Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Smallie Action on the Natural 4wt

Matthew from MO, sent me a text with a few photos from his outing today. The Natural 8'4" 4wt getting it done.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Yomogi 7ft 3wt - #322 SOLD

Here is another "shop build" I have finished. The last Ijuin Yomogi blank I have in stock and the last "shop build" I have for a while. You've read the reviews and love the color of these blanks, now here is one ready to go. Ijuin Yomogi 7'0" 3wt 3pc smooth, full flex fiberglass.

Flor grade all cork reel seat and modified Powell style grip, blued nickle up lock slide band hardware, blue nickle snake brand snakes, and tip top with a REC recoil stripping guide. The rod is wrapped in light olive and tipped single turn black silk. SOLD.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Steffen 8ft 5/6wt - #321

I have a finished Steffen 8ft 5/6wt 3pc fiberglass fly rod for sale. The Steffen 8ft 5/6wt is regarded as one of the finest fiberglass tapers ever produced. I ferruled the rod in my shop with solid black ferrule stock, the reel seat is a piece of amboyna burl, all nickle hardware, chrome snake brand guides, and a  black agate stone stripping guide. I wrapped the rod in black silk and tipped with single turn old gold thread. The grip is a very comfortable flor grade modified full wells. The signature and alignment dots are white ink. SOLD. The price includes the rod, rod sack, aluminum tube all as shown and insured shipping. If interested please contact me.

Ijuin 7ft 3wt review

A recent email and photos. Love these, keep them coming.

"Shane, Got the rod out on a good variety of little trips over the weekend. So far its accounted for browns on hoppers, some little smallmouth on small poppers and mooneye on dries. I wanted to try it out on a variety of water and I've been very happy with the results. The rod is beautifully finished, and once you slow it down and let the rod do the work, is really a dream to cast. I was gently dropping hoppers on small water in between and under trees and grass very smoothly. And you were right about it having some "hidden power" when you play a fish. Its everything I was hoping for and then some. 

My pictures aren't great, I really admire other guys fishing photography, but frankly when I get time on the water, I'm focused on fishing, not messing with the camera. But I wanted to include a few pics. I'm sure not a lot of guys have fished mooneye on a dry with an Ijuin, but they are a riot. Little tarpon! Next up, bookie water. Thanks again. Jared"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Morgan 8ft 4wt 4pc - #320

I finished a build that I am very proud of. This rod was built to match the new custom Willow reels I have. I started off black lacquering the fiddle back reel seat wood to match the black lacquered side plates on the reel, then did my best to blend the nickle, black silk and white tipping together along with the black and white banded agate. I am very happy and I hope the owner will be as well!