Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I have finished the Ijuin 7ft 3wt 3pc build I started a short time ago. I wanted to build the rod around the rattan reel seat insert I made. I decided to dye the white blank a caramel cane color, and wanted to wrap and finish the rod very simply to highlight the rattan seat insert.
The rod is wrapped in silk then varnished clear, I added a small amount of tipping at the cork check and end of female ferrules. The rod features custom Lemke made nickle silver pocket cap and slide band hardware that I blued to match the snake brand guides, blued cork check and blued mildrum stripping guide. I turned a very comfortable slim cigar grip from 1/4 inch flor grade cork rings. The rod is a 7ft 3wt 3pc model, full flex, slow action and just plan fun.
The rod is for sale, and comes complete with the custom sewn rod sack, and the aluminum tube with nickle hardware that I blued to match the rod hardware. I plan to make more rattan seats in the future as an up charge option for some rods, but in this case there in no charge for the seat. I am asking $575 or best offer, plus shipping. If interested in this rod please contact me. I have several more photos on facebook.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I finished the first of two rods for a client in Russia. This is "candy" he decided to name the rod after he saw the pre-finished photos of it. I think the rod looks great with the stacked bamboo reel seat, flor grade cigar grip, and all blued hardware. More photos on facebook.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I turned the grips and started to put together a few more builds today as I finish varnishing a couple more. I am looking forward to wrapping and finishing these rods over the next couple weeks.
- 7'0" 3wt 3pc Ijuin with Rattan reel seat and pocket cap and slide band hardware
- Morgan 8'3" 6wt - Down lock threaded seat with Amboyna spacer
- Signature E-glass 7'0" 4wt 3pc - Cork Mortise reel seat, up lock slide band hardware
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I finished the Signature E-glass Light Golden Olive 7ft 4wt 3pc build. This is a wonderful rod, I added at client request a stacked bamboo, cork mortise down lock slide band reel seat. Flor grade cigar grip, wrapped in translucent silk and tipped in light brown/orange to match the agate stripping guide. SOLD and heading to Ireland tomorrow.