six strip hollow-built construction or now also in four strip, spliced joint configuration
My two handed rods are designed to be cast using modern spey casting techniques and therefore are progressive in action rather than the butt action rods we are familiar with from England and Scotland. Initially I made two handed rods between 11 and 12 feet, but after more experience fishing them, I feel that 12 feet is the minimum comfortable length and a bit longer is preferred. These rods are hollowbuilt with weight distributed in such a way that the rod will balance at the top of the grip while the fly is swinging when used with the appropriate reel, such as a large wide spool Hardy Perfect or larger Bogdan which are my personal preference. Down-locking aluminum reelseats are also positioned between the two grips to balance perfectly. The lines I have used to balance to these rods are the Rio Windcutter, either full floating or with the versi-tip which allows the use of sink tips.
1267-3 df HBThis rod is 12'6" long in three pieces to carry a 6/7/8 Windcutter. I feel it works best with a dry line, but can also do limited duty with sink tips.
1307-3 df HBA bit more length at 13' to do similar duty to the rod above.
1308-3 HBThis model has a bit more beef than the rods above and carries one line size heavier, the Windcutter 7/8/9. I would call it my all around two hander and it will carry sink tips easier than the rods above.
1369-3 HBEven more beef, when you know you will be casting sink tips and larger flies.
TWO HANDED ROD PRICES: $7,250