Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sprucing Up Your Fly Rods And Reels

Fishing with good equipment is a must for me. I want all my fly fishing reels and rods to work to perfection when I am on the water. My fly rods need to balance out well with any of the reeds I am using. I have said this before but lightness is a big plus for me when it comes to fly fishing. Equipment appearance is also a biggie for me. I not only want top performance from the equipment but it needs to look good as well. I am really into the fly reel colors of silver or brass. You pair those reel colors with a maroon, dark green, or moss, colored fly rod and you got my color combo.
As for appearance for your favorite rod or reel the Mudhole has taken this to a whole new level. They carry a complete line of decorative wraps ranging from snake skin, weaving, marbling, and different types of inlays you can add to your fly rod, spinning or casting rod to spruce it up. One can even add a decal of his favorite sport team on your reel or fishing rod. The handle designs from this place are endless with the checkerboard to all kinds of decorative rings one can add. I really like the effect their butt plates have given to some of my fly rods. If any of you guys are interesting in adding designs to your fly rod you need to take a look at the wrap demo clip below----I really like the snake skin, one of my fly rods may be getting one soon.

15 comments:

Howard Levett said...

That's pretty cool Bill. I may have to take a closer look.

Trent said...

Hey, here is the link directly to the wraps. http://www.mudhole.com/Shop-Our-Catalog/Decorative-Wraps

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I may have to put one of those Mississippi State Bulldogs decals on one of my reels or fly rods. This place is loaded with accessories for your fishing needs. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Trent
You need to hurry up and get one of those monster bucks before the season ends. One of those Miss. State Bulldogs decals would look good on one of your bows. Thanks for the comment

FlyFshrGrl said...

We love building our fly rods and Mud Hole is a favorite stop. On this year's catalog front cover, my TFO Pro 6# rod with the checkerboard cork handle that was hand cut, all 142 pieces, and made by my husband is on the bottom half of the front cover. Cody got the jig, cutting tools, and cork rings from Mud Hole. I love that Cody makes my handles, because I now have handles that fit my hand perfectly. I no longer have to make do with a man's sized handle.

Bill Trussell said...

Fly
That checkboard handle is unreal. I am thinking of buying a blank rod and working on a ring handle myself. They have videos for all their projects. Thanks for comment

Trout MaGee said...

What a sweet idea. I can't wait to spruce up my old St. Croix. I'm thinking some skulls :) Thanks for sharing. Tight Lines.

Sanders said...

cool stuff! I had no idea that this was an option...

Bill Trussell said...

Trout
I with you I think I will go with a decal first, before I jump in with the wraps. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
I went back and really took another look at this site yesterday, and realize that some of the really impressive designs are the inlays--there is a lot of stuff to take in here. Thanks for the comment

Brian Schiller said...

defiantly cool stuff! thanks for sharing!

Bill Trussell said...

Thanks Brian for stoping by and the comment.

Pierce Harrell said...

nice post

Alexander Coder said...

This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here. 

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Alexander Coder said...

This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here. 

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