Barder Rod Co 8′ #5/6-weight 3-piece fly rod.

Made in 2007 and unused. With a pair of mirrored tips and its hand-stitched English bridle leather case.


This rod has never been used and has been stored in ideal conditions since it was made in 2007. It is in new condition and was made to special order as a model No 3965/6 8′ 3-piece #5/6-weight. Built and finished to our standard specification with the addition of a super-select Brazilian Agate-lined nickel silver butt ring, this rod comes in a tailor made bag and a hand stitched bridle leather case.

Having tested the rod with an accurately rated DT #5 floating line in February 2021, I can confirm that the rod works perfectly with this size of line. A #6 line would be useful if extra large flies were being used but only at fairly short ranges, or the rod might be over-loaded.

Especially for larger and more demanding rivers – the Test, Avon, Kennet, Usk etc – this is the right choice of split cane rod.