The nine foot five weight. If you're going to own one fly rod, this should be it: the Red Truck 1953 590-4. Meant to be your do-it-all trout rod, the 590 has a smooth action and a versatile length that can handle a variety of flies for all kinds of water. As a four piece rod, it offers perfect portability and convenience.
Leland on Red Truck Fly Fishing Company
With all the fly fishing tackle available today, why would Red Truck
Fly Fishing Company bring to market our own offering of fly fishing
gear? Our honest answer is: with over 25 years of face-to-face retail experience with you, our customer, we've learned a few important things...
You told us that you were confused with the "over the top" marketing hype manufactured
by our industry's big brands. You were baffled by proprietary names
for graphite modulus and confused by overly complicated reel drag
systems. You told us there were too many bewildering product choices and that you wanted concise answers and recommendations to your questions and fishing needs. When purchasing fly gear, you wanted to feel confident that you were making a smart investment in a product that would not be replaced next year with a "newer" version. In essence, you wanted stuff that works and was worth your hard-earned money!
At Red Truck, we've listened to you and leveraged our staff's combined 300 plus years of fly fishing experience to design equipment that is strictly necessary
and that raises your level of enjoyment from purchase to use. We
tested this gear with hard-working, no-nonsense, professional guides
who rely on their tackle in the same way as a carpenter d'es his hammer. With each project, we always asked ourselves, "D'es this product deserve to exist?"
Our Red Truck fly rods embody this honest thinking.
Unlike some fly rod brands that employ a myopic marketing campaign,
stating their rod is the lightest, at Red Truck, we focus on the big
picture. We believe in the essential characteristics of a truly good rod: balance, minimal swing weight, true-tracking, stability and efficiency. The result of this balanced rod design approach is a selection of fly rods that are a joy to cast and fish.
For our Red Truck Fly Reels, we took the same angle. Instead of inventing a new marketing slant or a hyper-technical pitch, we designed reels that speak to the core reason most of us fly fish: simplicity. We wanted to offer reels that get the job done, look good while doing it and last a long time.
Take apart our Red Truck Premium fly reel and you'll know in a glance
how the drag systems work and more importantly, why they won't fail.
Sure, all our Red Truck equipment employs the latest in quality materials and manufacturing. Heck, we even work in titanium when necessary. But we never push any unproven concept or pseudo-technology, especially when we deem it unnecessary.
At Red Truck, we believe that fly fishing should be fun and that your fly tackle should always work as intended. We like fishing memories of friends, dusty handshakes, wet dogs, great casts, beautiful places and even a fish or two. We design gear that takes you into the outdoors and gets the job done in the field, every time.
Nice Trout Rod!
11/15/2013 2:32 pm
I bought this same rod in an 8 weight for fishing rock bass. It was a great value and it throws sink tips with ease. Was invited on a trip next summer and needed a lighter set up so I picked the same rod in the 5 weight. It throws nicely and looks great. Can't wait to use it.