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



Friday, December 7, 2018

Spring Orders

I have started making my spring orders. I will have a few extra rods for sale if you are interested in a new rod for the summer fishing season.

* 8'4"  4 weight Spliced Joint (2 tip) Quad
* 8'      5 weight 2 piece rod (1 tip) Quad
* 8'5"  5 weight 3 piece rod (2 tips) Hex
* 8'      4 weight 2 piece rod (1 tip) Hex (SOLD)

I am trying something new this year. I will occasionally offer 1 tip rods for a discounted price. These rods will be made with famous tapers and will not be available for a second tip. When I started making rods I made numerous rods off some of the best tapers ever created. These rods will be based off these, except one difference is they will be hollow built.

Cris