Peerless, Dry Fly Deluxe HLS/HB, 5wt, 2/2, 7', SOLD
Peerless Deluxe Dry Fly SOLD allow 2months for delivery
Traditional elegance is combined with a contemporary progressive rod action reminiscent of the original Bill Phillipson Peerless rods. The Peerless taper culminates in a smooth and accurate casting tool, with a reserve of power waiting to be used by the angler for all trout fishing environments. This rod design is ideal for the angler who splits their time fishing between graphite and split cane rods or who is new to casting a split cane fly rod.
This Peerless 5 and HLS series is a perfect companion for any local California freestone rivers such as the Lower Yuba River, Lower Sacramento River as well as the Upper Sacramento River or Truckee River. At 7’, this split cane rod is able to roll cast, curve cast, set hooks with authority, and turn feisty trout. Delivering a dry fly accurately is effortless. These rods I fish with on many streams year-round with great success.
Tony hand makes these rods in a range of lengths from 6’6” to 8’1”. Currently, all are 2 piece models and are solid(HLS) and hollow built(HLSHB). The rods are finished with spar varnish and then hand rubbed by the French polish method. I use Gossamer silk thread in Lt. Olive and Java that goes nearly transparent in the varnishing process. All the hardware is Nickel Silver. On flamed rods the hardware is blackened. All the guides are Struble agate and Snake brand. The reel seats are made in-shop, inserts are hand turned by me. Deluxe rods come with two identical tips in a cotton bag and bamboo hex tube.