Welcome to C. Barclay Fly Rod Co.!

Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the internet.  I am a designer and maker of fine small batch fiberglass fly rods.  I also build rods on a custom basis upon client request on a wide variety of blanks and materials. I have my own line of fiberglass rod blanks that I designed and have made for me by a well respected and high quality blank manufacturer.

I chose to create my fly rods from fiberglass due to the superior flex, feel and fishability.  These aren’t the same ‘glass rods from the early days of fiberglass fly rods when they were typically an inexpensive alternative to bamboo rods and an intermediary step to graphite.  They are much improved and utilize the highest quality materials and technology available to get the most out of the taper of the blank.  I use only the finest components to build my rods.  From brass, aluminum and nickel silver seat hardware made especially for me to top flor grade cork from Portugal to ultra fine silk thread and spar varnish.  Please visit my Fiberglass Fly Rods page to learn more about what I offer.  Check back often for updates, follow along on social media and as always, feel free to contact me to inquire about rods and talk fishing!

I am always working on updating the site so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact me.

Thanks for visiting!

Good fishing,  Chris

I fish because of Beauty.
— Ernest Schwiebert

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