Archive for the ‘Rods’ Category

Borgie’s Blaster

The rod I’ll be using for photography for my in-progress Single-Handed Fly Casting book. White with black wraps and basic black reel seat. Built for me using an SC20 blank by my good friends down the road at C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Co.. The “Blaster” name was unexpected, but Kerry (the “C.F.” in C.F. Burkheimer) has […]

SC20 / 04

Under a big sky / Shadows cast in a rhythm / Perfect memories. SC20 04 /20 as photographed by Polara Studio. Detailed view here. Purchase info here.

The Final 11 of 20 (SC20)

After solving a time-consuming production issue, I am offering the J.Borger SC20 rods again. The first batch of SC20s have gone out the door and are now on the water. There are 11 of the original 20 numbers remaining: 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20. Rather than direct you to […]

A Quick Rod Design Thought

I want a fly rod that feels like a companion accompanying me on a journey. I’ve been asked a few times in the last weeks if my rod designs are/will be focused on all-out casting performance. That’s a loaded question. If I say “no,” does that mean they don’t cast as well as they could? […]

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 […]

Short Day, Long Project

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere today is the shortest day of the year. I figured that it would be a good day to make a first post about a long project—all 106 inches of it. Designed to be at home on trout water, slinging bugs and chucking streamers. Only 20 will be […]

A Little CFB/JB Update…

As many of you likely know by now, I’m throwin’ soul with the crew over at C.F. Burkheimer these days. Kerry (the main man) and I have been talking a lot recently about how we can do new things at CFB—such as producing an official CFB tee-shirt (*at last*). I designed one, Kerry liked it, […]

I’m Throwin’ Hand-Rolled Soul

I’m now officially on-board with the C.F. Burkheimer (CFB) Fly Rod Company, serving in an “Advisory Staff” role. Kerry (the “K” who is actually the “C” in C.F.) and I agreed at the end of last week to the particulars, and my mug is now up on CFB’s site. For those of you who don’t […]

Hot Rod Tenkara – The Beginning

Sakasa Kebari fly from last year’s DF52 project. Hot Rod Tenkara is my latest little foray into semi-irreverent fly fishing. After a couple of recent outings involving tenkara-style fishing, I decided that I needed to build my own tenkara rod. Rather than go the route of designing a lovely telescoping stick, complete with flor-grade handle […]

The (Cork) Doctor is IN

Spent much of today playing the part of a surgeon to a stack of fly-rod handles. Basically just reaming to match blank diameters/tapers. Hadn’t done this much cork work in, well, a rather long time (actually, I don’t think ever). Some of you might be asking why I would be doing this much cork work, […]