Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TIGHTLOOP FLY RODS - George's J.K. Fisher Masterpiece

Over the weekend George Minculete of Tightloop Fly Rods posted a few photographs of a recently finished J.K. Fisher brown glass five weight that is both stunning and a piece of history now born as a completed fly rod forty-some years after this blank was carefully rolled.

While George posted the photographs with a few notes on Facebook, he has since updated the Tightloops Fly Rods website to reflect more of his thoughts (with additional photographs) which are of course, worth a look.

George wrote on the Tightloop Fly Rods Facebook page...  "This is a new old stock J.K. Fisher brown 7'6" five weight phenolic glass blank that I recently finished.  It's a 1970's made blank in the J.K. Fisher rolling plant in Carson city, Nevada. This guy made blanks for Winston and Scott!  Believe it or not, this beauty will probably outcast many of the contemporary glass made today.  In my opinion, this is the "Holy Grail" of five weights in fiberglass rod design.  Appointed more or less in the Winston Stalker-Morgan style, this thing is one special rod.  I wish I owned this rod but I decided to part it with Jory Ward, the bamboo builder and friend in Utah.  Thanks for looking."

Visit the Tightloops Fly Rods website to see more of George's work and be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest shop news.

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