Custom Fly Fishing Rod Builds

September 17, 2019

It is rare that I get to build a rod purely for myself and usually when I do it is one that is rushed and last minute for a specific trip.  This rod is different.  When the plan for a marketing trip to Spain to chase large wild carp in Extramadura with Corsican Dave I...

September 3, 2019

it is hard to deny that Abel make some of the most beautiful reels and this Jurassic Tail Super 6N is not exception to that.

The brief, to build a 6wt fly rod that would do it justice and match it.  Our 8'6 LemonGlass is an amazingly versatile blank and an excellent too...

August 27, 2019

The journey to own a Gouldfish rod always starts the same way - a message from a client either by email, on our facebook page or instagram.  A recent request came in from Greg in Texas who was 

“looking for a less than 9ft fly rod that can handle casting extra larg...

August 14, 2019

Huge thanks is to Dave Felce aka Corsican Dave for getting us published in this month’s Trout Fisherman magazine.  The article talks about the development of the Car’Poon which started as a conversarion about carp on the fly and has resulted in a remarkable set of rods...

July 29, 2019

Another great client challenge, an upcoming saltwater trip for GT and more in the Indian Ocean.  Similarly it should be a match for the Hatch Finatic with a blue centre hub.  This was a great opportunity for us to build the new 12wt Car'Poon.  Based on the same split t...

July 29, 2019

Beauty meets power with this 10wt Gouldfish Car'Poon rod built for Mike.   This is an exceptional blank featuring a split taper to give deep down power combined with tippet protection and delicate presentation..  A broad grain window means this 10wt rod is equally happ...

July 29, 2019

One of our friends is a big fan of fishing for shark on the fly and came to us with a challenge to build a glass rod with the power needed to pull big beasts from the depth and still have the leader protecting qualities we associate with fine glass.  This was our respo...