So we enlisted the help of a local rod builder for a project we've been brewing up for a while.
Dave is a mad keen fisherman who, along with his wife, has been involved in all aspects of our Sunny Coast Fly Club and has become good friends with the TNF staff. Dave has a need for a specially designed fly rod and we took on the challenge!
Josh, from Weapons Custom Rods, dropped into the store and we had a planning session, complete with Hardy, Sage and miscellaneous rod pieces and schematics. Measurements were taken, fittings were decided on and size & shape was finalised. Josh delivered the goods and Dave's had his first fish with the rod now and we can't stop talking about it. The blank that was used is a Sage Salt 11wt 4pc 9' blank that was extended a little to make the rod a switch rod and the Alps reel seat added some flair. The Recoil guides were used to cut down weight (and they look great).