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.
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.
Check his website www.woolybugged.com and his you tube channel
The leetle fellar gets a younger brother a Tom Morgan 6’9” 3wt
The question was simple. Can you make a younger brother for my RL Winston Leetle Fellar splitcane.
And when you get THAT question and you have the right blank for it, you never say no. The blank is one of the last remaining NOS of Tom Morgan.
The whole time building this rod it was a challenge, to keep everything in balance like the leetle Fellar.The cork grip has the same size. On request the reel seat part has to be as short as possible. I made the aluminium hardware more slimmer with a butt of POM (delrin).
Mildrum stripping guide and snake brand guides are wrapped with gossamer silk.
Even the rod sock and protection sleeve are red like the Winston instead of my own rod sock .
Here another build of The tiny devil 5’6″ 3wt.
This rod is great for small and bushy waters. but also on other waters is it fun to fish with and to catch fish on this rod is pure sensation.
The stripping guide and Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Kimono Lime Ricchi. The rod caught in the mean time the first wild trouts in the UK waters.
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.
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.
Here a great rod of Tomo the Hard Para.This rod is so much difference that the Yomogi line, lot of power and so much quicker, but also much feeling in the rod. The rod is finished with 1/4 inch cork rings and a insert of more than 1000 years Japanese old piece of Yukusugi wood. The stripping guide of Joe and the Snake brand guides are wrapped with the signature color of Yamame the Kimono Lime Ricci. The Nickel Silver hardware has a black dot in the butt.
The first of The Black Pearl in a 5wt version.
The rod is besides the hardware as black as possible. Insert is made of old bog oak and in a satin shine,the reel seat is an up- and down lock version made from Nickel silver hardware with a black butt. The Snake brand guides, the stripping guide are wrapped with kimono black and Lime Ricci green as signature tipping.
This is a new translucent blank of the Tom Morgan Rodsmith.
The colour is a kind of magic, in darker weather almost black and in sunny weather so nice translucent.
First there was the blank and later on this reel showed up on my bench, with the question, make a nice combi of it.
The spool of the reel is PEI and this is great stuff, light strong an a nice colour to (Reel is from Leen Huisman) and to order via Alternative tackle.
Tom Morgan 6’9” 3wt
This rod is finished with a cork insert and a Ritz style cork grip. The blank is one of the last NOS blanks and made when Mr. Morgan was still in the company. Tried to give the rod a clean look. Only top flor cork grip and insert.Hardware is polished Nickel Silver with a bruched butt. Milk Glass agate of Joe Arguello and Original Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Claret Pearsall’s Gossamer and some green signature tipping.