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Flywerks Velocity Rod

I just bought a used Flywerks Velocity. Does anyone have any information on these rods? Not much online about them. Curious on the blank maker. Rod is crazy light and beautiful build. Thanks.
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Flywerks is Steve Godshall’s shop brand. Which means it’s gonna be a nice rod.
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I own one of these Steve Godshall rods. It's a 12ft 6in 6 wt. it's a speywerks and I got a custom line from Steve to go with it. I like it very much and have landed some 15-20 Atlantic salmon on it. Great fight. Also it is a beautiful rod with nice cork work. I can't say enough about it.
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Just cast it this morning for the first time. Seems fantastic given my limited abilities. There is very little about them online and almost everything I've seen is for the quantum not the velocity. Gorgeous build for sure and flexes deep!
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Just cast it this morning for the first time. Seems fantastic given my limited abilities. There is very little about them online and almost everything I've seen is for the quantum not the velocity. Gorgeous build for sure and flexes deep!
To the best of my knowledge you will not find much online. Flywerks is just Steve as far as I know. The quantum rods are his latest, and as far I know those all use the newer Japanese ultralight graphite. But for info just call him. He is a super generous guy, and fun and entertaining to talk to. Plus he seems to really love running into old rods he designed and/or built, so you will have that leg up right away.

While his own flywerks rods are not up on a “storefront” to the best of my knowledge - he IS flywerks - he has been a real Swiss Army knife of rod and line design for a while, and has contributed behind the scenes in designing and/or building many better-know rods. He once gave me an estimate of how many rods he had worked on over the years, and I can’t remember the actual number now, but it was in the tens of thousands! His DNA is in some ACR and Meiser rods. Another example...I’m not sure if he designed some of the blanks himself, but wouldn’t be surprised - multiple rods used in the annual speyorama competition are typically built by him. He co-designed the well-loved ballistic vector lines. He does a fair amount of business designing and building custom lines for specific rods for people, and does the same behind the scenes for some rod makers - and they are fantastic. And so on, and on.

He also does wonderful single hand blanks, for what it is worth. But flywerks is kind of like the proverbial “special” stuff a shop owner might have “behind the counter” that he only brings out for his “special” customers or ones that ask - almost invisible unless you seek it out.
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To the best of my knowledge you will not find much online. Flywerks is just Steve as far as I know. The quantum rods are his latest, and as far I know those all use the newer Japanese ultralight graphite. But for info just call him. He is a super generous guy, and fun and entertaining to talk to. Plus he seems to really love running into old rods he designed and/or built, so you will have that leg up right away.<img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/hihi.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Hihi" class="inlineimg" />

While his own flywerks rods are not up on a “storefront” to the best of my knowledge - he IS flywerks - he has been a real Swiss Army knife of rod and line design for a while, and has contributed behind the scenes in designing and/or building many better-know rods. He once gave me an estimate of how many rods he had worked on over the years, and I can’t remember the actual number now, but it was in the tens of thousands! His DNA is in some ACR and Meiser rods. Another example...I’m not sure if he designed some of the blanks himself, but wouldn’t be surprised - multiple rods used in the annual speyorama competition are typically built by him. He co-designed the well-loved ballistic vector lines. He does a fair amount of business designing and building custom lines for specific rods for people, and does the same behind the scenes for some rod makers - and they are fantastic. And so on, and on.

He also does wonderful single hand blanks, for what it is worth. But flywerks is kind of like the proverbial “special” stuff a shop owner might have “behind the counter” that he only brings out for his “special” customers or ones that ask - almost invisible unless you seek it out.<img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/chuckle.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Chuckle" class="inlineimg" />
Super helpful. Just what I was looking for. I'll give him a call to get more info. The rod is a gem in my limited opinion. It's as light as some of my single handed rods in the same line weight range.
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Super helpful. Just what I was looking for. I'll give him a call to get more info. The rod is a gem in my limited opinion. It's as light as some of my single handed rods in the same line weight range.
I’d go as far as to say if you are ever looking for something specific in the future it can’t hurt to give him a call before making a final decision. One time I asked if he had a medium priced 8wt spey I could get as a “backup”, and he pulled out of his “closet” this amazing rod that had been gathering dust designed by him and Gary Anderson (and one other person) and rolled at the “Burkie werks” and offered it for a very reasonable price. And it is just amazing! I wanted a backup and got a rod I will probably never want to part with.

If you check on here you will also find a lot of posts of pictures of rods Steve has built for people. He does beautiful work. Someone should start a thread just for people to post pics of his rods.
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I own a 13' 7wt and must say it is a delight to cast and seems to handle a variety of line weights. You should enjoy your rod a great deal.
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I just bought a used Flywerks Velocity. Does anyone have any information on these rods? Not much online about them. Curious on the blank maker. Rod is crazy light and beautiful build. Thanks.
What length and wt?
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What length and wt?
It's a 7wt, 11'5" velocity. Cast it more today and am really enjoying it.
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