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McFarland Rod Co.

perfect rod designs.

Mike McFarland is the founder of the McFarland Rod Company, based in Pennsylvania in the US.. He grew up fly fishing the famous limestone steams of central Pennsylvania. Chasing these selective trout helped hone his fishing and casting skills Mike is a 4 time winner of the Hardy Cup and has over 30 years experience designing and building fly rods.  McFarland’s work is well known across the globe and his rods are regarded by many as the finest ever made. We’re thrilled to be working with him here at Alternative Tackle.

Mike (McFarland Rod Co)
Graphite: "My methods of material selection and layup, pattern cutting, and structural reinforcement are much different from traditional production methods, but the result is fine rods that are drastically different"
Glass: "Since I built my first glass rods over 20 years ago I have been constantly experimenting with tapers and different glass materials to push the envelope of what is possible in a fiberglass rod. "


Rods - Available Now


Alternative Tackle will keep a varied stock McFarland‘s rods, some standard and some specially commissioned “Specials”.

To find out what is currently available, simply get in touch