"Any color you like, so long as it's red."

Ferrari debuted its first race car the same year the conventional round fly rod hit the market. Ferrari has radically reshaped and redesigned their racers since then, but fly rods have hardly evolved all this time.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) assigned all Grand Prix racers a color in the early years of auto racing. FIA or fate smiled on Ferrari with ( Rosso Scuderia ) red. The brand will forever be associated with this color. And there are many who believe this color to be upheld as sacrosanct to the brand, thus the familiar line about how you can get a Ferrari in "any color you like, so long as it's red."

Now they come in several colors, and that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the evolution of Ferrari. Fly rods also come in a variety of colors, but unlike Italian race cars their design and shape is pretty much the same as it has been since the middle of the last century.

The conventional round fly rod was introduced when a Ferrari topped out at 125 mph. It happened shortly after WWII when an angler working for a plastic company repaired his broken split cane rod with a section of fiberglass antenna. The rest is history. • Advancements in fiber reinforced plastics borrowed from the aerospace industry have improved fly rod performance through the years, but the fundamental design of fly rods has remained essentially the same since the middle of the last century—until now. • The rectangular geometry of our Modern Quad naturally channels energy in line with the targeted direction of your cast. Unprecedented lateral stability results in greater accuracy, control, and power. See the next generation fly rod at www.tateangling.com#tateangling #tatemodernquad #madeinusa #madeinaustin #buylocal #texasmonthly #sportsmansfinest #ferrari159s