You can design a rod for wet fly fishing, but it may not be suitable for dry fly fishing. However, if you design and develop a rod with dry fly fishing being the main and intended purpose, the rod will simultaneously be an ultimate wet fly rod.
When fly fishing with a single hand rod for salmon and sea trout, you need the blank to be superb at both delivering the fly and fighting a large salmon or a sea trout in running water. Control and accuracy are incredibly important. Therefore, designing a single hand rod with primarily dry fly fishing in mind is much more demanding than designing a rod for wet fly fishing. Not only is extensive knowledge in rod blank design a prerequisite, but so is extensive experience and knowledge with regards to dry fly/surface fishing.
The single hand rod, Scorpio 9’9” is exemplary when it comes to delivering a small or a large dry fly perfectly at any distance needed.
And with the extra power that graphene offers, you will undoubtedly have the best single hand rod, for both salmon and seatrout, that I have ever made in my career.
Line and reel recommendation:
WF lines – 18 grams/278 grains
Logic heads – 18 grams/278 grains
Short-cut heads – 18 grams/278 grains
Logic RL. 0.028
Salmologic reel size no. 2
Tube length for rod: 82 centimeters