Sunday, February 21, 2021

Here comes a small fiberglass rod for brook trout fishing. It's a 6', 2-3wt blank from Hilevel, finished with a NS skeleton and ventilated grip. I decided to use NOS Philipson spiral guides on this one. You don't see them often these days. Bill Philipson was born in Sweden and had a long career in the US as a rod designer. He deserves to be mentioned, and to get new attention from a younger generation. I don't know the story behind the spiral guides. They remind me of Japanese rod making and look very cool.