Monday, September 22, 2014

Graywolf Rods - 4 Piece Morgan Builds

To my knowledge, Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods is the only builder that has access to the four piece Tom Morgan Rodsmiths fiberglass blanks in four pieces instead of two or he's the only one that's really been building them.  The ease of travel with a four piece fly rod over a two piece makes the difference between taking your favorite fly rod on a trip and not.

Shane has a real soft spot for these glass blanks and he broke down the reasons why in a post earlier this year called "7 Reasons To Like The Tom Morgan Rodsmiths Blanks" which is worth reading or reading again if you have already.

Graywolf Rods can get the following blanks cut and ferruled as four piece blanks...

8' Four Weight
8' Five Weight
8'3" Six Weight
8'6" Seven Weight
8'9" Eight Weight

Here are two recent Graywolf Rod Tom Morgan Rodsmith blank builds worth sharing.  Build #316 is downright perfect with a little fighting butt and ferrule rings.

8' 4 WEIGHT - BUILD #320


Check out the Graywolf Rods website for more information on Shane's unique offerings.  Visit the Blog and Facebook page for the latest shop news, builds, and new projects.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anyone can order the 6wt Streamer Special and 7wt Unity with the Universe 4-piece rod blanks directly from Tom Morgan. Shane is unique in that he will cut the 4wt and 5wt 2-piece blanks and ferrule them into 4 piece rods. I had him build up a 4-piece 5wt rod for me early this year and it's exceptional. At the time he was reluctant to build a 4-piece 4wt which I would have rather had. But maybe I'll have to get on his wait list for one now that he's willing.