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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018