This matched set of rods was commissioned by a qualified fly angler, who I feel will be satisfied to get often called "uncompromising".
The rod is wrapped in rust silk, with TiCH shakes and stripping guides, with blued Hariki ferrules with black wraps.
Together with the conventional Uncooked cork, reinforced compound cork was used at The underside of the grip, for durability. Matching high-quality chocolate compound cork was added to the tip of each grip to match the butt.
- Kookaburra engraved within the butt cap, with flies within the slide band, scrollwork on the locking nut, and wattle to the ferrules
A current collectors rod for an American purchaser, featuring scroll engraving about the ferrules and engraved reelseat components, in addition to a pink mallee burl reelseat.
In making a rod to rejoice the start on the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, I believed that It might be fitting to create a rod that introduced together the origins of trout in Australia, in conjunction with aspects of what has grown to be to me a really Australian variety of bamboo fly rod.
The rod is pictured at remaining, with several of the guides that doc the introduction of trout to Australia:
This rod was built to rejoice Tonkin Cane, or "Tea Stick" Bamboo (because it is known in China) as being a rodmaking materials. Instead of fitting a cork grip and picket reelseat, a big butt swell was used to find this sort the grip and reelseat. This needed double building the butt sectoin of the cane. The under grip and swell location was then hollow fluted before glueup to retain a light-weight really feel of the rod from the hand.
Though they happen to be fished on a regular basis, they still appear pretty good I do think! They function some outstanding engraving in addition to customized reelseats, with obvious manual wraps and coloured tipping.
For several a long time I've been generating landing nets, employing three to six ply laminate Tonkin Cane hoops, and handles of Australian hardwoods and Banksia Pods. I've designed Numerous prototypes, in numerous shapes and sizes, and had friends together with other revered anglers check out them out.
** The rod has been about the h2o some times (as it is possible to see!), and is particularly in fantastic, flippantly fished situation. It has an incredibly sleek, easy action, that may roll a 12 foot leader from the idea, or comfortably Solid an extended line in stream fishing situations.
Yours certainly bringing a brown to The online. Be aware the rod upturned and held back again, to avoid high sticking, also to be in a fantastic place to respond to any sudden movement of your fish.
Nor do I get A lot data in the labeling … just the length, tippet size and butt diameter. Most of the time, I would prefer to hold the control and overall performance I acquire by tying my own.
Brown trout increasing to mayflies on a rod for Mike Stevens (see a lot more pics over inside the "Rods" part).