The Rod

The Two-Hearted Fly Rod

The Two-Hearted Fly Rod is an ultralight, 2 wt., 7’6″, carbon-fiber classic designed for targeting resident trout and panfish. 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. I worked directly with a design engineer to develop the carbon-fiber blank and went through 5 prototypes in nearly 3 years before we got it right! The carbon fiber blanks are manufactured for me by Toray Composite Materials.  I believe Toray Carbon is the best modulus carbon fiber product available in the world today and I back my product with a lifetime guarantee. 

The Two-Hearted is a med/fast-action rod that casts nicely off the tip with accuracy. The rod has sturdy mid-flex 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, prepare to 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 Two-Hearted rod is paired with the 2H-LA fly reel. The reel is a perfect size for the rod and loaded with 2wt, floating fly line. The technical specifications of the Two-Hearted make it a 2wt; however, it can handle a heavier 3wt line without any problem. This is because the rod is slightly longer (7’6″) than your average 2wt and has a carbon fiber backbone, providing some additional strength and durability.

The Two-Hearted can be purchased from our SHOP page packaged as a kit, with a small case, or just the fly rod and sleeve.

Technical Specifications

  • Designed and assembled in Cannonsburg, Michigan.
  • Length: 7’6″
  • Line Weight: 2wt
  • Rod Weight: 2.8oz.
  • Action: Medium/Fast
  • Number of Sections: 4 Piece
  • Color: Black
  • Material: Toray Carbon Fiber
  • Reel Seat: Burled Maple
  • Hardware: Nickel Plating over Anodized Aluminum
  • Eyes: Chromed Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Grade AAA Contoured Cork
  • Warranty is included with purchase!

Please contact me via email with any questions.

“I’ve fly fished for 45 years and have to say that this custom case and fly rod is amazing. Having grown up in an older era of fly fishing, it’s like opening a treasure of childhood memories of my father’s old fishing gear. The craftmanship and attention to detail exceeded my expectation. I highly recommend it!”

Etsy Review by M. Wilson, Spangle, WA