Letters from Customers
Following are excerpts from letters of customers who own an R.L. Nunley Custom Cane Rod. If you want to contact one of the following persons, just email me and let me know. Most of them don't mind receiving emails to answser questions about their rods.
"Hello Bob, Well, I hardly got a
thing done today. I picked up my rod at the PO this morning and basically spent
the rest of the day showing the rod to all my friends. I'll probably blow most
of tomorrow giving these people web site address. I took it first thing to FFF
center where it was admired and cast in a pretty good wind by two employees and
one lovely young lady who is a friend of Ralph Moon, and wants to learn to
build such instruments.... I promised all these folks that I would introduce
you when you showed up. Bob, the rod is beautiful! I love every aspect of it.
As I write, I have the butt in front of me, with a small Orvis EXR 1 upon it.
Also this PM, I've put a replica 3" Bougle', a 2 9/16" ST George jr,
a CFO III upon it, and then my mind became boggled, so I'll wait til tomorrow
to try the 2 7/8 Winston Perfect on it. I will pray tonight that I can find a
reel amongst them that is not totally overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of my
"Brookie". In short, it is flat gorgeous."
"Hi Bob, Picked up the rod on Friday
and I must compliment you on your skill. It is a beautiful little rod and I am
very, very pleased. Since we last spoke I have been asked to write an article
for The Canadian Flyfisher magazine about the trout streams of western Manitoba
of which the Pine River is one. I think I will take a close-up photo of the
rod's inscription "Pine River Special" surrounded by some of the
flies I will recommend in the article. Hope you don't mind free
"Bob-the blank arrived today and it
is absolutely beautiful-may be the hardest part of this one will be parting
with it on delivery to the client! I've already got another customer waiting to
see this blank before he makes up his mind-if this baby doesn't do it,he can
find another builder! I'll be in touch. "
2nd letter from Mr Berrier "Made my first cast today-the 4wt tip is a sweetheart!"
"Bob, Just had my first chance to go
fishing with the 5 wt, 7' Cutthroat rod. Man, it is fantastic. I never imagined
that a split cane rod could be both so sensitive and so powerful. And the
finish! Well, all I know to say of that is "fantastic"! I
can't wait until I can order a second one, more of a light small stream rod
"...I couldn't believe the way the
rod cast and when I landed my first trout on it, I was amazed at the
sensitivity. I could feel every move the fish made in the water, right down
into the handle. Absolutely a wonderful fishing rod. One thing for sure, the
next rod I buy will be another one of yours!"
Hi Bob, I just got back from Pagosa
Springs and had a great time. The rivers were very low, but I managed to catch
a few small trout on dry flys. I love the new rod that you built. It added to
the fishing experience greatly. The size and sensitivity made the catching the
small rainbows a lot of fun. I used both the 2 wt and 3 wt tips and they both
cast very well. The 2 wt tip allows me to cast a loop far enough for most
rivers, but open enough to land a dry fly very softy. The three wt tip allows
me to cast a tighter loop with a 2 or 3 wt line, and works just as well as the
other tip with the butt section. It is just the right length for small rivers
and creeks, and the fact that it is three piece allows me to carry it on the
plane. I showed the rod to other fishermen and they thought it was a beautiful
rod, or as one fisherman put it,"A work of art." The beauty of the
rod just added to the pleasure that I got from fishing.