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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

 

Epic 686 in Amber

Epic 686 in Amber and red.

Nice matching reel seat of Lemke Concepts with a nice matching spacer

and a classic Mildrum stripping guide.

restoration project of a vintage Sage glass rod

Restoration project of a vintage Sage glass rod. A Struble U8 NOS hardware with a Turkish walnut insert.

Perfect agate and Original Snake Brand guides wrapped with Pearsall’s Gossamer.

It is always nice to give this kind of rods a new life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Morgan 7′ 3wt

Just finished this Tom Morgan 7’ 3wt with a classic twist.

Brushed aluminium with a POM butt as hardware.

The Snake brand guides and the black perfect agate are wrapped with dark claret Pearsall’s gossamer.

This rod and reel is going to a nice fisherman in Japan.

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.

5’6” ultra light spinning rod of Mike McFarland

Recently finished this 5’6” ultra light spinning rod of Mike McFarland. Aluminium slide ring and a butt of Brass and turned in house…. guides all wrapped with Pearsall’s Gossamer.
This is really fun to fish with this rod.

Ijuin Hard Para”Beni” 7’05” 4wt

Ijuin rod “Hard Para” Beni 7’05” 4wt This great rod is finished with an EVA ventilated tapered Ritz style grip, insert is bog oak and.the hardware is made of blued nickel silver. All turned in house The Joe arguello stripping guide and the Snake brand guides are wrapped with Kimono silk. For this special occasion I gave the red rod also a red rod sock. This rod is via Alternative Tackle on his way to the owner in the US

CTS quartz 8′ 4wt 4piece

Here a recent finished rod of a CTS Quartz.8′ 4wt in a clear wrap with red and black accents.
insert is made of very nice Katalox also named as Royal Mexican Ebony. Hardware I made it from Nickel silver. Stripping guide is from Joe Arguello and the colour red is super.

 

 

The Pure 7′ 3/4wt for Wooly Bugged

This rod is made for Mike of Wooly Bugged what finally ends up in a nice collaboration.

The rod is finished with a Ritz style grip, a bit swelled insert what is made of Flamed Mutenye wood and is matching good with the colour of the blank. Hardware of the insert is made of polished nickel silver, slide ring and brass butt are brushed.

Joe Arguello and Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Kimono silk.

Even the Approach Genesis reel is matching nicely with the rod.

 

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