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McFarland 7’6” 4wt and a 8′ 5wt Spruce Creek

Here 2 finished rods of yellow glass from Mike McFarland.
The 4wt is finished with a ventilated tapered Ritz grip, gives always a great feeling in the grip when you cast. Insert is made of Maple burl with Nickel silver hardware and brushed butt also a dot of  Maple burl. The Stripping guide of Joe Arguello and Snake brand guides are wrapped with silk of “Au Ver a Soie” in orange.

The 5wt has a beautiful Bellinger hardware also with Maple burl insert. Stripping guide of Joe Arguello and Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Kimono silk.

The 4wt is in the mean time in the US, the 5wt in Spain.

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The Pure 7’2″ 5wt with a matching reel

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.

 

5th anniversary reels

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