Saturday, November 4, 2017

Here comes a recently finished favorite, the Ijuin "Hard-Para" 7'05'', 4wt. This rod was appointed with a new type of reel seat, where the center of the reel seat is slightly off-set from the center of the blank axis. This concept moves the reel weight closer to the hand and improves the balance when casting. Loop did this in early prototypes from the 90's, and Sage developed it with the Centre Axis rods. My take is however more traditional, with a regular skeleton in aluminum. The rod was appointed with a straight cigar grip, chrome guides and brown silk wrappings.