Presentation by Leen Huisman in Zwolle

Leen Huisman has been building splitcane (fly)rods for some 35 years now. Next to that he also builds fly-reels for a good number of years now. On both subjects he gave a well attended presentation in Zwolle (NL).

Leen Huisman has been a teacher for many years, a point that became apparent right from the start of the presentation.
Leen Huisman has been a teacher for many years, a point that became apparent right from the start of the presentation.

 

The presentation was organized by the RANO (section of the Dutch Federation of Fly-Fishers) at the S10 Zalencentrum in Zwolle and it was visited by some thirty interested fly-fishers and rod-builders.
The presentation was organized by the RANO (section of the Dutch Federation of Fly-Fishers) at the S10 Zalencentrum in Zwolle and it was visited by some thirty interested fly-fishers and rod-builders.

 

Peter den Hollander (second from the right) organizes with Patrick Mercy a contact day for splitcane rod-builders at the Berenkuil (Putten) on the 22nd of April, 2017.
Peter den Hollander (second from the right) organizes with Patrick Mercy a contact day for splitcane rod-builders at the Berenkuil (Putten) on the 22nd of April, 2017.

 

A lot of subjects that are of importance when building splitcane rods passed by: the choice of bamboo, drying, splicing, heating and drying in an oven, glueing the strips etc.
A lot of subjects that are of importance when building splitcane rods passed by: the choice of bamboo, drying, splicing, heating and drying in an oven, glueing the strips etc.

 

During the pause ideas on rod-building were exchanged as well.
During the pause ideas on rod-building were exchanged as well.

 

Attention for details results in top-products.
Attention for details results in top-products.

 

Building a single splitcane rod will take at least forty hours, but they surely have their advantages in the lighter line classes.
Building a single splitcane rod will take at least forty hours, but they surely have their advantages in the lighter line classes.

 

Some literature for the rod-builder.
Some literature for the rod-builder.

 

Measuring and figuring out the best tapers are an important part of creating top-rods.
Measuring and figuring out the best tapers are an important part of creating top-rods.

 

Leen has been building fly-reels from titanium for a good many years now!
Leen has been building fly-reels from titanium for a good many years now!

 

A fly-reel that has been used on saltwater to fly-fish for seatrout for some thirty years now, the salty environment does not seem to have an influence on the L.H. Design fly-reel.
A fly-reel that has been used on saltwater to fly-fish for seatrout for some thirty years now, the salty environment does not seem to have an influence on the L.H. Design fly-reel.

 

 A nice example of one of the modern designs by Leen Huisman.
A nice example of one of the modern designs by Leen Huisman.

 

L.H. Design
– Leen Huisman
Kerkstraat 13
8765 LK Tjerkwerd
The Netherlands

Tel. +31 (0)515 – 579 497
Email: leen@lhdesign-flyrodreel.com
Website: www.lhdesign-flyrodreel.com

1 comment on Presentation by Leen Huisman in Zwolle

  1. I appreciate the initiative of RANO.
    Leen Huisman is a world-classe rod and reel maker.
    I enjoyed the interesting presentation. Well done.
    Thanks RANO.
    Thanks Leen Huisman.
    Thanks Rudy van Duijnhoven.
    For the first time on this site: Good work, very nice pictures.

    Eduard Jansen, ( member of vvc-Apeldoorn)

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