Monday, January 30, 2012

New Fiberglass Build

Finished wrapping a rod I got in a few weeks ago. Very pleased with it. It is a very smooth and quick 8' 5wt. I lawn cast it for about a hour and a half. Can't wait to get her on the water. The signature wrap on this one is my interpretation of a Brown Trout. I think it looks great and really livens up the rod.

On Her Way Home

Finished Shane's rod and got it in the mail today. She is on her way back to Michigan. Hopefully she will be a good companion for Shane. I have to say this is probably my most favorite rod that I have built. Shane and I started talking two months ago about fiberglass, he asked me if I had time to finish a rod for him. A few days later I recieved a blank in the mail and I got started. This was a great project and I had fun.

Rod Specs:
7'6" 4wt 2/2 Swelled Butt Shane Gray blank
Joel Lemke Reel Seat
Custom Bamboo Ferrules made by Me
Charcol main wraps, tipped w/ sunburst, med brown.
Dipped Man-O-War Spar Varnish

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ferrules wrapped and ready for finishing.