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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.

 

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 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 .

The Tiny Devil 5’6″ 3wt

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.

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.

Three in a row of The Black Pearl

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.