We will be attaching the snake guides, the line guides and the decals onto the rod and finishing the entire build. After you follow the steps in this video, you'll be ready to ship your rod! Pierre will walk you through every step so that you can follow along at home.
If you’ve ever tied your own flies, you’ll know the satisfaction it gives you when you catch a fish on your own creation. Well, why not take this feeling to the next level by building your own fly rod?
The reason they work so well is because of the way a trout’s brain works. These fly designs are based on the most important ‘triggers’ to a trout’s feeding response – a fly’s size, shape and posture in the water. In fact, Wyatt regards a suggestive impression of a trout’s food to be far more effective than a close copy imitation. Presentation is the key. Well proven for fly fishing in New Zealand, with these flies you can confidently fish for trout, anywhere they swim.
It's important to know that overlining or underlining a fly rod will not change it’s intrinsic properties. It will, all things being equal, make it bend more or less for a given amount of line out the tip top. Here's the lowdown...
As a fly fishing guide working in the South Island of New Zealand our normal clientele would be international anglers - but with the whole world wide pandemic our client base has changed to the domestic market, the Kiwi angler.
Choosing the right fly line. If there's one piece of fly fishing equipment that causes more confusion than any other it’s fly lines. Or more specifically, what fly line type, brand or taper is best suited to a certain fly rod. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of misunderstanding, misinformation and confusion there is on this subject.