Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Quads and Prices

 I am currently working on a batch of quads right now. I will probably have one or two extra rods after I fulfill my orders. I will post anything I have extra here on the blog and social media. 

I still have one of Carpenter Bros. reels available. They are a great 4 weight reel and sound amazing. The click/pawl sounds like it should. 

After not raising prices for several years I have had to raise my prices this year. The raw parts and components that are needed have just gone up too much for me to eat the increases. My prices are still the best out there for what you get. Hex rods are now $1500 and quads are now $1700. All rods are hollow built (which some builders charge extra for) and come with only the best components. 

Here are some pics of a 7' three piece quad pack rod that I am currently working on. This is the last prototype and it can handle a variety of situations. It has a smaller tip for smaller mountain streams and a bigger butt section for lakes that require longer casts. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Busy in the Shop!

I have been very busy in the shop. This spring has been my best since starting to sell rods. I am guessing people were sitting around thinking about fishing so much they had to do something about it.
One project I have been working on is three piece quads. I tried different applications for ferrules to try and lighten the rod up and not create such stiff spots in the taper. The spice joint application works great. It creates a very smooth taper and casting instrument. Of course there are downsides to spliced joints. They do take a little longer to get ready and break down when fishing.

This is a 7'9" 4 weight three piece quad. It weighs only 2.35 oz.