Friday, December 21, 2012

Christian's 7'9" 4/5 Weight Prototype

Not satisfied with just building fly rods from other manufacturers blanks, Christian Hörgren has been working on a side project that is finally to the point where he's giving us a glimpse into the process.  Genius work and his style is unmistakeable. 


Christian wrote...  "Here are some recent pics of the prototype I have been working on for a while. The appointments and colors are finally there.

It's a 7'9'' 4/5 weight progressive taper.  Brass reel seat is made by a friend here in Sweden, but designed and blued by myself.  Pac Bay snake guides, Elephant and Pearsall silk, with two rounds of TM Lite.

I'm showing this rod at a small fly fishing fair here in Sweden.  I'm very excited to hear peoples opinion on it.  I'm quite happy so far.

I will order a bunch of these blanks and build up a few for sale here during the winter. I might also have some blanks for sale.  Stay tuned." 









Look for several other of Christian's recent builds coming up on T.F.M. in the next week or so.  He's certainly making the best use of these winter months in Sweden.

8 comments:

Dub The Thorax said...

that thing is a piece of art

Kevin Frank said...

I so want this.

Eunan said...

this from the guy who built the first white kabuto with red wraps that i ever saw....got me on the Kabuto trail....
Awesome rod! love the open end.

Great color on the blank too!

Cameron Mortenson said...

DTT...Christian is nothing short of an artist with everything he does.

Kevin...me too.

Eunan...mad skills for sure.

steve said...

I really like the color of this blank, Christian did a superb job dressing it up.

Cameron Mortenson said...

Steve...Christan has an eye for style.

Christian Hörgren said...

Cameron - Thanks for posting my builds! And thanks to all of your nice comments. Happy New Year to All of You!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Christian...deserved praise. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in 2013.