|GEHRKE 2 PIECE NATURAL BLONDE FLY RODS are different in
a number of ways from standard yellow cane bamboo fly rods. First,
we are a Western Style Company with Western Ways and Western Tastes.
Our fly rods are Bar Saddled tempered which increases the power of
our tapers and fly rods.
|In the world of bamboo, our tempering techniques
are a subtle way just as you would with steel. This bestows each GEHRKE
BAMBOO FLY ROD with a deep yellow/brown finish. The gloss finish
is recognizable anywhere astream as being a beautiful Gehrke rod,
but wait until you see a 7.5' 4 Weight Blonde Bamboo series
casting well beyond 70 feet. Then you may understand what owning
a Gehrke is all about! Our Blonde Fly Rods have no tempering. The
finish is traditional. The segments are NOT compromised with mismatched
strips from a different culm. Each Blonde Gehrke Bamboo is
made from the same stick as are all Gehrke Fly Rods are. What you
see is what you get. The entire integrity and character of each culm
is guaranteed intact. However nature grew it is retained. The natural
aura is indeed unique. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only
bamboo fly rod manufacturer that does this and as I explained, the
results are wonderful.
Each fly rod is matched from three off-setting culms of Tonkin Cane
with the nodes staggered for maximum straightness. Our original
tapers makes for one of the fastest, farthest casting bamboo fly
rods in the world. From short casts to reaching out, our bamboo
fly rods are light but awesome.
GEORGE GEHRKE FLY RODS are fitted with the most expensive,
highest quality ferrules available. We use nickle silver Al Bellinger
Bird's-Eye Maple reel seats, which are down-locking for maximum
reel security on all rods 8 feet and over in length. Our Agatine
stripping guides are by Darryl Whitehead. Hopkins/Holloway tip top
guides are imported from England. Our guide wrapping color code
of arms is black with red trim representing life or death, catch
and release, catch or keep or Steven can custom wrap your rod with
color or colors of your choice. ~ gg
|Two Piece Extra Tip:
|Three Piece Extra Tip:
|Notes: All Rods under
8 feet are two piece. All rods 8 feet or longer are 3 piece
rods. You select the line weights.
Suggested Retail Price
for USA ~ may vary nationally.
If you would like to finish your own Gehrke's Blonde Bamboo Fly Rod
visit our Gehrke's
Bamboo Rod Kit Page.