The Oykel 14′ 6″ rod has been built to my specification with a length suitable for fishing any river at most water levels, although it is particularly designed as an ideal tool for anglers fishing rivers in the Scottish Highlands and elsewhere on similar sized rivers. I have used Bruce and Walker since they began producing rods some 5 decades ago and have always found them to be superior to any others on the market. This is why I have commissioned them to make this rod for me, and why I feel entirely comfortable that it carries my name.
The Oykel 14 ft 6 in will handle all lines – floating, sinking or intermediate. Although it is rated for #9 line, my personal experience is that it copes well with quite a variation of line sizes.
The rod performs overhead, spey and roll casts with very little effort. One of my pre-requisites was to have a rod that is forgiving; the all-through action, right down to the butt, allows the rod to do the work with a minimum of effort from the angler – an important attribute for people fast approaching senior citizenship like myself. Bruce and Walker have achieved this with the use of high quality special carbons. They have constructed a truly unique salmon rod, which reflects exactly what I had in mind, given my experience of fishing the Oykel for so many years.
- Three sections.
- All cork handle with 2 comfortable grip positions.
- Screw-reel winch fitting large enough to accommodate reels with large feet with hook holder incorporated.
- Hard chrome snake rings and 2 butt stripper guides.
- Weight: 12 Oz’s approximately.
- Colour: blue with blue whippings and silver tipping. (Matt finish)
Rods are made to order. Please allow 6 weeks minimum for delivery.
Price : £781.00 P&P in UK £10
Email orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send cheque for £50 deposit with your order, payable to Oykel Salmon Flies and Tackle
Oykel Salmon Flies & Tackle – 8 Cherry Wynd – Culbokie – Dingwall – Ross-shire IV7 8ND
Or phone: 01349870948 / 07710754896
George R Ross.