Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sage Z-Axis vintage

This might possibly be the most "handsome" Sage I've built so far. Note the beautiful appointments on this rod in order to look "old school". "Smoked" components all the way along with the dark amber agate guide and a lustroust chestnut brown silk that looks crazy in the sun. The handle is very comfortable allowing great feel of the rod. My customer wanted something very special and had me choose the components for him. He suffers of an incurable disease but holding up well and has strong will and wants to fish this rod for many seasons to come. I admire people like him. I hope I did him justice. I will see this rod bent this season with my own eyes guiding him on my favorite trout waters. Get well soon buddy! The fish are waiting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Winston LT 479-5

The first custom Winston LT shown here was intended to be built just like an "original" Winston rod. Slight differences such as the Lemke uplocking nickel silver and amboyna wood reel seat, slightly darker green silk wraps, custom sewn rod cloth and Landmark aluminium tube make this a unique, sweet looking rod. Winston LT blanks can still be found in a limited stock.  Thanks for looking and your interest!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Winston LT 479-5 in progress

I'm excited to work on a first Winston rod project.  Have finished wrapping the rod last night and hand turned the "Winston style" grip today. Here are some pictures of the first Winston green rod handcrafted here at "Tightloop Fly rods" all wrapped in emerald green silk that will turn into a deep, lustrous finished look. This will be epic. Stay posted!