Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sceptre Handle & Soft-Hackled Suspender


I have just finished the handle on my Sceptre blank. It is a Ritz style cork grip combined with Struble D3 seat with imbuya insert. I am hoping to have the rod finished by the weekend.

I must admit I haven't been in the 'tying mode' lately... Last week I tied some variations on soft-hackled olive emergers. The folded strip of packing foam will allow the fly to swim half-submerged, suspended in the surface film. Can't wait for spring hatches to give it a go...

6 comments:

BLUEANGLER said...

Wow...
Very nice handle! Vlad...

I am looking forward to see the final product! What blank you are building on?

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hi Mark,

It is a Sceptre 8'6". I cut it from the butt (little by by little, testing) to 7'10" to reduce the power. With this length the tip still has nice suppleness. We'll see how it turns out once it is completed.

Thanks,
Vlad

Cameron said...

Is this project complete yet, Vlad?

I am also really liking that handle. I'll be looking forward to a post or a blog entry on the specifics on the build.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hey Cam,

Not yet-I am just being little lazy! It is half wrapped... I always get excited to finish the rod so I can try it, preferably on the water, but it is pretty gloomy outside, so I figured I don't have to rush.

I'll definitely post once I am done with it.

Thanks,

Vlad

two rod said...

Do you subscribe to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying? The latest issue has a great Patterson floating nymph pattern where he wraps a soft hackle as a parachute. I think it will work wonders as the profile in the film will be perfect.

flyfishingunlimited said...

I don't subsribe to any fishing magazines, but I do check FF & FT on the newstand.

Thanks for letting me know,

Vlad