Custom Fly Fishing Rod Builds

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...

August 22, 2017

A very special build commissioned for Jim by his children for his birthday celebrations.  Jim has recently taken up fly fishing in retirement and they thought he'd really enjoy something personalised and specially for him.

The build is on a Gouldfish LemonGlass blank (r...

July 30, 2017

An Epic 480 (8'0 4wt) custom rod built for Jose in Spain featuring Spalted Tamarind Reel seat insert, Lemke LC1 downlocking reel seat, snake brand guides, and a Joe Arguello Agate stripping guide.  This was finished with transarent gold wraps with purple trim bands.

Swi...

May 29, 2017

Glen Pointon is a well respected fishing guide in the UK who I met recently on my trip to Islay and learned a great deal from.  We discussed what kind of custom fly rod would be best suited to him for his river trout fishing adventures.  We settled on the Epic 476, an...

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...

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