Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Mlava" 7'6" 5wt Fly Rod



Fly rod "Mlava", built for an aquaintance in Serbia. It was named after the famous spring-creek in eastern Serbia, known for large, wild brown trout. The picture of the river is not very recent, since I haven't visited it for the past ten years... It shows the fairly open spring section. Further down the valley, the river becomes overgrown with trees, and its deep, emerald pools used to hold trophy browns, years ago...
Translated to English, the name Mlava would mean the Crushing River-due to the fact that after the snowmelt, it often becomes quite temperamental. It is a magical place, which holds many happy memories from my youth!


10 comments:

Fly Daddy said...

Kakav komentar da napisem ???
Sve je suvisno.
Ajd samo ovo > PRELEPO

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hvala ti...! Puno pozdrava!

BLUEANGLER said...

Gorgeous built! Vlad,

Musicar strike again! : )
My impression the dark cork on the front grip seems representing the dense woody river... love the chocolate feel! Great story too! Thanks for sharing!

Mark

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thank you, Mark! That was the idea and you explained it perfectly...!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Stunning...as always.

I am more and more looking forward to our nine weight project this winter!

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks, Cam! I inspected your blank today-it is straight as an arrow and perfectly finished (as expected from Steffen.) Very light for a glass, too! It will make an awesome kayak/jetty/inshore/light bluewater stick!

kolobflyfishing said...

Want my address? I need that rod:) Once again another quality looking rod.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Thanks alot man-much appreciated!!

oldsmugglerflyfishing said...

It is very nice river! Maybe some day you can return.

Regards.

flyfishingunlimited said...

Hopefully next time I visit. Thanks for stopping by!