California 7'6" #4
California 7'6" #4
California 7'6" #4
California 7'6" #4
California 7'6" #4
California 7'6" #4

California 7'6" #4

Regular price £399.00 Save £0.00
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Fast action, deep bending glass fibre fly rod with the power of a 6 weight and the delicacy of a 3 weight.

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What it's for

  • #4 short head or Stuart Crofts dry fly lines
  • Small rivers, stillwaters. Tom uses his for carp in the UK in Summer.
  • Trout, Carp & Salmon up to 15lb  

What it's not for

  • Sinking lines
  • Large flies

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    The goal was to make a glass fibre rod that can handle double figure fish.

    That sounds easy but due to the weight of glass we had to design a taper which creates great line speed without feeling heavy. The California is actually the fastest rod we make. Because glass inherently bends and has feeling, we could push the limits of how fast and accurate this blank was.

    Stats

    • Weight : 145g
    • 4 piece
    • K series anti friction strippers
    • Balanced full flex action 
    • Hard anodised saltwater resistant reel seat with slide bands
    • Alignment dots
    • Glassfibre tube

    Lines

    • Short head #4
    • Stuart Crofts #4

    Leaders

    Use Straight 'n' Soft tapered leaders. They are the only leaders on the market that don't coil. They aren't shiny and they lay dead straight. They are a dull matt grey colour at the butt section and clear at the front.

    Tom's Carp setup 

    9' total leader length consisting of;

    Flies

    • sz 10 deer hair dog biscuit trimmed to sit low in water
    • Use a Rapala knot

    Use Hybrid for tippet. It's fluorocarbon coated nylon that doesn't get weaker when wet. Wet knot strength is the variable competitors look for. It's very easy to tie unlike fluorocarbon which is what you need when the wind is blowing you off your feet.

    Customer's experience

    N Lant London UK

    - It’s awesome it feels like a 3 weight bends like a 3 weight and casts like a 6 weight but it’s a 4 weight, I can cast 90’ the whole line!!! Like Tom shows on the video but also will cast short I’m so impressed with it!!!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
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    D.R.
    Incredible piece of kit

    Been fly fishing for over 20 years and never have I been more blown away by a incredible piece of kit!
    This rod casts effortlessly, I put the sunray 5wt competition float through it today, it flew out like an arrow to the other side of the lake! Yet it presents the flys so delicate, it’s totally rewritten fly fishing for me! Can’t thank you enough Tom, keep up the good work. Inspirational!!!

    C
    C.G.
    Amazingly robust and pokey little rod

    I was interested in this rod after being so impressed with my 7wt volition. I was lucky enough to win this rod in a competition that Tom was running on his facebook page the other week so I was over the moon as I was considering purchasing the rod if I had not won it. I have never used a fibreglass fly rod before but after half an hour of adjustments and slowing my cast down a bit I was rocking and rolling.

    My main intention for this rod was to use it for stalking big specimen trout in difficult to reach places such as under the trees etc especially in the summer months where if you was using a 10 foot 7 weight you simply would not be able to have the room to cast with a full size rod.

    Tom has stated that he has taken carp up to 15lbs on this rod so I was hoping i was up to the task of what I wanted to ask from it......I was initially worried when I felt initially how bendy the rod was......however my fears were put to rest straight away I put this rod through its paces yesterday talking four decent trout including a golden trout around the 5lbs mark.

    This rod had no problem at all tacking the hard fighting trout of Rockbourne Trout fishery in the New Forest. The rod certainly bends but at no point did I feel my rod was in any danger. I always play my fish on the reel anyhow so the fight is distributed 50/50 between the rod and reel.......If you want to yank a big trout in using hand stripping then you probably should be using a 10 foot 7 weight rod.....using a bendy fibreglass rod backs fighting fish fun and in my mind thats wha fishing is all about.....FUN

    As other reviewers have stated this rod also casts like a rocket for a 4 weight too

    I'm over the moon with this rod and cannot wait to get some real lumps on the end of my line and put another bend on this rod

    Cheers Guys

    O
    O.V.
    Great product

    Great product great service highly recommend this

    D
    D.W.
    Glass California.... Amazing

    I’ve been using this rod for 2 months now, it’s quite simply awesome. Casts a #4 line like a dream, throw a #5 El Guapo like a bullet! A #6 line loads superbly when I’m fishing the canal for perch and Zander. The only thing I’ve not tried yet is a #3 on small streams but that won’t be long!! The power is quite unbelievable, it’s a pleasure to use!

    N
    N.S.Q.
    It’s frigin awesome!!!

    It’s awesome it feels like a 3 weight bends like a 3 weight and casts like a 6 weight but it’s a 4 weight, I can cast 90’ the whole line!!! Like Tom shows on the video but also will cast short I’m so impressed with it!!!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    100%
    (5)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
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    (0)
    D
    D.R.
    Incredible piece of kit

    Been fly fishing for over 20 years and never have I been more blown away by a incredible piece of kit!
    This rod casts effortlessly, I put the sunray 5wt competition float through it today, it flew out like an arrow to the other side of the lake! Yet it presents the flys so delicate, it’s totally rewritten fly fishing for me! Can’t thank you enough Tom, keep up the good work. Inspirational!!!

    C
    C.G.
    Amazingly robust and pokey little rod

    I was interested in this rod after being so impressed with my 7wt volition. I was lucky enough to win this rod in a competition that Tom was running on his facebook page the other week so I was over the moon as I was considering purchasing the rod if I had not won it. I have never used a fibreglass fly rod before but after half an hour of adjustments and slowing my cast down a bit I was rocking and rolling.

    My main intention for this rod was to use it for stalking big specimen trout in difficult to reach places such as under the trees etc especially in the summer months where if you was using a 10 foot 7 weight you simply would not be able to have the room to cast with a full size rod.

    Tom has stated that he has taken carp up to 15lbs on this rod so I was hoping i was up to the task of what I wanted to ask from it......I was initially worried when I felt initially how bendy the rod was......however my fears were put to rest straight away I put this rod through its paces yesterday talking four decent trout including a golden trout around the 5lbs mark.

    This rod had no problem at all tacking the hard fighting trout of Rockbourne Trout fishery in the New Forest. The rod certainly bends but at no point did I feel my rod was in any danger. I always play my fish on the reel anyhow so the fight is distributed 50/50 between the rod and reel.......If you want to yank a big trout in using hand stripping then you probably should be using a 10 foot 7 weight rod.....using a bendy fibreglass rod backs fighting fish fun and in my mind thats wha fishing is all about.....FUN

    As other reviewers have stated this rod also casts like a rocket for a 4 weight too

    I'm over the moon with this rod and cannot wait to get some real lumps on the end of my line and put another bend on this rod

    Cheers Guys

    O
    O.V.
    Great product

    Great product great service highly recommend this

    D
    D.W.
    Glass California.... Amazing

    I’ve been using this rod for 2 months now, it’s quite simply awesome. Casts a #4 line like a dream, throw a #5 El Guapo like a bullet! A #6 line loads superbly when I’m fishing the canal for perch and Zander. The only thing I’ve not tried yet is a #3 on small streams but that won’t be long!! The power is quite unbelievable, it’s a pleasure to use!

    N
    N.S.Q.
    It’s frigin awesome!!!

    It’s awesome it feels like a 3 weight bends like a 3 weight and casts like a 6 weight but it’s a 4 weight, I can cast 90’ the whole line!!! Like Tom shows on the video but also will cast short I’m so impressed with it!!!