The 8' 6" 4wt. features a classic medium/fast action that is perfect for fishing small to medium size rivers and streams. The classic action loads silky smooth and the slightly shorter length does a great job splitting the difference when accuracy and tippet protection are a must. This blank is quickly becoming one of my favorites. When a 9'5wt. is too much and a a 3wt isn't quite enough the 8'6" 4wt. hits a sweet spot. I have thrown everything from small to medium sized dries, small streamers, and tandem nymph rigs with this rod and it does an excellent job.
Below you will find the rod specs. and suggested guide spacing. We also offer a few add ons to the blank. You can select a set of alignment dots, a custom label, and also add a complete guide kit.
Please note: The optional “hardware kit” below includes the following: tip top, winding check, hook keeper, and a full set of guides.
Save a few dollars on the complete component kit which includes the blank, guides, and a grip/reel seat.
Length: 8" 6""
Line weight: 4
tip top size: 4.0
butt diameter: .346"
Check: measured 10". .330"
blank weight: 1.4oz.
Suggested guide spacing: