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Your rod deserves the best corrosion resistance, the smoothest surface, and the fastest line speeds which yields the greatest casting distance and improved accuracy.

How Snake Brand Brought Agate Stripping Guides Back

Agate stripping guides have been a part of rod building since as far back as the 1870’s, when Kosmic Rods featured them as Agate Tunnel Guides. A book titled “Idyl of Split Bamboo”, by Dr. George Parker Holden, showed examples of agate guides and tip tops and companies such as F.E. Thomas, Payne, Leonard, Edwards, Varney and Heddon used agate stripping guides, made in Germany, extensively during the 1930’s to the 1940’s. The use of agate stripping guides dropped off during WWII and afterwards only a few rod builders possessed small quantities of these guides.

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Marshfly Rods

The essence of marshfly is based on our love for the water and fly fishing. Our brand started in 2012 with the idea of creating high quality fly rods without the high price tag. We pride ourselves in making the best fly rods and apparel that not only compliments our lifestyle, but the ability to live it.

“The Universal Guides enhance the performance of our product”
— David Cunningham
Dyed reel seats

Last year we brought to the market a series of reel seats that are elegant and complement the beauty of your rod building projects. I have collected highly figured woods and burls for over 10 years. Each time I cut into these woods I see the beauty of Mother Natures creations.

At the time when we introduced our natural woods inserts we also introduced dyed woods featuring dyed buckeye and dyed maple burl. We recognized that there was a need to create a dyed green wood that would complement the beauty of the green blanks that have been in the market for years now. We now have perfected the process. We sent samples to some of our customers for input. Needless to say the responses were overwhelming and we have had difficulty building enough inventory. We are now ready to fully release this product to you and we hope that you will see the beauty of these woods. If you are doing a build on a green blank then our dyed green maple reel seat insert will be a great choice.

Click here see the new Dyed Burled Wood Reel Seat Inserts.

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