I have been a fly fisherman for long and I fish with my own rods most of the time, so let me introduce my line of fly rods
to You. According to my experience, on local waters where we mostly fish for chub and ide as well as on the trout-grayling
habitats of the surrounding countries we have to choose a rod in the #3-6 wieght size with a lenght between 7’(210cm)- 9’(270cm)
that suits the given method and situation. For example a smaller 7’(210cm) #3 rod with a half-wells cork grip is the perfect
rod for stream fishing in the „jungle”, where on the other side, a 9’(270cm) #6 cane fly rod with a full wells grip can tame
even the most vigourus asp in seconds when You fish for asp with a streamer on the Danube. For trout fishing, the rod lenght
that is most convenient for everyday fishing is 8’, and it is normally #3-4 for dry flies and #5 or #6 weight for wet flies
Basically we use the tapers of the most famous old American rod builders (Dickerson, Payne, Garrison, etc.) as a template,
so feel free to contact us with various inquieries and special requests. For example if you would like a rod based on the
Dickerson 8013 (8’ (240cm), #5, 2 piece) with a bubinga wood reel seat and navy silk whippings, we are at Your command!
There are very good vintage tapers to choose from, however most fly rods can be further improved by hollow building. The
weight of a hollow-bulit split cane rod weights about 25-30% less than the regular one and torque on your wrist is less than
half that of the original rod. Hollow-built rods feel much lighter, crispier, faster in the hand and are easier to cast with.
We use scolloping most of the time to create this faster action required.