Nice to hear back from a client

Received a lovely bit of feedback from the owner of LemonGlass #2, the second limited of our initial limited edition run of glass blanks. "Just a short note to say how much I am enjoying the 4 wt 8' lemonglass rod that you made for me. I am using it with a Cortland Sylk 3 weight line and it casts beautifully. It also works well with a Snowbee 2-5 weight thistledown line when nymphing.I thought the rod was too soft on an initial waggle but as well as casting nicely there is no problem with hook setting and it's very forgiving playing fish." Although to my mind - a picture paints a thousand words! What a beautiful fish...

My new personal rod, hopefully will keep this one long enough to fish with it!

I have built myself 3 personal rods this year and each time have had someone write to me an offer to buy it! This one I hope will stand the test of time. Using our LemonGlass blank from CTS in New Zealand this 8'0 5wt rod is kept simple and practical. This has been finished my favourite Karelian birch used to make an insert for the Lemke reel seat hardware, snake brand guides and an agate stripping guide from Ernest at Perfect in Poland, simple yellow wraps and a cork grip sized perfectly for a long day fishing. First test outing was to Chalk Springs fishery in Arundel and found myself easily able to reach the to the other bank with great accuracy. Well powered rod, light and responsive a

8'0 5wt Amber Kabuto Fiberglass Fly Rod built by Gouldfish for George in Pennsylvania

The Amber 8053 from Kabuto is one of my favourite blanks to work on, the colour is sublime and can take both bold and subtle approaches to the build.  This rod features a stacked bamboo sliding band reel seat and  the hand turned  cork grip has been kept simple and is from flor grade Portuguese cork. Snake brand running guides complement the Joe Arguello agate stripping guide to match the rod, apricot wraps and black tips. The rod comes with one of our signature rod bags with gold embroidery thanks to Kate from Gouldstyle (aka Mrs Gouldfish) and an aluminium rod tube.

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