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Its not been the best start to the year! 

No doubt you have seen the horrendous floods in York on the news; you may also have noticed the shop: Hooks & Tackle - under water! Totally washed out and is unlikely to re-open.  We continue with our first class rod building and repair service under the new name Burns Rods of York. We look forward to hearing from you.


Hand built fly rods comparable in quality and finish to the very best of British and American fly rods.

    Prices from only £175.

All rods are built on the finest Harrison blanks made in England, with actions to suit all anglers and styles. The rods are finished in either Carbon Grey, Elegant Maroon or Matt Grey with matching whippings and top quality American style snake rings, hay fork end ring and supa-glide stripper rings.

Standard reel seats have a Satin Chrome or Black finish with either wood or full metal spacers; the spacers matching the finish of the blank or more deluxe styles by Alps or Pacific Bay. Screw in rubber buttons or fighting butts can be fitted to 9½ft and 10 ft rods if preferred. The rods are built to order and can be personalised and built to your own specification and colour scheme with names and/or initials.

Rods are supplied in a quality cloth rod bag and in our own rigid plastic rod tube with either silver finish or black end-caps.

All rod handles are made from the finest flor grade cork either shaped full Wells or reversed half Wells.  Full Wells are usually fitted to 9½ft and 10ft rods half Wells are fitted to 9ft and 9½ft rods. Smaller half Wells are fitted on 7ft to 8½ft rods. All my rods are named after waters in Yorkshire except the Test and the Lohrics which are very fast action rods popular on those chalk streams where tight loops and long accurate casting with dry flies is required and stillwaters when long distance casts  are needed,




All types of fishing rod can be repaired and/or refurbished.


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To contact us:

Phone: 01904 762822 From outside the UK +44 1904 762822

Mobile: 07719 788036