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The Stu Apte Signature Series

The Stu Apte Signature Series Rods are the collaborative result of a highly skilled group of dedicated craftsmen and legendary angler, Stu Apte. His exclusive designs are the culmination of years of fly fishing experience and technology that created these outstanding rods that will deliver maximum performance in any fishing situation.

Stu’s rods are all 9’ 3pc configuration and come in every weight from 4wt – 13wt. They feature premium cork grips. The 4wt and 5wt rods have the reverse half wells grip designs and Rosewood burl reel seats. The 6wt – 13wt rods have the full wells grips with fighting butts and black anodized aircraft aluminum reel seats. All of the rods also feature 3 stripping guides. The guides are all slightly oversized (including the tip) and have dark TiCh finishing. The blank is finished with a transparent high performance pigment (deep pacific blue in this case) and have multiple topcoats of a gloss UV protecting clear finish. Each of the male ferrules are capped with mil-grade black silicone. The rods come with embroidered sleeves and a rod tube with the Stu Apte Signature Series logo printed on the side. As with all of our rods, they are warranted for the lifetime of the original owner.

Part No Line Weight Length Sections Grip Style Case Warranty Price
SASS04 4wt 9’ 3pc Rev Half Wells Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $629
SASS05 5wt 9’ 3pc Rev Half Wells Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $629
SASS06 6wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $629
SASS07 7wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $659
SASS08 8wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $659
SASS09 9wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $659
SASS10 10wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $679
SASS11 11wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $679
SASS12 12wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $699
SASS13 13wt 9’ 3pc Full Wells w/FB Cloth Covered Tube/Sections Lifetime $699

What Others are Saying About the Stu Apte Signature Series

  • Impressive craftsmanship and attention to detail. This rod is designed to perform in a variety of conditions -- Anglers won't be disappointed!
    — Josh Waldron
  • During the trip to New Caledonia I caught several very large bonefish on the 10wt fly rod. In terms of fly casting ability, especially in windy conditions, this fly rod has no match from any other rods that I have ever cast. Congratulations to you, your company, and Stu for designing this fantastic blank....I'm sure that from now on I will be fishing your fly rods on a regular basis.
    — Dr. Jan Forszpaniak (IGFA)
  • "Whether you are after a wary trout in a spring creek, stalking the saltwater flats for bonefish, redfish and tarpon, or plying the blue waters for billfish, the most critical aspect for success is delivering your fly with both speed and accuracy. I designed these rods to be lightweight and the easiest casting rods on the market, so you can put your fly on target with minimal effort. These rods can and will do it all!"
    — Stu Apte