Our signature model, the Spinoza represents the culmination of our rodbuilding efforts and we built this rod as an homage to the masters who shaped the craft for all who would follow. The Spinoza differs from our normal offerings in a couple of important respects. For starters we’ve given the bamboo a light flame with heavy oven tempering, resulting in a rod with rich, deep mahogany color. We’ve also outfitted it with antique-style pot-belly ferrules, our own creation which is painstakingly turned to precision in our shop. The hardware has antique-styling and the wraps are brown tipped with a light gold color. Finally, the Spinoza boasts a Payne-style node placement, with the nodes distributed throughout the rod such that no two appear in the same place, a departure from our standard 3-up patterns. We make a very limited number of these rods, which are made in small batches (our Spinozas also come more or less “fixed” and without the same customization options that we offer for our Hunts and Spring Creeks). In the end, we think you’d be hard pressed to find a rod that better captures the look, feel, and spirit of classic rodmaking.
Please note that our Spinoza models are extremely limited. We generally make no more than 10 or 12 limited Spinozas at a given time and produce a series of them every few years. Often they are inspired by models from a particular era or maker so don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about what we're planning.
PAST SPINOZA OFFERINGS: 8' 3/2 #4
NEXT PLANNED MODEL (TENTATIVE): 7' 3/2 #4
We currently have a waiting list for our next Spinoza model but please let us know if you would like to be added to it.