The Two-Hearted Fly Rod is an ultralight, 2 wt., 7’6″, carbon-fiber classic designed for targeting resident trout and panfish in streams and small rivers. It weighs in at a mere 2.8 ounces. This rod is named after my many adventures on the famed Two-Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The rod is designed and assembled by myself. I went through 5 prototypes in nearly 3 years before I got it right! It’s a med/fast-action rod that casts nicely off the tip with accuracy. The rod has good midflex and fast recovery speeds. Despite its light weight, the rod has minimal tip-wobble with good tracking, contributing to its powerful feel for its size. I have been fly fishing for over 4 decades. I have owned and fished with dozens of different lightweight fly rods. I sincerely believe you will not find a smoother casting, sweeter action 2-weight fly rod anywhere!
The best part about the Two-Hearted? The fight! When the hook is set and the fish is on you will feel every ounce of the fish’s energy. Every head-shake, direction change and spirited run is transferred from the fish through the light-weight carbon fiber to your hand. Fighting a resident trout or panfish has never been more fun!
The rod come packaged in a cotton Brook Trout sleeve and a hand-made white pine case as shown. The case is made by myself from Michigan white pine, reclaimed from a 19th century farm house. The hinges and hardware are hand-picked to match the time-period. It’s a beautiful piece of Michigan history. The case measures 27″ long, 4″ wide, 3.5″ high and weighs 5lbs 2oz.
The cover of the case is carved with the J.A.Henry trademark, as shown. For an additional $90 the cover can be customized with your own design.