Custom Fly Fishing Rod Builds

February 23, 2018

This is a beautiful dark yellow Kabuto glass fly rod built for Hugo in Florida.  The rod has been finished with a Lemke reel seat hardware and a lovely figured piece of olive wood from Bethlehem.  Snake guide guides throughout with a jade green stripping guide to match...

September 1, 2017

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...

August 31, 2017

I had a request to build a copy of my personal Kabuto that has served me well for the last few years for Axel.  I decided to up the ante a little from my own rod with the addition of a stunning white Agate stripping guide from Joe Arguello and the use of Snake Brand gu...

May 20, 2017

This was one of our most interesting briefs so far, a client was planning a surprise fishing trip for his father to the UK from Russia and wanted a custom fly rod to celebrate his 70th birthday and that would be a tribute to his service in the Russian navy.

The lemke re...

August 19, 2016

Another beautiful Kabuto 8'0" 5wt built for Donald.  This one uses Lemke reel seat hardware and a beautiful piece of Karelian birch for the reel seat insert.  Snake brand guides used throughout with a lovely agate guide from J. E. Arguello to highlight the piece.  Dona...