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.
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 special fibreglass rod!
A Kabuto 8"3' 6/7 3 piece rod built for estuary and lake use. This blank is designed for fishing for Cherry (Masu) pacific salmon and sea-run char and trout in and around river estuaries in Japan.
This design also makes the rod suitable for estuary fishing in OZ and it would make a great rod for bass, bream and flathead.
The rod has been built saltwater-proof including REC Recoil rings and the brand new REC Cercoil stripper ring.
Yasuyuki Kabuto builds excellent traditional fibreglass blanks in Hokkaido, Japan.
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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.
New Iconoglass fibreglass blanks by Gary Loomis.
North Fork Composites have released the fooling information about their new Iconoglass blanks
"At NFC we wanted to dispel the notion of what a glass blank should look and feel like. For years, custom rod builders have been asking our design team to give them a glass canvas, one that’s a joy to cast, is lightweight and faster in action compared to traditional E and S glass predecessors. We decided to go a step further and incorporate stunning colours into this series. The name Iconoglass “stuck” as we wanted to challenge the traditional understanding of “glass is boring” or “glass is heavy” or “glass is too slow”. Iconoglass blanks will challenge this notion with every cast.
Iconoglass Blanks are S2/Zentron fibre
Ferrule Lite Joints (can replace sections without needing to send the original blank)
Gloss Raw Finish (in Natural, Cyan, Green, and Gray)
Unsanded – sanding a blank makes the action softer, not sanding the blanks makes the fast zentron action even faster"
I already have two of these blanks in stock for immediate builds. See below.
NFC also sent me the announcement of a new series of carbon fibre 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"
I have in stock these blanks for custom builds at the moment:
North Fork Composites
Iconoglass 7'6" #4 4 piece in natural off-white
Iconoglass 8' #5 4 piece in grey
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!
7'6" #4 3pc in dark amber - a classic stream rod.
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.