Of course everyone has their preference of rods, reels, lines, leaders, and flies. But we have tested, re-tested, and will continue testing the best equipment to pair with our custom rods. Something as minor as an uplocking vs. downlocking reel seat can change the feel of a rod. Below are our recommendations of what works best with some of the common blanks we build.
Steffen Brothers Blanks
8′ 3/4 Weight Rods
Suggested Fly Lines: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Trout 3 weight, Amplitude Smooth Trout 3 weight, and Amplitude Smooth Infinity 3 weight
Epic Fly Fishing Blanks
Suggested Fly Lines: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Trout 3 weight, Amplitude Smooth Trout 3 weight, Mastery Trout 3 weight
Suggested Fly Lines: Scientific Anglers Amplitude Trout 4 weight, Amplitude Smooth Trout 4 weight, Mastery Trout 3 weight
Suggested Fly Lines: Amplitude Smooth Trout 5 weight, Amplitude Smooth Infinity 5 weight, Amplitude MPX 5 weight
Suggested Fly Lines: Amplitude Smooth Infinity 6 weight, Amplitude MPX 6 weight
Unlike modern 8-9′ carbon fiber rods, lighter reels sometimes don’t balance correctly on glass rods. The stylish looks, value, construction, and reliability of Ross Reels pair great with our glass rods.
Ross Reels: Colorado LT, Animas, and Evolution LTX
Both of these reels work great and look great. For a little added weight, we spooled the reels up with 30 lbs. backing before adding our fly lines.