Wednesday, July 25, 2012

R.W. Summers Fisher Blank Build

Abe Lee of the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum has a very excellent collection of fiberglass, bamboo, and even a few choice graphite fly rods as well.  Where some grow their collection in numbers, Abe seems to add to his with obscure and quality fly rods such as this R.W. Summers built Fisher four weight that he received earlier this summer.

Abe wrote...  "One of my favorite rods in the rack is a R.W. Summers #260, a semi-parabolic 7'6" 3/4 weight bamboo rod.  Recently, I received a much anticipated glass sibling built by Bob on a vintage new old stock Fisher 8' four weight blank.  Other than requesting the same grip/reel seat as the #260, I gladly let him take care of the rest of the decisions.  It was fun to discover various surprise details of the build.

Casting? Somewhat expected, this Fisher 8' four weight strongly resembles my Winston Stalker of the same configuration.  A dreamy medium-slow progressive taper that mates well with a Hook & Hackle Hi-Floater 4DT."

Absolutely stunning and I really like all the well done details of this build.

Please check out the R.W. Summers website for more information.

1 comment:

Rhythm Rider said...

I believe Wayne and Garth capture my sentiments when they say ..... "SCHWING"