Here 3 finished rods of the Black Pearl what I recently built in the colours orange purple and red. The orange and Purple are finished with very nice old bog Oak what still has some wood structure with a soft satin shine. the red one is finished with a Palmera insert. All are finished with blued Nickel silver hardware. The purple stripping guide is from Perfect guides ,the red and white are both of Joe Arguello.
Three in a row of The Black Pearl
Recently finished The Pure 7’2” 5wt rod with my 5th Anniversary reel. Butt is made of the same bakelite as the reel what is made by the great reel maker Mitsuru Ishii from Japan. Top flor grip, reel seat and hardware inspired by an old Garcia Conolon fly rod. The lite Snake Brand guides and stripping guide of Joe Arguello are wrapped with silk of Au Ver a Soie. This set is heading out now to a very nice fisherman in the US.
Happy to reveal the first collaboration of my 5th Ann as a professional rod builder.And more to come. Mitsuru Ishii from Japan made these 3 handmade reels especially for me. Aluminium with orange bakelite and brass. Put the same bakelite as a butt on my hardware to get the ultimate combi