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The family here at Clutch is dedicated to handcrafting every rod we build, and we are driven only by our love of the sport. The Clutch Fly Rod brand was founded by fly fisherman with passion.

Clutch Fly Rods

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We have a deep passion for the salt. Whether it be backcountry marshes, crystal clear skinnies, or huge battles with some monster Tarpon – we have the sticks designed to fit the needs of all saltwater fly fisherman.

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Freshwater fly fishing is staple for Clutch Fly Rods. We are not only based near some of the best freshwater angling in the country, we offer fully dedicated fly rods to the many species that keep the majesty of fly fishing alive- anywhere on the planet.

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We offer complete solutions for purpose built fly rods. These sticks have been designed and tested for specific purposes. In this, we offer the tools to get the job done with some of the most popular species in the fly fishing world.

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What is it about a Clutch Fly Rod that makes it so different?
We simply made a commitment to design the rods that we all have dreamed of owning… and then we built them! It’s difficult to describe exactly what makes our rods feel different. Is it our proprietary tapers or our unflinching dedication to quality throughout the manufacturing process? Maybe, but we do know this, upon casting one for the first time it is evident that thing we as fly fisherman seek in the perfect rod… we can honestly say we believe that we’ve found it!

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When Every Detail Counts

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OUR BLANKS

The foundation of every Clutch Fly Rod is a proprietary blank that has been designed and built with our unique blend of prepreg, creating controlled performance in the flex, speed, and dampening ability. Every Clutch Fly Rod is built on a natural blank that has been coated with a UV inhibitor that ensures a light, crisp feel, that will also resist the harshest of environments. The result is a rod that has the ability to cast off the tip, load deeply, has plenty of reserve power for those situations when it’s needed.

 

OUR COMPONENTS

In the pursuit of building the absolute best fly rods available, we decided early on that it would be impossible to achieve our goal if we did not use the absolute best components available.

 

Our high-end fly rods are “SPLINED” and fitted with Titanium Stripper Guides, REC Recoil Guides, and Custom CNC 6061 Aluminum Reel Seats built to our specifications. The truth is, better components currently do not exist…period!

OUR CORK

Our FLOR+ Grade Cork is purchased directly from our manufacturer in Portugal and is custom profiled to our specifications. It is the absolute best cork available, and unlike the industry standard, we choose to incorporate narrower cork rings that results a much more dense and durable grip. Smaller voids and less fill means a cork that will look and feel great for many years on the water.

 

OUR PROTECTIVE CASES

Hand sewn rod socks with color coordinated stitching to the appropriate rod model are just a few small details that help set us apart.

 

OUR BUILD PROCESS

Every blank, every component, and every cork grip passes through the hands of our discerning quality control personnel in our factory in Ohio. Once inspected and approved we meticulously perform each build by hand, from start to finish.

 

Once the build is complete, each rod is thoroughly cleaned of its spline and layout markings, inspected, and is placed in its custom rod sock and tube.

OUR BLANKS

The foundation of every Clutch Fly Rod is a proprietary blank that has been designed and built with our unique blend of prepreg, creating controlled performance in the flex, speed, and dampening ability. Every Clutch Fly Rod is built on a natural blank that has been coated with a UV inhibitor that ensures a light, crisp feel, that will also resist the harshest of environments. The result is a rod that has the ability to cast off the tip, load deeply, has plenty of reserve power for those situations when it’s needed.

 

OUR COMPONENTS

In the pursuit of building the absolute best fly rods available, we decided early on that it would be impossible to achieve our goal if we did not use the absolute best components available.

 

Our high-end fly rods are “SPLINED” and fitted with Titanium Stripper Guides, REC Recoil Guides, and Custom CNC 6061 Aluminum Reel Seats built to our specifications. The truth is, better components currently do not exist…period!

OUR CORK

Our FLOR+ Grade Cork is purchased directly from our manufacturer in Portugal and is custom profiled to our specifications. It is the absolute best cork available, and unlike the industry standard, we choose to incorporate narrower cork rings that results a much more dense and durable grip. Smaller voids and less fill means a cork that will look and feel great for many years on the water.

 

OUR PROTECTIVE CASES

Hand sewn rod socks with color coordinated stitching to the appropriate rod model are just a few small details that help set us apart.

 

OUR BUILD PROCESS

Every blank, every component, and every cork grip passes through the hands of our discerning quality control personnel in our factory in Ohio. Once inspected and approved we meticulously perform each build by hand, from start to finish.

 

Once the build is complete, each rod is thoroughly cleaned of its spline and layout markings, inspected, and is placed in its custom rod sock and tube.

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Clutch Rods are handcrafted in the USA.
Our single goal is to design and hand build “peerless” quality fly rods in America. We draw from years of combined fly fishing experience, and our commitment is to individually handcraft every fly rod we make. We firmly believe that it’s all in the details, and we as fly fishermen and fly casters know how the perfect fishing/casting tool should feel…well, we also believe that we have accomplished the translation from an idea to reality.