With the idea in mind that sometimes the best things come from mistakes...? This rod is probably the best thing that could have happened to the Black Jack Carbon Silica Design.
This rod combo is a theme rod that I have made to embellish the beauty of the Ross Animas Reel. Available as a combo with a Ross Animas 4/5 weight, this combo offers some options.
Black or Silver Case
6.5" Ergo Grip or 7.5" Peacemaker Grip
Cork insert on reel seat or composite cork insert on reel seat
Rod and Reel Combo: $690
Things to note on this rod is the Copperline Theme which comes from the Copper drag knob on the Ross Animas Reel. This knob was our inspiration. We also added a leather wrap on the case with turquoise rivets that accent the blue wraps on the rod.
We also added special engraving on the case cap, inside the case cap and also a copper disc at the bottom of the case as well.
Chrome Guides, Titanium carbide reel seat and titanium carbide hook keeper. JP signs each rod.
More info on the Wild Card.
The Post it Note was a mistake trying to make a strong adhesive.
Coca Cola was an attempt to be a medicine.
The Potato Chip was intended to be a thin french fry.
and.... the initial Black Jack was intended to be only an 8'6" #5-6 fly rod... who knew that its design may very well be better suited to be a short stout all purpose Fly Rod? Well, thats how product design goes sometimes.
The 6'11" 4-5 weight Wild Card is actually a very close sibling to the Black Jack 8'6" #5-6 weight 5 piece because its the same blank but with only the first 4 sections.
I suppose we could try and hide the fact that this rod is completely of its own design, but that would not make for an honest story... so we are happy to disclose that we took an already original design and found a new perhaps better purpose for it.
The 6'11" Wild Card is probably the most interesting and enjoyable rods I have made and fished. It just has so much power for a little fly rod, and there is something about the line speed and momentum you can get from a 5 weight line that makes it just a dream to cast. Unlike short light weight fly rods where you need the extra line speed to punch extra distance or carry a bigger fly; this rod does not need such an effort. Just point it and load it where you want to cast and it does it all for you.
The rod is also extremely durable and very strong for bigger flies and really big fish.
Try it with a 4 weight for more delicate presentations and a 5 for bigger flies and more distance. It roll casts well with both line weights.
What is really fun though is catching fish on it. the bend is remarkable, yet the rod still has significant power thanks to our Carbon Silica Technology.
The silver creek theme rod has a silver reel seat, a satin silver case with special case engraving. There is a choice of wood and wood engraving also.