C.F. Burkheimer Rods
In the days of glass rods, one name stood head and shoulder above all the rest-–Russ Peak. Russ was a consummate perfectionist who developed techniques for building and tuning glass rods that no one else mastered. His legendary rods are still a “Covet Special” among those who knew the glory days of glass.
Russ did not take his secrets with him, however. He passed them on the C. F. “Kerry” Burkheimer, who worked with Russ for over a decade and bought Russ’ business. Kerry now builds his own tapers in graphite. Each rod is laboriously and lovingly hand sanded so that they lose nothing in this most critical phase of finishing. Less than the greatest care in sanding can produce rods of varying flex and strength, even though they are all supposed to be to cast identical line weights.
Kerry’s rods are all based on a progressive action—they accept a variety of line weights without feeling over loaded. In the wonderful world of graphite, this is the only action, in my opinion, that truly takes advantage of all that graphite offers. Have a long, careful look at these rods, they do what a rod is supposed to do. Go to cfbflyrods.com