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True West Custom Fly Rods - Epic DH11

Posted on March 04 2015

There are a few that have made the T.F.M. Fly Rod Demo Program work over the years and that's the support from the fly rod companies providing fly rods or blanks and the fly rod builders that take the time to build out many of the fly rods that are on the list.  These fly rods have been in countless hands and it's been great exposure to builders and fly rods that not everyone can get their hands on at their local fly shop.

When Swift Fly Fishing started talking about the DH11 two handed blank, I started receiving messages asking if there would be a demo available and Carl McNeil (as he typically does) offered up a blank if I could find a builder.  The DH11 is quite the undertaking with a lot of cork work involved and I sincerely appreciate Tony Overstake of True West Custom Fly Rods taking on this build.

Tony sent along a few photographs of the grip being made and a second post showing the completion of this build will be coming soon.

Want to get on the list for this demo?  Send an email to

Check out True West Custom Fly Rods for more examples of Tony's excellent work.  Follow along on Facebook for the latest shop news.

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