Creating great fly rods is an art form, and products like Backwater, Carbonite, Classic Trout, Diamondglass, and Golden Shadow (and many others) reflect the passionate efforts of those rod builders that came before us. Although the Morrisville, Vermont plant closed in 2007, we have not lost our Vermont roots. Unique new fly rod tapers are being developed and refined under the Diamondback brand in Vermont once again.
New Diamondback rods reflect developments under the direction of product design specialist Joe Goodspeed. Joe brings over a decade of manufacturing and design experience in the fly fishing industry to Diamondback—including managing fly line production for Cortland Line Company (2009-2014), fly rod development for Thomas & Thomas fly rods (2015-2021), and signature fly design for Fulling Mill (since 2018).