THE LAST OF THE BOUTIQUE ROD SHOPS
Small scale fly rod manufacturing operations are on the brink of extinction. The modern era fly fishing market is dominated by mass produced, imported, cost driven fly rods. The simple truth is, there are precious few of the little rod shops left. But all hope is not lost, there are still a few places where meticulous detail and old school manufacturing processes still exist, and a few of these shops are still on American soil. Riverworks is one of these special places where fly rods are handcrafted one at time to perfection. We build fly rods for specialty applications and hardcore fly fishers who demand the finest materials, flawless workmanship, and individual attention that has been lost in the modern fly fishing industry. If you want to do business with a company where you can have a conversation with the person who builds your fly rod from start to finish, you have landed in the right place. Welcome to Riverworks- a little fly rod shop dedicated to satisfying your fly fishing addiction.
Jeff Lomino- Founder/Fabricator/Lead Designer
TACTICAL NYMPHING FOOTAGE featuring Rob Worthing and The Riverworks ZX3 360 Tactical Nymphing Rod...
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A brand new, immersive website dedicated to helping you find success using the Tactical Nymphing method. Articles, Videos, and even information on attending a Tactical Nymphing School at several locations throughout the south..
visit the new site going live in May here---
THE TIME IS NEAR...
After 3 long years in development, the brand new G3 Stealth Fly Rods are nearing a launch.. Every aspect of our new generation of high performance fly rods has been upgraded. The new blanks are quite possibly the best on the planet for serious fly fishers looking for an exceptional level of performance in an ultralight, fast action rod. We believe these blanks are the finest on the market. We are introducing 3 totally new product lines in 2019, in addition to our Gen 3 Stealth Fly Rods.
The new Stealth FS-1 Series will be available in 3 configurations. An 8'6" 4WT, a 9' 5WT, and a 9'6" 6WT. These rods are built on a more moderate blank than the new G3 rods, and are built to specifically for targeting trout and char. All of these new fly rods are 4PC and feature the indestructible Riverworks handmade carbon fiber grip. The FS-1 Rods will be priced from $525-$550.
Our G3 Stealth Fly Rods are giant leap forward for us in terms of what we wanted in the ultimate high performance fly rod package. The new blanks, produced for us by CTS in New Zealand are simply an engineering marvel. The new G3 blanks are unbelievably light, very fast, and sport the kind of build quality you can only get in a rod costing twice as much as our retail pricing. These rods are built to tame the wind, break the will of the strongest gamefish, and excel in the most demanding fly fishing conditions on the planet. The G3 will be available in a 9 Foot 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 WT and a very special 10' 7WT. All rods are 4PC and finished in a stealthy Space Grey finish. The G3 Stealth Rods will be priced from $575-$625.
For 2019, we are introducing a very exciting line of ESN rods. The Stealth Tact-X ESN rods are built on an exceptional low ferrule, fast action blank designed specifically for Euro style nymphing. These are the same blanks used by some of the most successful European Competition Anglers. The blanks have never been available in the US as a production rod until now. Combine these cutting edge blanks with the most sensitive carbon fiber grip on earth and we believe we have something truly special with these new ESN rods. The Stealth Tact-X ESN series will be available in a 10'6" 1WT, a 10' and 11' 2WT, and a 10' and 11' 3WT. All rods will come standard with ultralight downlocking reel seats, a 1" carbon fiber fighting butt (installed on the blank), and premium REC RECOIL single foot guides. All of these new models are 4PC rods and will come finished in Matte Space Grey. The 10'6 1WT and the 11' 2WT are custom blanks rolled for us and finished rods will be priced at $625, all other models will be priced at $550.