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LH Design Bamboo Rods

Leen Huisman on the L.H.Design Programme
The L.H. Design programme is based on two principles. On the one hand there is the firm belief that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever", and L.H. Design fly rods and fly reels are trying to prove that saying true. On the other hand it goes without saying that the functional aspects of the design should certainly not be forgotten. Every craftsman knows that perfection is always one step away, yet the L.H. Design program is certainly striving for perfection. Now, and in the future, L.H. Design will be a guarantee for balanced design and craftsmanship.
All of these rods were designed over a period of years and a lifetime of experience has gone into the building of them. They are in use all over the world and have proved to be highly reliable fishing instruments.
(Visit the L.H.DESIGN REELS page to see Leen's superb reels)
L.H Design BAMBOO RODS
Leen Huisman is justly famous for his titanium fly reels but not so well known for his bamboo fly rods.
Thats a shame because, like everything that he makes, his rods are beautifully crafted, with a distinctive aesthetic appeal and style that is uniquely his own.
Leen makes rods for just about all possible fishing situations and has developed his tapers through many years of practical fishing experience and experimentation. So his rods, like his reels are not just objects of beauty but also proven fishing instruments.
Below you will find full details of finished LHDesign fly rods which are available for immediate shipping and also full details of Leen's very extensive range of standard rods and special options, which are available to ORDER.

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Available Now: Leen has the following 3 bamboo fly rods ready for immediate shipment. Each rod is available separately or in combination with an LH design Lightweight reel. If you are interested I'm buying any of these rods, then please CONTACT ME.

Item #1: Fly rod 7'6" 3 Pc. 3 Wt. with spare tip

Details:
This is a medium action 3 Wt. The reelseat spacer is made of a pack of bamboo discs wit stainless end cap and L.H. Design sliding ring. At the winding check (also bamboo discs) and at both sides of each ferrule station 5 wraps are placed, which is an icon from the of Ed and Jim Payne era. This rod will perfectly go with a L.H. Design Lightweight reel.
Price rod in partition bag:
€ 1474,-
Price reel with standard spool:
€ 595,-
Price combo:
€ 1862,-

Item #2: Fly rod 7'6" 2 Pc. 4 Wt.

Details:
This is a medium / fast rod, a true 4 Wt with a standard L.H. Design reelseat with end cap and sliding ring and an American walnut spacer. Beautifull Agate lined stripping guide and hot orange clear wraps with dark brown tippings. Also this one goes perfectly with the L.H.Design Lightweight reel.
Price rod in partition bag:
€ 816,-
Price reel with standard spool:
€ 595,-
Price combo:
€ 1270,-

Item #3: Fly rod 7'9" 3 Pc. 4 Wt. with spare tip

Details:
This is one of the best (if not the best) rods I have ever designed and built. It has a medium / fast action and its will cast like a dream. On this rod I used a screw locking reel seat with a diameter of 17 mm. with Titanium grade 2 hardware with a gilded locking nut. Spacer: impregnated bird's eye maple. Inside polished Tungsten stipping guide. A very perfect rod indeed. I offer also this rod in combination with the L.H.Design Lightweight reel.
Price rod in partition bag:
€ 1536,-
Price reel with standard spool:
€ 595,-
Price combo:
€ 1918,-

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  • FULL ROD RANGE & OPTIONS
  • STANDARD RODS & PRICES
  • ORDER
Tab 1
Standard rods are constructed from the very best bamboo (arundinaria amabilis Mc.Clure, split and hand-planed) with nickel silver ferrules and high quality hard chrome rings and are dip varnished two or three times. Standard rods come with one tip, in a tasteful rod bag. Aluminium or leather rod tubes and spare tips are available at additional cost. Rods are available in lengths from 5ft to 11ft, in line weights 3 to 8 and in 1,2 and 3 piece configurations.
These rods mainly have a pleasant, moderate action. Some models, however, (indicated by (*) in the rod list ) have a significantly stiffer action.
Other Options: Mirror shine on Tungsten stripping guides Leen uses a special grinding/polishing tool to achieve a mirror -like shine at the inner surface of his Tungsten stripping guides on his top line of light fly rods. This produces a classic, minimalist look combined with full protection from any fly line. and avoids the danger of a lost or damaged ring. A Very wide range of other special options are available to order which include; special tapers, spinning, salmon or carp rods, bespoke wooden rod cases, engraved reel fittings, choices of exotic reel seat woods and whipping colours & etc...
Leen's favourites: "I would like to draw your attention to some of the listed models that are special to me, personally. A rod builder sometimes finds that after designing and building a rod he immediately develops a great liking for it. This was the case with the following models:
The 7 Ft # 5 (*) (2-piece and 3-piece model). Genuine general purpose rods. These are the rods to accompany you on most fishing trips. The 3-piece version was developed from the 2-piece model. They are powerful rods, but sensitive. Highly recommended.
the 61/2 Ft range 3-piece # 1/2, # 2/3 and # 3/4. Very similar to the above rods, i.e. similar in character. Medium action. They are not "distance rods", but are wonderful light casting instruments.
the 7'9" # 5 3-piece. A powerful rod, yet with very accurate casting.
the 10 Ft 3-piece # 7 and 11 Ft 3-piece #8.Last, but certainly not least. These rods are both two-handed rods. Excellent for fishing medium sized salmon and sea trout in classic style. A pleasure to cast."
Tab 2

3 Piece

LENGTH
6'3'
6'6"
6'6"
6'6"
6'6"
7'
7'6"
7'6"
7'9"
7'9"
8'3"
8'3"
9'
10'
11'

PRICE
€934
€1038
€1049
€1063
€1065
€1070
€1092
€1117
€1138
€1162
€1174
€1192
€1230
€1344
€1525

LINE
5
1/2
2/3
3/4
4/5
5(*)
4
5/6
5
6
4/5
6/7
4
7
8

Prices in EUROS (€) and subject to change. Rod Tubes: Aluminium €125, Leather €275-€375

2 Piece

LENGTH
5'
5'6"
6'
6'6"
6'6"
6'6"
6'9"
7'
7'
7'
7'3"
7'6"
7'6"
7'9"
7'9"
8'
8'

PRICE
€707
€724
€724
€751
€759
€759
€759
€765
€775
€784
€798
€816
€820
€864
€888
€905
€910

LINE
3
5
4
3(*)
4(*)
5(*)
4
3(*)
4(*)
5(*)
5
5
6
3
5
5
6/7

Tab 3
How to place a custom order:
Please Contact me to discuss your custom order options and details. I will then let you know what the final price will be, how long it will take to be delivered and when payment will be due.
When you are ready to pay, you can do so by electronic bank transfer, PayPal, cheque, telephone to pay by credit card, or pay online using the secure shopping cart. If you choose to pay online please enter the agreed price in the box below and follow the cart’s instructions to complete your payment as usual. I will keep you updated on your order's progress until it is delivered to your door.