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Smart Fly Rods

James Smart lives is an english rod maker who lives in Northamptonshire. He uses traditional tapers and methods, and all of his rods are hand split and hand planed. James has been making bamboo fly rods for himself and a few lucky friends for a number of years now and in this time he has improved and perfected his rod making skills, techniques and knowledge and now makes rods to a very high standard. Some time ago James approached me to ask if his rods were of a marketable professional standard, with a view of turning his rod making into a commercial enterprise. He sent me a rod to have a look at and I was immediately impressed by the quality of his work and the high standard of the rod's finish. I showed James' rod to a number of other bamboo rod makers and users and they all agreed that it was finished to a high professional standard and was certainly a commercially marketable product.
Since then James has waited patiently for me to add his rods to the Alternative Tackle product range, which I am very pleased and excited to do now...

Below you will find details of James Rods available to Buy Now or if you would like James to make you something special you can also find details of how to place a custom order below.

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This is a flamed 6ft 6ins 4wt 2 piece 2 tip with a blued down locking sliding ring and butt cap reel seat and a dark figured hardwood wood spacer. Whippings are claret and natural silk with intermediate whippings added. This rod was reviewed by Magnus Angus in Fly Fishing & Fly Tying magazine (click HERE for the review). Please contact me if you'd like any more information or have any questions.
Price: £625.00 plus shipping.
Coming Next:
James is working on new rods to send me. The first will be a glass fibre rod (which is a new direction for James). This will be followed by a 7ft 6" 3 piece 3&5 weight , which is designed to be two rods in one with (interchangeable sections) then a 7ft 4 weight very fast hollow built rod with a large swelled butt (James' new taper). James’ Glass rod has been delayed and i’m waiting for an update should now here soon, to be followed by the bamboo rods.
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  • ROD DETAILS AND PRICES
Tab 1
James' standard rods have medium fast actions that are crisp with great feel and come medium flamed as standard with two colour whippings in either antique gold or olive, tipped with cardinal. All rods come with a handmade rod sock and aluminium rod tube and can be hollow built on request at a cost of £50. If you would like a custom rod made to your own specifications, James can do that too; please CONTACT ME for more information. Please go to the Cart page for full details of payment options and how to order.
Tab 2

2 Piece Rods £750

Rod No
SR362
SR392
SR422
SR442
SR442/4
RR482
RR482/5

Line Wt
3
4
4
4
5
4
5

Length
6FT
6.6FT
7FT
7.5FT
7.5FT
8FT
8FT

3 Piece Rods £850

Rod No
SR423
SR443
SR445/3
RR483
RR513

Line Wt
4
4
5
5
6

Length
7FT
7.5FT
7.5FT
8FT
8.6FT