I've been working on these new blanks for the 2020 line up of my Trout Smiths branded rods. I will be offering a limited number of E glass and S glass rods this coming season. Currently finalizing the wood inserts for the rods. As with last season all these rods will be finished and available for intimidate shipment as Trout Smiths branded rods, although I may hold a few to offer as custom builds as well.
I am working on some graphite models in 3,4 and 5wt that are medium action and feel allot like glass. I am planning on some spinning rods as well, but I am not happy with the point they are at as of today. When I finish the reel seat design on the spinning rods I will add them to the line up.
I will add updates as I draw closer.
** What is Trout Smiths? I build these rods just as I do with my Graywolf branded rods, but the idea is to not offer custom options, so there are no options as to reel seat, grip, guide wrap etc. Simply put, less time spent communicating for custom options means I can offer these rods for a lower cost and they are ready to ship the day you purchase. Still quality made, flor grade cork, Lemke seats, built and finished by me in Michigan. Of coarse I will be happy to build as a custom rod but the cost will be a bit higher
Thanks for reading, Shane