Crafting the highest quality rod is my prime objective as a rod maker. The distillation of taper design to it's golden mean and generating a visual cadence that is second to none is my mission. A fly rod is for fishing, thus the two requirements for a great fishing rod are cadence in delivery and preciseness. When those factors are aligned the end product is a superior fishing rod. There was a time that I made split cane rods and I literally slept on top of my equipment. Now years later, I am lucky enough to have a facility to make rods, turn hardware, turn cork, and turnkey the entire process. I am a very cautious rod maker in that I only use the best raw materials I can get my hands on. All of the culms I use are very high grade culms with dense power fibers. All rods are made using a spiral node stagger. Every model that I make comes with two numbered mirror tips.
“There is only one theory about angling in which I have perfect confidence, and this is that the two words, least appropriate to any statement, about it, are the words ‘always’ and ‘never’.” ~Lord Edward Grey