If you've been following along with what's hot in the Fibreglass world you would have seen the astounding builds coming out of George Minculete's Tightloop Fly Rods workshop in Romania.
If you haven't, you need to sit up and pay attention up there in the back row! - George is one of a handful of select Epic Custom Rod Builders, great guy and wicked rod builder extraordinaire.
The pic below is pretty much what we've come to expect from George - Slick, clean & absolutely gorgeous.
The blank is one of our Epic 686's in Salsa, and as usual George has bought it to life with a masterful build & slick componentry.
This rod was featured recently by Lumberjack, a hip outdoors and mountaineering site - here's the full feature on Georges build
And if that wasn't enough Georges Salsa Epic went on to become one of the top 10 favourite features on Lumberjack for 2013 (bottom Pic)
You can follow what George is up to on his Facebook page - and we suggest you do, there'll be a test...
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What exactly is Graphene and why use Graphene in fly rod manufacture?
Graphene is the name for an atom-thick honeycomb layer of carbon atoms.
Harder than diamond yet more elastic than rubber; tougher than steel yet lighter than aluminium. Graphene is the strongest known material.