Fly rods

P4 Amber 8'6

Is the Amber a classic beauty or futuristic design? Hard to tell. One thing is certain: it looks amazing.  Deep, translucent orange wraps with black edging for added contrast, paired with zebrawood or matte clear anodised aluminum spacers. A really eye-catching combination.

The P4 8'6" blank:

8’6” is something you could call the “natural” length of a 4 weight rod. Many customers asked for this rod so we tried very hard to get the best of both worlds, the joy of casting and the presentation qualities of the 8’ P4 and the versatility of the 9’ version. 

Even we were surprised by the extremely wide optimal casting range of the new 8’6” P4. It does everything the other two 4 weights do but it does not have any shortcoming when casting just off the tip or when you go for some serious 4 weight fishing distance. It is so intuitive to cast and has an incredibly lively feel. As you would expect from any Stickman rod the swing weight is very-very light. The 8’6” P4 works with AFTM conform lines but casts half weight heavy lines just as good. When you think you have reached the limit it can go one step further, either in the direction of extra distance or an even more gentle presentation. 

All our rods are hand built to order one at a time and are endlessly customizable. Please make an inquiry on current lead times before placing your order.


  • 4 weight, 8'6" length, 4 piece 
  • Rod weight built with wooden spacer: ca. 71 gram (2.5 oz) 
  • Rod weight built with aluminum spacer: ca. 76 gram (2.68 oz)
  • Matte natural finish, medium-fast action blanks 
  • Flor grade half wells grip from Portugal 
  • REC reel seat
  • Fuji TORZITE™ stripping guides
  • Recoil single leg titanium guides
  • Hopkins&Holloway thin wire single leg guides as an option
  • Hopkins&Holloway tip tops
  • Amber wraps with black edging
  • Cordura rod tube 
  • Blanks made in Spain, rods built in Hungary 
  • Free worldwide shipping via UPS Express
  • Other reel seat options
  • CCS and MOI data
  • 14 days money back guarantee

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799 EUR


“Been fishing a couple of times with the rod now. Late season low water dry fly fishing in small/medium rivers for trout. Feels like you made this rod based on all my wishes :-) So good. Each cm of this rod delivers exactly what I want on all distances and when bringing trout of all sizes to the net. The perfect 8’6” #4. Amazing lightness, feel and precision. So relaxing using this kind of fine tuned supertool. The description on your website is spot on. Thank you for this rod!”

Örjan Guthu, Sweden


“First, I finally got to fish the 486 P4 - it is instantly my favorite rod. We just finally came out of a brutal winter and the local tail water is getting the late winter midge hatch. This is the hardest fishing I do - size 24 flies, 7x, spooky pressured fish. The rod was perfect - so precise, so smooth, so controlled and delicate. Fantastic. Also managed to land the nicest fish I've ever brought in on 7x.”

Christopher Nguyen, Utah, USA


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