Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ijuin Hard Para

This 7'05" 4wt. is a special rod. Fast parabolic glass series by Ijuin rod. Buttery smooth and deep loading action with powerful, crisp tips for efficient loops and accuracy on medium sized rivers or spring creeks. 

The appointments on this translucent black blank are very minimal. NOS Struble D27-vera wood insert, translucent dark grey wraps tipped in gold here and there, all dark nickel hardware.

The handcrafted leather case makes this rod of heirloom quality.

Take a look at or cast it at the London fly fishing fair this march at the Alternative tackle booth.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Swift Epic 370

The smallest in the series. This seven foot three weight is such a smooth, easy casting rod that I think many new comers into the "glass world" will apreciate. 

Swift did a terrific job with the new composite called Zentron, wich offers a unique combination of properties, more strength and impact resistance and less weight than conventional S2-glass.

The new material feels a little bit crisper (higher modulus fiber) but smoother (refined tapers) than the old one, maybe in between glass and graphite for casting feel, but that could be a subjective statement.

There is a saying that materials come and go. Well, these blanks have beautiful progressive tapers, load incredibly easy and make precise casting at all ranges.

Overall, these new rods are slimmer and lighter, the Katana glass tubes add to that as well making for a very light package.

Check this beautiful 703 build. I have more coming this year. Thanks for looking!