While some might argue that properly executed Spey casts are the highest form of fly casting, we would probably all agree that these casts are visually compelling, personally gratifying, and a wonderful way to present a fly to a fish. For a collective 65 years, two Pacific Northwest Spey casters, Mike Kinney and Bob Meiser have perfected this art and have shared their knowledge through guiding, teaching, and perhaps most importantly, by designing a new line of Spey rods, the Deer Creek series of two-handed rods. The Deek Creek Series rods have casting properties that marry perfectly with modern Spey lines. They have a unique progressive-regressive traditional action making them ideal for executing all types of Spey and Skagit casts. These blanks are a beautiful translucent dark amethyst color with fittings and components selected by Mike and Bob.
Two handed rod designers Mike Kinney and Bob Meiser continue to expand the TFO Deer Creek series of fly rods with the introduction of the Deer Creek Switch Rod Series.
Bob Meiser has been in the forefront of popularizing and refining blank designs for the Switch Rod concept of fly rods since the mid 1990s. His expertise with this unique family of rods is well established within the two handed rod community. Bob’s original concept has been universally accepted over the past decade and teaming with Mike Kinney in design and application for these rods has now taken the concept to the next higher level. We have used our proprietary Axiom material lay-up process for these blanks. These are extremely light weight, durable, thoughtfully designed fly rods with superb performance … Best defined simply as: “Totally efficient delivery tools.”
What is a Switch Rod?
“Switch Rods” are multi-task fly rods specifically designed to allow a variety of both single and two handed caster options. The primary goal of the Switch Rod is to allow the caster the ability to achieve maximum targeted forward distance with the least amount of expended energy.
Introducing the new Pandion Series two-handed rods designed by renowned expert Nick Curcione. The ultimate tool for overhead and skagit casting, the new Pandion Series rods are light in the hand yet extremely powerful, delivering extreme distance with minimal effort. Whether you are launching flies into the surf, or you're knee deep in your favorite steelhead run, these rods let you cover more water - putting your fly in front of fish that you couldn't reach with your single hand rods. Pandion rods are built with our kevlar Axiom technology making them incredibly smooth with remarkable distance and damping qualities.
Pandion rods are emerald green with rich blue wraps and highlights and finished with flor grade cork with stylish burled accents. The rods feature an anodized aluminum reel seat with a matching woven graphite insert. Titanium oxide stripping guides and chromium impregnated snake guides further adorn this handsome blank. Available in 6-, 8- , and 9-weight.