vakayakangler wrote:but fly fishing is as additive as anything else and it's lure is evil. Fly rods are BEE-U-T-Full. Especially those BAM=Bam-boo uns. Tina caught one really nice on Fee-bay and won the bid and had my first custom made. The wraps were Marine Corps Colors!
Then decided she could make one. A short YEAR later, I had two Bamboozle rods. Five and a six weight. She caught this one on sale and that one on clearance and my collection continued to grow.
Therein lay the problem... All the sudden I had my orders. Those rods are 'spensive.... I won't have them leanin in the corner... organize them.
With a woodshop, and tools and a stack of wood I couldn't do it halfway... Rod rack! Brazilian Cherry...
The end grain on the rack was beautiful, a compliment to the rods it would hold:
I hand rubbed the rack with Watco Oil finish to bring up the grain...
Then added a british bee's wax finish to bring out a soft muted glow, easily renewable at any time.
All it needed was the rods... so in they went. Five years ago there were a few empty slots, now days they are all full, and there are a couple leaning in corners again. (even after Miss T has let a few go to friends.)
This was my initial design, and I have been meaning to build a new rack with a few more slots and a drawer underneath to hold the reels... but I can't find the time. Um... energy.. now that all I have is time. I think the new rack will follow the same basic design but have the drawers, fancier trim with inlays and maybe more exotic wood... just to make use of the woodshop... birdseye maple, austrailian lacewood.... ebony?
Looks real good!!! And people wonder why fly fishermen are considered elitist when you need a hardwood custom made rack for all of your fly rods