Friday, January 29, 2016

Graywolf Fly Rods X C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. Collaboration Builds

You might not always see it but there is a lot of working together that goes on behind the curtains with many of the small shop custom fly rod builders.  Sometimes, when we're lucky, there are things that happen on the other side of the curtain for everyone to see and this recent collaboration between Graywolf Fly Rods and C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. is certainly something cool.


This collaboration is simple enough with Shane Gray of Graywolf Fly Rods and Chris Barclay of C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. trading each other several of their favorite blanks.  Shane has completed builds on both of the blanks that he was sent and they are shown below with links to the Graywolf Rods Blog for more information and images.

I own or have cast builds from C. Barclay Fly Rod Co. on both of these blanks and they are exceptional in every way.  Chris Barclay has a lot of hard work involved in the design of these blanks and his talents certainly show.  These are wonderful tapers.

C. BARCLAY FLY ROD CO. 64P - #489




 C. BARCLAY FLY ROD CO. 510-5 - #491




Check out the Graywolf Fly Rods website for more information and be sure to visit the Blog for more information.  Follow the Graywolf Fly Rods Facebook page for the latest shop news and additional images of his builds.

1 comment:

David Humphries said...

The reel seats are like a work of art. A beautiful fly rod can be enjoyed, by just holding it.