Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Rod

I posted pictures a couple of weeks ago of this rod. I finally got it finished and took it to a local fly shop K & K Flyfishers. I usually keep a rod there for sale. In the last 6 months they have sold 4 rods for me.

This was a 8' 3/4 weight rod. One thing to note about this rod is it only weighed 3.36 oz. That is very light for a 3 piece rod.

I started my spring orders this week. Also, as noted before I will be adding quads this year. I purchased a new beveler awhile back and got to use it for the first time. I will post updates regularly about the progress of those. Right now I am not offering them for sale until I master the process and feel comfortable with my product.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reel Bags

So, about two months ago I wanted to start writing on my blog once a week. I have done that. I will try to keep it up as long as I can, so keep checking back.

Today I am posting a pic of three reel bags I have. Two just arrived. They are made by my friend Masaki Ishizeki in Japan. Masa makes rods under the Genten-Rod name. My reels were designed for the Japanese market and I thought how appropriate to have reels bags made in Japan to use with them. When I asked Masa for them he said that I don't want all the bags to be exactly the same. Its better to have the bags made from different material. I am planning on using these on all of my Hardy Lightweight Bougle's and will have to wait for spare material from other projects for him to make me more.

On another note, in last week's post I mentioned a famous Italian car company. After I did that my stats started going haywire. Normally, I have around 30-40 hits a day. All of a sudden I started having 400 to 500 and most of them from Russia. I am sure they are just interested in my rods! So I took the car name out of my last post and it has went down considerably.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pozo Fly Reel

I had a customer give me this reel awhile back and thought I would talk about it here. I have never seen another one like it. It is an Italian reel from a company called Pozo. It has a rough anodized gray color with wood burl. The drag knob is wood and so is the handle. It has some kind of plastic drag system. I haven't used the reel so I am not sure how affective it is.

I have owned many reels from outside the US, but never from Italy. Its always interesting to see and handle these reels.