Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Here is a refinished Sage 490 LL rod, the famous "Light line" series designed by Don Green in 1982. I have kept the original reel seat and the cork on this rod. I gave the nickel parts some polishing, a new oil coat to the wood insert, sandpapered the cork handle and also brand new thread wraps. This rod has now the highest finish quality just like all my custom finished rods. I was fortunated to find this rare Sage rod in good condition here in Romania and now my friend in Norway will happily fish this rod for years to come. Stay close for new pages to be added on my blog, "Rods for sale", "Rod status" and "Testimonials". Thanks for looking!
Friday, March 20, 2015
A heirloom quality Morgan fiberglass build I have finished recently on a special order. A very smooth taper that will do great on any smaller or medium sized stream. Appointed with the very finest components and materials like a "vintage" Struble D27 in dark nickel hardware and imbuya wood spacer, chestnut silk wraps finished in four layers, an exceptional coffee brown agate guide from Joe Arguello that compliments the parts perfectly. This special rod comes with a new very exquisite handcrafted leather rod tube, and the original Morgan tube as well. These fine leather tubes have a nice adjustable shoulder strap that makes them great for those backcountry trips or just for carring your favorite rod/s. They can be requested with a custom built rod or separately. As for what can be done, it all depends on sizes needed and leather availabilty. I have one more Morgan blank to finish in the coming weeks and expecting some new blanks to arrive from Tom Morgan soon. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Here is a recently finished Orvis Superfine rod built for a fine gentleman in Utah. Dan wanted this special spiral finished graphite blank to be built in the Dave Lewis style with visible yellow signature wraps. One of my favorite builders that were around and a great inspiration to me so I couldn't agree more. He wanted this rod to have one of my signature reel seats, despite the fact that these were actually designed for the fiberglass builds given their bigger diameter. I think it actually turned out to look great in the end. The sharp looking darkened hardware matches the blank and a gorgeous piece of buckeye burl wood to match the dark olive wraps. Dan is eager to put his hands on this beauty and I can't wait to see some fish caught on it. I heard rumours that Orvis is redesigning (again) these beautiful Superfines this year. This might just be the last one but I'm looking forward to building a Helios later this year. Thanks for looking everyone!
"I'm a detailer. You can see it in my thread and epoxy work. I believe epoxy should be sculptured, not ever too thick. ", Dave Lewis.