Barder Rod Co 7′ #4-weight 3-piece 2-top fly rod.

In exceptional condition with its hand stitched vegetable tanned English bridle leather case.


This is our model 3844. It has been used very little and very carefully since its completion in September 2019. It has been correctly stored, is perfectly clean and straight and remains in close to new condition.

It is built to our preferred and long established specification in terms of finish and fittings. Full technical information about this model is to be found on this site by going to Rods and then choose Fly Rods, Split Cane from the drop down box.

This is primarily a rod for the wading angler, although it’ll be a delight to fish from the bank if you don’t have to reach too far over weed or rushes. There’s an awful lot of this sort of fishing virtually everywhere trout swim and I’d suggest that this is the quintessential small stream trout rod.

It has rifle-like accuracy and super-smooth delivery from point blank range with just the leader out of the tip ring to thirty feet. As it’s a #4-weight it has enough fibre in its tip to be practical and not afraid of busy fishing. If you go to some trouble to fit a really well thought out leader to your fly line, there will be few if any occasions when this rod won’t be delicate enough but it will cast a mayfly if your small stream has them and you don’t tie your artificials too budgie sized.

This is a very sought after model that very rarely comes up and it’s available immediately.