Fly rods

P4 Evil Black 8'


Are you a real bad boy? A villain who wants to spread fear amongst fish and fellow fisherman? Look no further! If Darth Vader had a fly rod this would be the one. The color black dominates with gorgeous red ferrule trimming to give it that final Evil touch. The original idea for this color combination came from Marc “the Limp Cobra” Fauvet. The overall weight of the P5 Evil Black is 10 grams more than the comparable Stealth or Forest models. The only reason for that is the aluminum spacer used in the reel seat. The top 3 sections have the same weight as on the other models so the swing weight is approximately the same.

These Evil Blacks are a bit different than those with the same name of the other line weights. As there are no black guides on the market that are light enough for these rods, the P4 Evil Black has natural finish thin wire Recoils and a matching stripping guide.

The P4 Blank:

A small river, mayflies hatching at sunset and trout feeding on the surface. For many, a scene like this is probably the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the words fly fishing. The 8 foot long P4 is the rod for these situations. The P4 performs best in the casting range of 6 to 15 meters (20 to 50 feet). It is a medium action presentation rod that delivers relaxed casting strokes perfect for delicately painting the dry flies on the surface of a stream. But it is not restricted to dry fly fishing: we also use it for nymphs and even smaller streamers with great success. It is a truly special rod, a reward for those that deserve something special.

All our rods are hand built one at a time and endlessly customizable. Please make an inquiry on availability and on custom options before placing your order.

Features


  • 4 weight, 8' length, 4 piece
  • Rod weight built with aluminum spacer: ca. 75 gram (2.65 oz)
  • Matte natural finish, medium action blanks
  • Flor grade half wells grip from Portugal
  • Lemke Concepts reel seat
  • Anodized aluminum spacer with engraving
  • Fuji stripping guides 
  • Recoil titanium guides
  • Hopkins&Holloway thin wire snake guides as an option
  • Snake Brand tip tops
  • Black wraps with fire red edging
  • Cordura rod tube
  • Blanks made in Spain, rods built in Hungary
  • Free worldwide shipping via UPS Express
  • Other reel seat options
  • 14 days money back guarantee
  • CCS and MOI data

699 EUR

Reviews

“The P4? Well, I haven't been able to wipe the grin off of my face after casting it. It is difficult for me to articulate the technical capabilities of this rod. "Intuitive", "soulful", "point and shoot", are all good descriptors. I strung up a Mastery Trout WF4 on it, tied my old, hookless Hopper fly on the leader and hit targets 10" from 20'-45' on almost every cast. This might be the perfect, small stream rod, that I have been searching for. Without a doubt, the Stickman P4, 8', #4 is the finest rod of this configuration that I have ever fished or cast. Truly a "magic wand".
My take on the Stickman fly rods, is that they are everything as advertised and reviewed here and other places. Each rod model has a unique and individual design to match a specific fishing need/environment. What is consistent is the excellent craftsmanship, materials, and fit and finish of each rod. These things are beautiful, especially out in the sun. They don't try to be about looks, they are understated in their aesthetics, but are super classy nonetheless. “
 
Luke Todd, Wyoming, USA


“There are several great options available but in my opinion the Stickman P4 in the 8 foot 4 weight configuration is by far the winner.”
 
Paul Sweeney, Massachusetts, USA


“Been out with the rod a couple of times in a small stream nearby. Just wanted to tell you that I really like the P4 and how it behaves. It’s perfect for small river fishing and feels kind of unique to me, a little different. I’m gonna use it a lot. I’m also very satisfied with the quality and handcraft. You have really succeeded in creating a very very good premium #4 8’ rod.”
 
Örjan Guthu, Sweden

 
“I got the rod, and the finish of it is absolutely excellent, also the lightness and how it feels in the hand. Im totally happy with it.”
 
Michael Lang, Austria