The Stu Apte Signature Series

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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.

All sizes are available as a custom order.

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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. The rods come with 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 NoLine WeightLengthSectionsGrip StyleCaseWarrantyPrice
SASS044wt9’3pcRev Half WellsCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$595.99
SASS055wt9’3pcRev Half WellsCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$595.99
SASS066wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$595.99
SASS077wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$625.99
SASS088wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$625.99
SASS099wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$625.99
SASS1010wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$665.99
SASS1111wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$665.99
SASS1212wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$665.99
SASS1313wt9’3pcFull Wells w/FBCloth Covered Tube/SectionsLifetime$665.99

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  1. J. C. Wells

    Chris and Stu have collaborated to create one of the finest rods I’ve ever had the pleasure of casting. This one is MADE for fishing the Silver King…3-piece, alive in your hand, strong butt section, and more than capable at both long, and short finesse casts. Well-done guys!!

  2. LESTER C CONLEY (verified owner)

    I have used Chris’s rods for sometime now and find them to be the best casting rod I have ever used, and I’ve cast them all. I have his rods from 8-12 wt and all are delights to cast and even better when battling saltwater beast, and beautiful as well. I highly recommend his Stu Apte Series.
    Thank you Chris and I look forward continued use of your rods.

  3. LESTER C CONLEY, CFO (verified owner)

    I have now commissioned Chris Reilly and Reilly Rod Crafters to make me a custom 5 wt and 8 wt fly rods. These will be my ninth and tenth Reilly rods. Along with lively actions and fish fighting strength, these rods are beautiful works of art. Additionally, the service offered by Chris and his staff is simply outstanding. I ordered my 5 wt just 10 days before leaving for Montana and to my surprise, Chris said it would be shipped in time to accompany me. That’s great service. Thank you Chris and staff for your many courtesies.

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