CND’s founder and owner, Nobuo Nodera, started his double-handed journey in 1983 when he became the chief rod designer for Daiwa Sport UK. In 1995 he started woring on his first fly rods under the name CND.
The Specialist Series featuring the Thompson Specialist and later the Salar, Steelhead and the Skagit Specialists along with the I-Speys solidified CND as the industry leader in cutting edge technology and design. The owner of the very first Steelhead Specialist, none other than Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard, dubbed CND as this “funky little underground spey company making cutting edge stuff”. To this day “The Spey Underground” continues to develope some of the best spey rods in the world.