Miscellaneous - The World of Custom Fly Rods

These are my Aluminium rod tubes, that are included in the rod builds:

Amboyna Burl Blocks...ready to be prepped for turning into reel seat spacers:

Some blank colours...Golden Plum on the left, Golden Olive on the right (CTS Blanks shown):


Two 3wt rods done...one with a standard cork ring grip, the other with a custom turned grip with burl cork inserts. Same windowed reel seats:

True Flor Grade cork (CG1 quality) is hard to find these days. I search all over the world to find the better grades for my builds.

 

Rod bags I use, 7 colours to choose from...Khaki, Dark Blue, Forest Green, Stone, Cream, Light Olive, Black:

Sorting a cork ring shipment:



Doing test wraps on a "Tiger Eye" colour blank, to see what will look best on the guides:

Custom Writing done on a TFO TiCRx, 5wt, and then protected with rod finish:

Two cork grips...one is treated with cork seal, the other one is bare.

Wild Olive wood - prepped for turning, for a reel seat insert.