Thursday, September 22, 2022

Sage Trout LL

An exceptional rod from Sage I finished this spring, a replica build in their classic style. 

Appointed with a Struble U20 reel seat and a gorgeous zebra wood and classic NS stripping guide with a ceramic insert. This Sage rod is a class act.

The Trout LL 590 is probably one of the sweetest five weights Sage has come up with lately. I got to cast this rod extensively, and have also fished it once and felt amazing. Not too fast and not too slow.

I have more LL projects in the near future. Here are some pics.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Five Rivers FTL

I've finished this "unicorn" at the beginning of the summer for a guy in Norway. 

He was looking for this rod for years and I had a NOS blank in stock for years. It's a mistery how the universe works but there's the right rod for the right guy every time and this rod was a special one all the way. I had it finished just before my summer fishing trip to Norway and all stars aligned for it.

This Dan Craft Fivers Rivers FTL blank is over 20 years old and one of the sweetest feeling six piece models made, from relatively early modern graphite days. Simple, minimalist style build, all grey colors with custom color rod tube and extra tip, with a hint of orange. Thanks for looking!