We found there was a need for a special fly rod in the market. The rod would carry the excitement of the new age fiberglass fly rods, but would also be technically advanced and have a purpose.
Glass is not nearly as advanced as carbon fiber, and also is not as diverse. However, glass does have its place in some specialized applications. One specific application is smaller stream fly fishing. No matter for Bass, Trout, or even Panfish, we feel that the action of fiberglass is perfect for these applications. There is, or was until now, a void in the offering the market yields in regards to pack-able high performance glass. So we decided to fill that niche with the MUIR.
The MUIR is a 7 foot medium action 3 weight, 7 foot glass fly rod. This first release is one of many that you will see from JP Ross in 2016. The first of which is shown here in a limited release of 33 rods. Each one individually inscribed and numbered 1 of ##.
Perhaps one of the most unique attributes of this rod is the leather wrapped rod case. Named after John Muir, this rod is made for backpacking for wild fish. The famous writer and advocate for the United States National Parks in the late 1800's and early 1900's, Mr. Muir traveled by foot no matter where he went. He believed, and we agree, that a transcendent experience happens in the wilderness. Only by being in the woods and seeing the world from the mountain tops, can one really understand God, Nature, Themselves, and actually recharge.
The MUIR is made for you to explore and experience fly fishing in a way that you never have before. The rod is extremely durable, and each one is quality tested. Do not be afraid of the MUIR and its perceived delicacy because of its beauty. This rod is made to be used and fished. Its leather case with adjustable Bison leather strap is designed to take on a patina over time and handle the abuse of trekking.
The rods feature a beautifully crafted reel seat of blued nickle silver. Accented with Zebra wood and our "zen" trout engraving.
Also featured on this rod is tip over butt ferrules, titanium carbide guides, real Agate strip guide held in blued silver.
Standard with this rod comes a #3 weight floating 406 fly line in fern green to match the thread wraps on this rod. We spoke with 406 company, and after conversing with them about this particular line and old fashioned taper, we received a few to try and soon we found that this line is so perfect for this rod, that we decided to take the guess work out of it and just include it with every MUIR.
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