Available Rods

Currently I don’t have any available rods.

C.L. Crumbliss Fiberglass 

The last of my fiberglass series. This is a 7’6″ 4wt 4pc rod finished with Snake Brand guides, a RLee pocketed butt cap slide and seat, and complimenting silk wraps.

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J. Green NTS 6’3″ 3wt 4pc (30-026)
I built this rod with the intention of keeping it for my trip to Colorado and New Mexico this summer, but everything has a price, so if you must have it I’m happy to sell it and build another.  James Green builds wonderful quality fiberglass blanks and this rod from his Native Trout Series is no exception.  This is a slow action, unsanded, fiberglass blank in a packable configuration this rod will fit inside a 20″ tube which makes it perfect for airline travel and hiking into your favorite small stream.

I build this rod in the same fashion as my Classic Glass builds with  the exception of using 3/8″ cork rings instead of the typical 1/2″.  The reel seat blends right into a Garrison-esque bullet grip.

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Classic Glass 7’6″ 4wt 4pc (30-027)
Built on my standard classic glass blank.
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Classic Glass 7’6″ 4wt 4pc (30-025)

Built on my standard classic glass blank.  These rods match perfectly with the 406 Fly Lines WF4 and should do well with any true 4wt line.

  • Lemke LC14 Downlocking Reel Seat over Birdseye Maple Insert
  • Flor Grade Cork Cigar Grip
  • Light wire frame stripper, bright Snake Brand Universal Guides
  • Wrapped in YLI silk with double wraps at ferrules
  • Finished with Light Build Epoxy
  • Includes Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 8’0″ 5wt 4pc (30-024)

Built on my standard fiberglass blank these rods fish very well with the 406 Fly Lines WF5 but should work well with any true 5wt line.

  • Lemke GS1-Downlocking Reel Seat in Black Aluminum with Bocote Insert
  • Hand turned Flor Grade Cork Grip
  • Light wire frame TiCH stripper and Snake Brand Universal Light Guides (black nickel)
  • Wrapped with YLI silk in a complementary color, double wrapped ferrules
  • Includes Cotton Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 8’0″ 5wt 4pc (29-020)

Built on my standard fiberglass blank these rods fish very well with the 406 Fly Lines WF5 but should work well with any true 5wt line.

  • Lemke GS1-Downlocking Reel Seat in Black Aluminum with Rosewood Insert
  • Hand turned Flor Grade Cork Grip
  • Light wire frame TiCH stripper and Snake Brand Universal Light Guides (black nickel)
  • Wrapped with YLI silk in a complementary color, double wrapped ferrules
  • Includes Cotton Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 7’6″ 4wt 4pc (29-016)

Built on my standard classic glass blank.  These rods match perfectly with the 406 Fly Lines WF4 and should do well with any true 4wt line.

  • Lemke LC14 Downlocking Reel Seat over Cork
  • Flor Grade Cork Cigar Grip
  • Light wire frame stripper, bright Snake Brand Universal Guides
  • Wrapped in YLI silk with double wraps at ferrules
  • Finished with Light Build Epoxy
  • Includes Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 7’6″ 4wt 4pc (29-017)

Built on my standard classic glass blank.  These rods match perfectly with the 406 Fly Lines WF4 and should do well with any true 4wt line.

  • Lemke LC14 Downlocking Reel Seat over Cork
  • Flor Grade Cork Cigar Grip
  • Light wire frame stripper, black nickel Snake Brand Universal Light Guides
  • Wrapped in YLI silk with double wraps at ferrules
  • Finished with Light Build Epoxy
  • Includes Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 7’6″ 4wt 4pc (29-018)

Built on my standard classic glass blank.  These rods match perfectly with the 406 Fly Lines WF4 and should do well with any true 4wt line.

  • Lemke LC14 Downlocking Reel Seat with hand turned Bocote Insert
  • Flor Grade Cork Cigar Grip
  • Light wire frame stripper, black nickel Snake Brand Universal Light Guides
  • Wrapped in YLI silk with double wraps at ferrules
  • Finished with Light Build Epoxy
  • Includes Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Classic Glass 8’0″ 5wt 4pc (29-019)

Built on my standard fiberglass blank these rods fish very well with the 406 Fly Lines WF5 but should work well with any true 5wt line.

