Monday, May 13, 2013

C. Barclay Fly Rods Kabuto Rods 7033

Over the last couple years I've watched as Chris Barclay has made the transition from hobby builder to forming his own rod shop under C. Barclay Fly Rods.  Chris's style is to build distinctive fly rods with a classic and styled down look and this Kabuto Rods 7033 blank build is a very good example of his work.

The photography of this custom built fly rod really shows off how much light these Kabuto Rods blanks can gather and how it causes them to glow.

Chris wrote...  "Not too long ago I was contacted by someone down in south central Missouri.  He had a Kabuto Rods 7033 blank that he wanted built and had some special requests in mind.   He supplied a stabilized spalted holly block for the insert and said that he wanted to just see the guides so I did a white silk clear finish on it.   It turned out pretty cool and minimalistic.  My nearly five year old son thought I was making him a light saber!"

To see more of Chris Barclay's rod work then check out the C. Barclay Fly Rods website and Facebook page.

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