Here at 1st Choice Outfitters we strive to make sure our clients have a great outdoor experience whether they are on a guided trip or not. You will find here the exact same gear used by Professional Guide and Nymph Specialist Jim Smith. Our goal is to be able to equip you with the tools needed to fish the same style as Jim Smith. Even though we will highlight specific gear used by Jim Smith, we are proud to offer the full line of Douglas Outdoors and Cortland Line. To see the entire Catalog of these vendors please visit their web page at:
This Four piece rods is constructed with the next generation of nano carbon matrix materials. SKY rods possess unique weight-to-strength actions capable of producing distance and seemingly unlimited power for fly casters of every skill level.
SKY ROD 10ft 2wt
The DXF premium proven tapers are a combination of modern action and carbon matrix with a traditional fit and finish.
DXF ROD 10ft 2wt
The main nymphing techniques on a river are best performed with a 10ft 2wt rod option. The main difference in the Sky Rod and the DXF rod is that the Sky rod will be a lot lighter and more versatile because it provides fantastic casting not only for nymphs, but dry flies and streamers as well. The DXF rod is a great rod for nymphing only. For Steelhead, I use an 11ft 3wt!
The Upstream rod is the lightest rod I have ever fished with and it is a blast! Dry Flys, small streamers, and nymphs can be presented naturally unlike heavier rods with heavy fly line. Having a soft landing on the water can make all the difference. This is the rod I use for all my dry fly fishing and still water fishing.
Each of these high modulus blanks are finished with cork cap, ring reel seats and a natural Tonkin Bamboo color way with clear wraps. A light aluminum rod tube and sock are included with each rod. This is the Ultimate light weight rod!!
UPSTREAM ROD 8ft 2wt $350.00
One of the best things about these rods, is that they match up perfectly with the same size reels. You can save a lot of money when you buy one reel with several different spools. This will allow you to equip yourself with several different fly lines without having to buy several reels.
There are many, many different line choices and navigating the different lines can be a daunting task if you are not familiar. I do not list every single type of line available because I don't want my clients to buy the wrong line that could make the entire set up go wrong. Please contact us to help you get the correct line set up. All line will be mad by Cortland Line.
The Nexus Reel is a lightweight reel that will balance your rod perfectly. It comes in Silver or Green. It is a light frame reel designed to maximize drag and minimize torque. It comes in a neoprene case.
NEXUS REEL 3/4 Reel