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Christian Hörgren

Fine Tackle Rods

Christian Hörgren is a rod builder from Stockholm, Sweden. He works mainly with premium fiberglass blanks from contemporary and vintage manufacturers. He is also a reel designer and is working towards making his reels available through Alternative Tackle in the near future.

Christian Hörgren’s Fine Tackle was founded in 2012. After many years of rod building, reel collecting and fishing interesting rods and reels from the last 30 years, Christian decided to take his hobby one step further. Working full time as an architect it’s still a second life project, but the ambition is to offer high-end design and unique fly fishing objects in every sense. The architectural approach is visible through out his work, with great attention to detail, performance, colours and materials. The ambition is not to offer a consistent line of rods, but to develop a personal style and approach to fly fishing.

Fine Tackle rods are built in a minimalistic and sparse style. Every blank deserves to be treated in its own unique way, with its own appointments and unique hardware. To achieve this, Christian is working with custom made hardware, inspired by industrial design and contemporary jewellery. The history of fly tackle is an important source of inspiration for his work, but he avoids replicating someone else’s work, and instead aims for a personal and contemporary design.

In January 2013 Christian was honoured with a membership as a Journeyman Rod Builder in the newly formed Rodsmith’s Guild.

Christian doesn't limit his skills as a rod maker and his minimalist design aesthetic to producing only fibreglass rods; he also produces the occasional (stunning) graphite rod… if the blank is one that excites his interest as a rod maker.

Fine Tackle Rods

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Alternative Tackle holds a small selection of Fine Tackle rods in stock, whatever Christian chooses to build for us. If you’d like to find out more, simply get in touch