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.




Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summertime

I hope everyone is having a great summer. Not a lot of fishing going on with me. I have a lot of repairs I am working on (not my rods). I am finishing up the last couple of 10 yr rods and hope to get those out in July.

Remember we are on Facebook and I post there more frequently than here. This pic is of two 10 yr rods. Both are 7'9" quads.




Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Midrum For Sale

I have been cleaning up the shop and have decided to get rid of some Mildrum's that have been hoarding.

The ME's are on the left. For perspective there is a size 10 SRMC on the right and a size 9 mm Struble agate. $15 each for either size 9 or 10's.




Rod For Sale SOLD

I have an 8'3" quad for sale. It will handle both a 4 weight line and 5 weight line. It is completely hollow built. It has a beautiful Koa spacer with bright hardware. This rod is used and probably about 5 yrs old. It has my traditional satin finish with tan wraps with red tipping. This rod has a wonderful medium to medium fast action like I try to achieve in all of my rods. Price is SOLD plus shipping/insurance. Feel free to contact me with questions.





Monday, January 8, 2018

Remembering Tom Morgan

At the end of the year the TV stations always run the shows about the previous year. It made me think about 2017. For a number of years we would visit Tom at his home for lunch and discuss building rods. In the pictures below we met Tom at the El Western one year to do some fishing. The El Western was the motel Tom's parents owned when he was growing up. It is probably the coolest motel I have ever been too!

While discussing rods, Tom was always very open about what he did and the processes by which he did them. I always appreciated that about him. I think when bamboo rod builders talk with one another and they are honest and open about building there is a respect that is developed.

I didn't know him as well as many others did, but I knew him enough to look back through my pictures and smile when thinking about this particular day.

Cris