Rod Building – 10 ft. 4wt. Nymph-Rod

After a year, I build a new rod. This time for nymph fishing using a Quickline blank from PacBay.


  • Reel seat: Alps RA701
  • Handle: made from 6mm cork discs
  • Winding Check: TAC Titan
  • Stripping Guide: PacBay SIC Ring N Bright – NSG12 / ID=8,3mm
  • Guides: Recoil Single Foot
  • Tip Top: Hardchrome Pacbay
  • Thread: Fuji Ultra A in schwarz
  • Metallic thread: ProWrap Metallic Ice Blue und Gun Smoke
  • Finish: CMW
  • Glue: UHU Endfest 300

I made some pictures of the building process and the finished rod.

The finished rod:

Jelly Bean Zonker

Today, I was playing around in the laboratory with uv resin and different powder. Just for fun, just to get new ideas. I got a two toned belly in my mind. After some testing, this little guy was born. Pretty simple, but with a little touch of finesse. It reminds me of a jelly bean, so the name was pretty simple – Jelly Bean Zonker 😉
It’s important to use a wide gap hook, so the @ahrexhooks NS122 Light Stinger size 6 was perfect for this little guy. I could imagine, that sea trout, browntrout and chub will like it. Hopefully! :-D