January 2014 - Important update from Mary Lu Lewis:
David and I made Montana our adopted summer home for many years. David felt more at home there than any place he ever lived. The summer of 2008 turned out to be his last year there. After a difficult summer of digestive problems and back pain, he was finally diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the Fall. He died in August 2009. During the winter, he continued with as normal a life as possible, building rods, taking pictures, and developing his photo journals. Click here to read the rest of this message
Due to missed communications, David's web site was accidentally removed from the server he was using. And somebody now has his old domain name, PerformanceFlyRods.com. I'm hoping with word of mouth, people will be able to find this new site, DaveLewisFlyrods.com. I know he had a lot of fans who enjoyed his writing and photographs.
I know David corresponded with many of you about rod building and fishing. If any of you have correspondence or contributions he made to the various fishing forums that you think would be a good addition to this site, please share them with me.
Thanks to all our friends and customers,
Mary Lu and I make up what we like
to refer to as a "Small Rod Company." We are Performance
just the two of us. When you call Performance Fly Rods you will
be talking with us. This site hopes to bring
you to us. Below are the links that will take you to its various
parts. Please take the time to enjoy our work.
Photo Journals: a page listing all
the fine quality photo journals I've done featuring the many places
I visit in my continuous pursuit of the wild trout. Again a very
popular site feature.
Check out my new color picture rod catalog
The Small Rod Company: who we
are and what we do.
Prices: our complete list of rod models
and their prices.
Blanks: an explanation of the rod blanks
we use and what to expect from the rods built from them.
Grips: the grips we typically use
in our rods, how we do them and what they look like.
Pictures: a page filled with very
high quality photos of our rods and us.
More Pictures: a second picture
page featuring many of the fine components we use in our rods.
Special Rods for Special Folks: is page of pictures of some of the special order rods I've built this year along with some commentary on my customers' wants and wishes.
a page of links to five pages featuring pictures and descriptions
of my various rod lines. If you want to know what my work is really
like be sure and visit these pages.
Show Schedule: a complete schedule
of the fly shows we exhibit our rods at for this year.
Tale Note Cards: a page devoted to pictures of Mary Lu's beautiful
pen and ink note cards.
Rods in Fine Places : a pictures page featuring my rods in
the fishing settings I use them in. Probably the most popular
section on the site.
Feedback: a large page with over fifty notes, letters, photos,
sketches and the like from my many satisfied customers. If you
wonder about the quality of my rods, visit this page and see what
my customers say about them.
Feedback 2007: building on the popularity of my original feedback page, link above, I've continued with a second page with even more and bigger pictures and lots of folks' wonderful experiences.
Site Comments: is a companion page to my Customer Feedback page. It contains a long list of unsolicited emails I have received over the years in praise or criticism of my web site.
a listing of inventory items that I am willing to sell at
Warranty: an explanation of my warranty policy.
You'll like my upscale Glass Rods
with nickel silver fittings.
For all of my 2008 rod models, see the Prices page. And check out my updated Closeouts page, for some great deals.
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Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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