The Chuck Kraft Signature Series Fly Rods
After more than 30 years of guiding in the Mid-Atlantic and Chile, Chuck teamed up with Reilly Rod Crafters to design a fly rod that is the perfect “fishing rod.” The rods were designed to be extremely accurate, turn over larger bugs with ease, provide good tippet protection, load as well at 10’ as it does at 70’ and, (and this is the kicker) be a rod that absolutely anyone at any skill level can handle proficiently. Three years later and more scrapped graphite than I care to think about and the old man finally says “This is the best damned rod to be on the market…period.” Hearing this come from a man whose professional life was carefully guarded with intentional understatement, means that we better start building these guys fast!
Of course Chuck is far more than just a smallmouth guru, he is equally as deadly with trout and salmon and has several great “trophy flies” to his design credits. CK Clawdad, Kreelex, CK Crittermite, CK Special, CK Baitfish, etc…
The series was first envisioned to be 6wt, 7wt, and 8wt only but along the way a 5wt popped out (from an almost abandoned 6wt taper).
All of the rods are 9’ 4pc and feature flor grade cork grips. All of Chuck’s rods have a full wells grip and the 6wt – 10wt rods have have an added fighting butt. All of the rods have aircraft grade aluminum reel seats with a light TiCh finish and dual locking rings. 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 (root beer brown) 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 a locally crafted rod sock and a Superior Quality REC rod tube. 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|
|CK05||5wt||9’||4pc||Full Wells||Tube and Sock||Lifetime||$495.99|
|CK06||6wt||9’||4pc||Full Wells w/ FB||Tube and Sock||Lifetime||$495.99|
|CK07||7wt||9’||4pc||Full Wells w/FB||Tube and Sock||Lifetime||$495.99|
|CK08||8wt||9’||4pc||Full Wells w/FB||Tube and Sock||Lifetime||$495.99|
|CK10||10wt||9’||4pc||Full Wells w/FB||Tube and Sock||Lifetime||$525.99|