First: I've just listed a new rod on the "Available" page. It's a 5ft, 2/2, 3wt Classical Series bamboo rod. The story behind this rod goes like this: I've been wanting to get into some lighter rod designs for a while now to help out the anglers who like to use ultra-light tackle, - especially in bamboo. While searching out old tapers to modify & doing some experiments, I decided to give this 5 footer a try. Boy am I glad I did. I'm so very happy with this rod taper that I'm adding it to my regular list of "standard" tapers. After making the rod, I couldn't believe how well it could cast a line, so smooth & effortless. It's moderate-fast action responds nicely, especially good for a short rod (it's a natural reaction to cast a shorter rod more quickly. It takes a real knack to cast a slow, short rod). Everyone who has handled & cast this rod agrees that it is a sweet little rod.
The rod comes with an aluminum down locking cap & ring reel seat with a bubinga wood specer, chrome line guides, nickle-silver winding check & ferrules, orange silk wraps with black tipping, & comes in a padded zippered-top rod tube & a matching rod bag. The price is $550 plus shipping. You can read more about it & see more photos of it over on the "Available" page. If you're interested in this rod, or if you have any questions send me an email.
I hope you all are having a wonderful & safe trout season. Please contact me anytime to discuss fly fishing or to ask any questions.