Welcome to Pentalux® Rods - The Original Asymmetrical Five-Strip Bamboo Fly Rod
Welcome to Pentalux® rods, my name is Robert D. Smith and bamboo fly rods are my obsession. I am the builder and original creator/designer of Pentalux® rods. Thank you for your interest.
Pentalux® Rods - "For Those That Know"
There is no other fishing rod in the world like the Pentalux®. An irregular polygon, this original design produces an improved strength to weight ratio to that of any traditional bamboo rod. It also provides a level of tracking and stability found in no other rod shape due to its perpendicular deflection relative to the casting plane - yet deflection in the casting plane (forward and back) is identical. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to inquire about an opportunity to cast one.
I also deal in vintage bamboo fly and bait casting rods - Please feel free to email me for a current list of available rods.