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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

10 yr Rods For Sale

Last year I built ten 7'9" 5 weight rods. They are all quads and two piece. They have a wonderful action that flexes well down into the butt section. I generally don't build rods under 8', but thought this would be a nice change of pace. They are very light in hand even with the fancy reel seats!

I had intended to have these done in the spring, but as you can see that didn't work out. I have changed the way that I build rods a little and that has taken some extra time.

I originally had all ten rods sold, however things happen and two people had to back out. So, I have two rods that will be available within the month. Price is $1500 + shipping







Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Instragram

It has taken me a little while to get up to date with social media, but I am now on both Instagram and Facebook. Feel free to send me a request. I only post pictures of fishing and fly rods!

I usually keep one rod at one of the local fly shops for sale. It helps them out and me as well when it sells. The rod below is currently at K & K Flyfishers.

I have changed the way I do rods. I have tried to upgrade some of the finishings and how I do finish the rods. A couple of the changes I have made are: 5 star cork, exhibition grade inserts, custom reel seat hardware, single wrap tipping and Hariki ferrules.

I am still currently at about a year wait. Orders right now will be delivered next summer. This year I will be focusing still on new quad tapers. I am still working on longer light line rods. A couple of tapers in the works are 8'6" 4 weight and 8'4" 3 weight. This will be able to be made in ferruled rods or spliced joint.