June 12, 2013

One of the Payne rods we have coming in on consignment has an absolutely exquisite rod tube, one that’s made of bamboo with an understated and elegant brass top. I took a little time away from rodwork the other day to look at it more carefully and decided to see if I could build something similar. I still need to play around with a few things, but I’m thinking that I might use this design for my salmon rod tubes.

Here is the Payne:

Payne Rod Tube 3

Payne Rod Tube 2

Payne Rod Tube

And here is what I’ve been messing around with:

Marc Rod Tube

Marc Rod Tube 2


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