Humor me for a moment if you will.  Imagine a fly fishing media company that embodies the spirits of Bo and Luke Duke, Martin Scorsese, and Roderick Haig-Brown. You then might begin to have an idea of what Bent Rod Media is all about. The story begins in 2007 with three friends in the Southeast, some handheld cameras, and a passion for chasing our fishy friends with fur and feather. From these humble beginnings, Bent Rod Media has expanded to an equally humble present. The crew now numbers 5 and can proudly call a lot of fine folks our friends and supporters. We have become a little more technologically advanced since ’07 and have begged, borrowed and stolen to acquire a couple of HD cameras and some crazy NASA-like computing power. Through a lot of moxy (and more passion then you can fit in a Volkswagen) Bent Rod Media is committed to pursuing and filming fish wherever they may live and sharing those experiences with anyone who is willing to watch and listen. Our current portfolio includes a diverse range of projects ranging from fly fishing outfitters’ promotional videos to exploratory film projects featuring such exotic fly-fishing locales as Chile and Nicaragua.

Ryan "Raul"

"Charlie" Murphy

Southern Culture on the Fly's "NYMPH-O"

Kent from Gink and Gasoline.





34 Responses to “Proprietors”

  1. Wookie May 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM #


    • Wayne Gibbs February 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM #

      Nice? These guys ripped me off for a few hundred dollars on a service that was never provided that I gave money for in advance. They were supposed to meet me on Feb. 15th for a guide service and never showed up. Now they won’t respond to my emails or calls. Please Beware of these scammers

    • Jim BuB February 25, 2016 at 2:14 PM #

      Yep. These guys are jerk offs!

  2. lsu flyfisher November 21, 2009 at 3:29 PM #

    hey, I was there when you met Dave. Wautauga float, 9 degrees on the air, so cold the fish were wearing sweatshirts – hope to hit it again with my son-in-law Michael in May so Dave, start scouting

    • bentrodmedia November 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM #

      Was that the day the black caddis were all over?

  3. lsu flyfisher January 8, 2010 at 12:22 AM #

    no, it was the day nothing was taking a bite on anything except vfor the shore lunch, which was hot and good.

  4. bentrodmedia January 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM #

    I remeber…mitch was with us that day. I remeber boating some good fish that day in the trophy section.

  5. Kent Klewein January 15, 2010 at 2:24 AM #

    That would be the five of us. Quite a well rounded group. I’ve missed some of those fishing get togethers, but I plan on that happening a lot less now that I’ll probably be invited :). How was the fishing this week guys? Hitting the river tomorrow myself.

  6. River's Edge Outfitters January 21, 2010 at 9:22 AM #

    Hey, this is Brandon with River’s Edge Outfitters in Spruce Pine, NC. You bought one of our guide’s star rafts back in the summer. We would like to see about getting you guys to film a video on our private waters. Email us at or give us a call at 828 765 3474 thanks guys!

    • bentrodmedia January 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM #

      THe N.C. boys are on it Brandon….Raul or Nymph-O will be contacting you guys shortly. Tight Lines


  7. The county October 26, 2010 at 10:11 PM #

    Nice fish under tressel on the tt. Should try the other trashy one there.

    • BentRodMedia October 27, 2010 at 8:07 AM #

      We’ve been to the other “Trashy” down there and nothing compares. Every tressel holds a treasure, wait till you see what we caught last weekend!!!

  8. dgriffith January 11, 2011 at 6:58 AM #

    Would like a contact email for Jason 2 – – the fish artist.

    • MurphyK January 11, 2011 at 9:14 AM #

      Sent you an Email!!!!

  9. mark eberstein January 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM #

    Good stuff fellas…keep it up!!!!

    • MurphyK January 11, 2011 at 5:44 PM #

      Thanks Mark…you know I know you know we rock!!

      • Brad Stow May 10, 2013 at 8:43 PM #

        Murph…sorry to hear about your drug arrest. Selling that stuff to kid’s, on the other hand, is not acceptable. I hope you learn from your time spent in prison but please remember that you always have my support.

  10. Steve Hammel January 18, 2011 at 1:03 AM #

    Videos are looking better then ever guys! Great work!

    • MurphyK January 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM #

      Thanks Robert, we’ve got a few ideas for this spring that should be pretty cool to add to our video collection.

    • mrs. hammel's biggest fan May 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM #

      Thanks Steve! Tell your wife I said thank you for the ‘warm’ southern hospitality. That type of service will keep me ‘coming’ back for years. That one thing your wife does with her tongue is great… I could see why you keep her around!

  11. AKO September 19, 2011 at 7:02 AM #

    What a great site, a love everything you write. Please keep writing and Ill keep coming!

  12. computers September 23, 2011 at 6:22 AM #

    Nice Blog with Excellent information

  13. jim lawson January 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM #

    u guys r idiots!

    • CharlieMurphy January 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM #

      If by Idiots you mean super awesome then Thanks! If not then I have a big bag of Poop brewing for you in my belly that will be sent to your E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. address.

  14. False Casts and Flat Tires February 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM #

    Your guys are fat and dirty… Gluttonous with trouty goodness and dirty like a SanJuan in January. Keep it up!

    • CharlieMurphy February 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM #

      Thats sick….like a fish with titties…sick yet GLORIOUS!!

  15. KYLE March 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

    Not big enough….

    • CharlieMurphy March 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM #

      Kyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyllllleee…..what u talkin bout Kyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyleeeee?

  16. Brad July 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM #

    Hey guys,

    Like what you’re doing here, I appreciate people who know how to fish and don’t take themselves too seriously! I wanted to speak to you about an opportunity, you can get in touch with me at


    • CharlieMurphy July 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM #

      Email sent brad

      • KJ Prince December 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM #

        Great stuff, thanks for sharing. If you guys ever want to come fish the WB Delaware / Catskill area for wild trout shoot me an email.

      • CharlieMurphy January 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM #

        It’s on the list of places to fish for sure!!!!

    • MurphyK May 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM #

      Fuck you, Brad.

  17. Dan Sheaffer August 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM #

    To:Ryan Dunne and Heath Cartee
    From: Dan Sheaffer

    Just want to comment on the Video – carp…it’s what’s for dinner. Love It, I play it thru the loud speakers over & over, I must know the name of that song. Also the jon boat looks to be about 16′ can you tell me bottom width & top beam. I’m in the market for such a setup like the one in the video. Thank you both.

    Go Fish
    Dan Sheaffer

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