We’re thrilled to announce this new collaboration, with SaraBella Fishing and Down By The River Book! Together they have created a special custom fly rod that benefits The Mayfly Project! SaraBella Fishing owner, April Archer, and author of Down By The River, Andy Weiner, have been huge supporters of The Mayfly Project and are passionate about changing lives with the sport of fly fishing. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children in foster care!

Purchase this rod for $675, you can get a custom SaraBella fly rod, a signed Down By the River book, AND SaraBella will give $200 back to The Mayfly Project! If we sell 4 rods, that means we can support one foster child receiving the essential gift of fly fishing and mentorship via The Mayfly Project! 


  • Sizes: 3 weight , 4 weight, 5 weight, and/or  6 weight medium-fast action 4-piece graphite fly rods*. PLEASE type rod size in the “Notes” of your order
  • Color: Sparkly Light Green
  • Grip shape: Customer Choice (Curvy, Full Wells, Narrow, or Traditional); hand glued/lathed flor grade cork — PLEASE type in the “Notes” of your order
  • Grip finish: Customer Choice (Shiny or Natural) — PLEASE type in the “Notes” of your order
  • Reel seat: Cherry
  • Custom Mayfly Project logo at the 16” or 20”mark (depending on rod size); art by Andrea Larko
  • Threads:  1) Peacock 2) Metallic Dusty Rose 3) Dark Green Wrapped By: The threads will be hand wrapped by the Veterans / Survivors on SaraBella’s rod-building team.
  • Rod Sleeve: Hand cut/sewn in Colorado. The accent fabric is printed with a beautiful image from Down By the River book (art by April Chu).
  • Rod Tube: Hand built in Loveland, Colorado — with The Mayfly Project sticker included
  • Decal: Custom “Down By the River” + SaraBella Fishing logos
  • Timing: 5-6 weeks to build
  • Price: $675 + shipping
  • Also included: a signed copy of Down By the River book

Video of Fly RodPurchase Here

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