Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
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.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick
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