Classic vs. Presentation vs. Vintage. What’s the difference? Part 1: Trout Rods

Classic, Presentation and Vintage Trout Rods:

A Visual Guide

C.F. Burkheimer offers three distinct builds for all of our rods: a Classic build, a Presentation build, and a Vintage build. The rod blanks are identical in all three builds, the differences are purely aesthetic.

Let’s break down those build options, series by series, to clarify what we offer. On this page we’ll focus on our Trout rods, we’ll take a look at Spey and Saltwater rods in upcoming posts.

Trout Rods

Classic Trout:

  • Hardware: Nickel Silver
  • Guides: Nickel Silver
  • Reel Seat: Classic style
  • Reel Seat Insert: Cocobolo or Maple
  • Inlays: Classic, three layer
  • Blank Color: Deep cedar green
  • Handle: Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check

 


Presentation Trout:

  • Hardware: Nickel Silver
  • Guides: Handmade Snake Brand Nickel Silver guides
  • Reel Seat: Presentation style
  • Reel Seat Insert: Redwood Burl
  • Inlay: Presentation/Vintage style, five layer
  • Blank Color: Cobalt Blue
  • Handle: Hand selected Flor Grade Cork with Cork Wrap

 

Vintage Trout:

  • Hardware: Smoked Nickel
  • Guides: Smoked Nickel
  • Reel Seat: Vintage style
  • Reel Seat Insert: California Buckeye, Curly Koa, Spalted Maple, Black Walnut or Redwood Burl
  • Inlay: Presentation/Vintage style, five layer
  • Blank Color: Transluscent Black
  • Handle: Hand selected Flor Grade Cork with Cork Wrap

 

One Response to Classic vs. Presentation vs. Vintage. What’s the difference? Part 1: Trout Rods

  1. Art December 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Hi, Saw one of your rods at Avid Angler. It was sea run cutts model. Just looking for information on it. Thanks

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