SPLIT-CANE FLY RODS
HANDMADE BY
DON ANDERSEN


Updated March 15/16

Andersen 8'0" 4 wt. Wet Fly Rod

This a F. E. Thomas 8'0" 4 wt. wet fly taper was acquired  years ago when I was fishing wet flies on the Crowsnest. The rod works well due to it's deep flexing action that doesn't dry the flies between casts. Unlike many rods I build, this one was done in 3 pieces c/w an extra tip.  The rod features blued fittings, dark red wraps c/w black trim, titanium coated snake guides and ceramic stripper.

Length 8'0'
Serial # 019603
Line Weight 4 wt. Pieces 3 pc  with on 1 tip
Reel Seat Blued downlocking nickel silver reel seat
Insert Wood maple
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Super Z
 Strip Guide Ceramic Snake Guides Pac Bay Titanium
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings dark red c/w black trim
Fittings Blued Yes Flamed Cane Yes
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used lightly used.

Price  $900.00






Sharp's of Aberdeen Greenheart Fly Rod
 
In the early 1970's a retail fly fishing company in the US imported these rods. I had read about them and decided that I had to try one out. The rod was used little over the next few years and finally found a comfortable space in the rod rack till this week. For those that like to be just a tad different, how about a solid wood rod. Greenheart was the material of choice for many years when building spey rods. Curiously, the material still has it staunch advocates today. The rod casts a 5 weight well to <> 55'. The rod also is equipped with a ferrule plug in keeping with tradition.


Length 7'0"
Serial # none
Line Weight 5 wt.
Pieces 2 pc c/w 1 tips
Reel Seat Cap and Ring
Wood insert
Walnut
Handle Type Cigar
Ferrules Brass
 Strip Guide Mildrum
Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Varnish Wrappings Dark Red
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case No
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used Lightly used

Price $400.00


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