Here we offer you a very rare bamboo rod of one of the grandmasters of european bamboo rodbuilding, Bjarne Fries.
Fries started rodbuilding in 1987 as a full-time rodbuilder after aquiring the Garrison-Carmichael book in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since then his rods have been highly sought after all over the world. Bjarne´s rods were always an art of plain elegance and functionality. He has built more than 700 rods in his career.
The rod offered above is in an absolutely excellent and mint condition. Only the moveable reel ring shows very little signs of use (see pictures). When buying this rod you actually get two rods in one, this means the hand-unit comes with two different tips in different lengths. The rod named “The Combi” comes in 5´ and 6´. Both tips cast a #5 line and have a semi-parabolic action which produces narrow loops. The power comes from the hand section which allows effortless casting. You could say: The more power you need the more progressive the active part of the casting rod becomes.
Bjarne of course only used the very best materials available for the cigar cork grip and the hardware. So the rings have a slight golden finish and the new silver ferrules are custom built in the Super-Z-version that is lighter than the original version.
The grip is very special too and shows Bjarnes craftmanship by displaying the cross section at the end of each grip. A unique and very beautiful feature (see pictures).
The rod comes with the original olive rod sock with two insewn wooden spacers for a custom fit and protection of the rod parts.
The original rod tube with a closing cap made of solid brass with the typical “window to the soul” of the rod is also part of the delivery.
If you have always been searching for a unique bamboo rod with two tips of this iconic and world famous rodbuilder, here it is.
Add it to your precious collection or simply go out and catch the magic trout with it.
The reel shown in the pictures is not part of the delivery.