(“The Rack” gallery images below are of the rod I donated to the memorialgolf tournament dedicated to Shad,called the “Shindig for Shad.” The blank and reel seat for the builds described above are upgrades from what is represented in the gallery.) To place an order for “The Rack”, please go to the “Nadi […]
I recently built me a new custom Nadi Fly Rod I have named the “Cheech.” (It’s my golfing nickname: short for Chi Chi.) I haven’t built myself a custom rod since shortly after I started Nadi Fly Rods in 2011. I figured it was about time to build me one I could use on streams […]
In this YouTube video from a couple of years ago, fly fishing guru and author, Kelly Galloup, explains how to test a fly rod without actually casting it with fly line installed. But for the purposes of Nadi Fly Rods, it is his introductory comments about synthetic fly grips like Winn grips that I have […]
I’ve organized some photos of fish I’ve caught including a few of angling pal, Shad “Rack” Thomas, over the last few years. I started taking photos regularly since 2010 so this is a small sample of the variety of fish caught in terms of species, size, water, and weather. I’ll try to add more information […]
I now have a builder profile on RODgeeks “Expert Rod Collection”. Check it out! (RODgeeks has been great to work with. Very supportive. Owner, Bob Penicka: THE MAN!) Share the Nadi. Share your flow.
I fished for smallmouth bass at Deer Creek Reservoir with Shad Thomas this morning. We had a great time, catching and releasing 81 of these superb fighting fish ranging in size from an inch-and-a-half to twelve inches. The weather was outstanding as well, topping off a great float and fly fishing outing with my fishing […]