  • Lemke GS1-Downlocking Reel Seat in Black Aluminum with Cork Insert
  • Hand turned Flor Grade Cork Grip
  • Light wire frame TiCH stripper and Snake Brand Universal Light Guides (black nickel)
  • Wrapped with YLI silk in a complementary color, double wrapped ferrules
  • Includes Cotton Rod Sleeve and PVC tube

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Spring Green 8’0″ 5wt 3pc

A bright green colored painted glass blank with natural spigot ferrules was the platform for this medium action glass rod.  Although its labeled as a 5wt you would probably be equally happy with a 6wt as it gave the rod a little more feel when I test cast it.  This rod features a Lemke Garrison style down locking seat in clear aluminum with a cork insert and very modestly tapered cork grip.  The Snake Brand Universal guides are wrapped with cinnamon brown nylon finished with a light build epoxy finish.  The spigot ferrules are a bit long but seat well with an appropriate gap spacing. This rod doesn’t include a sock but will be securely wrapped and shipped.

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Steffen 8’0″ 5/6wt. 3pc 

One of the more popular blank configurations for Mark’s rods, this was one of my earlier builds and doesn’t have any inscription on the butt section.  The rod was built using Snake Brand Universal Guides, an Alps Uplocking Reel Seat, and custom turned full wells grip made from 1/4″ flor grade cork rings.  Finish on the rod is U-40 Permaglass which is incredibly strong and clear but doesn’t level like epoxy or varnish.  The rod has been gently used and shows light soiling on the grip.  Price includes sewn rod sleeve made from a heavy cotton drop cloth material.  No tube is included the rod will be shipped securely in a PVC tube.

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Demo/Prototype Rods

The following rods are a collection of builds from different blanks from asian manufacturers.  In developing my new rod series for Fall ’15 I received over 25 blanks and built on what I considered the best.  These rods were built with premium components but due to the varied sizes and to keep cost to a minimum I am not including rod tubes, most rods do include a sewn sleeve/sock for storage and I’ll note in the listing if they do not.

Clear Glass 8’6″ 6wt 4pc

This medium action glass rod has a smooth forgiving action, it loads a little deeper than the Steffen and would be equally at home casting popping bugs for bass as well as streamers for trout.  The rod features a black aluminum uplocking reel seat with fighting butt.  The grip was formed with using flor grade cork.  The REC brand recoil guides are wrapped with olive silk and were finished with epoxy.  This blank being clear does have some dark blemish spots I assume from when it was wrapped on the mandrel (visible as the dark splotch in the middle piece pictured in the fourth photo).  The rod was only test cast once (on the pond, I just had to cast an articulated streamer) and shows as new.

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Brown Glass 8’2″ 5wt 4pc

This is my most recent build and I almost overlooked this blank but I’m glad I didn’t as it’s a very nice medium action yet not very tippy given the length.  This rod was built using a black unlocking seat with rosewood insert, Pac-Bay guides wrapped in cinnamon nylon, and a slimmer full wells grip turned from flor cork.  The rod was finished with two coats of low build epoxy.  This rod doesn’t include a sock or tube but will be securely wrapped and shipped.

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Orange Glass 6’6″ 2/3wt 3pc

This rod blank is a pleasant burnt orange color and came labeled as a 3 weight but after taping the guides I decided to label it as a 2/3 as my preference was for the 2 wt lines as the 3 wt caused the rod to collapse a bit too much for my taste.  The Lemke pocketed butt cap down locking hardware is combined with an all cork seat and grip that was turned on the blank.  The grip is just over 5″ in length giving this rod a delicate touch.  The Snake Brand guides were wrapped in brown nylon and then finished with low build epoxy.  All of the hardware on this rod is black nickel in color so there is nothing bright to spook the small stream fish this rod will catch.

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Red Glass 6’8″ 3wt 4pc

This rod was built on a popular red glass blank that can be readily found in the US for about $50.  I built this rod for a Spring fishing trip to Shennandoah National Park to fish for Brookies.  The rod ended up getting well used for three days and caught plenty of fish including my personal best for the park, a 10″ brookie from the Rapidan River.  The rod features a Lemke pocketed butt cap down locking seat in black nickel, cork insert, and a slim cigar shaped grip.  The Snake Brand guides are also black nickel colored and wrapped in Fuji Poly thread that matches this blank perfectly.  I finished the rod with 5 coats of Permagloss for the trip and then after I returned home added a very thin coat of epoxy to give a more level finish for the new owner.  This rod was fished for three days and the butt cap shows some wear which is pictured.  This rod will come with the pictured factory generic sock.

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*All Rods Subject to Three Day Inspection Period.  During this time please carefully test cast and make sure the rod meets your expectations, if not please contact me and I will refund purchase price and original shipping cost.

I am happy to ship rods worldwide, outside of the US.  Please contact me and together we can discuss the best shipping option for your needs and location.

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