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Cane and Silk


Rod Components

        All rod components can be selected by the customer. beginning with the cork grip style  to the finish on the guide wraps. This I feel provides a wonderful experience for the customer as they assist in selecting components that will be used for building/refinishing their custom fly rod. 


Cork grips:

  • Full wells, half wells, cigar and western also  grip/reel seat combined with nickel silver hardware


Reel seats:

  • Uplocking with wood insert, walnut, rosewood, maple, exotic  with  nickel silver, polished aluminum, black hardware

  • Downlocking with nickel silver hardware and burl wood insert.

  • Sliding band with nickel silver, aluminum hardware and burl wood insert


Blank finish:

  • I offer two types of finishes that I use on my bamboo rods. Satin spar (has a warm glow and does not reflect sunlight while fishing, personally my favorite) and Gloss spar (traditional finish, high shine can be buffed down slighly)


Thread and thread finish:

  • I have two options of thread material available, silk and nylon. There are numerous color 's that I have in stock and color choices are available upon request

  • Thread finishes available are classic spar varnish and high or low build epoxy


Stripping guides:

  • New agate stripping guides in colors: red/amber, emerald green, semi clear and blue limited quantity

  • Vintage N.O.S agate stripping guides in color: red (varying availability)

  • Traditional stripping guide, two styles available one for cane rods and one for fiberglass, available in black or chrome finish


 Winding check, hook keeper, snake guides and tip tops:

  • Winding checks available in several styles, gunsmoke and chrome 

  • Hook keepers are available in standard and ring style, in chrome and black

  • Snake guides and tip tops used are available in hard chrome and black



  • Nickel silver super Z style

  • Chrome plated brass

  • Gun blue finish available for either style


Rod bag:

  • a hand made rod bag will be included with each rod purchase or refinish free of charge



Classic gloss spar finish

Satin spar finish

Reel seats for cane rods

Reel seats for glass rods

Hand made flannel rod bags

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