This is where we'll announce the most recent
additions to our web site or product line. If you've visited us before and want to know what's
changed, take a look here first.
Updated, August 2008
Blue Ridge Rods proudly announces the introduction of their fully milled bar
stock aluminum disc drag fly reels at truly affordable prices.
Also introducing our line of quality floating fly lines available in
line weights 4-8 for an unbelievable $16.00! Check it out:
Blue Ridge Reels and
The owner, David Edens, recently passed the examination by the Federation
of Fly Fishers as a Certified Fly Casting Instructor. This
certification process includes a rigorous written examination and practical
teaching/casting demonstration. This certification helps David to be
even more critical of our rods as well as ensuring they are all easy
casting. Check out the Federation
of Fly Fishers web site for more information. Congratulations, David.
- Blue Ridge
Rods proudly introduces three new series of four piece rods and
blanks, completely reworking our product offering:
Ridge Tail-Water Series Rods and blanks. Extremely light, fast
action rods and blanks designed for fishing. Continuous external taper,
combined with multi internal tapers and multi-modulus graphite, these ultra
light, fast action rods are designed to work at rated line weights.
They handle great at 30' and can shoot line 100'. Built with our TiCh
ceramic guides, custom grips and nickel silver reel seats with mortised
exotic wood inserts, these rods are truly top of the line at value
Blue Ridge Balsam
Mountain Series Rods and blanks. Very light, moderately
fast action rods and blanks for the angler that has a more relaxed casting
style. Designed like the Tail Water Series, these rods combine multi
internal tapers with state of the art graphite and resin systems to produce
a rod that is equally at home throwing 30' or 100' of line.
Built with ceramic stainless guides, nickel silver plated reel seats with
fine wood inserts and flor grade grips, these rods offer more value than any
other rod on the market. Click on the thumbnail to see the quality and
value of these rods as reflected by the reel seat we use on them.
Ridge Caster Series Rods and blanks. Light, moderate
to moderately fast action rods and blanks for the budget minded
angler. These modern, intermediate graphite rods are finished to deep,
navy blue. The cosmetic package economically accents this color with
black plated, stainless steel stripper guides
with blue rings, black plated, stainless steel single foot wire guides.
All reel seats feature exotic wood inserts. These rods offer the most
value of any rod in the $150.00 to $200.00 price range.
New and Innovative: Reel seats designed to adjust so
you can properly balance the reel with the rod without adding extra
weight. The old fashioned way to balance a rod is to add weight at the
butt, defeating the purpose of fishing with a light rod. With these
custom reel seats you can position the reel closer or farther from the butt
of the rod, moving the center of gravity of the rod backward or forward. This enables you to adjust the rod to your preference
of balance. Coupled with our custom turned woods, once again, Blue
Ridge Rods, offers you something no one else does. Click the
thumbnail to see this innovation.
Close-up photos of our components. See the quality!! Click the
hyper link: "Reel Seats and
Stream Specialists and Backpackers. We have broadened our line
of small stream multi-piece rods.
Blue Ridge Rods continues to expand on this area most often
overlooked by major manufacturers.
The 6 1/2' 2/3 wt., 4 piece Caster Series. Intermediate modulus
rod that loads well at short distances.
The 6 1/2' 3 wt, 3 PIECE Accelerator Series.
High Modulus, light as a feather and moderately fast action these rods load
quick and close.
The 7' 4 Piece 3/4 Blue Ridge Series Rod. IM6, Moderately fast
action and value priced.
4 Piece 3 wt Lamiglas Glass rod. Modern glass, moderate action,
light and smooth.
Carbide Coated Zirconium Ring Ceramic Guides. This is a fancy
way of saying
we now offer state of the art guides that offer all the advantages of SIC at
a fraction of the cost. These guides are finished to complement the
shiny smoke finish reel seats we have developed and the matte black blanks
of the Smoky Mountain and Accelerator rods. They will make your new
Blue Ridge Rod shoot line like a rocket. Available on all rods at a
nominal upgrade price. Try 'em, you'll like 'em.
5' 3 and 4 wt and 5 1/2' 4 wt. starting at $195.00. Compare these rods
to rods offered by major manufacturers at $450.00.
Ridge Rods is continuously trying to satisfy the needs of small
stream anglers which are often overlooked by the major manufacturers.
Ridge Smoky Mountain Rods:
Fast Action rods built on US made graphite blanks. These are slim,
powerful rods that are light and easy to cast. Very moderately
Because of customer requests, the
Ridge Rod blank is now available in a 6' 2/3 wt. These
rods and blanks are perfect for the brook trout angler who stalks these
brilliant, native fish in the headwaters of Appalachian streams and
rivers. Rods this size are not readily available from the traditional
rod companies. Blue
Ridge Rods is trying to fill the needs of small stream anglers.