Trout Smith's by Graywolf

With the help of my friend Benno Bron, I have developed a great line up of  light, full flexing, and classic feeling fishing rods. After spending a few months in 2018 and all of 2019 building, fishing, and outright enjoying "Ben's" fly rod taper designs, I asked Benno if he would have any interest in helping me design a new series of rods. It took a little time but I now have a series of rods that I feel are truly classic, and some of the best rods on the market. All handcrafted in the USA, with only premium parts, flor grade cork, Snake brand guides, custom Lemke seats of my own design, and all built in my Michigan rod shop. 

All rod series are limited to 9 of each model for the season. I am 100% sure of your enjoyment with any of the rod options I have here. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or help making a decision of which rod may suit you best.


Trout Smith's E glass a wonderful full flexing rod in a deep burgundy unsanded translucent finish. These rods flex deep with a recovery reminiscent of bamboo. Slow down, and enjoy this rod on your next trip. Great all around rods, dries, nymphs, wets.


- 7'3" 3wt 3pc

- 8'0" 4wt 4pc

- 8'0" 5wt 4pc


Trout Smith's S glass a slightly faster series when compared to the E glass, quick recovery and loads in close with ease. These rods flex deep, with a progressive medium fast action they make perfect dry fly rods, but they perform well in just about any situation. 


- 8'6" 4wt 4pc

- 8'6" 5wt 4pc

- 8'6" 6wt 4pc


Trout Smith's Heritage carbon rods. These rods are fantastic. Full flex, vintage IM6 feel. Very light in hand, with a flex into the cork. These rods are designed for the person looking for a graphite rod that is not fast, and has a full rod bend to enjoy each and every fish brought to hand.


- 8'6" 3wt 4pc

- 8'6" 4wt 4pc

- 8'6" 5wt 4pc


Trout Smith's Glass spinning rods. These are outstanding and fun light spinning rods, in translucent clear E glass.​ Don't knock it 'till you try it. Full deep flex 2 to 6 lbs rated. Not high performance bass rods but smooth and accurate in close when pan fish and trout are on the menu. I see a red coffee can filled with worms in your future.


- 5'6" 2/4lbs 3pc

- 6'0" 2/4lbs 3pc

- 7'0" 2/6lbs 3pc