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rod details

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rod details

handle and F.I.B.H.
tip top & handle insert

In all my work I make use of the most suitable and the best materials that
I can obtain, and I guarantee you the very best craftsmanship. I keep all
unnecessary weight to an absolute minimum. My esthetical ideal is a discreet,
timeless elegance. The result is a rod with a beautiful, simple look. I want
nothing to distract from the main attraction of the rod: the bamboo blank
and its abilities to cast and fish. It is my intention to cut away empty gla-
mour and instead lead the senses towards the inner qualities of the rod.

guides & wraps

I use gold finished snakes and stripping guides of the best quality.
I choose the gold colour, because it blends beautifully with the cane.
For stripping guides I still have some 100 gold plated tungsten carbide stripping
guides I will use for the light line rods, but then I will switch to a type with
diamond polished Silicon Carbide ring I use for lines #4-6, simply because this
is better and half the weight of the tungsten carbide. This means 1gram less
dead weight!
The wraps are done with golden brown silk or white silk that will be transparent
when varnished.

nickel silver ferrules

I make my own ferrules in a modified Super-Z design to give a lighter version
of it.

handle

detail of handle
handle and reelseat, both models

2" extension butt

I make two types of handles: my standard all cork grip and real seat and the
same with a small 2" permanent extension butt.
All handles, and reel seats, are made out of the highest quality cork that I can
obtain.

reel seat

The reel seat is an all cork design, very light weight, holding your reel secure
and at the same time creating a beautiful unit with the grip. I am very pleased
with my simple and effective grip-reel seat design.

end butt

The underside of the butt end I created as a "window to the soul" of the rod.
The only cosmetic extravagance on the whole rod.

rod case

The rod case is made of heavy aluminium with solid brass end caps, to protect
your rod safely.
The top end cap is designed as a replicate of the "Window to the soul" of
the butt cap.