Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some Feed back

Recent feed back on The natural 8'3" 3wt.

"Shane, what a beauty! Color, wraps, that gorgeous mortised buckeye reel seat, WOW! And then I put it together… that is one special rod, you weren’t kidding! Something about the combination of that particular length and weight that really makes it come alive in my hand. And this part may sound a little weird, but what the hell… maybe other fishers have had a similar experience, but sometimes when I pick up a certain fly rod, I get a sense of it "belonging" on some particular creek or stream I have fished. When I picked up this 8’3”/3wt, a slideshow of several different streams played through my mind, and I can’t wait to take her out and give her a try on each and very one! Another wonderful rod, my friend, and as always your craftsmanship and service are very greatly appreciated! Reports and photos to follow, I’m sure... Take care, Blair"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yomogi 7033 Wrapped

This one is all wrapped up and well into being finished now. Yomogi 7ft 3wt 3pc, the yellow silk with be translucent after varnish and the black tipping will pop out very nicely, the client wanted a band of burgundy silk wrapped in at the signature area so I choose an agate that has some brown to match the reel seat, a small amount of dark red to match the signature band and opaque/white to match the ferrules. Should come out pretty well when finished.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Signature S-glass 804-3 Wrapped

Red silk on brown glass, combined with an amboyna reel seat insert and red agate stripping guide. I think it may turn out just right!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Natural 8'4" 4wt - #373

I finished this rod a couple days ago, it's now packed up and ready to ship out. I built the rod as requested with a flor grade modest wells grip and reel seat insert, blued hardware and silk wraps dyed amber and tipped black.

Friday, January 23, 2015

... you really out did yourself...

Here is a recently received email from Ron. I really appreciate the guys that take the time to type emails like this!

"Well Shane, you really out did yourself ,this is my fifth rod that you have built, The fit ,finish and attention to detail is outstanding. I couldn't be more satisfied with the the rod, you are a true craftsman, and a credit to the fly fishing community. All five rods that you have built for me, have been exceptional in every way. I can't say enough about your professionalism, craftsmanship, and the joy you bring to the sport, through your hard work and effort, Sincerely , Ron W. "

Thanks Ron, and I have hope that the next rod will gain more happy praises from you, as this one and the four previous have.