Friday, October 28, 2016

Steffen 8'3" 5/6wt. Fall edition.

Here a beautiful Steffen build I completed for my good friend Jay Lee in the Netherlands. Jay hates using the six weight graphite broomsticks available in the industry today, so I decided to build him something nice and smooth so he can fish streamers more relaxed.

Jay is an FFF casting instructor and a true gentleman. I love building rods for guys like him. He can apreciate a fine build and he is very picky about handles. He thinks the handles on rods today are huge for some people's hands. That is why I paid very much attention to the grip shape and proportions.

The rod is fitted very minimalistic with a tiny fighting butt and a new "old school" Lemke bronze anodized reel seat, a complementary bronze anodized winding check and simple chestnut wraps over the dark snake guides.

A beautiful hand sewn rod bag by my girfriend along with a gorgeous new rod tube I received recently. This was the last Steffen blank in four pieces Mark made for me and one of his famous models. Thanks for looking!