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Yamame by Nico Vreugdenhil
Nico Vreugdenhil in The Netherlands makes beautiful hand crafted rods, using premium quality fibreglass from established blank manufacturers and has also designed the blank for his own "The Pure" rod. He has been collaborating with James Green (US), Tom Morgan Rodsmiths (US) and Epic Swift Fly Fishing (NZ), Ijuin Fly Rods (Japan), McFarland Composites (US), and is always on the look out for new, quality blank suppliers.

Here is how Nico describes his build process:
"Cork grips:
All the cork grips I glued and shape it on my lathe with a file and later on with sandpaper from 80 to 1200 to get the perfect grip. I use NO cork filler. The cork rings are top flor grade quality and bought direct from a manufacturer in Portugal.
Reel seats:
Most of the hardware is design and turned by myself, for screw lock I use hardware from Lemke Concepts or Bellinger. All the inserts are made in the shop with the finest and best quality wood.
Guides:
The snake guides and tiptops I use are from Snake Brand, these are the best and finest. The stripping guides I use are from Golden Witch, Joe Arguello and Mildrum.
Wrapping:
I am wrapping with silk from Kimono, Pearsall’s Gossamer and YLI all of theme are from premium quality. Afterwords I finish the rod with epoxy or spar varnish.
Rod tube & rod sock:
I design and sew the rod sock themselves for every rod, the rod tube comes in black or in raw aluminium."

Finished rods available for immediate shipment will be shipped to you directly from Nico's workshop. These rods will be listed below in the "Buy Now" section as they become available.
Nico has very kindly sent a "The Pure" demo rod to Alternativetackle.com, full details are available in the "Demo" section.
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Available Now from Nico's workshop in The Netherlands: "The Pure" 7’2’’ 5wt 4piece.
"On this rod I made a my new butt on the hardware what is turned from Brass and bleud, the insert is made of flamed maple wood.The blued nickel stripping guide from Joe Arguello and the blued Snake Brand Universal guides are wrapped with YLI silk Bronze and the Yamame colour tipping with Pearsalls gossamer Olive."
Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions.
Price: The rod has a price of £512 GBP
Nico is offering this rod at an introductory price of £503 this includes a 406 flyline.
You can also purchase this rod with a matching Approach reel £623 GBP All Prices include shipping.
  1. Yamame The Pure 7’2’’ 5wt 4 pcs Rod Only
  2. Yamame The Pure 7’2’’ 5wt 4 pcs Rod With Approach Reel
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Available Now: Alchemy Dharma 7’5” 4wt 4piece, Nico's description:
"This is an incredible parabolic rod, it has a lot of power, softness and is very accurate. With a cigar grip of top flor grade, the reel seat is made of flamed maple, skeleton is made of polished aluminium and the butt of brushed aluminium.
Original Snake Brand guides and stripping guide from Joe Arguello are wrapped with Kimono silk in the colour sesame and some signature tipping with olive.
This rod is for sale incl. a raw aluminium tube and rod sock.
Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions.
Price: The rod has a price of £512 GBP
You can also purchase this rod with a matching Approach reel £623 GBP
All Prices include shipping.
  1. Yamame Alchemy Dharma 7’5’’ 4wt 4 pcs Rod Only
  2. Yamame Alchemy Dharma 7’5’’ 4wt 4 pcs Rod With Approach Reel
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Available Now: James Green 7'9" 5wt 3piece "Spring Creek".
Nico's comments says,
"This rod has a sweet medium action and is a great rod.
I gave this rod a classic look.
The hardware is blued and brushed brass and the butt is only blued.
The insert is made of Monkey Pod wood and the ritz grip is from flor grade cork.
The last available on the market brass Original Snake brand guides and the Golden Witch brass agate stripping guide are wrapped with kimono silk colour Minto and some signature tipping with olive green."

Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions.
Price: The rod has a price of £512 GBP
You can also purchase this rod with a matching Approach reel £623 GBP
All Prices include shipping.
  1. Yamame Yamame rod James Green 7095-3 Spring Creek Rod Only
  2. Yamame Yamame rod James Green 7095-3 Spring Creek Rod With Approach Reel
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The Pure" Demo Rod:
The images above are of www.alternativetackle.com’s Yamame "The Pure" demo rod which should be arriving within the next couple of weeks.
Nico says:
"After a longer period than I would have ever imagined, I am proud to be able to introduce Yamame’s first fly rod. It is a 7’2 5wt 4pcs and it is called ‘The Pure’. I named it ‘The Pure’ because it is:
- Pure parabolic
- Pure craftmanship
- Pure quality
- Pure love for the product
- Pure fun to fish with
The rod has a medium fast action with a great recovery and is full parabolic, a stiffer in the middle and has a softer tip. This rod is highly accurate with dry fly and small nymph. With a less than 23 inch section it is suitable to carry in a backpack. ‘The Pure’ is brown painted e-glass with an orange glow and comes with clear white spigot ferrules. They are rolled by Mike McFarland. To develop this rod I only looked at the best quality and materials to get smooth rod with a perfect look and feel. While developing this rod I choose only the finest materials to create an extraordinary rod which looks elegant.
The rod is made of high quality materials:
-Flor Grade cork grip from Portugal (turned in house)
-Snake Brand Universal Guides
-Custom made reel seat hardware (turned in house)
-High quality insert (turned in house)
-Wrappings with the best silk
-Some green tipping as a Yamame signature
-Custom made rod sock (made in house)
-Aluminium tube

If you are interested in having a closer look when this rod arrives, then please, CONTACT ME.