Sunday, April 23, 2017

Swift Epic 480

Just finished this Epic 480 Nude for Mark at Alternative Tackle in the Uk. This understated build features my radiused style downsliding signature seat with a gorgeous walnut insert, nickel silver black agate and classic snake guides, a super polished nickel silver minimalistic winding check and classy strap&ring hook keeper. Handle is a modified cigar shape with a bit of flare that offers great support and a bit slimmer is comfortable casting all day. I did test cast this rod on grass and feels really sweet. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sage One

Another Sage I've finished recently. For some folks, the One might be the only one. 

Features a unique two-tone amboyna spacer that is actually finished in epoxy rod finish. Something I will do more in the future. The rest is just "standard" Sage with my utmost attention to details. 

This thing is built to last. Thanks for looking and Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Steffen 7'9" 3/4wt.

Here's a sweet Steffen rod I built for my friend Liviu at Fly Fishing Romania. It's very neat that Liviu and his wife Smaranda are also making maybe the finest amadou (and also most expensive) there is in the industry. They were very kind to offer me one and I can't wait to test it this season when the dry fly action begins.

The rod was finished just in time for the fly fishing event that took place in Germany, Europe's largest flyfishing expo (EWF). Liviu told me the rod made some "buzz" and folks were delighted with it. 

This rod is built in my heirloom grade fit & finish, with the best of everything. I hope it will be fished for many seasons and will be much enjoyed by the "Fly Fishing Romania" crew & clients (including their lovely daughter Cezara when she will be bigger). Thanks for looking!