According to Tom McGuane, "Some pieces of tackle have magical properties. I can't explain it, but it's true." We tend to agree. A perfectly matched outfit becomes an extension of an angler's mind—the fly seems to find the target by itself, and the rod lifts itself when we "know" the fish has inhaled the nymph. With a fish on, it becomes a living thing, bucking and humming while it does what it was made to do. Anglers who live for fishing will appreciate the Vanguard and Kingfisher as beautiful and precise instruments for making magic.
Despite the techy-sounding hype we've all come to expect, there are only three basic elements to a great fly rod. FIRST, it has to perform beyond the expectations of the user—that is, it should become a reliable and familiar extension of the angler. SECOND, it has to be finely crafted, offering a pride of ownership beyond that of a mere tool. THIRD, it has to be affordable. White River Fly Shop® Vanguard 4-Piece Fly Rods have actions and tapers that have been specifically designed for each model. All components consider not only function, but also form. Artfully crafted in Vermont, each rod is a piece of sporting equipment you'll be proud to own and fish with for years to come.
White River Fly Shop Kingfisher Fly Reels are our smoothest and lightest reels ever! A sealed, 9-washer drag system assisted by a one-way bearing allows consistent and precise drag settings, and provides protection from the elements. The spool and chassis are machined from cold-forged 6061 T6 aluminum for maximum rigidity for its open-frame design. Deep black anodized finish.
Outfits include backing, line, and leader.
White River Fly Shop Vanguard 4-Piece Fly Rods:
- Actions and tapers specifically designed for each model
- All components consider function and form
- 4-piece rods
White River Fly Shop Kingfisher Fly Reels:
- Machined cold-forged 6061 T6 aluminum spool and chassis
- 9-washer drag system
- One-way bearing
- Consistent and precise drag settings
- Open-frame design
- Deep black anodized finish
Handle A = 4-6 weight Handle B = 7-8 weight
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