Saturday, April 19, 2014

Morgan 8ft 5wt 4pc - #263

Another finished four piece Morgan ready to be cleaned, polished and shipped out. I plan to take a short break at ferruling rods for a bit after a couple more are finished, making ferrules for Morgan's, Steffen's and The Naturals over that last several months I need to restock and give my hands a break.

This is a lovely rod wrapped in red silk and tipped black,gold,black at the ferrules, winding check and Morgan label. Chrome Snake brand guides, nickle stripping guide and reel seat hardware, a very nice figured amboyna burled wood insert and my most popular flor grade modified full wells grip.

Friday, April 18, 2014

SWIFT EPIC Amber 686 Finished - #262

Here I have a finished Swift EPIC 686 ( 8'6" 6wt ). This rod is quite unique, my client requested a powell style grip, with an up locking slide band seat along with light olive wraps tipped black. Initially he requested a green buckeye reel seat insert, but I had nothing in a slide band so I sent off a couple photos of this quilted maple seat and an immediate response of "yes that's it" followed. The rod is finished out with snake brand guides, and a blued mildrum stripping guide. Packed and ready to head south to it's new home.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ijuin Yomogi 6633 - #264

Here is a rod I have been working on for a while. Tomo sent along a hank of rattan with my latest order of blanks, so I decided I had to build a Yomogi with a rattan grip. I looked at several dozen reel seats, and really had a tough time finding one I liked, when I saw the insert I decided to use I chose a silk to match the dark chestnut color, it's hard to see in these photos but I tipped the rod in a rattan colored thread. This is a fun, and unique little rod.

The rod is available for purchase. Asking $650 shipped within USA. Please contact me if interested. More photos on facebook. SOLD

Morgan 8054 Finished #261

Here we have another Morgan four piece 8ft 5wt build, getting ready to head out. Modified full wells grip, down locking seat with an amboyna wood insert. I wrapped the rod in chestnut thread with black and gold tipping. Great rods. More photos on facebook. SOLD

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's All Coming Together Now

Yes all the parts are coming together. It's been a long process but slowly the parts are getting finished to match each other. Slide band hardware, stripping guides and winding checks now adorn the custom rope knurl. There is just one last part to be finished (nickel silver ferrules), these should be ready soon. The locking hardware not shown has a more coarse rope knurl for easy threading but will still blend well with the rest of the parts. The Signature S glass and The Naturals will be turning out soon with all the new parts.