All rods feature the following:



Beautiful agate stripping guides.


The agate stripping guides are hand made by a master craftsman. The rings are nickle silver and the agate insert is thin and polished. The are by far the most beautiful guides I have found.



Streamlined bamboo ferrules.


Streamlined bamboo ferrules are the brainchild of Italian rodmaker, Alberto Poratelli. They are strong, lighter than metal, and flexible. Poratelli’s design blends the ferrule right into the rod shaft giving the rod a sleek, unique appearance.

Due to their flexibility and light weight, a three or four piece rod has the smooth casting feel of a one piece rod.




Top – Curley maple/beeswing nara

Middle – Mahogany/black walnut

Bottom- Curley maple/black walnut

Wood grips with contrasting wood accents and complementary reel seat inserts.


Our standard grip is made of solid Curley Maple trimmed with either Black Walnut or Bees Wing Nara. The reel seat insert is made of the same wood as the grip trim. Mahogany grips (center grip in photo) and cork grips are also available. I believe wooden grips are superior to cork. They are more durable. They impart a greater sensivity to vibrations, particularly important when nymphing. They stop the rod action at the tip of the grip making the casting crisper. And they are easier to clean. While some express a concern that wood grips become slippery when wet, I have not found that to be the case.



Nickel Silver reel seat hardware.


Both cap & ring and threaded barrel ring locking hardware are available. Until I started making them, I always thought cap & ring hardware could easily loosen while casting. I now have cap & ring on my favorite 7 wt. and the reel stays snugger than when using the threaded barrel hardware. Live and learn.


Most of my rods  are three piece. They are more convenient to carry and, because bamboo ferrules are more flexable than metal ones, these rods cast much like a one piece rod. Rods shorter than 6’3” are two piece while rods longer than 8’6” are four piece. All rods over 7’6” are hollow built.