Thursday, February 6, 2020

Superb XP 299

Here is another build on a Hanak blank, their latest model called the Superb XP. These blanks are slightly faster and crisper than the Superlight, and both are extremely light, "state-of-the-art" ultralight nymphing rods than can cast a dry very well with the more modern weight forward lines and they are true two weights.

A clean and minimalist build all the way, with very special double sliding ring reel seat hardware over a hand turned cork spacer. Hardware was sourced from my friend Nico at Yamame Fly Rods. I really enjoyed turning the cork reel seat insert again. It really is beautiful and has a very tight fit if done right. The clear wraps, the dark snake guides, the clean cork and the matte olive blank look  really good together. 

I have a feeling someone is going to have a blast in the upcoming fishing season. Thanks for looking!

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