He calls his company Far North Rodsmiths. He is one of the few rodmakers who will build the quadrate geometry. The most famous builder of quadrate rods was Bill Edwards, the oldest son of the legendary Eustice Edwards who was one of Hiram Leonards original rod builders, and the first to flame the bamboo. Bills rods were so durable that many are still in use today even after almost 80 years.The supposed advantage of a quad rod are greater strength and power with a smaller diameter and lighter weight. This is a custom quadrate bamboo fly rod Chris Carlin made to my specifications which I based on my 60 years of researching and fishing with bamboo fly rods. It is just over 6 feet long, and has 2 pieces. It has a fast tip.
The tip section measures 37 inches and the butt section measures 37 inches. It has a blued down locking reel seat. The ferrules are high quality and separate easily. It throws a 3 weight line extremely well, but it could easily handle a 4 wt.
This rod was built using the scalloped method which removes material from the inside surface of the strips resulting in a hollow interior. The result is a rod that retains the strength characteristics of the quadrate architecture while reducing the weight. I dont know the exact weight of this rod but it is ultralight.Chris states: scalloped rods feel lighter and quicker in hand, recover more quickly, and are more lively and durable. It is a wonderful small stream fly rod, but my personal situation is such that I have only used it twice in six years and I do not anticipate using it again. It is still in like new condition. My asking price is way below what Chris currently charges for his rods (please see his web site for details) but please do not allow that to affect your opinion on the quality of this rod. I chose the low price due to the fact that although it is in like new condition it is still fundamentally used and I asked Chris to only build one tip for it.
If you are interested he will build a second tip. He also states on his web site that he will generally honor his guarantee on a used rod. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The item "Quadrate 6ft 2pc 3wt bamboo fly fishing rod by Chris Carlin with bag and case" is in sale since Thursday, September 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods".The seller is "pickereldoc" and is located in Monson, Maine. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bermuda, Iceland, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Luxembourg, Oman, Uruguay.