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.
Last proto’s of the new models of “The Pure”The 6’8″ 2/3wt is finished with polished aluminium hardware and a black mircata butt.
The 7’4” 6 wt is finished with dark Nickel Silver Bellinger down lock hardware, insert is made of burl Maple.
Both of the rods have Snake Brand guides and are wrapperd with a very classic brand out of France “Au Ver a Soie” in the colour burnt orange.
The proto’s are in yellow glass but in production they coming in the translucent tobacco colour.
The Black Pearls
Herewith 2 rods of ”The Black Pearl” 4wt. The first has a nice ebony insert what is a bit flamed
Ijuin Sakura 7’11” 5wt 4 piece
Blue Halo so blue
Got a request, can you make this rod clean, simple, only cork and with a sliding ring/band.
Steffen Brothers 8′ 3/4wt
This rod is finished with a cigar cork grip, Bubinga insert and blued brass hardware.
Mike McFarland 8’6”4wt 4pc in black and copper
This is one of my resend builds and this McFarland is finished in black and Copper.