality built fly rods for the discriminating angler. Fly rods that perform.”
Fred Paddock
is an american custom rod maker, working primarily in fibreglass, who has built a reputation as one of the best in his field. He produces classic looking modern ‘glass rods with a minimalist style using highest quality american made blanks produced to his own unique taper designs.
Fred’s Mission…”To build fly rods with classic actions and timeless looks, all while embracing modern materials and modern construction methods.”
Fred’s Rods: “Fly rods designed for the demands of trout fishing while utilising the unique qualities of fibreglass as a rodmaking material. This series was conceived from personal fishing experiences and has been developed on the water. All the blanks are made in the USA to my specifications. The tapers are proprietary and confidential. The blanks are clear (white) natural glass that is unsanded. Tip over butt ferrules for strength and transfer of energy. The thread colors are shades of gray.
The goal for this series of rods was to build quality fishing rods, rods that allow you to concentrate on the fish you're fishing to. When casting is second nature, your focus goes to the fish you're casting to... this improves your fishing. I didn't get hung up on blank colors and such. I wanted to build a classic line of fiberglass with timeless looks and pure function. F.H. Paddock Fly Rods are built from my own mature and practiced hands using high quality materials and construction methods. If the rod has my signature on the butt section, you can expect excellent balance and perfect actions.
I have devoted a lot of time in developing this series of rods, those who have cast them have seen this first hand. The rods actions are exceptionally smooth, the action and recovery delivers a line without shock. I can only build a limited number of rods per year, usually 30-40 per year. I do not offer blanks, only completed rods.”

Appalachian brook trout rod that delivers the goods, light in hand and delicate like a three weight, with the line control of a five weight. The flex profile is medium fast, with a nice recovery. Fine tipped classic "Catskill" feel, yet instantly makes you aware that the taper is exceptional.
My venture into the realm of light line trout rods. A perfect action and balance. Light in hand and very accurate. The fine tip with outstanding loop control is a perfect blend for this medium action taper.
Eastern US trout rod, well mannered and a pleasure to fish. Medium action rod that can fish in close and reach as needed. The balance that is difficult to achieve.
The perfect balance of finesse and power... it's sweet. The first time I cast the finished taper, I knew I had something special. Medium action that really delivers.
Trout rod: Smooth transition to present in close and reach out. Medium action that can present a delicate line, and deliver a streamer with ease. I kept this rod in mind for smallmouth bass fishing too."

Ordering and Shipping.
Rods listed on this website are available for immediate shipment. UK and EU customers who buy a rod here will have their rod imported through me and prices include all shipping costs, import duties and taxes. US and other international customers will have their rod shipped direct form Fred’s workshop and will be responsible for paying shipping and any import charges.

Please CONTACT ME for more info.

"The Signed Series"

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The following FH Paddock "Signed Series " rods are now available for immediate shipping:

7'0"-#5-2pc. "signed series" (the clear glass)
7'9"-#4-3pc. "signed series" (the clear glass)
8'0"-#5-3pc. "signed series" (the clear glass)
8'3"-#6-3pc. "signed series" (the clear glass)
8'6"-#7-3pc. "signed series" (the clear glass)

Fred Says:
The "Signed Series" rods are my 'standard' build. The 7' to 8' rods all feature down locking nickel silver sliding band reel seat hardware with a classic formed pocket cap. The 8'6" 7wt. piece has uplocking, threaded barrel reel seat hardware and the 8'3" 6wt. 3 piece, has downlocking, threaded barrel reel seat hardware. The reel seat inserts are black cherry from Wisconsin, the wood inserts are cut and finish in house. The natural flor cork grips are proportioned to each model. Nickel silver winding check. Struble black agate stripping guide, Snake Brand chrome guides and tip top. Silver main wraps and dark green tipping. The rod bag is made by me, the rod tube has a mill aluminum finish and brass hardware. The rod bag and tube are labeled. Ordering and Shipping: US and other non EU international customers will have their rod shipped direct from Fred’s workshop. Any import duties, taxes or customs charges will remain your responsibility.
Please use the cart below to place your order and select the appropriate shipping option for your region.
(UK and EU customers, please click HERE to place your orders.)
US and non EU Customers: Price $695 USD (plus shipping). Please click below to place your order.
UK/EU International Customers: Price £780 GBP (including shipping, VAT and import duties) Please click below to place your order.