A fast rod, liked by many for fishing
pocket waters with pin point accuracy.
A wonderful, shorter
all-round rod for delightful all day fishing.
A powerful rod to
drive a narrow looped line into the wind.
The Gusty with an
even stronger tip section.
Very harmonious and honest
rod for a #6 line.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Harmonious, strong one hand rod for sea trout or steelhead fishing.
Handle with a 2" permanent fighting butt.