Saturday, September 28, 2013

Swift Epic 480. "Amber&Gold"


A vintage style and pretty unique Swift Epic amber project that I decided to personalise as the "Amber&Gold" due to the contrasts that are to be seen in it.
I went for a straight grip with slightly flared end that is very comfortable. I think it really complements the reel seat design and it's a classy one. The wraps are amber-gold silk, stripping guide is a classy Mildrum SMRC, reel seat hardware is made of duronze (polished) with a gorgeous maple burl mortised insert, winding check is also polished to match the rest of the parts.
The rod comes with a spare tip so you can rest assured a potential accident won't ruin your fishing trip. Tube is a classy, polished aluminum with rounded brass ends.
Like all of my builds, this rod is built utmost precision and attention to details. 
It casts like a dream and can punch a #4 or #5 line into the wind at 50-60' with no problem, yet can delicately present a fly on the water with great precision.
I am offering this beauty up for sale so if anyone is interested feel free to contact me.
Price is $795 shipped worldwide!  Thanks for your interest!






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kabuto brown 6'6" 2wt.

A fun little rod built for a good friend. Finished in clear wraps, tipped in black, aligment dots, medium amber agate guide in dark nickel frame and low profile titanium snake guides. Also features my exclusive Lemke downsliding reel seat in black anodized hardware and a gorgeous maple burl mortised insert. This is one of the sweetest, fun little fiberglass rod I've built so far. It's a must have by any small stream fisherman, it's light and has a lot of backbone and allows for a quicker casting stroke. My kind of rod. Thumbs up Kab for making such a wonderful blank! This thing is perfection!