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R & D Technology

Research & Design Excellence
Things You Need to Know

The TRUTH: that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.

8 Rivers® Fly Rod Company is dedicated to building Fishing Rods that excel in providing the user with the best sports equipment experience available in today's 21st Century.

Our Highly Refined Graphite Classes

  • All 8R-PacR&D - Researched, Designed​ & Quality Controlled in the Pacific Northwest. World sourced Manufactured.

  • All 8R-Xg & other - Researched, Designed​ & Quality Controlled by North Fork Composites in the Pacific Northwest.

USA Manufactured.

The METHOD: orderliness of thought or behavior; systematic planning or action.

We do that by:

  1. Applying Comprehensive Planning for each model.  Employing decades of Design Expertise produces specific details necessary for accurate results, either for Species Specific or Project Specific Rods used to catch multiple species within an area or River Catchment System. Strike vectors, hook set angles & power application curves are only the beginning for our Rod designs.

  2. Utilizing PREMIUM Rod Blanks Designed, Developed and Quality Controlled in the USA. Our 8R-PacR&D blanks as well as our 8R-Xg USA blanks produced by North Fork Composites are STATE OF THE ART in terms of 21st Century Technology. So dialed in & refined you have to experience them to understand.

  3. Stringent Quality Control Standards to assure consistent levels of Quality Assurance. Through out the design, blank production, component selection & final Meticulous Handcrafted Assembly, our exceptional fishing rods have been thoroughly tested. Batch breaking to monitor spec tolerance at the blank production facility and spine evaluation and precise component fittings are standard and rigorous.

The CREATION: a thing that has been made or invented, especially something showing artistic talent.
Integrating our Rod building aspects into one complete creation is as much Artistic Craftsmanship as it is Science. Although the Component selection & Construction techniques are just as important, directly linked to the Durability-Power-Sensitivity ratio is the graphite selection. Progressive designs utilizing compositions of varying graphite & graphite/ glass on deep sea Rods gives us options that will meet ANY project criteria. The choice for an application is not as simple as choosing Standard, Intermediate or the Highest Modulus graphite for a build.

Three factors intrinsic to our Rods are:

  • Definition: a clear or perfect example of a person or thing.

  • Character: a set of qualities that make a place or thing different from other places or things.

  • Integrity: the condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction.