Rods on Hand
Once in a while I manage to sneak
in enough time to build a rod or two to keep on hand.
If you're so severely infected with "bamboo-itis"
that you simply cannot wait, this is the place for
you. I try to keep this section of the site up to
date. Any rods described below are available now.
7' 2/1 4 weight Demo rod based on a Payne taper. Very lightly flame toned, medium fast action. Clear wraps. Smallish straight cigar grip. Aluminum downslide seat over cork spacer. BAMBOO ferrules. Made for demonstration purposes
6' 2/2 2 weight This tiny rod features very light cane with clear wraps with jasper highlights, a small cigar grip above a custom slide band reel seat. It will be perfect for tiny streams filled with brookies or cutthroats. New, lawn cast only. $1695
7' 6" 2/2 4 weight In the summer of 2011 I found myself with nothing to fish myself except for a 6' 2 weight or the first rod I made. Ironically I never had the chance to fish this rod. I had the strips for this rod lying around the shop and built them up as a rod for my own use. It's made from strips leftover from two different rods and features dark flamed cane, brown translucent wraps, a redwood burl reel seat spacer and a slender cigar grip. This rod is my interpretation of the Young Perfectionist taper. Pictures available on request. New, lawn cast only. $1495 (Sold)
8' 3/2 3 weight One of my popular tapers, this little rod features made features light olive wraps, tipped red. The grip is cigar shaped. The handle hardware is blued to almost black. This taper always impresses. Great for fishing small flies to educated trout. New, lawn cast only. $1995 Pictures available on request.