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The Pride 7’8″ 4wt

This is my latest model of my line up “The Pride” 7’8” 4wt it is a progressive taper.

Finished the rod with aluminium hardware and a PEI butt.

The matching agate and Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Pearsall’s gossamer.

This rod is heading to Japan.

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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