Clearance Fly Rods

  All listed items are subject to prior sale.

Last Updated January 10, 2021

On this page we will list assorted fly rods that we offer at discount or clearance prices.  Typically these are rods we pull out of storage.  The list changes periodically as we sell rods or dig additional rods out of storage.  Rods found here include models from Orvis, Diamondback, Redington, St. Croix and others.  All rods listed here can be shipped to U.S.A addresses.  We do not have an online purchase option.  If interested in purchase please call or email the shop to confirm availability.

Redington DFR Fly Rods

We have been a Redington dealer since the mid-1990s. We recently located a couple of DFR model rods from 2001.   The DFR series was Redington's top end line in 2001 and made in USA.  Both rods are unused (except for possibly having been test cast by customers) and offered at a steep discount. Of course, all of these rods are available for purchase in person in the shop too.  Original retail prices on these rods was $495.  All rods include a sock and rod tube.  Some of the tubes may have some scrapes or scratches. The rods have beed on a display rack at some time in the past.  

Redington DFR Fly Rod
Model Price Notes
DFR    590 $175 SOLD OUT
DFR 790 $175 SOLD OUT

Diamondback Fly Rods

Stroud Tackle was a dealer for the original Vermont based Diamondback fly rod company for many years, as well as a Cortland Pro shop.  When Cortland acquired Diamondback, Stroud Tackle continued to stock and sell  Diamondback fly rods that were made overseas.


Note that these rods are not covered under warranty by the current iteration of the Diamondback  company based out of Minnesota. 

Diamondback Stu Apte Signature Series

We have recently located a two unused Stu Apte Signature Series saltwater rods.  These are very powerful rods that suit common saltwater scenarios as well as heavy freshwater adventures.   Many anglers liked to go up one line size with standard weight forward lines (not necessary for many contemporary lines with heavy heads like Rio Outbound Short, Scientific Anglers Titan tapers, and similar lines from other companies). They cast great and have a lot of lifting power. These rods originally sold for around $450. Made in Vermont around 2000 or 2001.

Diamondback Stu Apte Signature Fly Rod
Model Price Notes
9' 8wt 3 piece $175 Sold Out
9' 10wt 3 piece $175 Sold Out

Diamondback DiamondFly Series

We have one Diamondback DiamondFly series rod.   It is new and unused but has been on the rack at some time in the past.  The aluminum rod tube shows some wear from being in storage.   This is a medium-fast to fast action rod.  Among the last Diamondback rod models made in USA prior to Cortland's acquisition of Diamondback and moving production to China.

Diamondback DiamondFly Fly Rod
Model Price Notes
8'6" 4wt 4 piece $200 SOLD OUT

Diamondback Flawless Series

The Diamondback Flawless series rods were produced after Cortland acquired the Diamondback Fly Rod Company.   These rods have a fast action but don't need to be uplined for close quarters work (that's our opinion).  These rods were made in China, not Vermont.   They were popular sellers for us while they were in production. Each rod come with a cordura covered rod/reel case.  They originally sold for $250.

Diamondback Flawless Fly Rod
Model Price Notes
8'6" 4wt 4 piece $135 Fast action rod but not too fast for this line weight.  Nice all around trout rod.   Black aluminum reel seat with wood insert. Glossy black blank.  Includes Cordura covered rod/reel case.  Made in China.  1 available.
8'6" 3wt 4 piece $135 Sold Out