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Monaro Series Premium range - 2 or 3 piece rod, 2 tips, deluxe hardware.
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$2,100 Au (2 piece)
$2,400 Au (3 piece)

Presentation Rods Annual N A Taransky Bamboo Presentation Rod Priced Individually
Bespoke Rods Limited number of orders taken at the start of each year, with a full Range of custom options. (Orders filled for 2014) POA

Bamboo rods, hand planed in Australia, by fishermen, for fishermen

Monaro Series Rods

Monaro Series Rods represent the finest handcrafting techniques and highest quality components in bamboo rodmaking. Each Monaro Series rod is constructed out of strips split from a single culm of bamboo. Rods come with two tip sections, which are mirror matched. The second tip is differentiated with an additional fine tipping wrap. The nodes are staggered in a traditional 3x3 pattern.

The bamboo is flamed to a dark golden honey colour, with contrasting light nodes, and finished with a traditional gloss varnish. Each rod is individually signed and serial numbered. A narrow signature wrap is located 12" (13" on larger rods) above the butt as

Hardware consists of nickel silver ferrules and reel seat components, with hand finished hardwood reel seat spacers. Ferrules are overbound with silk matching the cane colour, and protected by a split cane and cork ferrule plug. The standard grip on Taransky rods is a tapered cigar, with a slight recess to accomodate the heel of the hand (though longer rods in heavier line weights may be fitted with a full wells grip). Rods are fitted as standard with a downlocking cap and ring reelseat. Upsliding or threaded uplocking reelseats are also used on some rods. The stripping guide is either Agate or Titanium Carbide. Snake guides are super hardwearing Gunsmoke Titanium Carbide (TiCH), wrapped with fine Japanese silk. Standard silk colour is Antique Gold, which complements the flamed cane. Other colours are also used on some rods - some examples are shown here. Rods are supplied in a Garrison style cotton rod bag (made by my mum!), and aluminium rod tube.

Annual Presentation Rod
An Annual “Presentation” Grade, collectors rod, will be made and offered for sale. This will be a unique rod, in regard to both construction methods and appointments, made to challenge myself as a maker.

Bespoke Rods
At the beginning of every year, a fixed small number of bespoke orders are taken, with a full range of finishing options including custom engraving. Costing for these orders is on a quotation basis, based on the standard rod price and additional options chosen. An expected delivery dated is provided for bespoke orders, with completion expected within the year of order.

For more details on placing an order, check out the "Ordering" Page.

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All tapers tested and refined in Australia

Monaro Series Tapers

A large range of tapers is offered. A variety is suggested here as a guide, but rod lengths between 5'3" and 9'6", and line weights from 1 to 8 are available. Contact us to discuss options based on your fishing style and local or preferred waters.

6'8" #3
This is a classic F.E. Thomas taper, with very fine tips and a swelled butt. A lovely rod for small streams and small fish. Dry fly action for presentation casting up to 30-40 feet.

7'0" #3
A full loading, easy casting three weight with a smooth butt section and fine tips. Casts small flies and light leaders with a silky feel. A very nice light rod for small streams, or small stillwaters, with presentations up to 30-40 feet.

8'0" #3
A silky 3 weight with fine tips for those wanting a longer rod. The generously swelled butt moves most of the rod action into the top half, meaning that the rod retains a progressive feel uncommon in a rod of this length. Dry fly action for presentation casting up to 40-50 feet.

6'3" #4/5 "Midge"
A medium-fast action dry fly rod, based on the Paul Young Midge (also available), but with a little faster and more power for higher line speed. A very versatile stream rod for presentations to 50 feet. Brilliant in tight, bushy streams, and a very portable pack rod in a 3 piece.

6'6" #3/4/5 "Bush Creek"
With a light tip, progressive mid, and smooth butt section, this rod loads sweetly in close, but is also deceptive in it's ability to throw a long line. I have been doing a lot of fishing with one of these (in three piece configuration) over the last few seasons. It's become the rod I fish more than anything else. Designed for small streams and dry fly presentation to 40 feet, it can cast a long fly line when asked of it.

