Rod Building

RFT Gear combines a unique mix of rod building components such as cork grips and reel seats together with blanks, guides, threads and finishes. Thanks to a special arrangement with our friends from Red Truck Flyfishing, we are the only place anywhere to buy original, Red Truck fly rod blanks. Red Truck manufactures Diesel blanks in Korea and they offer outstanding performance and superb value. We also have Europe’s largest selection of Swift’s Epic fly rod blanks. RFT Gear has interesting and alternative rod building choices to the standard offerings found in today’s market.

We’ve selected a few staple rod components from familiar companies like American Tackle, Fish Hawk, Rod Dancer and Snake. We also feature new RFT grips and seats. We also have previously unreleased components to match the new Red Truck selection of blanks.

While the main focus is fly rod building, we’ve also added some of Reliant’s Searun spinning blanks.  Searun blanks are built in 9’6 lengths rated for 7-28 grams. These high-quality blanks for coastal Seatrout fishing use 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 even offer matching rod socks. Rods built from this combination of blanks and components are special.