Thursday, December 30, 2010

8wt. switch rod..

Hi everyone!
This is a long time waited rod project that I'm absolutely thrilled of...this boy can be used as a single hand rod (10') or as a short double hander (switch 10'6").

Here are the specs:
Blank: Five Rivers FT 10' 8wt. 4pcs.
Action: Fast Progressive
Taper: Progressive Power Taper
Guides: Hopkins&Holloway hard chrome, oversized for serious line shooting
Reel seat: Struble U18-HG
Handle: Custom turned high quality cork with composite cork accents and rubberized ends
Fighting butts: Two removable fighting butts for single or double handed casting
Rod price:470$ (sold)

Thankx for looking,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Late fall flyfishing..

Since the winter doesn't want to come yet, I thought I'd post some fall pics from my grayling home water, fishing with a good friend after 7 years....although logging is still affecting the fish and insects (you can notice the mud on the rocks), I am surprized that this river (my "1wt. dry fly water") still holds some wild grayling, that despite their size, they fight like hell ..throwing loops and tiny midges have always felt a bit more special here since this the place where I learned how to cast a line..for me it's a magic place (and will stay this way) where I get to test some new rods in the weekends..thankx for stopping by and tightloops to you all!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Slovenia. The land of living water.

Flyfishing the breathtaking beautiful rivers of Slovenia is one of the best experiences you can imagine..
Home of the marble trout (Salmo Marmoratus, the largest stream growing trout in the world), the Soča (possibly the most beautiful river in Europe) and its tributaries, is maybe the most challeging fishery where my rods have been to...

Because these 'dudes' are so strong..they deserve to fight another day..
Last episode...the misterious marble trout..