Reference 12wt The Boca Grande Fly Rod

The Heavyweight - without the heavy weight

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The Mighty Boca Grande 12wt FastGlass Fly Rod


A Heavyweight without the heavy weight.
Classy, glassy and an absolute powerhouse. The mighty Boca Grande is an incredibly tough and resilient 12 weight fly rod. Premium quality all the way with 3 Titanium stripping guides. Finished in 'seafoam aqua' this fly rod is absolutely stunning from top to toe and a real joy to cast. Exquisitely handcrafted and delivered directly to your door.

Let's be frank here, 12 weight graphite rods tend to be as stiff as broomsticks, far from enjoyable to cast and get one under serious load and they're prone to exploding. (Carbon fibre experiences what is technically termed "Catastrophic failure" - Glass Fibre does not)

We wanted to build an extremely tough 12 weight fly rod that was enjoyable & fun to cast and could easily pull about 24lbs / 11 kg.

The Blank.
The Boca blank is a marvel of composites engineering. Our prime design consideration was to keep weight down while delivering fast recovery speed. Fully unidirectional S2 FastGlass delivers super strength and resilience without the weight.

The Shiny Bits. 
The components on the rod had to be the best we could source so we went for 3 premium Titanium stripping guides fitted with SiC inserts. We fit the rest of the blank out in dark nickel snake guides - these are the most salt-resistant guides we could find. 

Ferrule System. 
Each ferrule is internally reinforced with a small additional flag of glass fibre material, each ferrule is then over wrapped and carefully finished with three coats of premium epoxy finish.

Reel Seat
Our famous Epic alloy reel seat is a one-piece CNC machined work of art. This reel seat will outlast you, your boat and your guide. Your kids will be fishing with this fly rod.

The Boca is fitted with our wickedly comfortable modified Full Wells grip - this thing is so comfortable you'll want to sleep in it. And like everything we do, it has substance to it - this grip is not one of those arty fart hipster slim grips that look good but kill your hand. This is something to really get your mitts around!

The Finish.
Each Boca is painted in luscious Aqua using a two-pot marine grade paint system.

This is the most beautiful, most functional fly rod you will ever own.

Each Boca Grande Fly rod features:

  • Unique fully unidirectional S2 Glass Fibre blank (FastGlass)
  • Internally reinforced ferrule system
  • 3 x Titanium stripper guides with SiC inserts - Rustproof
  • Rustproof dark nickel snake guides
  • Our world-famous fiberglass rod tube
  • Hand sewn rod sock
  • Finest quality Portuguese cork grip, our wickedly good Full Wells / Ritz design
  • Large cork fighting butt 
  • Epic reel seat
  • Alignment dots 

Reference 12wt The Boca Grande Fly Rod


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Fly rod action

How does this fly rod perform? Naturally, we have taken the time to assess and record the unique characteristics of the Reference 12wt The Boca Grande Fly Rod. No guesswork or internet sleuthing required!

Fly rod action

How does this fly rod perform? Naturally, we have taken the time to assess and record the unique characteristics of the Reference 12wt The Boca Grande Fly Rod. No guesswork or internet sleuthing required!

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SureFit Ferrule

Gone are the days of having to return a broken section and waiting weeks for a return. Our Surefit™ ferrule system is so precise that breakages can be addressed by simply sending out a replacement part - same day.

"Exceeded all expectations"

"Exceeded all expectations in every way" Bob Mallard. Author, Writer, Reviewer. USA

"Life Changing"

"This fly rod is a magnificent achievement, I sing it's praises to every serious fly rodder I know"
Macauley Lord. IFFF Master Casting Instructor. Author.

"The quintessential fly rod"

"The quintessential example of what a fly rod should be"
Ian Cole. Guide. Casting Instructor. New Zealand.

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