Monday, January 21, 2013

Sage Z-Axis 596-4

This is the type of project you'll probably wonder why I'll never do again..
A good friend of mine asked me if I would rebuild his favorite five weight that was previously build by somebody else. 
The guides used weared out and ended up with some broken fingernails after stripping everything off  (guides and original wraps and inscription wich were quite big). 
Cleaned up the handle and gave it a new shape. Overall, I think it came out great and that it looks pretty sharp. 
I'm very happy with the result although I have to admit I never really believed it will came out like this. This rod had some serious wear and tear but I'm glad it's now "back in shape".
Thank you all for looking at my work!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

T.F.M. Epic rod build

Recently two Epic rod blanks arrived from New Zealand. The 476 salsa and the 580 natural. The salsa blank is intended to be built as a shop demo rod.


All the parts needed for the T.F.M. Epic build have been put together so I'm really excited to start working on the 580 natural that will be included in the T.F.M. Rod Loan Program.

  
 Stay close for some more shop news and to see how this T.F.M Epic rod build progresses.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Epic Fly Rod Blanks

Carl McNeil of OnTheFly New Zealand and his freshly new born fly fishing company, Swift Fly Fishing, have recently released a totally new line of fiberglass rod blanks called "Epic".

These state-of-the-art "high-modulus" unidirectional S2 fiberglass blanks offer advanced performances due to their faster tapers, faster recovery and fiber construction.

 
They come in three different models (476, 580 and 686) and different stunning colours to choose from.


The latest addition to the Epic blank line is the so called "So Blue" Epic blank as well as the new 480 blank model.

 
More detailed information about these new exciting blanks and their availability can be found on the company's website.

I am proud and honored to have been officially listed as a certified "Epic Rod Builder"


Check out Swift Fly Fishing.


Affinity MX 10'0" #2wt.

Last rod finished in 2012. A sweet medium to medium fast action ultralight ten feet two weight CTS Affinity MX designed for french nymphing. This rod could make a sweet longer length dry fly rod as well as it can present a small fly with great delicacy. This one's going to his new owner in Italy. Thanks for looking at my work and your interest!
Happy New Year!