My New “Cheech” Nadi Fly Rod

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 and reservoirs.

(I usually experiment with rods, rebuilding them, and field-testing demo retail rods so I’m often using different rods when I fish.)

I used it for the first time yesterday fishing at Jordanelle Reservoir for smallmouth bass.

It’s a gorgeous rod and it performed flawlessly casting and handling up to 12 inch, hard fighting smallies.

It’s built on the MHX 8 1/2 ft 4 weight, 4 piece, extra fast action, slate color fly blank.

(I must admit a mistake on the rod decal: I typed 5 weight, not the correct 4 weight. At least I made the mistake on my rod, right?)

The reel seat is the Batson Forecast I-Series reel seat.

The grip is the Winn half-wells advanced polymer natural fly grip.

The single-foot guides and tip-top are Batson Forecast black standard hard chrome.

The stripping guide is is Fuji black hard chrome.

Total weight: 3.3 oz

Swing weight: 7.1 oz

It’s a no-nonsense fly rod, beautifully built, of course, but mostly I wanted a multi-talented, high-performance rod.

And I got it!

If you want one like this, let me know. I’ll build you one just like it, but personalized with your nickname of choice.

(If you want a different MHX blank, the price will be adjusted.)

It’s a no muss, no fuss top-shelf performance fly rod at an astounding price:


(Rod tube and free shipping included. Utah residents add sales tax.)

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