HENRY FLY ROD
The Henry Fly Rod was conceptualized by Skip Clement (Henry Fly Rod & Reel, Co, Inc), co-author of Fly Fishing the Florida Keys, publisher of flylifemagazine.com, and experienced world angler.
David Redington, chief rod designer and a co-founder of Redington Rods with Jim Murphy (now an exec at Pure Fishing), is the current co-owner and chief rod designer for Southfork Rods as well as for many other clients' fishing rod products.
David designed the Henry Fly Rods, and he and Margaret Redington, and their skilled crafts employees build the Henry's in Stuart, Florida.
Sarah is not without opinion
Sarah Firestone is an active amateur tournament level tennis player. She knew fly casting was an athletic challenge, but she found it a small one over four days.
‘A very average klutz can cast these Henry fly rods, but I found it almost impossible to teach myself but easy to pick up with your coaching.' --- Sarah Firestone
WHY A HENRY FLY ROD SYSTEM MIGHT BE WORTH CONSIDERING
Henry Fly Rods have been successfully designed to improve anyone's casting performances in any situation.
You will not need to overhand-overhead cast, false cast, single haul, or double haul ever again if you fly fish a Henry.
Can you overhand-overhead cast, false cast, single haul, or double haul with a Henry? Of course, knock yourself out, but the idea behind a Henry is to cast with better accuracy, cast long distances, and accomplish that with much less physical effort and not be saddled with overhand casting limits.
David Redington created a series of relatively short, lightweight fly rods in modulus' consistent with optimum rod loading awareness in 4- through 9-weight for fresh and saltwater angling - more rod weights in field review [2-, 3-, 10-, and 12-weight].
If upper limb or shoulder issues keep you from fly fishing or performing as you should because of arthritis and age creep [getting older], a Henry fly rod could get you back on the water because we concentrated our rod builds on reducing and eliminating reliance on an angler's upper body physical demands and need for agility associated with overhand casting, false casting, and double hauling,
However, and most importantly, Henry's have serendipitously enabled veterans and industrial workers with upper arm prosthetics, using either their dominant or off-hand prosthetic, to make possible two-handed casting distance and accuracy performances equivalent to non-compromised anglers.
Henry Fly Rods are all a specific modulus graphite - designed to produce a medium-fast response at its specific rod weight designation. And a slow and fast action using each of the two contiguous fly line weights.
NOTE: Henry Fly Rod add-ons are not "patentable." They are more a repurposed use of existing fly rod design features unique to several other rod types but more recognizable in a finished state - as one customer put it, "... a 'sports car' version of a switch rod; slight and light."
PICK A HENRY FLY ROD
SKU LTH PCS LINE PWR/ACT WT CLR
PICK THE REEL THAT COMES WITH EACH FLY ROD
Lamson GURU Reel Description
Format: Large Arbor
Materials: Machined 6061 Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Finish: Type II Anodize
Drag: Sealed Conical Drag System
SIZE DIAMETER WIDTH WEIGHT ROD WEIGHT LINEBACKING
-3+ 3.20 "0.90" 3.73 oz 2.3.4 WF4 60 yds 20#
-5+ 3.55 "1.00" 4.41 oz 4.5.6 WF6 100 yds 20#
-7+ 3.97 "1.13" 5.04 oz 6.7.8 WF8 180 yds 20#
-9+ 4.11 "1.23" 5.83 oz 8.9.10 WF10 220 yds 30#
ABOUT THE FLY LINES THAT COME WITH EACH HENRY FLY ROD
There are 6 different density lines to cover every fishing situation:
Floater - WF5 to WF10F
F/S1 - WF6 to WF8 F/S1 (with 30ft "hover" sinking head)
F/I - WF5 to WF10F/I (with 15ft intermediate tip)
Intermediate - WF6 to WF10I
I/S3 - WF6 to WF10I/S3 (with 30ft sink 3 head and intermediate running line)
I/S6 - WF6 to WF10I/S6 (with 30ft sink 6 head and intermediate running line)
The current line
Length: 99.3 feet.
Head weights: 150, 175, 200, 225, 250, 275, 300 grains.
RIO Products spooled Dacron Backing:
100, 200-, 300-yards
20-pound test or 30-pound test
Colors - choose
ABOUT THE HENRY
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MADE IN THE USA:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The man who changed everything fly fishing; Lefty Kreh. Photo credit Skip Clement