I'd like to announce a new rod I'll be doing very soon. It's called the 70LS (Limited Series, or Little Stiffy).
7' 6wt 3 piece black unsanded glass with tip over butt ferrules. I'll be making 10 of these on a custom basis. Pricing starts at $565, $200 deposit to secure a build.
Here are some pictures of the final prototype which I made for Brandon Bailes (his flies were the inspiration behind this design). This one has a downlocking seat, which is an option. I will also make them with my brass cap and ring seat with wood or cork seat - buyer's choice.
Brandon with a small water streamer eating brown in Alabama.
Subtle translucent cinnamon wraps, Mildrum style stripping guides.
Strong progressive action suitable for small water streamers, hoppers, mice and other 'big fly' fishing.
'#0' = the final prototype
Sensitive enough to feel smaller fish and make accurate casts, versatile enough to put on a dry when you see a hatch coming on.
I expect these to be available by late January '17. Contact me for more info.
Thanks for looking!
As of January 4, I have 7 of these rods reserved, 3 are available. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... ormat=750w
An early prototype in yellow glass with my darkened brass cap and ring seat and Osage orange partial wood seat. Smallies on the French Broad.