Monday, July 21, 2014

This is my second build on a James Green 10, 7wt blank. This is the perfect taper for grilse and large brownies in narrow spots. Loads easily and is perfect for anchored casts. This is also a great rod for skagit fishing with short shooting heads. Appointed with a Rec reel seat and a Ritz style double handed grip. Dark nickel snake guides and a light weight stripping guide, all wrapped with yellow silk and finished with epoxy.

This rod is available through Alternative Tackle in the UK. Price $695 + int. shipping per quote. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My reel is finally ready to hit the market. We have made ten boxed sets with one extra spool in black aluminum. I have a list of people who have confronted me over the last years, and I will contact you in order of appearance. A few are already spoken for and the rest will sell quickly, so don't hesitate! If you are interested, contact me or John Lindeman of DAP Reels in the Netherlands. The price for a set is €650. 

A couple of years back, I asked James Green to cut and ferrule a light rod with staggered ferrule. I have always had a soft spot for staggered rods. It seems somehow logical to move the ferrule further down to a more "dead" area of the blank. Here is the result. This rod is a 6'6'', 3wt taper, perfect for brook trouts. All cork grip and seat, with my new skeleton in NS and yellow rubber. This rod was made on order to a returning customer in the US. 

This is the other Epic that was made for my Malaysian friend. The 8'6'', 6wt is one of the most appreciated of the Epic tapers. Great for sea run brownies, smallmouth and those big streamer flies. Appointed in a similar way as the 476, but with a small fighting butt. 

This is one of two Epics that was built to a friend in Malaysia. This is the 7'6'', 4wt taper which is a crisp and powerful 4wt rod. Lots of lifting power and great accuracy. Appointed in all cork with a blued sliding band seat. Snake Brand Originals wrapped in olive silk, with a Mildrum stripping guide wrapped in darker green silk to make it pop. I will build more of this taper after the summer holiday. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

This is a Tom Morgan 7'6'', 5wt rod that was completed yesterday. Deep loading, progressive action with a very nice balance. A bit deeper bending curve compared to the TMR 8', 5wt. Appointed with a reel seat in Cirkassian walnut and blued brass skeleton, with a smooth transition over to a flor grade cigar grip. Mildrum stripping guide in blued NS, Snake Brand Original guides and claret silk from Gudebrod. This rod was made for a customer here in Sweden. May it serve his master well, and help him land many beautiful trouts. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

This rod has been featured in a step-by-step on The Fiberglass Manifesto over the last past weeks. It's an Epic 580, made for a special customer as a gift from Carl McNeil and Epic Swift. For detailed info on the process, please visit the TFM blog. I have used Snake Brand Original guides and Pearsall Gossamer silk in two different colors. Grip style and reel seat made in Fine Tackle style. Thanks for looking!