January 14, 2011

Rise Fishing Co.

Rise Fishing Co.
Rise Fishing Co.
Founders Amanda Switzer and Steve Bechard are a combination of hard working fishing guides and fly casting instructors who had a vision to create fly rods that are best suited for the majority of fly fishermen. Having the background of working with many different types of fly fishermen gives Rise the advantage in understanding what most people need in a fly rod. These guys are about as fishy as you can get; they can school just about anyone on the water. Steve is a carper, and oh yeah, Amanda was a little TV show called Guide House. They've both earned the title of brownliner in my book.

Image courtesy of Rise Fishing Co.
Fly Fishing guides Amanda Switzer and Steve Bechard set out to create the best fly rod possible at a price that doesn’t discriminate. "No one is harder on gear then guides, so we work with world class fly fishing guides who help sculpt our rods and put them to the true test of fishing them hard!" Rise currently has two rod lines on the market now, the In-Stream Series, freshwater fly rods, and the Level Series, salt water fly rods. While the In-Stream rods will make a great trout rod, the Level Series is what should grab your attention. The Rise Level Series Saltwater Fly Rods are made from IM-8 and IM-10 Graphite. The reel seats are a heavy duty saltwater safe up locking seat and the guides are all titanium carbide. The fighting butts are standard size on the 6 – 9wts and are over sized on the 10 – 14wts. The color of the Rise Level series rods are a rich blue with black wraps. All Level Series Fly Rods come with extra tip, rod sock and case.

Rise Fishing Co. Level Series fly rod
Of particular interest is the 9 foot 7 weight rod. The four-piece 7 weight rod will perform short casts with tight loops yet has enough backbone to punch flies in to the wind with accuracy. This fast action rod will be just the ticket for sight casting to carp and some topwater action for smallmouth bass. At $249, the rod is a steal. All rods are backed by a Lifetime Guarantee and a $25/$50 replacement section/rod fee. With the supplied extra rod tip, you already have a mulligan.

Although making high quality fly rods is the main objective of Rise Fishing Co., conservation and preserving the future of our sport is high on their agenda. Led by Amanda Switzer, Rise Fishing Co. pledged to set a new standard in the industry by donating 20% of proceed to conservation and getting new people in to our sport through organizations like Recycled Fish and fishy kid. Their hope is that other companies follow in their foot steps to make sure that there is a fishery to enjoy for generations to come. Learn more about how they donate their 20% on the Donate page.

Word on the street is that Rise Fishing Co. is developing a carp rod and a long rod for nymphing in the 10 foot range. This is exciting news for the roughfisher in all of us.
Rise Fishing Co.
PO BOX 3282
East Hampton, NY 11937


Call Rise Fishing Co. toll free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1.800.399.0712.

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Stop Pebble Mine!
Visit the Rise Fishing Co. site NOW and enter their contest for a free Rise fly rod and guided trip! All you need to do is sign the petition to Stop the Pebble Mine and register on the Rise Fishing Co. website to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Enter by 2/21/11. Winner announced on 2/22/11.

Orders are currently being taken and will ship on February 1st, 2011. What are you waiting for?