6'6" #4/5/6 "Monaro 45" (also available in 6'9")
A very fast dry fly action 4/5 weight, which can also handle a DT 6 weight. Suited to sight casting for cruising fish to distances of 60 feet and beyond. Don't let the size fool you. This rod is built for big Monaro trout, and has loads of power in the butt, both for long distance presentations and playing fish.

7'0" #4 Payne 97
A full loading, easy casting four weight from one of the American masters. Casts small flies and light leaders with a silky smooth feel. A very nice light rod for small streams, or small stillwaters, with presentations up to 30-40 feet.

7'0" #4 Garrison 201
A medium/progressive taper from one of the best known makers from the Classic American rodmaking era. Buttery smooth action, but deceptively powerful when the wind picks up or some distance is required, for delicate presentations up to 40-50 feet.

7'0" #4/5 Payne 98
A classic taper from one of the masters of American rodmaking. A crisp dry fly action, with fine tips and a gentle swell in the butt. Presentation casting up to 40-50 feet.

7'0" #4/5 "Fast Action"
A crisp dry fly action, with medium-fine tips and a powerful butt section. This rod has the feel to present the fly at close range, and also the power to cope with the inevitable Australian High Country wind and cover fish to 40-50 feet or more. A very versatile rod for streams, or small stillwaters.

7'3" #4/5 (also available in 7'0")
This is a medium taper, modified from the Paul Young "Driggs River Special". A very sweet rod, able to cast a short line with accuracy and delicacy, while still having the power to cover fish at distances of 40-50 feet and beyond. A nice taper for dry fly fishing, but with a supple action also suited for nymphing or fishing small wets.

7'6" #4 Perfectionist (New)
The semi parabolic action of this Paul Young has a relaxed action and smooth power from in close to 50-60 feet when required. Suited to dry and wet fly.

7'6" #4 Leonard 39DH (New)
A classic Leonard taper, with a fine tips and a light, delicate dry fly action which will deliver small flies and long, fine tippets accurately to 40-50 feet.

7'3" #5/6 "Monaro 56"
This is a fast action, powerful rod, capable of casting a #5 or #6 in medium to large streams and in wind, for presentation up to and beyond 80 feet. It has a powerful swell in the butt, and can pick up a long line from the water, but still maintains feel for shorter presentations.

7'6" #5 Payne "101"
A classic Payne taper, with a tip which will deliver long, fine tippets accurately, and a swelled butt, giving the rod a smooth powerful presentation at distances over 50-60 feet when required. Suited to dry and wet fly.

7'6" #6 "Martha Marie" (New)
A powerful, medium-fast action Paul Young taper, this rod has authority to handle the wind and turnover large flies. Capable of presenting beyond 70-80 feet when required. Suited to dry and wet fly.

7'7" #5/6
A versitle taper for medium and larger waters, which will handle a 5 or 6 line. A very powerful rod, but smooth at the same time. Presentations to 80 feet and beyond.

7'9" #5 Para 14 (New)
The semi parabolic action of this Paul Young has a relaxed action and smooth power from in close to beyond 60-70 feet when required. Suited to dry and wet fly.

8' #6 Gillum
A powerful rod, for fishing larger rivers, or lakes. This rod has a swelled butt which gives it authority for making presentations at distances up to a 80 feet or more.

8' #5/6 "Para 15"
This is a very smooth casting rod from the American master Paul Young. At the opposite extreme to modern graphite, these rods have a reserve power deep in the butt. The full action rewards a relaxed, slower, casting stroke, but is still capable of tight loops and high line speed. The rod is supplied as standard with a light (dry) and heavy (wet) tip to cover a variety of fishing situations. Presentations to 80 feet and beyond.

8' #6/7 "Paul Young Boat Rod"
A fast action, powerful rod, which will cast a full DT7 line, still with the bamboo qualities to allow short, accurate presentations. This is an ideal rod for larger rivers or lakes, with the backbone for pushing large flies into the wind. Presentations to 90 feet and beyond.

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