In the fly fishing world there are those that only target large fish and then there are those that love the challenge of fishing small spring creeks and streams for tiny fish. I fall into the later and absolutely love fishing very small water for elusive tiny trout. With this type of fishing everyone knows you need a small fly rod and Moonlit Fly Fishing has just the rod to meet your needs. The rod is the Moonlit Lunar S-GLASS and its a truly great line of rods ranging from the tiny 2wt to an 8wt. So let’s give you a quick run down of what this rod has to offer.
First let’s introduce you to the mastermind behind Moonlit Fly Fishing – Brandon Moon. Now I have worked with a lot of vendors, suppliers and manufacturers and Brandon is right at the top of truly fantastic people not only for his knowledge but all around customer service. I tend to not speak for others but I feel confident in saying that if you have a question about the multitude of items Brandon has on his website if you drop him a line I guarantee you will get a quick response.
Before we get back to the fly rod write-up I want to let everyone know that if you are a furled leader person look no further than Brandon’s furled leaders. Truly amazing leaders… some won’t fish anything but traditional mono or fluorocarbon leaders but if you’ve never tried a furled leader you owe it to yourself to at least give one a try and Brandon’s are a great place to look. As long as he is producing furled leaders that’s what I will be using.
Now back to the Moonlit Lunar S-GLASS 2wt fly rod… Let’s look at the information and description from the Moonlit page.
An Old Glass Feel with a Modern Twist
Our NEW Lunar Series of S-Glass rods have been designed to have an old glass feel but lighter weight with a bit faster action, we have been able to do this with today’s new age advanced fiberglass materials and the expertise of our rod designer.
Fast Recovering Tip
One thing we don’t like in many glass rods is an overly soft tip that robs your casting energy, and give you arm fatigue. We designed the Lunar rods to have a fast recovering tip that eliminates over oscillation so the rod’s casting energy goes straight into your line without the wobble.
Progressive Taper with Reserved Power
The progressive action allows you to make smooth accurate short to medium casts but it also has a lot of reserved power to bomb the line out there when needed.
Excellent Roll Casts
The Lunar rods with their deep rod flex are also excellent at performing accurate roll casts.
Compact 4 Piece Rods
All the Lunar rods are a 4 piece which compacts down great for traveling and backpacking.
Several Sizes to Choose From
The Lunar rods will come in sizes 2wt, 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt, 7wt, and 8wt giving you many options to fit your wants and needs. Each size will be a different color.
Bold But Classy
These rods are bold colors like the glass rods people have loved with a nicely done white accent near the handle. The finish and classy wraps are about as good as it gets from a factory produced rod, we paid attention to the details. This is not just a rod that will love to use but a rod that well stand out visually.
One thing we do differently in the glass world is offer an easy lifetime warranty. Instead of making you ship your rod into us for repairs, for a $45 warranty fee we send the replacement parts right to you, so you are back to fishing faster.
I have been slinging Moonlit Lunar S-Glass rods for a couple of years now and from my personal experience I can tell you.. for a fiberglass rod it’s right at the top of my list. They are truly a great rod and at $179.99 they are a steal. With all the rods I own when I head out on the river here I always take a Moonlit rod with me. I will usually use multiple rods but the most enjoyable rod is almost always the Moonlit I have with me. The 2wt its a little slower rod than the other Lunars in the line-up but that should be expected for a light little 6’6″ 2wt fly rod. So… if you are in the market for a 2wt fly rod look no further than the Moonlit Lunar S-GLASS 2wt. I promise you won’t be disappointed and at $179.99 you will be getting a great bang for your buck. – It’s butter smooth..
You can see all of Brandon’s fly rods, furled leaders, fly tying material and supplies and accessories at his website – https://moonlitflyfishing.com/
Think I will head over and pick up a few furled leaders….