Our component kits are hand assembled one at a time. The tip top and metal winding checks are all double checked before anything is packed. With the Proof kits you get complete control over how the rod will look. Select: guide style and color, reel seat hardware and insert, and grip shape. You can even add a set of ferrule rings or a custom label. This kit includes the following: blank, rod sock, labels, tip top, full set of guides, hook keeper, winding check, grip, reel seat, and stint.
The Vale is mid flex (medium action) fiberglass blank with tip over ferrules. The Vale breaks down into four pieces for easy transport and features a silky smooth progressive action. The Vale offers excellent control both up close and at medium distance. For longer casts the Vale has solid reserve power in the lower sections. Like all of our fiberglass blanks the Vale is not a noodle. It is easy to cast and very enjoyable. You can feel the line load the rod with both a 3 or 4wt line and the tippet protection is outstanding. The Vale features a clear finish.
All Proof Fly Fishing blanks come with a custom silk screened rod sock, two labels (one spec.) and a "Proof" medallion label (applied to the top of the blank 12-15" above the grip).