Green Drake Design is about the passion and joy of fly fishing. We believe that what you fish with or use to tie your flies should reflect the beauty and spiritual essence of the sport.
Why a custom rod?
Each of us is unique, our hands are different sizes, we like to cast in different rythemes, our sense of what gives us pleasure is different. Not everyone wants a reverse half wells grip but that is what most production rods force you to accept. Perhaps you are most comfortable with a half wells on your 3wt. Then again you could be 6' 8" with hands the size of dinner plates and that production grip feels like you are trying to hold onto a pencil while fighting that 5lb. rainbow. Exhausting! You can have a rod tailored to you and at the price of a good production rod.
News: We are currently testing out new Epic fiberglass blanks from Swift Fly Fishing of New Zealand. These are unlike the traditional full flex glass rods we currently offer. The Epic blank is more parabolic and loads just past the midpoint of the blank for a more crisp feel yet still presents your fly softly to wary spring creek trout. The new rods will be available for you to try at the Denver Fly Fishing Show in January. So come by out booth and check out our new products. We added new photos to the product gallery, so check them out. Keep in mind that the photos only show a small part of what we can do. If you have questions about what can be incorporated into any of our products, please feel free to contact us.
We have also added two new products to our line: handmade coffee scoops and wine bottle stoppers. Now you may ask what these have to do with fly fishing, but since you have to get up in the morning to get on the river why not have something unique to help make that perfect cup of joe. And as to the wine bottle stoppers, well we all need to unwind at the end of great day fishing and a good bottle of wine with friends is always enjoyable. What could be more classey than a hand turned bottle stopper. Can't have that wine go to waste. Besides the pile of cut off ends to grips and reelseats was beginning to take over the shop. And recycling is good.
We build functional pieces of art that are not only a joy to use but also please our souls.
And coming soon... a new division to the company that will retrofit your RV or trailer with a custom designed and installed fly tying bench. Heh, we think that you should be able to take it with you!