Welcometo Cherrybrook Rods. The Cherrybrook is one of the small tributaries of the
West Dart on Dartmoor and along with the other streams and rivers of this area is
one of my favourite places to fish. Dartmoor is a wild and often remote place and
the rivers and brooks here offer some of the best (and most challenging) fishing
for totally wild brown trout that you will find anywhere in the country.
I was first introduced to fly fishing at Blagdon Lake in the late 70’s. Blagdon is
considered the birthplace of stillwater trout fly fishing and even today stirs the
emotions of people around the world as one of the most perfect places to fish for
But these days I like to fish mainly on wild and remote rivers and streams and it
is here that a rod made from split cane really comes into its own. It has a smoothness
and delicacy that you just don’t get with a carbon fibre rod.
The first time I used a Split Cane rod it was a revelation. It was an old rod made
by Lance Nicholson, light and easy to use, and as well as being a thing of beauty,
casted perfectly and presented an dry fly with such precision and accuracy – I wanted