All posts in 'What’s New'

Repairing Your Guides

Posted on July 11th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting, What's New

Ever had a guide mysteriously break on you while you were fishing. Maybe you left your rod in the garage after a fishing trip without washing it and found the guides have rusted. Or your line is being ripped up because the guides have deteriorated through pure age. Now imagine..
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Leather Stand-Up Game Rod in White

Posted on June 15th, 2018 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Interesting

If you’ve been a craftsmen of sorts for a extended period of time, pushing the limits of your ability is not uncommon. There comes a time where you may even wish to try something outside your boundary and really test yourself. For a Custom Rod Builder I think building a..
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Ceramic Ring Vs Wired Stripper Guides

Posted on May 7th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting, What's New

Differences in Structure REC Recoil RSG stripper guide as our Wired Guide example in this post. The differences in structure are almost visually self evident. The wired guide is made up of a twisted wire where as the Ceramic ring guide is constructed with a steel frame and inserted ceramic..
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Barick Exmouth Saltwater Fly

Posted on November 17th, 2017 · Posted in Fishing, Uncategorized

The Barick Exmouth Saltwater Fly rod range, is an accumulation of multiple designs and a huge amount of testing. Some of the best Fly casters there are in Australia have been involved. I have tried to bring together a rod that will not only create sexy and efficient loops but..
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Custom Made Fly Rod Grips

Custom Made Fly Rod Grips

Posted on July 20th, 2017 · Posted in Fishing, Interesting

On more than a few occasions I’ve spoken about the importance of good quality grips. Fly fishing rods are different on many levels to Spin rods and Overhead rods, especially when it comes to grips. This is where custom made fly rod grips really do matter in regards to quality..
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Barick 12wt GT Fighter

Barick Custom 12 Weight GT Fighter

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Fishing, Interesting, What's New

Not so long ago I put my mind to building something special to take out on the Flats to somewhere like either Exmouth Western Australia or Christmas Island to wade and catch myself a GT. I built a Barick Custom 12 Weight, 4pc, 9′, GT Fighter Fly Rod. It took..
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Forster Fly Muster

Having fun at the 2016 Forster Fly Muster

Posted on November 25th, 2016 · Posted in Fishing, Interesting

This year’s 2016 Forster Fly Muster was a real blast with a heap of top names in the Fly Fishing business attending and sharing their knowledge and jokes. Guys like Bretto Wilson who helped organise the event, Deano Butler a legend in the industry sharing his fishing knowledge and Brian..
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New ZFT Design

New ZFT Design

Posted on September 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Interesting, What's New

The Barick ZFT Pure Saltwater Fly Rod has been redesigned! I’ve gone to the drawing board and given the ZFT a do-over allowing for a new thread design and Guide-Train Design using the Barick CiC System. The new black nylon and metallic trim work looks very stealthy and skips the..
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Sweet Double Hand Custom Switch Rod

Posted on August 9th, 2016 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, What's New

Not too long ago I had a client request a Barick Custom Switch rod. This particular customer didn’t want any ordinary rod, instead he wanted to stand out. Something funky, loud and of high performance were a must and that’s exactly what he received. In order to create a loud..
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Custom Fly Rod

Custom Fly Rod Rebuild

Posted on July 21st, 2016 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, What's New

When I started out building my first Custom Fly Rod I did a few things wrong, the reel seat was the wrong type, I added a fighting butt to a Freshwater rod. Times have changed after many years of experience, however that particular rod kept on nagging at me, begging..
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