Ian Musto Fly Rods, Canberra, ACT, Australia   ian@mustoflyrods.com.au

© 2017 Ian Musto. 

Ian Musto Fly Rods

Welcome to my site. Rods are usually built to order using the best in blanks and components but I also have rods available for immediate purchase.

Please have a good wander about and let me know if you have any comments about the site or fly rods in general.

Pricing policy

Postage to all clients, domestic and overseas, is free.


My prices must be linked to the cost of the blanks and components and as these are predominantly sourced from the US the falling Aussie dollar has increased costs at this end. By buying in bulk and negotiating with suppliers I have been able to keep increases in final costs to a minimum. All prices are in Australian dollars.

A very special rod. A Kabuto 7' #4 3 piece rod built light for stream fishing. Yasuyuki Kabuto builds excellent traditional fibreglass blanks in Hokkaido, Japan.

Please email me if you are interested in this rod.

A new trout spey rod! An EPIC 411 double handed blank built with the finest components that casts beautifully with a Barrio Switch 4/5 F line.



I have in stock these blanks for custom builds at the moment:

Thomas & Thomas

Aeros 8'6" #5 4 piece carbon fibre, A beautiful steel grey rod suitable for both

dry fly and nymph. A great al-rounder!

Kabuto fibreglass

7'9" #3/4 5pc in dark yellow - a magical light travel rod, and

8'3" #6/7 3pc in brown - a heavier rod for streamers.

EPIC Fastglass 480 - 8' #4 four piece fibreglass in amber colour

CTS Quartz 8' #4 four piece fibreglass in seaweed (olive) colour

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths One of Tom's blanks purchased just before his death. 8'6" #6 4 piece blank in maroon with nickel silver ferrule reinforcement. A classic blank from the most famous builder in fibreglass.

Proof Fly Fishing - Fibreglass "Derby" 7'5" #3 three piece blank in Charcoal. A good blank at a lower price level.

Carbon fibre - Aurora 9" #5 four piece blank in Charcoal. A good blank in an all-round line weight.


North Fork Composites have sent me the following announcement of a new series of fly rod blanks that should interest all the 'old style' Loomis fans.

"Gary Loomis introduced the GLX series of rods a number of years ago, today we are announcing the introducing our newest Fly Blank family - the LMX!
        * LMX Fly Blanks are 40T and 50T carbon blends
        * Ferrule Lite Joints (allows to replace sections without needed adjoining sections)
        * Matte X-ray Finish on every blank
        * Armor-Resin: Toughener added to pre-preg resin to prevent micro-cracks and       crack propagation caused by accidental impacts to blanks"