Rod builders choose brands of blank and rod building component they use based upon a balance between quality and price. RFT Gear combines a unique mix of various cork grips and reel seats together with familiar Epic fly rod blanks and original, fresh Red Truck fly rod blanks in order to give builders interesting and alternative choices to the standard offerings found in today’s market.
We’ve selected a few staple items from familiar companies like American Tackle, Fish Hawk, Rod Dancer and Snake. We also feature new RFT grips and seats and even previously unreleased components to match the new Red Truck selection of blanks.
Apart from rod building, RFT Gear offers an assortment of Red Truck fly rods, Cortland fly lines and even paracord fly fishing lanyards from Nature Boy Designs.
While the main focus is fly rod building, we’ve also added some of Reliant’s Searun spinning blanks in 9’6″ lengths rated for 7-21 grams. These high-quality blanks are designed for coastal Seatrout fishing. They are constructed in a blend of 30/40 ton graphite and are available in either 2-pc or 4-pc configuration. We’ve built some classic RFT cork grips for these blanks and rods built from this combination of blanks and components are special.