Livingston Rod Co. was founded by Dusty Smith in Livingston, Montana. Before working as a professional rodbuilder Dusty worked for many years in banking. He decided however to follow his passion fly fishing, moved from Ohio to Montana and made rodbuilding his profession.

For some years Dusty has built rods along with an activity as a guide at the rivers of western Montana and Yellowstone. All his rods were intensively tested by himself at these world famous rivers.

Dusty´s rods are all handbuilt and the whole planning and building process is exclusively done by him. Livingston Rod Co. is a family owned business where each member of the family is a fly fisher. Dusty fishes with the fly for over 23 years, builds rods for 21 years and guides and enjoys the Montana rivers for more than 10 years.

It is his aim to equip his customer with a fly rod of outstanding quality that lasts for a lifetime and is handed on from generation to generation. Dusty builds both fiberglass and graphite rods, the latter also with a traditional action but fast recovery, typical of the earlier carbon rods that many people enjoyed so much in the past.

In our shop you have the possibility to buy a Livingston rod that we have in stock or order a custom tailored rod according to your wishes. 

For custom orders please contact us via contact form or via e-mail to discuss all the details.

Western Glass

The Western Glass series provides you with a range of unique fiberglass rods that are made of 100% unidirectional S-Glass. This blank allows for smaller diameters and a faster recovery rate than old fiberglass rods. Nevertheless these rods flex deeply and allow you to play even bigger fish safely. 

What is unique about the Western Glass series is their length. They range from 8´6" (3 piece) to 8´9" (4 piece). This makes them the perfect rod for medium sized to larger sized waters.

The Western Glass rods are all made by hand using high grade nickel silver reel seats, unique burled wood inserts ( the #7 has an all metal reel seat), flor grade grips, Snake Brand guides and come in an aluminium rod tube and bag.

The colours available are dark brown and white.

 

Recommended fly line: 406 DT

 

Made in the USA

We will soon have some of these rods in stock. If you are already interested in buying one, please contact us here.

620,00 €

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Livingston Glass

With the Livingston Glass series Dusty set out to design a range of rods for small to medium sized waters. These rods are made of the same unidirectional S-Glass as the Western Glass series. They are light, full flexing and have a very fast, unique recovery.

The Livingston Glass rods are all made by hand using high grade nickel silver reel seats, unique burled wood inserts, flor grade grips, Snake Brand guides and come in an aluminium rod tube and bag.

The rods are available in 7´, 7´6" and 8´ (3 piece).

The colours available are black and white.

 

Recommended fly line: 406 DT

 

Made in the USA

We will soon have some of these rods in stock. If you are already interested in buying one, please contact us here.

620,00 €

  • verfügbar/available
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Traditional Graphite

The Traditional Graphite Series is inspired by the feel of graphite rods 20-30 years ago. Many people believe that these classics were some of the best dry fly rods of all time. The rods utilize original low modulus graphite, leaving them unpainted and unsanded. Using the improvements in the making of resin, the Traditional Graphite series rods are much lighter and more responsive than their ancestors.

The action of these rods is a good compromise between a fiberglass and a graphite rod, making it the perfect choice for those in search of the perfect dry fly rod.

 

 

Recommended fly line: 406 DT or WF

 

Made in the USA

 

We will soon have some of these rods in stock. If you are already interested in buying one, please contact us here.

755,00 €

  • verfügbar/available
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Flats Glass

I doesn´t matter if you want to fish the flats of the Carribean for bonefish or the dutch polders for big pike this rod will deliver. Made from 100 % unidirectional S-Glass and equipped with titanium guides and a titanium reel seat the rod will cast 30-80 foot easily.

It is a unique experience to fight big fish on glass rods. Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto tested the rod in Belize, Costa Rica and the Christmas Islands and was all satisfied.

The grip used is a modified wells. The line class is #8 and the rods length is 9´.

755,00 €

  • verfügbar/available
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