31 Diamond Basin Road
Cody, Wyoming 82414
|This is a Sage TCX 9' 4pc 5wt fly rod built as a gift. The thread colors
and feather inlays were done at the request of the customer, after
photos of sample wraps were created to choose from. I work with
every customer to create a custom fly rod built just for them.
|Dan Craft Five Rivers FTXL 9' 4pc 4wt with Amtak AW12T reel seat, custom grip & fighting butt made from
brown burled cork with rubberized cork ends, Titan guide set and black wraps with Royal blue trim.
|You will always see a precision fit of the reel seat to the custom grip and fighting butt. Color coordination of
the seat insert and thread wraps is your choice with a custom fly rod.
|I always properly stack and burnish the thread while I'm wrapping so you won't see thread gaps on the
guide feet. I always taper the finish from the thread wraps to the rod blank for complete protection of the
thread and easy cleaning of the rod. Personalization of the rod is the customer's choice.
|Precision fit of the grip to the rod blank ensures long life and maximum adhesion. A decorative winding
check and hook-keeper are standard but not required to cover up an improper fit of the grip.
|I build saltwater fly rods as well. This is a Sage Xi3
11wt big game rod. The 11" grip provides balanced
casting and extra fish fighting leverage. The 2 1/2"
fighting butt gives extra clearance for the reel and
enough length for occasional two handed casting.
|Every single foot guide receives Forhan &
Blocking wraps around and in front of the
guide post to ensure secure attachment of
the guide and a premium look to the finish.
|Each double foot guide receives wraps between
the guide feet for an extra secure attachment
and a smoother premium look to the finish.
Note the glass like finish of the wraps along
with the decorative spiral and end trim.
|supersized by clicking on the photo.