Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Natural 8'3" 3wt wrapped

I finished wrapping this rod yesterday. All these colors should blend together well and the final rod should be spectacular..... I hope.

YOMOGI .... Sexy?!?

A recent email - 

"PS...Fished the Ijuin on the upper Gardner and that thing is as awesome as it is sexy!"

I agree!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Morgan Unity build - wrapped

I finished wrapping this Tom Morgan Unity build just the other day. After the photos I cleaned the wraps up a bit and have two coats of finish on the wraps now. This one will be ready SOON!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TFM/EPIC 686 Demo finished

If you have been waiting for the EPIC 686 Demo as Carl and Cameron have it is finally finished and will be shipped down to Cameron and added to the TFM loan program. This is a very simply build with clear silk wraps, and some tipping and trim only at ferrules and cork check. The grip is a modified full wells with a thumb imprint, I added a short fighting butt with down locking reel seat hardware. I had difficulty deciding the hardware color so I landed on nickle and chrome then decided to blue just the knurled parts of the hardware. Look for this rod in the TFM loan program soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ijuin Yomogi 7'6" 4wt - #314 SOLD

The finished Yomogi build I posted about a short while ago. The blank is Tomo's semi-parabolic taper blank in the spring green color. I chose a Koa wood insert that has a curl grain pattern and a brown/red color, up lock slide band hardware and a perfectly shaped flor grade Powell style cork grip. I blued the hardware and used blued Snake brand snakes. The wraps are light olive silk, tipped in black and trimmed in a chestnut silk to match the Koa wood and the agate stone. The rod is finished and ready to ship. Price includes the rod, rod sack and aluminum tube with custom blued hardware as shown.  Perfection grade build SOLD. Please contact me if interested.  More photos on facebook. I had to dodge a few rain drops this morning, so you may see a water drop or two in the photos.