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10' 5" 3wt - The Big River Euro Rod.

Made for Euro Nymphing on big rivers.

These rods are a passion project for us, we are not making them commercially. These rods are not for profit. We just love doing it. 

Currently, there is a 6-week wait.

With a background in competition fly fishing and a deep understanding of euro style techniques (our co-founder literally co-wrote the book), we know what makes a spectacular nymphing fly rod. The Ursa Major 10' 5" 3wt is the perfect tool for fishing long leaders on big rivers. These rods have exceptional sensitivity which will protect even the lightest tippets but have a backbone that will handle big fish in fast water with ease. The extra length increases your reach and control when fishing at a distance which is why we say this rod is best suited to larger rivers. 


Why Bear.

We started Bear to be a cut above the rest. We were frustrated at the general lack of quality and purpose in the fly fishing world. We felt that tackle companies were not doing enough to better the sport, and most prioritise profit over quality.

Bear was born to turn the tide. We make the finest quality products we can, charge the lowest price we can, and use our resources to get people involved in fly fishing....Read more.

What is it great for?

  • All Euro nymphing techniques (French, Spanish, Czech and Polish). This rod really comes into its own on bigger rivers. It's great on smaller ones to though. 
  • Single and double dry fly fishing techniques.
  • Lightweight streamer fly fishing. 
What is it not so good for?
  • Saltwater fly fishing.
  • Predator fly fishing.
  • Fishing with sinking lines.

For these, you need our Universal 9' 6wt.

Your fly rods journey.

We have sourced the finest components from around the world to produce the purest fly rods on the market today. 

Your blank is made in Spain by top rod makers Maxia, where it has been designed and used by world champions. 

Your reel seat and Guides come from a small company in China providing exceptional quality products. Honestly, they are the lightest and strongest we have ever found!

Your cork handle comes from Portugal, they produce the best cork, end of story. The handles are then turned in Denmark by our friend Jesper. He turns the best handles we have ever seen. 

Your rod tube and rod bag are both made by hand in England

All of this is then pieced together in our workshop right here in the United Kingdom. Where we build one rod per week to ensure that everything is completed to the absolute highest of standards. 


1. If it's broken we will fix it. 

2. We will repair or replace your rod/section at the cost price of materials, labour and shipping. For example, the cost to replace a broken tip section would be around £50/$65 + shipping. This actually works out cheaper than most companies "handling fees", and in the interest of honesty, we will send you an itemised repair bill with all the costs listed. 

3. We will try our best to get you back on the water as soon as possible. If it looks like your repair might take a little longer than usual, allowing that we have one available, you will be able to borrow one of our demo rods to use whilst your rod is in the shop. 

4. Our warranty is for the original owner of the rod only. 

5. In the unlikely scenario that exact repair or replacement may not be possible, we will work with you to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved. 
    6. If your rod breaks from manufacturing defects within the first year then we will repair or replace the rod free of charge. 

    Want to know why our warranty is honest? Click here. 


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    Regular price £599.00 GBP
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