Anglers Love CD Rods!
I recently tested a new CD rod to trial on double-digit beasts (big browns!) with a challenge to try and break it! I found the slower action CD rod perfect for a tricky heavily brushed fishery where short roll casts, flat flicks, and bow & arrow casts are par for the course. It had the touch required to put a large nymph ‘on the button’ in the most demanding conditions with control to master a stomping match with a huge brown Jack. The CD rod is far less likely to break upon a heavy strike or as one threads it around trees, flax, and willow snags… and the power to fire a long line on the Lakes later the same night.
- Miles Rushmer – North Island Guides, New Zealand
I have guided and fished extensively with Sage, Scott, Winston and CD Rods around the world. There is no question that CD Rods' "on the water touch and feel" equal or exceed other brands. Combining the casting feel with the high detail of the finish and competitive pricing, CD Rods are one of the best fly rods on the market.
- Gary Shelton
The CD XLS #5 immediately impressed me with it's ease in casting. I found the rod to be extremely responsive as it had a particularly quick response during hook-setting. This rod is a must-have in your quiver, regardless of your skill level.
- Mike Minervini
The CD XLS is a strong versatile rod with an extremely strong but a softer forgiving tip. I have fished my 8-weight on Salmon, Steelhead, Bones and Pike with great results. This rod will cut the wind on the flats and roll cast like crazy. I have landed Pike in Canada up to 45" and still had plenty of rod left to fight with. I believe at the price there is no better rod on the market.
- Mick Halverson - Hailey, Idaho
I have found the CD XLS #4 to be the perfect balance of power and finesse with enough forgiveness to make those imperfect casts still fishable!
- John Minervini
Several years ago, myself and the TV crew from Fly Fishing the World went to the Florida Keys specifically to film a shark on-the fly episode with shark fishing extraordinaire Conway Bowman, legendary captain, R.T. Trosset and his son, Chris. With the chum line set, it didn’t take long for the toothy critters to appear Shark fishing on the fly is a relatively simple game, and in the Keys, multiple species are available. Conway releasing a small, yet hard-fighting short fin shark. Here, Chris Trosset and I wrestle a nice lemon in for a careful release. We did some jigging for a variety of bottom fish, somebody got a little over-zealous on the hookset and Chris ended up with a heavy jig in his cheek. He fished through it, but eventually his dad stepped in to perform a quick surgery.Read More