The TOAD 8 foot 4-5 weight S-Glass Fly Rod
The TOAD is the newest fly rod JP Ross & Company has developed and is a variation off of the 8 foot 5 weight S-Glass we created in 2021. We have modified the butt section of this rod to make it more stiff and stronger for applications that need a little more back bone in the butt. While doing so we kept the ferrule design the same; that means the TOAD butt section is interchangeable with the normal S-Glass 8 foot 5 weight 4 piece.
We are the only fly rod company offering convertible sections. You can choose the 8 foot 4-5 weight TOAD itself, or consider also adding another 4th butt section that is the original 8 foot 5 weight S-Glass.
Here is how we explain it. The TOAD can handle a 4 or a 5 weight fly line. It’s up to you which action you like best or for the application. This concept is not new in fly rod design, many fly rods can handle 2 line weights. What is different with ours is that we purposefully did this so that one rod could fit many applications. The TOAD is great with short casts and also for bombing long casts. This is unusual for a fly rod to be able to do both so well. Also the TOAD butt section is re-enforced to give extra power when you really put a deep bend into the rod fighting a fish or making a really deep cast.
An explanation of different actions based on changing line weights.
TOAD 8 foot with 4 weight line. Action: Fast Glass, fast tip recovery speed. Good short, but better medium to long casts.
TOAD 8 foot with 5 weight line. Action: Medium action with lots of power in the butt section, reminiscent of some carbon or graphite type feel but still feels "glassy." Good for short to long casts.
The Rod is available with or without a fighting butt, and has options for different types of grips you may choose. See our Component page for explanations of grips.
We also offer a custom version, which will be configured based on a collaboration between yourself and JP. The possibilities are endless.
This rod comes standard with a hand made rod bag and aluminum rod case.
If you have an idea on a rod and reel combo please use discount code: combo10 when ordering a rod & reel and please CONTACT US with questions and whatever else we can do for you.