Friday, December 7, 2012

Steffen 8'6" 6/7wt.

Blank: Steffen S-glass 3pc.
Reel seat: Lemke nickle silver downlocking&maple burl insert
Guides: Hard chrome snake guides&stripping guide
Wraps: Antique gold silk&white tipping/alignment dots
Handle: Flor grade hand turned modified full wells
Price: 550$ shipped worldwide (SOLD)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Steffen 8'6" 6/7 wt.

 All wrapped and ready to be finished. Stay posted!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dan Craft FT9044

Here is a cool vintage looking rod built on the epic Dan Craft FT 9044 blank, old model. Dan has changed the FT line this year and this is possibly one of the last old FT's to see. The rod has amazing reserve power and very fast tip action. With just "of the tip casts" it loads easy in short and casts amazing distances if needed. This fellow here is a great all around trout rod or could be a tournament caster's dream rod. It's one of a kind and I would  allready call it a "classic".
Rod specs: 
Blank: DC FT9044
Handle: Flor grade cork modified full wells
Reel seat: Lemke uplocking dark nickel plated and maple burl insert
Winding check: Lemke blued diagonal knurl
Guides: Titanium carbide low profile snake guides and classic all metal stripping guide
Thread: Bronze silk&single metallic trims at ferrules and stripping guide
Hook keeper: classic strap and ring folding hook keeper
Price: 475$
Thanks for looking! This rod is SOLD.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The magic of fall flyfishing

 Here are some cool shots that me and my buddies took on the river on our last sessions. Just wanted to share some beautiful fall colours with you. Good fishing!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kabuto white

Showing off the latest fiberglass rod build on a blank supplied by a client from Mr. Kabuto's september batch.

I must say that these Kabuto fiberglass rods are something very special. I was most impressed by the feel of this 7'6" 4wt. white beauty. A great quality blank made in Japan. The smooth progressive medium action with soft tip and strong butt section translates into a fine casting and fishing tool. This thing's got finesse and power. I am stoked! 
The rod was fitted with the best quality components as always. The customer gave me full freedom on selecting the components. I selected a lime green silk thread, wich I think it offers a light contrast but also retain subtleness.
The low profile ultra light snake guides and tip top provide smooth line flow and maintain quickness of the rod tip.

Mr. Tom Morgan's guide sizing philosophy surely is something to be applied on these smaller sized trout rods. The rod casts extremely smooth and the line slides smoother.
The reel seat used is one of my exclusive designs made by Joel Lemke. The fine downsliding radiused hardware with straight line knurling and an olive-green myrtle wood insert perfectly complement the lime green wraps. I wanted to keep the wrapping scheme simple and close to the original Kabuto rod build.
The handle is a comfortable almost full wells/Fenwick style grip hand turned in the shop. Five star quality on the cork and the very best available.

The Lemke blued winding check fits tight to the blank and provide smooth transition to the thread wrap and minimalistic look.
My four layer epoxy finishing work provides durability in time and a slim esthetic look.
The gorgeus dark nickel agate guide blends beautifully with the titanium carbide snake guides, wood insert and wraps. This is my presentation grade build.

Finished rod's total price as pictured (with tube and cloth) came out to 560$. Worldwide shipping is aproximately 40$ depending on the country. Thanks for looking and your interest in my work!