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Elk Series® Med-Fast Fly Rods -Complicated Waters Edition-

SKU: 364215376135199

Our Elk Series® -Complicated Waters Edition- Fly Rods are a Unique & Powerful 3wt-4wt-3wt Resolved Approach to:

  • High Fishing Pressure Selective Trout
  • Very Specific Hatch-Pattern Trout
  • Distance Dry Fly Fishing
  • Long Pool Delicate Presentations
  • Tight Quarters Nymph Fishing
  • Varied Topographic Stream Conditions
  • Technical Waters



7'9" 3wt 2pc

-Always In Control- A Fly Rod that gets YOU quickly in-the-Zone where Line, Water & Fish connect. A TRUE 3wt Line Design* that loads Very Smoothly and has TRUE Medium-Fast action casting stroke. Dialed in Modern Firm Taper for Superb 3wt line load with plenty of spine for quicker line speeds and tight loops. Great feeling tip and mid section for sweet line control. Plenty of power for up to medium size water. Super Light and well balanced in the hand.


8'6" 4wt 2pc

-The Grail- A TRUE 4wt Line Design* that is exceptionally balanced with excellent casting feel/ feedback to your hand.  Will place a fly with ease into a precise size pocket of water at 70' or work the close water all day long without leaving you fatigued. Loads quick for close work and has controllable POWER IN SPADES. Feels as good at 30' as at 70' distances. Has a very UNIQUE power and feel in which subtle casting variances make a big difference. Allows you to EXACTLY Refine your casting through technical waters and fishing conditions for TOTAL Fly control.


9' 3wt 4pc

-Lands Dry Flies like Mother Nature- A TRUE 3wt Line Design* with Extreme TIPPET protection. Purposefully more Medium side of Medium-Fast action to allow OUTSTANDING at-distance Dry Fly fishing. Super accurate performance in both fly placement and presentation. Makes a very nice tight quarters Nymph Fishing Rod where over head obstructions define a Rod's length. As with all tippet sizes, this Rod protects 6x and up with no problem. Casting small flies to SPOOKY TROUT and commanding delicate presentations is fluid & effortless with our Elk Series® 9' 3wt.


* AFFTA Approved Fly Line Weight Specifications:

  • 3wt = 100 Grains
  • 4wt = 120 Grains


8Rivers® style and High Performance is built into each of our

-Complicated Waters Edition- Rods, using extremely refined,

application specific & perfectly powered design/ builds.


    • 8R-PacR&D High Performance High Tensile SMOOTH Loading Graphite (7'9" 3wt & 9' 3wt)
    • 8R-Xg3C High Performance High Tensile SUPER Reactive Graphite (8'6" 4wt)
    • 7'9" 3wt = 2.4oz / 8'6" 4wt = 2.7oz / 9' 3wt = 2.8oz
    • Modern Progressive Design Tapers with Med-Fast Action (All)
    • Extreme TIPPET Protective Tip & Mid Section Design (9' 3wt)
    • Hard chrome plated 304 Stainless Steel light wire single foot fly guides
    • 316 Stainless Steel Extreme Corrosion Resistance Striper Guides
    • Premium Reverse Half Wells Cork Grip
    • Premium Gloss Black uplocking precision CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum reel seat
    • Handcrafted in the USA

    30 Day No Questions Asked Return Policy.

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