These are the detailed pages designed to accompany items on show at Fly Fest Scotland 2018.
Unmarked Greenheart Rod with Drop Ring Guides
Unmarked Greenheart with Drop Ring Guides. This rod has drop-ring guides as does the Creed rod. It also shares the same constant taper, but the important difference is that the sections are now much longer and of almost equal length (tip sections were often slightly shorter than butt and mid, a practice that continued into the 20th century with makers such as Hardy’s). The rod itself makes up to 12’, which seems long for a trout fly rod by today’s standards, especially a single-handed rod, but it must be remembered that methods were very different. Almost all fly fishing was down-stream wet fly and casting and false casting were really not as we understand them today.