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miscellanous rods

Tight Loop
A fast rod, liked by many for fishing pocket waters with pin point accuracy.

The Delight
A wonderful, shorter all-round rod for delightful all day fishing.

The Gusty
A powerful rod to drive a narrow looped line into the wind.

The Gusty S
The Gusty with an even stronger tip section.

The Garrison 209E
Very harmonious and honest rod for a #6 line.

The Noodle
Originally designed for midge fishing, over the years this rod has become one of my personal favorites, and now I use it as much as possible for most of my fishing with the dry fly. Fishing this rod has taught me much about one of the main characteristics of bamboo: Flexibility is not weakness, it is strength!
Like all good, soft rods it is absolutely killing during the fight with a fish. Big trout from Silver Creek in USA to the South Island of New Zealand never found out what hit them before being released, when they met the Noodle for the first time!
Many of my customers wonder why I gave the rod this strange name, so here comes the short story:
Back in the early nineties I was fishing the Silver Creek in Idaho with one of my friends. It was during the Tricho hatches and we found the fishing so exciting and challenging  that we fished there for 10 days instead of the originally planned 2-3 days. One morning we happened to meet a fishing guide waiting for his customer. He was surprised that we fished bamboo rods, and after a while he asked me if he could hold my rod. I handed my rod to him and he waved it in his hand. After a few seconds he looked at me in disbelief and said: ďOh boy, thatís not a fly rod, thatís a noodle! You canít fish with that!Ē  When I told him that the night before I had caught a brown trout of about 24Ē with this Italian dish, spiced by a touch of spent spinner on a hook 16 attached to a 6x tippet, he did not believe me. I still can read his thoughts about crazy European fishing tourists!
Anyway, an unknown, friendly but disbelieving American fishing guide baptized the Noodle!

The Mahagonny
A wonderful, absolutely effortlessly casting, full loading #4-5 rod. In the beginning I recommend my customers to use the #5 line to get to know the rod, later many prefer the #4 line. I still love to fish this rod with both lines. The Mahagonny is the spiritual forefather of the Noodle.

The Melodic #3-4
A lighter, slightly more sophisticated version of the Melodic #5.

The Melodic #5
An excellent all-round 8' #5 rod. Like the Garrison 209E it is a harmonious and honest rod with a more delicately tapered tip.

The Windbeater
A powerhouse of a semi parabolic rod, designed for big dries in windy conditions as well as streamer fishing and casting a long line with authority.

The Seatrout
Harmonious, strong one hand rod for sea trout or steelhead fishing.
Handle with a 2" permanent fighting butt.
 

Name

Length

Line No:

Weight (gr/oz)

Action*

Rodspeed

The Tightloop

7'0"

#5

94/3.3

P.S.P.

Fast

The Delight

7'3"

#4-5

83/2.9

P.S.P.

Medium

The Gusty

7'6"

#5

103/3.6

P.S.P.

Medium-Fast

The Gusty S (Stronger)

7'6"

#5

106/3.7

P.S.P.

Fast

The Garrison 209E

7'9"

#5-6

103/3.6

P.S.P.

Medium

The Noodle

8'0"

#2-3

73/2.6

D.S.P

Slow

The Mahagonny

8'0"

#4-5

92/3.3

P.S.P.

Slow-Medium

The Melodic

8'0"

#3-4

82/2.9

P.S.P.

Medium

The Melodic

8'0"

#5

105/3.7

P.S.P.

Medium

The Windbeater

8'0"

#6

122/4.3

P.S.P.

Medium-Fast

The Seatrout

9'0"

#7-8

 

P.S.P.

Medium

The Seatrout New

9'6"

#7-8

 

P.S.P.

Medium

*
 P.S.P. = Progressiv Semi Parabolic
 D.S.P. = Deepworking Semi Parabolic