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Spruce Creek

The Spruce Creek was the first McFarland glass rod produced. The Spruce Creek feels like a glass rod should feel. They are soft, smooth, and deep flexing with the perfect balance of power from tip to butt. The Spruce Creek is ideal for everything from swinging soft hackles to throwing streamers. Mike offers so many Spruce Creek tapers that the possibilities are almost endless. The most popular are listed below.

Models Available

- 7’ 3wt 3 piece

- 7’6” 3wt 3 piece

- 8’ 3wt 3 piece

- 7’ 4wt 3 piece

- 7’9” 4wt 3 piece

- 8’ 4wt 3 piece

Parabolic (4 piece)

-7'2" 5wt

- 8'0" 5wt

- 8'6" 4wt, 5wt, 6wt & 7wt

Price List

Signature - $695

Stream - $725

Perfection - $755

Add $30 for Parabolic rods.

A $250 deposit required to reserve a custom build of your own. Check my "shop" page to see what I have finished & ready to ship.

How to order a custom rod.

Contact me (either by phone or email), make a deposit and I will start working with you on the specs for your new rod. First you choose the blank, length and line weight, then you will be able to choose your reel seat, wood insert,  grip shape, thread wrap colors, hardware color and more. I offer slide band & locking seats in both up and down locking configurations for fresh or saltwater application. I turn the cork grip in house from cork rings so just about any shape you can imagine can be made. I use Snake Brand guides in dark nickle or nickle, and I have a vast selection of stripping guide options.

Not sure how you want this rod built or need some help making choices?


You can be as involved as you like.  In many cases clients may ask for a custom build with a locking seat but want to leave the rest up to me, or maybe you're dead-set on a cigar grip but open to just about anything else, it's really no problem I'll work with you. You can always look through photos on this website, my facebook or instagram pages for inspiration, or I can send you photos of what I suggest and we can work from there.

Don't have time to wait? 

Take a look at my Trout Smith's branded rods. The Trout Smith's rods are built to the same standard as all my custom rods, but they are in stock and ready to ship. Or check out my "shop" page for rods that are finished and ready to ship today.

I use premium parts on all my custom or shop built rods. Snake brand guides, flor grade cork, silk thread, Lemke reel seats & hardware.

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