Monday, May 4, 2015

First day

While many have already had a lot of good fishing days here in Europe, in Romania trout season just started (first of may).

This blog of mine is mainly focusing on my rodbuilding works. I often think what would those rods be without any fishing related to them. I rarely have the time to fish these days and even more rarely build any new rods for myself. But when I get a chance I like to get the most of it (pictures of fish, river shots, special rod etc.).

Rain doesn't scare me anymore ever since the norwegian experience, so me and a friend decided to do a first day of fishing together like in the good old days.

No serious hatch happened yet, so czech nymphing was appropiate because of our spring conditions here. My rod of choice is the old trusty TCR #4, a dt2 line with a czech tapered indicator, short leader and two weighted nymphs. It's becoming harder and harder to find good sized trouts on romanian rivers. A thing that worries me a lot.

A picture's worth a thousand words so.. Cheers and good fishing everyone!





 
 





 




 



 




Thursday, April 30, 2015

First spey

Challenged myself and accepted to build a first spey rod. I can't remember when was the last time I scratched my head before starting on a completely new project. I guess I'm on the right path. Now comes the hard part. Finishing this 15foot 10wt. monster. I'm very curious how much it will take to actually finish it. Stay close and thankx for looking!




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Salsa 686

Finished another Epic salsa 686 rod. This rod is a similar build to this one. Clear and black accents really make for a beautiful and striking combination on this amazing blank. The slightly longer snub-nose handle is extremely comfortable and something that I would want on my personal rod. More Epic builds are coming and some other very interesting builds. Thanks for looking!










Friday, April 10, 2015

Swift Epic 580

Just finished this beautiful Epic 580 Amber rod. Simple color scheme with transparent wraps tipped in pale orange. I just love this new snub nose/modified full wells grip shape. It's really comfortable and feels great on a five weight rod. Not too thick nor thin and just feels right. The wood insert on this one is something special. It is locally harvested and turned by a knife craftsman and friend of mine. This particular piece of wood (Tisa wood) has some nice V-stripes as well as some longitudinal ones and the pale orange color is just gorgeous and matches the rod and the wraps. Up next is another 686 salsa. Thanks for looking!