Monday, February 27, 2017

Bannister glass

Recently I have been contacted by Luke Bannister, the famous bamboo rodbuilder in the UK, to build a rod on his new glass blank design, made by CTS in New Zealand. 

This 7' 4wt. has one of the quickest action I've seen in glass so far. The rod is a clean build overall with light cinnamon wraps tipped darker and black hardware. Reel seat is birds eye maple wood with Lemke uplock hardware. 

The rod was also treated with a gorgeous handmade leather case and the combo is really neat.

This rod will become available on Luke's website soon and I look forward to building more of these cinnamon blanks in the future.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Hanak Competition 396

Here's a unique project on an exclusive blank I received from Frantisek Hanak in Czech Republic. This was a special occasion as they don't sell blanks to the general public. 

It's been a while since I last built a rod with single foot guides but folks say they are better for short line euro nymphing techniques. I can't argue with anyone but I'm a snake guides guy in general. 

This rod has a very nice color scheme in chestnut wraps over light brown blank, local walnut wood insert and beautiful wooden check turned in shop transitioning from cork to blank. A gorgeous leather case was crafted to fit in this color scheme. 

This is a a truly great light stick for nymphing and some big river dry fly action. Heirloom quality grade.

Thanks for looking!