Sunday, May 14, 2017

Swift Epic 580 Mocha

Here's one of my hottest Swift Epic rods. The new Mocha in four pieces is not only a beautiful rod but an amazing caster as well. I think my norwegian friends will apreciate what a killer fly rod the new Epic 580 four piece really is.

Finished in my presentation grade. I blued the stripping guide and the winding check and gave them a protective coat. The wood insert is coated in epoxy (by hand) for a lustrous, gorgeous look and better durability.

All in all this Epic is one of its kind. I hope to see some beautiful big norwegian browns caught on it this summer. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Swift Epic 480

Just finished this Epic 480 Nude for Mark at Alternative Tackle in the Uk. This understated build features my radiused style downsliding signature seat with a gorgeous walnut insert, nickel silver black agate and classic snake guides, a super polished nickel silver minimalistic winding check and classy strap&ring hook keeper. Handle is a modified cigar shape with a bit of flare that offers great support and a bit slimmer is comfortable casting all day. I did test cast this rod on grass and feels really sweet. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sage One

Another Sage I've finished recently. For some folks, the One might be the only one. 

Features a unique two-tone amboyna spacer that is actually finished in epoxy rod finish. Something I will do more in the future. The rest is just "standard" Sage with my utmost attention to details. 

This thing is built to last. Thanks for looking and Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Steffen 7'9" 3/4wt.

Here's a sweet Steffen rod I built for my friend Liviu at Fly Fishing Romania. It's very neat that Liviu and his wife Smaranda are also making maybe the finest amadou (and also most expensive) there is in the industry. They were very kind to offer me one and I can't wait to test it this season when the dry fly action begins.

The rod was finished just in time for the fly fishing event that took place in Germany, Europe's largest flyfishing expo (EWF). Liviu told me the rod made some "buzz" and folks were delighted with it. 

This rod is built in my heirloom grade fit & finish, with the best of everything. I hope it will be fished for many seasons and will be much enjoyed by the "Fly Fishing Romania" crew & clients (including their lovely daughter Cezara when she will be bigger). Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sage ESN

Here's another Sage ESN 10' #2 I finished recently. Have two more blanks on hand that need to be finished for this season's fishing. I haven't yet seen the new black ESN series but heard they are sweet.

This build here is my classic grade, clean build as always, looks sharp and will last a long time. I came across a new epoxy formula recently that's supposed to be less toxic but I still use my old one for the inscription work. 

Here's how this build stands out. Thanks for looking!