Sunday, December 11, 2011

Graywolf Rods Switch Rod Project

Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods has begun work, which may also involve a fair bit of R&D before it's ready for full production, on a yellow glass 10' switch rod project. 

Once this blank is dialed in it will be great for glass geeks to have yet another fiberglass switch or spey choice for big fish and big water angling.     

Shane called me yesterday right before turning the cork and was a bit nervous since it maxed out his lathe and this grip involves over $70 of cork, which is quite an investment not to get right the first time.

Shane's been thinking about this switch rod project for some time and even had Joel Lemke create a reel seat that is threaded on both sides so that the fly reel can be moved several inches forward to back for the most fine tuned fit for the rod.  It's these innovations that separate builders like Graywolf Rods from others.

This rod should be finished soon but may take some time before is ready for sale.  Shane's going to have to work this one over with a few different fly lines and head systems to figure out what will work best on this blank in casting flies and make adjustments to the blank as needed for the next run. 

Check out more photos and information on the switch rod project on the Graywolf Rods Blog and Facebook page too.


Bill said...

I just got chills!!!! I've been waiting for something like this for a long long time!!!!

Jergens said...

That sounds like a blast to fish!

bfly said...

Wow!! Looks amazing. I have plenty of big lake run fish up here in WNY to test it on, I'll volunteer to test it out...I won't even charge a penny either!

Smuggler said...

Oh my.. I bet this project is gonna turn some heads. Do want.