My first fly rod was a Roddy. That was in the fifties to sixties. I begged my parents for a Fly Rod as I wanted to Fly Fish like my hero Gaddabout Gaddis on TV. I used that rod for many years.

They were a very popular brand in those years. As one of the earlier Japanese imports they provided a good quality at a low price. Not sure what happened to the company they went out of business years ago. I haven't seen one in a long time.