Friday, August 22, 2014

8'5" 3 piece 3 wt

This will be the first 3 piece 3 wt I have sold. I have toyed around with them for several years, but always using alternative material ferrules. This rod has Hariki ferrules and does an excellent job with them. Their lower weights help balance the rod better.
This rod has about the only upgrade I offer and that is the cork centered reel seat. I plan on making more of the 3 piece rods this year. I especially want one for myself!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Quad Leaving Soon

Here are a few pics of a 8'3" 4 weight quad about to go out the doors. With the cork reel seat it has a finished weight of 3.25 oz.

I will be starting my fall orders in about a week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Great Article

A couple of weeks ago a customer sent me this write up from a rod builder/designer named Paul Brown. My customer and his friends are collectors of Mr. Browns rods because they feel his rods are some of the best rods ever built. I have read this write up several times and will continue to do so over the next few weeks. Once I feel like I have a good grip on all of the information he is presenting I am going to fill it right next to E. C. Powell's article of fly rod design. I personally feel like these two articles might be in the top five ever written on the subject. They don't throw a lot of numbers at you and they don't build a word maze for you to navigate. Its just simple information that holds true.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Customer Pics

Here are a couple of pics from a customer who was visiting the Madison River last week. The pics are of an 8'1" 3/4 weight. One thing you might notice on the rod is the varnish on the flat side of the grip. What happens is when you varnish next to cork, it tends to soak up the varnish. What most builders do is then sand the cork to give it a cleaner look. I personally think it gives it more of a unique look. One might say its an artist's touch. However, I do sand it off if the customer requests it.