Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fine Tackle - Modern Purist?

One of Christian Hörgren's, of Fine Tackle, latest builds was on a 6'9" three weight blank from McFarland Rods and was done for another fly rod builder here in the United States.

I can't help but think that this is Christian's modern take on the Dr. Howard Purist but either way, it's a wonderful and a stunning build.  Elegant simplicity at it's best.

Christian wrote...  "The blank is one of Mike McFarland's recent tapers.  This 6'9'' three weight is very crisp with a medium fast dry fly action.  The unpainted white blank is tinted in green which gives it a very strong personality.  I didn't want to ruin it with additional colors, but instead add the right materials to enhance the visual aura of the blank.  I decided to use corian, bamboo and shaded silk wraps, together with a Mildrum stripping guide and Recoil snakes to keep the fast performance of the rod."

Check out the Fine Tackle website and Facebook page to see more of Christian's most excellent work.


Mike Sepelak said...

Absolutely lovely. Modern purist is the perfect description. It's how I would want one built. Exactly.

Cameron Mortenson said...

Mike...Christian does so many unique and special builds that each one I see I then say is my favorite. Then I see the next one. He's masterful for sure.