Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Quads and Prices

 I am currently working on a batch of quads right now. I will probably have one or two extra rods after I fulfill my orders. I will post anything I have extra here on the blog and social media. 

I still have one of Carpenter Bros. reels available. They are a great 4 weight reel and sound amazing. The click/pawl sounds like it should. 

After not raising prices for several years I have had to raise my prices this year. The raw parts and components that are needed have just gone up too much for me to eat the increases. My prices are still the best out there for what you get. Hex rods are now $1500 and quads are now $1700. All rods are hollow built (which some builders charge extra for) and come with only the best components. 

Here are some pics of a 7' three piece quad pack rod that I am currently working on. This is the last prototype and it can handle a variety of situations. It has a smaller tip for smaller mountain streams and a bigger butt section for lakes that require longer casts. 





Saturday, September 12, 2020

The New Reels

 I got our new reels in this week. A simple click/pawl set up will last for a long time. I have two left and they are $395.




Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Busy in the Shop!

I have been very busy in the shop. This spring has been my best since starting to sell rods. I am guessing people were sitting around thinking about fishing so much they had to do something about it.
One project I have been working on is three piece quads. I tried different applications for ferrules to try and lighten the rod up and not create such stiff spots in the taper. The spice joint application works great. It creates a very smooth taper and casting instrument. Of course there are downsides to spliced joints. They do take a little longer to get ready and break down when fishing.

This is a 7'9" 4 weight three piece quad. It weighs only 2.35 oz.




Saturday, November 16, 2019

Customer Pic

This is a pic from a customer last summer. He has an 8’3” 5 weight. This particular person introduced me to bamboo fly rods and it’s been downhill ever since.
I am just finishing up a few repairs and will begin making rods new rods shortly. Something new I will be doing this winter is three piece quads with spigot ferrules. We shall see how that goes.



Saturday, July 27, 2019

Henrys Fork Gathering

I took my son out to the Henry's Fork Gathering this year. Here is a picture of the two of us right after lunch. I think this picture sums up society today. Thanks Tim and Ursula Anderson for the pic.



Saturday, June 8, 2019

3 Piece Rods

I owned several three piece rods before I began building. I enjoyed them, but always felt they lacked something. I also, felt they were never as good as the two piece rods I fished. About four years ago I had a request to build someone a three piece rod. So I set out to come up with a taper platform that I really liked and was similar to the platform I use now on two piece rods.

One of my favorite tapers is the 8'5" 5 weight. I have tried building myself one of these rods several times now, but have always sold them because people really like it. I use different tapers with this rod. I use a straight decreasing taper on the outside and a parabolic taper on the inside or hollowing.







Saturday, April 20, 2019

Shop Update

Things have been very busy this spring. Below is a rod I have been working on for about 3 years. Its an 8'10" 4 weight that weighs 3.16 oz. It will be an excellent rod to throw dry flies with. The rod generates a nice medium line speed that won't spook tough fish with line splash.

I have also been working on longer spliced joint quads. I will post pics soon.

Cris