I just finished a new rod for a customer who was looking for a fast action rod that he could travel with. We decided on a 7′ 3″ 3 piece 4 wt rod. I don’t normally build fast action rods, but I modeled one of my other rods to meet his interests. He chose an English walnut reel seat with engraved hardware, and Royal Hunt primary silk thread wraps on the guides. We were both extremely happy with how it came out…a great fast action rod for small streams. Here are a couple of photos.
Mary Ann and I got the chance to get out to the Crooked River a few days ago with our bamboo rods. I chose an 8′ 3″ 5 wt rod. It was a wonderful weather day and we picked up a handful of nice rainbows on dries and nymphs. Here is a quick video that Mary Ann shot while I was landing an especially nice rainbow of about 18″.