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    Sierra Nevada Backpacker Fly Rod 476-5 7' 6" 4wt

    Item: sn backpacker
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    Availability: In Stock Ready to Fish. Ships Next Business Day.
    Price: $595.00
    Special Price: $595.00

    Leland Rod Co - Sierra Nevada, Graphite, 5 Piece Back Pack, Fly Rod:

    Bring accurate casts into the back country!

    In a world of “do it all” trout fly rods, the Sierra Nevada Backpacker is anything but all-around. This wonderful, little fly rod was designed to specifically fish the small trout streams found in the back country of our mountains. Here, rain and snow run off haven't had the chance to form larger waters. Instead, intimate creeks and brooks, filled with clear water and wild trout, are your canvas to paint with your fly line.

    In this setting, shorter, accurate casts are the requirement, and back cast room is typically at a premium. It's the perfect home for our Leland Rod Co. Sierra Nevada Backpacker. At 7'6” in length, you can “bushwhack” through tough cover to reach the secret hole and when you get there, make a spot on cast with limited casting room. As a four weight, this rod can still cast the fun flies, like Humpies and late season hoppers to willing trout...even with the mountain winds pick up.

    Designed to stow easily in a rucksack, our five-piece rod is anything but inconvenient to travel with. It's of course appointed with all the goodies, like the best cork available. It has a traditional darkened-nickel silver slide-band reel seat crafted around a cut of cork impregnated Cocobolo wood. The agate stripping guide is not to be overlooked, as is our uniquely shaped and incredibly comfortable cork grip.

    When you cast our Sierra Nevada Backpacker fly rod, with it's crisp adaptive action, you'll understand why this fly rod deserves to exist...and when you cast this rod on your favorite back country trout stream, you'll really understand.

    Leland Rod Co - Sierra Nevada, Graphite, 5 Piece Back Pack, Fly Rod:
    • Line Size: 4
    • Length: 7 feet, 6 inches
    • Sections: 5
    • Blank color: Golden
    • Reel Seat: Darkened nickle silver slide band
    • Spacer: Cocobolo and cork
    • Guides: Blued chrome light steel wire
    • Handle: Proprietary Leland Grip
    • Action: Adaptive, Fast


    Trout fishing is something I enjoy. But what I really love is trout fishing in the narrow waters, small nameless streams. And these waters require a different kind of fly rod. A line should have a shorter head length. This is what Leland’s Sierra Nevada Backpacker Fly Line has to offer. Its weight is perfect and gives the required stability to the rod needed in close quarters. The taper is accurate which makes it easy to fish in small pockets and pools. Till date I have used numerous fly lines but none have given me such good results. This line has converted me into a Leland fan. Keep up the good work guys; look forward to trying more of your products.


    Great work.

    I know there are all sorts of fly fishing opportunities out there and that's fine. When I think of fly fishing I think of camping in the mountains and fishing the smaller streams and tiny lakes at hight altitude...with the place to myself. I already had a #5 fly rod, but I wanted something smaller for packing reasons, but I also wanted a shorter and lighter weight rod to make the high country fishing more enjoyable. I found just the rod I wanted. Honestly, it's just perfect for the backpack type trout fishing I do. Highly recommend this rod.