Fly rods

T8 Deep Blue


The Deep Blue is a bit more colorful choice compared to the Stealth. The sky blue wraps and the black edging give the rod a unique modern look.

The T8 blank:

Bonefish, seatrout or pike, you name it! Presenting a Gotcha 20 feet or casting a big Bunny Bug as far as you can, this rod will master both tasks with grace.

Both swing weight and overall weight are extremely low to keep you casting the whole day long without fatigue. The sensitive tip has a very smooth transition to the stiff middle and butt section. Tip recovery is very fast.

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


  • 8 weight, 9' length, 4 piece
  • Rod weight: ca. 99 gram (3.49 oz)
  • Matte natural finish, fast action blanks
  • Flor grade full wells grip from Portugal
  • Lemke Concepts reel seat
  • Smoke reel seat with black aluminum spacer 
  • Black reel seat with blue aluminum spacer 
  • Fuji stripping guides
  • Hopkins&Holloway thin wire snake guides
  • Recoil titanium guides as an option
  • Hopkins&Holloway tip tops
  • Sky blue wraps with black edging
  • Cordura or aluminum 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

“First the buying process was top notch. Any questions I had were answered quickly and in depth. Most emails were responded to in under an hour. Akos has a deep knowledge of fly lines and was willing and able to make recommendations based on conditions I will likely encounter. Paying for the rod was simple and the price shown was the total price charged shipped around the world to my door.
I test cast with a Rio Single Handed Spey line mounted on a Galvan Torque reel with a 9 ft leader. 
Simply put this rod did everything I asked it to. It handled with ease 20ft-100ft casts and showed no preference to me on which it liked best. I was a little worried about how it would handle short casts and it did them well and accurate with just a quick flick of the wrist. On the long casts I was able to keep my accuracy and punch out pretty far and was reaching the long distance with only a small single haul or none at all. Pretty boring review, I know, but I have nothing else to say. My wife thought there was a problem because I came back inside so quick but I told her I didn't need any more practice with the rod, I was ready to go! 
I am going to experiment with a different reel, based on my limited casting I think it might like a smaller lighter reel. The rod itself is very light and I think it will treat me well on those long days on the water.
 
The only thing left to do is see how it handles the big one and hopefully I will get to find out.
 
Really happy so far,
 
Kev”
 
Kevin Eastman, Illinois, USA

 

“… and a wonderful rod it is! Simply marvelous - light, smooth, powerful, gorgeous build (guides, wraps, handle profile... ). Without a doubt, it is one of the top 8s.”

Craig Buckbee, “Easterncaster”, FFI MCI, NYS licensed fishing guide, New York, USA
 
 
“Stickman T8 is a great casting rod and with its true weight 210 grain Amplitude Bonefish it has great presentation capabilities. It is smooth, crisp and potent throwing a uniform tight loop with the SA Bonefish. Despite its ample power I would characterize it as a gentle presenter as it is adept at fluidly unfurling its perfectly shaped loops in air to accurately deposit your fly just where you want it.
Where the SA line presented with a certain gentility, Liquid Crystal shot off like a missile. It transformed T8 from a gentle presenter to a rocket launcher and did so, remarkably without phase. It handled both lines with equal aplomb while exhibiting a significant personality shift.”
 
Richard Franklin, New York, USA
 
 
“I own a Stickman T8 and i simply love it. It's a wonderful fishing and casting rod. Two days ago I was fishing with a friend from Belgium and he fished with it for an hour and was over the moon with it.”
 
Ad Swier, The Netherlands
 
 
“My first reaction of the T8 was that it is much stiffer than expected. Was even afraid that it was too stiff for a pike fly rod. This totally changed when I casted rod. Light and very easy to cast. Generates high line speed without effort. Casting a reasonable size pike streamer is not hard work. My other 8-weight now feels heavy and clumsy :-) Like the Wulff Bass Taper #8 on this rod. 
The Stealth color scheme fits the rod very well.” 
 
Marcel Opsteegh, The Netherlands