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When we designed the new Phenom rod we focused in on perfecting three things: performance, hardware, and craftsmanship.
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Over the last couple years, our company has grown from an idea to a up and coming competitor in the Fly Fishing Industry. When we started, we saw ourselves as a reel company and didn't really consider the addition of any other products. We wanted to make reels that were durable, stylish, and affordable so the average fisherman didn't have to compromise according to their budget.

About a year after starting our company, we recognized that similar to reels, a quality fly rod was often too expensive for the average consumer. While there are many great affordable rods out there, pick up a $600-$900 rod and you can see and feel the difference. We knew we could design and build a high end fly rod with the look and feel of top rods at an accessible price point. The decision was made in the spring of 2014 to design our own fly rods. It is now two years later and our first rod is ready to hit the market.

 

The best way to accurately describe action is a combination of taper (where the rod bends) and stiffness (the rods recovery time after being bent). We found three consistent characteristics in the best rods. 1. Stiff/Fast responding butt section of the rod was needed for distance. 2. A soft tip was needed for an accurate and delicate presentation up close 3. Rod action needed to be fast yet progressive through the blank. The Phenom rod uses our new X-Tempo rod design. When hunting for a buried treasure they say X marks the spot. Our X-Tempo rods perform at the perfect merger of tempo and stiffness. We really believe we hit the sweet spot when it comes to rod performance in the Phenom. The Phenom's action is a fast action with a progressive curve and soft tip. We consider it a fast action rod with feeling and response.

 

 While performance graphite isn't a new technology, new innovations are constantly being made. Rods are being made stronger and lighter because of state of the art graphite and resin technology. The best rods use the best graphite and best resins to reduce weight and improve strength. We designed the Phenom using top quality high modulus graphite. This both reduces the weight of the rod while increasing the break strength. It's more expensive but we know the only way to make a great rod was to use the best materials. The rod also uses hard-chrome snake guides and an SIC stripping guide. One of our favorite aspects of the rod is that we chose to use a raw unsanded blank with only a clear coat. You can still see the tape marks on the blank and raw graphite has a beautiful look. The thread wrapes are trimmed in silver, the alignment dots also list the rod wt. and length, and the label is a two tone white and grey. We chose a carbon fiber reel seat because it perfectly accented the blank and it reduced the weight of the rod.

 

 - Hard-chrome snake guides and an SIC ceramic stripping guide

- Raw unsanded blank with durable clear coat

- Composite high-grade cork handle with accents

- Comes with rod sock and grey cordura tube

- Alignment dots with rod length and weight on ferrules 

- Carbon fiber reel seat

- X-Tempo rod design

- Fast action/ Tip curve 

- Salt-water safe 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All Taylor reels and rods feature a limited lifetime warranty. We stand behind our products so that you can be confident with your investment. We believe in our products so much that we will even let you fish our reels and rods for 30 days and if you're not satisfied you can return it for a full refund. For more warranty information please visit our website.

 Visit our website www.taylorflyfishing.com for more information on our reels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

When manufacturing a product sometimes you run into unforeseen challenges. Those challenges can sometimes cause production delays. We have taken many precautions to avoid having any delays. Our target date is November. We don't see any reason why our target date won't be hit.

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    One Phenom Blank

    One Phenom blank any size. The rod builders dream. (not a complete rod/ blank only)

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    Phenom Fly Rod

    One Phenom Fly Rod, your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $340-$360)

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    Phenom Fly Rod with Enigma ESD Reel

    One Phenom Fly Rod, your choice of length and weight with a T.F.F. Enigma ESD reel your choice of size and color. (NORMAL MSRP $510-$540)

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    Phenom Fly Rod with Array Reel

    One Phenom Fly Rod, your choice of length and weight with a T.F.F. Array reel your choice of size and color. (NORMAL MSRP $520-$560)

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    Phenom Fly Rod X2

    Two Phenom Fly Rods, your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $680-$720)

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    Phenom Fly Rod with Revolution Reel

    One Phenom Fly Rod, your choice of length and weight with a T.F.F. Revolution reel your choice of size and color. (NORMAL MSRP $680-$760)

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    Phenom Fly Rod X3

    Three Phenom Fly Rods, your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $1020-$1080)

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    Pledge US$ 1,300 or more About US$ 1,300

    Phenom Fly Rod X5

    Five Phenom Fly Rods, your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $1700-$1800)

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    Phenom Fly Rod X10

    Ten Phenom Fly Rods, your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $3400-$3600)

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    THE ONE DOLLAR FLY ROD

    GET A PHENOM FLY ROD FOR $1.00! Your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $340-$360)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    GET A PHENOM FLY ROD FOR $250! Your choice of length and weight (NORMAL MSRP $340-$360)

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