SC20. Now Taking Reservations


The J.Borger Fly Fishing SC20: Limited to 20 total. 108 inches long. $727.*

A rod designed for trout fishing. A rod based on my memories of casting a shadow under a Montana big sky. A rod that can become an integral part of your own fly-fshing story.

Rolled and built by friends just down the road—artisan-level work by people who love what they do. A sense of the shop itself can be gathered from the slide show below.

The SC20 is 9 feet long, is a 4 piece, and is designed around 5 and 6-weight lines. It has a deeper overall action with a tip that delivers up close. Consider it a modern re-interpretation of subtle “old-school” sensations.

Expect a black-onyx blank, chromed guides and keeper, black-onyx wraps with bright silver accents, a custom-made reverse half-Wells handle, and a laser-engraved nickel-silver reel seat with stabilized burl insert. A matching, laser-engraved and numbered rod tube with cloth sack is also part of the package. More images of all aspects of the SC20 will be posted as rod 01 moves through production.


You can reserve your number with a 50-percent deposit (01, 02, 04, 07, 11, 15, 19  are already taken). Delivery beginning in mid/late February. Use the “Contact JB” link in the blog’s header or leave a comment to get things going via private email. If you happen to be on the E-List, watch your inbox for the latest mailing (later today) which has a special offer related to the SC20.

Update: Pre-order by February 20, 2013 and get free shipping. Just mention this post.

*State/country taxes, duties, etc. are the responsibility of the purchaser.

The shop where the SC20 is made and finished:


Mandrels—steel that shapes the internal dimensions of a blank.

Prep solution for the mandrels.

Cutting table for shaping the carbon "cloth" flags that make the rod.

Rolling table to get flags and mandrel together.

Taping station for wrapping blank pre-bake.

Custom oven—for baking carbon tubes.

Mandrel/blank separation.

Trim saw.

Handle boring.

Finishing station.

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