Trout Rods

CF Burkheimer trout rods have been quietly taking over the quality trout waters the world over. Find an angler that quietly goes about his business, casts a beautiful line with accuracy and precision and more than likely you'll find a Burkie in his hand.  

Trout fishing is much more than just a 9-foot, five-weight game. You want to throw big streamers? That’s a 695-4. Midges in a back eddy? Look to a 389-4. There are a host of presentation situations out there, from small spring creeks to big western rivers.

We’ve got a rod for them all.

Our trout rods are light in the hand, but heavy in performance. If they don’t cast 80 feet with good turnover right after dropping a fly on a quarter at 25, they’re not Burkheimers. We build rods that you’ll love to fish with, because you deserve it and the trout deserve it.

While our trout rods contain plenty of technology, we don’t use buzz-word marketing lingo to describe tapers or models. That’s not the Burkheimer way. Instead, we prefer to focus on building exceptional fly rods—fly rods with that Burkie feel.

Burkheimer trout rods are available in three distinct build styles, the only difference is hardware and cosmetics.  Whether you choose a Vintage, Presentation, or Classic, they all feature the same solid Burkheimer action.  It starts with the blank and we build from there.

 

Vintage

Reel Seat: Smoked nickel w/California                            Buckeye
Guides: Smoked Nanolite stipper and snakes
Blank Color: Translucent black
Winding Check: Cork wrap
Cork Inlay: Five layer
Handle: Half wells x-select Flor grade cork

 

 

presentation

Reel Seat: Bright Nickle w/Redwood Burl
Guides: Chrome Nanolite stripper and Snake                Brand snakes
Blank Color: Cobalt Blue
Winding Check: Cork wrap
Cork Inlay: Five layer
Handle: Half wells x-select Flor grade cork

 

 

Classic

Reel Seat: Bright Nickel w/Maple
Guides: Chrome Nanolite stripper with hard                chrome snakes
Blank Color: Deep Cedar Green
Winding Check: Nickel Silver
Cork Inlay: Three layer
Handle: Half wells select Flor grade cork

 

 

Our trout rods are available in two distinct actions:  the "Standard" and "Deep Action Load".  Each has a distinct action and feel to match your specific fishing style and conditions.  The Standard action rods are slightly quicker and more tip loading rods.  They will handle big brawling western rivers and the conditions they entail.  They are also handle big flies with ease. This action fits the angler that tends to push his cast.  The Deep Action Load rods have fast become our number one selling rods.  Their deeper loading feel should not be confused with slow action 

Standard Action Trout Rods - 4 pc.
Model        Length     Line Wt.      Rod Wt.     Classic      Presentation      Vintage
279-4          7' 9"           2              1.4 oz.        $775             $795            $795
283-4          8' 3"           2              1.5 oz.        $775             $795            $795
375-4          7' 5"           3             1.65 oz.       $775             $795            $795
379-4          7' 9"           3             1.75 oz.       $775             $795            $795
383-4          8' 3"           3              2.0 oz.        $775             $795            $795
389-4          8' 9"           3             2.25 oz.       $775             $795            $795
475-4          7' 5"           4              2.2 oz.        $775             $795            $795
483-4          8' 3"           4              2.4 oz.        $775             $795            $795
489-4          8' 9"           4              2.5 oz.        $775             $795            $795
490-4          9' 0"           4              2.6 oz.        $775             $795            $795
589-4          8' 9"           5              2.5 oz.        $775             $795            $795
590-4          9' 0"           5             2.75 oz.       $775             $795            $795
595-4          9' 5"           5              2.9 oz.        $775             $795            $795
690-4          9' 0"           6              2.9 oz.        $775             $795            $795
695-4          9' 5"           6              3.0 oz.        $775             $795            $795

 

The Deep Action Load (DAL) series of rods were designed for angler’s who prefer a more relaxed stroke. These rods offer full flexing blanks, firm tips and fast recovery.

You want a light presentation with a #18 PMD? This rod series will do it. How about deep nymphing with a stonefly or ripping a streamer through a logjam? These rods will do that too. DALs are highly versatile with a forgiving flex that still provides strong performance.  Designed to fish, not for the parking lot shoot out!

Deep Action Load (DAL) Trout Rods - 4 pc.
Model            Length    Line Wt.      Rod Wt.     Classic      Presentation      Vintage
283-4 DAL      8' 3"          2               1.5 oz.        $775             $795              $795
375-4 DAL      7' 5"          3               1.6 oz.        $775             $795              $795
379-4 DAL      7' 9"          3              1.75 oz.       $775             $795              $795
383-4 DAL      8' 3"          3               2.0 oz.        $775             $795              $795
389-4 DAL      8' 9"          3              2.25 oz.       $775             $795              $795
483-4 DAL      8' 3"          4              2.25 oz.       $775             $795              $795
489-4 DAL      8' 9"          4               2.5 oz.        $775             $795              $795
490-4 DAL      9' 0"          4               2.7 oz.        $775             $795              $795
589-4 DAL      8' 9"          5              2.75 oz.       $775             $795              $795
590-4 DAL      9' 0"          5              2.75 oz.       $775             $795              $795
690-4 DAL      9' 0"          6               2.9 oz.        $775             $795              $795
695-4 DAL      9' 5"          6               3.0 oz.        $775             $795              $795

 


Available Options

Wood Insert - $35.00

Blank color - Deep cedar green, Cobalt blue, Translucent black, Matte black - $50.00

Inscription - Name or personal saying - N/C

Agate stripping guides - $75.00 each

Down Lock Reel Seat - N/C

Extra tip section - $125.00

We have 2 and 3 piece models available as well, please contact us for pricing and availablity