Saturday, November 4, 2017

This rod is also from Tomo Ijuins "Hard-Para"-series, but the 7'02'', 3wt taper. This rod was made with the same off-set reel seat, in a more articulated manor. The back of the wooden insert aligns seamlessly with the cork grip, and it becomes like one long grip for the hand to move along. The balance is amazing, and the ergonomics are prefect. The reel seat is made from Turkish walnut with brass skeleton. A straight Ritz grip, 5.5''long, and Snake Brand Universals wrapped in bright chestnut Kimono silk. This rod was built for my friend the shoemaker Norman Vilalta, and delivered in person in his amazing workshop in Barcelona last week. Keep up the good work, Norman!