Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tightloop Fly Rods Steffen 6/7 Weight

Lately I've been fielding quite a few emails asking about fiberglass fly rod options in the heavier line weights such as six weight and above. Some of the very best blanks out there right now are made by Steffen Brothers.  I can attest to both his 6/7 weight and 8/9 weight blanks as being most excellent and I have an order in now for a 9/10 weight blank when Mark Steffen can get it rolled up.

Recently George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods completed an 8'6" 6/7 weight build and I thought I would share a few before and after photos to highlight how much of a change there is in the thread wraps once they are hit with a couple coats of varnish.  George does some of the cleanest thread work I've ever seen and his builds are nothing short of stunning.










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11 comments:

Matthew DeLorenzo said...

Man that's a beautiful build

Cameron Mortenson said...

Matthew...George does near flawless work. I am always impressed.

George Minculete said...

Thanks guys!

hawkbird said...

Wow. Sick dude. Thanks for the before and after. I thought before looked sweet, but the after is coveted. Looks like I'm gonna have to start saving up again.

Cameron Mortenson said...

hawkbird...start saving. You need one...well...really several of these. Mark Steffen makes a great blank.

whheff said...

I had a chance to use one of these rods while fishing for steelhead. If was fantastic.

Cameron Mortenson said...

whheff...do you have any photos from that steelhead trip?

whheff said...

Cam, I only have 1 picture of my friend with a nice hen on the line. We were up in mid Nov. and there were not many fish caught by anybody I saw.

Cameron Mortenson said...

whheff...next time. Next time...

Randall said...

sweet stick...I think that'd go nicely next to my 5/6 and my 7/8...love 'em both!!!

Cheers,
Randy

Cameron Mortenson said...

Randall...you can never have enough Steffen builds. Ever.