My Fly Rods only feature high quality components. Starting with the Blank, I will only build on blanks that feature a warranty and the manufacturer of blanks has a solid reputation in the industry. Reel Seats used are typically Joel Lemke Brand or an equal, USA made. I turn and finish all of my own Wood Inserts and the species of wood is an Option for the customer to choose. I use Flor Grade Cork and I also turn all my own grips, which the style and size is another customer Option. Rod Guides starting with the Stripper Guide, Agates can be another Option, or several styles of Quality Stripper Guides are available. Running Guides and Tip Top are Snake Brand. Winding Checks are Nickel Silver or TiC. Hook Keepers are standard unless not required by Customer. Wrapping Thread can be either Silk, Nylon or Polyester, color and type of thread is also another customer Option.
My builds are backed up by a full workmanship warranty. If any part of the assembly of the build fails, I will fix that at my cost. Example, reel seat falls apart, I'll rebuild or replace it. Knock a guide off, I'll replace it. Blanks that I build on do carry a manufacturer defect warranty, what is not covered is a "stupidity break", close it in a car door. It happens to everyone at some point and the broken section can be remade at a nominal cost.
My object is to create a fly rod that you have dreamed of owning and I will not build and put my name on any rod that I myself would not be proud to fish and say "I built this"