Edward Barder Rod Co 10’ #4/5-weight 4-piece model № 4120-4/5 carbon fibre fly rod
The ten foot rod has finally come of age. Now we can enjoy the superior line control that a long rod offers, with the accuracy that the long rods of old never quite achieved.
The blank we have built this rod on has such a delightfully progressive taper that paired with the #4 it is light, brisk and super-accurate. Loaded with a #5-weight line, the rod will handle teams of flies and nymphs, larger flies and windy conditions. There are numerous scenarios where this versatile rod would be invaluable, both on rivers and lakes.
4-piece built from very high quality carbon fibre. As with all of our carbon rods, we have hand finished the carbon and applied our proprietary urethane finish, which seals and protects the carbon without any build-up or added weight. The finish is a satin/low gloss.
The guides are Snake Brand’s Universal lightweights, with a black nickel finish. The stripping guide is hand-made by Ernest Oczoś with a highly figured Brazilian agate centre mounted in a nickel silver frame.
Whippings throughout are Pearsall’s Gossamer pure silk, fully saturated in the finest yacht varnish for permanent flexibility and durability. We do not use bulky two part finishes on our rods.
The subtle Wells-style handle is made from Flor grade Portuguese cork. We select half inch corks, slice them in two and only use the best half.
The reel seat metal work and shoulder collar at the handle’s top are finely machined and knurled Titanium. The real seat spacer and joint protectors are made from highly figured Tuscan olive wood.
The rod comes in a tailor made bag fitted with a tip protector. The protective aluminium rod tube has a textured slate finish with superbly turned and engraved fittings.
All components (blank and guides aside) and finishing work are carried out in-house to exactly the same standards that we apply to our world famous split cane rods.