Some anglers come to embrace Spey casting for its seemingly effortless delivery, some for its romance and grace; whatever your draw there’s no denying the amazing utility of these rods in a wide variety of fishing situations.
Steelhead and Spey flies on the Thompson? Got it. Madison river browns and big sculpin patterns? Check. Stripers eating Clousers in the surf? You bet. Two-handers aren’t just for Atlantic salmon anymore, and these rods do it all. And they do it well.
We design rods with wide grain windows, forgiving actions and loads of feel. Feel might seem like an esoteric thing, but it’s the tactile expression of the soul of a rod. Rods with feel enhance an anglers performance and enjoyment, and those things aren’t just the domain of guides or instructors. Talk to us about these rods and you may hear us describe them as having “grunt”, or “whump” or “hooahh”. That’s the Burkie feel, and you’ll feel it too.
C.F. Burkheimer Fly Rod Co. offers three distinct builds for our Two-Handed rods: a Classic build, a Presentation build, and a Vintage build. The rod blanks are identical in all three builds, the differences are aesthetic.
Reel Seat: T-6061 Black Anodized Aluminum. Guides: Nickel Silver Snake/Ceramic Insert Stripping. Inlays: Classic, three layer. Handle: Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check. Blank Color: Deep Cedar Green
Reel Seat Hardware: Nickel Silver. Reel Seat Insert: Redwood Burl. Guides: Nickel Silver Snake Guides/Nickel SilverCeramic Insert Stripping Guides. Inlays: Presentation/Vintage, five layer. Handle: Hand selected Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check. Blank Color: Cobalt Blue
Reel Seat Hardware: Smoked Nickel. Reel Seat Insert: California Buckeye. Guides: Smoked Nickel Snake Guides/Smoked Nickel Ceramic Insert Stripping Guides. Inlays: Presentation/Vintage, five layer. Handle: Hand selected Flor Grade Cork with Smoked Nickel Winding Check. Blank Color: Translucent Black