Friday, March 6, 2020

Boca Grande

So I've never build a 12wt. before. I've built 10wt. spey rods but never a fiberglass rod just like this. I think Swift went over the top with this one and for good reason. I've never fished saltwater with a fly rod but I would assume this "bad Larry" here would put up some good fight with GT's, cudas, sharks, big tarpon or whatever else is out there.

I did my best on this challenging blank, both for color matching appointments and even finishing in record times for an upcoming trip. Aquamarine japanese silk wraps and simple fitting in chrome and black hardware. The Burkheimer style handle and fighting butt were also challenging and I'm very happy of how they turned out.

This Swift Epic BG is a one-of-a-kind fly rod. This rod has its place in some folks arsenal and is a really unique design.

I can't wait for some fish pictures of this rod in the elements. Thanks for looking!