BOTH RODS ARE NOW SOLD! 9-16-2013
I decided that its time to clear the rod building rack of my last two prototypes of the Phantom 5, 5wt taper i've been working on this summer. The taper is a blended/hybrid of the Wayne Cattanach "Sir D" and the old Hardy "Phantom" taper.
Both rods have identical action, a very true casting, moderate fast action comparative to bamboo rods. They're of a progressive nature for casting dry flies well, roll casts easily and handles nice mends with a Scientific Anglers 5DTF line. Both rods are flamed toned, with nickel silver components,light amber Agate guides, olive and java wraps in Gossamer silk. flor-grade cork rings for the grip. there is 4 coats of spar that seals the rods. and the reel seat spacer is hand turned of Curly Koa. One rod has a hook keeper the other has not. since these two rods are prototypes with single tips i'm offering them at $500.00 each plus tax. They'll also come with an olive sock with a hang tag. For another $150.00 i'll include a bamboo rod tube as well or i'll provide a simple black ABS plastic tube. If your interested send me a pm through my profile or just give me a call in my shop @ four15-279-two707