Just because a fly rod is beautiful, durable, and affordable doesn't mean it must compromise its artistic integrity with a hefty price tag. From its superior grade Portuguese cork grips to its quality polished nickel-silver reel seats, Elkhorn rods are hand built by expert crafts people into aesthetically-pleasing works of art.
Perfect presentation is the goal. That is why we design Elkhorn rods with progressive actions. This means the flex increases consistently from tip to butt which gives each rod its smooth balanced feel. When a fly rod sacrifices performance in pursuit of ultra-light weight, control is often compromised, especially with longer rods and heavier lines. Elkhorn rods balance light weight with a power-taper design to deliver everything from #24 dry flies to the largest big game flies with supreme accuracy.
Try a few casts with an Elkhorn rod and you'll be delighted at how smartly and smoothly it delivers the line and fly. Engineered taper, balanced design and precision-weight construction are some of the reasons Elkhorn rods distinguish themselves. We use a few grams more of graphite for increased strength. You probably won't notice it when you're casting the rod. However, in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of fishing trips, float boats, and car windows, you'll be glad your rod is a ruggedly built Elkhorn. All Elkhorn rods seven weight and above use an anodized aluminum reel seat insert for safe usage in saltwater.
Elkhorn uses the same high quality graphite in all of its fly-rods. No fancy filler or trendy composites. No confusion factor. No nonsense.
All Elkhorn reels are fully machine-cut from aircraft-quality aluminum billet stock for supreme strength and maximum corrosion resistance. Low inertia drag systems result in minimum startup resistance. Precision needle bearings glide over a polished chromium alloy spindle to create the silky smooth drag and retrieve that our reels have built their reputation upon. There are no other machined reels that compete with an Elkhorn, guaranteed.
At Elkhorn, superlative customer service and 100% customer satisfaction are our primary core business goals. Elkhorn rods and reels have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing or workmanship defects. Our no-nonsense guarantee is simple if the rod gets broken, we replace the broken section(s) for $30 each plus shipping. If the reel has a problem, repairs/rebuilds are handled on a case by case basis, but will not exceed $50. So fish hard, you're covered.