Well, recently Mike introduced this new line of fly rod, & folks, they look darn good to me!!
As all three of us (Mike Buriak, Mike McFarland, & myself) are Pennsylvanian rod makers, this package is truly a PA fly rod outfit!!!!
Appalachian 632…. This little 6ft, 3wt model was designed to target the Brookies of the great Appalachian Mountain Range where my family traditions in fly-fishing originated. This classic two piece, tip over butt model is great for roll casting buggers and still has the finesse of throwing little stimulators and caddis. It has a great classic glass feel with a progressive tip for hook sets on the little gems of the Appalachians. “This is just my preference and opinion when I state the following”, sometimes fishing slower and other glass I noticed I missed a few strikes in tight quarters, so this is just something a little more progressive in action. This little gem can handle a lot of diverse conditions, and I tend to under “gun” at times because I like to push rods to the limit and enjoy feeling the fight. I have fished bigger water as well with this one, and it’s a performer. Personally, I tend to fish a 3 wt most of the time
Salmo Trutta 852…. This 8 ft. 5wt, 2 piece was designed with my home waters in mind of the Pine Creek Valley (Big Pine Creek), Penns Creek, and Spring Creek here in Central Pennsylvania. The browns in these waters always make me smile, and relieves the stress of everyday life.) The older I get the more I cherish these precious moments on the stream. This model has the backbone to do it all from nymphing, or a dry with a dropper, and reaching out there at a pretty good distance when needed. The goal was to offer a solid all-around rod. Just like the Appalachian, this model has a progressive recovery to shoot some line, and yet have that full flex feel for a great “digging” and “head shaking” brown.
To see more photos of these rods, tubes, & bags - including Mike's contact info -please see this post Mike put up at the Fiberglass Flyrodders Forum by clicking HERE.