The Theory is Clutch’s flagship one piece rod. A lot of us here at the shop are completely sold on one piece rods. If you fish local or are a guide they just make sense. Lighter and stronger than a four piece rod and there’s zero chance of your rod coming apart. If you want a rod to travel with check out the Archipelago series but if you want a hardcore fishing stick that you can really abuse, this is your rod. The theory feels a tad bit faster than the Archipelago as well. I would highly recommend casting it if you can. We usually have an 8wt strung up at the shop to play with. This rod is a tad shorter than 9 feet so yes we can and will ship domestically. Like all Clutch rods, made completely in the USA as well.
From the Clutch website:
8’10” in length and available in five line sizes, 8wt through 12wt THEORY Rods feature a slim profile designed to slice through extreme coastal winds, and high-modulus ONE piece blank construction that provides endless power.
The result is a rod capable of reaching out to deliver saltwater flies in intense wind situations, with the backbone to break the spirit of the largest saltwater bruisers quickly and under demanding conditions.
Strength and power are the foundation of all CLUTCH ONE piece rod models, we are confident that they are the strongest and most durable ONE Piece rods in existence. The Saltwater THEORY Series are ONE piece rods featuring REC Recoil Snake guides, light weight Titanium Stripper Guides with SIC inserts, and a light weight natural finish with UV Coating, anodized aluminum reel seat with laser engraved CLUTCH logo.