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The Alternative Tackle Company


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  • RODS
  • ROD MAKING
  • FISHING
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Burkheimer from Filson on Vimeo.

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"Hand rolled soul…"
CF Burheimer design and make simply perfect graphite fly rods. Each rod is designed to perform flawlessly on the water and is handcrafted to look equally flawless in the hand. CF Burkheimer is essentially a custom rod manufacturer and rods are not normally held as stock and will usually be made to order. You can find more details in the ORDER section below.
I do however, have two sample single handed rods available (see video above), please CONTACT ME if you want to try one.
About C.F. Burkheimer fly rods by C.F. Burkheimer:
"Our goal is simple: to design and manufacture the finest fly rods in the world.
At CF Burkheimer we have learned via 25 years in the rod making business that no two anglers are identical in casting style and preference. We also thus understand that mass producing rods is no solution to this natural diversity. We have designed our business to be nimble and flexible, allowing us to build top quality rods on a “one at a time, one of a kind” basis. Inventing new tapers as well as continually tweaking designs and variations on already existing tapers is the norm at CF Burkheimer, not the exception.
Quality is a compulsion with us. We offer one line of fly rods, with no compromise, no “value” or “intro” series. Only the best materials are used for our blanks and our ridiculously high standards force us into exacting manufacturing processes that we believe nobody else can match. While other rod companies machine sand their blanks smooth, ours are rough sanded by machine then hand finished because we realize even a few thousandth of an inch variation in the depth of rod’s finish can change it’s action dramatically. Our cork handles are hand turned from the finest grade of cork we can buy. What we might reject is what others might use on their best production models.
While we offer a wide range of standard models, we are always open to a new challenge from our customers. Because we make rods from start to finish, not just put handles and guides on somebody else’s blanks, we are truly a custom rod shop. If you want a specific rod for a specific task, if we don’t already make it, we can and will."
About Kerry Burkheimer
It has been almost a genetic inevitability that Kerry Burkheimer ended up in the rod making business. Catching his first fish at the ripe old age of 2 lit a flame that still burns exceptionally brightly. Always a passionate angler and a tinkerer, Burkheimer spent years learning the rod design and manufacturing business, including years at Loomis Composites as well as nearly a decade under the watchful eye of his mentor, legendary rod maker Russ Peak. Largely now overlooked by today’s generation of anglers, Peak was the rod designer that all others of his era, from Fenwick to Orvis, looked up to and consulted with. Eventually, Burkheimer purchased Peak’s business and inventory, which morphed into the CF Burkheimer Rod Company of today.

Single Handed Rods.

Our Trout Rods by C.F. Burkheimer
"Our trout rods are very close to our heart. Theyare designed to cover a wide variety of conditions, are light in hand, and heavy in performance. They are delicate so short, precise casts are controlled and accurate and If they don’t cast 80 feet with good turnover right after they dropped a fly on a quarter at 25 , they’re not Burkheimer’s. We want to build you a rod that you’re proud to fish with, we don’t have a “FastX3″ series, or a “Power Enhancement Taper”, that’s not the Burkheimer way. We build stunningly beautiful rods with superb performance, because that’s what the situation demands. The *Deep Action Load (DAL) series of trout and steelhead rods were built to satisfy the caster that prefers a fuller flexing single hander. These rods love a paced, relaxed, smooth stroke, and reward it with distance, laser-tight loops, accuracy and feel."
Alternative Tackle lists C.F.Burkheimer single handed DAL & Trout rods in 4 piece configuration in 3 finish levels; Classic Presentation and Vintage. Details of the full range and prices are in the ORDER section below.
  • CLASSIC
  • PRESENTATION
  • VINTAGE
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Classic: Hardware: Nickel Silver | Guides: Nickel Silver | Reel Seat: Classic style | Reel Seat Insert: Cocobolo or Maple | Inlays: Three layer | Blank Colour: Deep cedar green | Handle: Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check
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Presentation: Hardware: Nickel Silver | Guides: Handmade Snake Brand Nickel Silver | Reel Seat: Presentation style | Reel Seat Insert: Redwood Burl | Inlay: Fiive layer | Blank Colour: Cobalt Blue | Handle: Hand Selected Flor Grade Cork with Cork Wrap
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Vintage: Hardware: Smoked Nickel | Guides: Smoked Nickel | Reel Seat: Vintage style |Reel Seat Insert: California Buckeye |Inlay: Five layer | Blank Colour: Translucent Black | Handle: Hand Selected Flor Grade Cork with Cork Wrap

Two Handed Rods.

Two-Handed Rods
"There’s no denying the amazing utility of these rods in a wide variety of fishing situations. Steelhead and Spey flies on the Thompson? Madison river browns and big sculpin patterns?Stripers eating Clousers in the surf? You bet. Two-handers aren’t just for Atlantic salmon anymore, and our rods will do it all. And do it well. We design rods with wide grain windows, forgiving actions and loads of feel. Feel might seem like an esoteric thing, but it’s the tactile expression of the soul of a rod. Rods with feel enhance a caster’s performance and enjoyment, and those things aren’t just the domain of guides or instructors. Talk to us about these rods and you may hear us describe them as having “grunt”, or “whump” or “hooahh”. That’s the Burkie feel, and you’ll feel it too."
Alternative Tackle lists C.F.Burkheimer two handed rods in 4 piece configuration. Rods are available in 3 finish levels; Classic Presentation and Vintage. Full range details and prices are in the ORDER section below. C.F.Burkheimer's line recommendations are on their website HERE.
  • CLASSIC
  • PRESENTATION
  • VINTAGE
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Classic: Reel Seat: T-6061 Black Anodized Aluminium | Guides: Nickel Silver Snake/Ceramic Insert Stripping | Inlays: Classic, three layer | Handle: Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check | Blank Color: Deep Cedar Green

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Presentation: Reel Seat Hardware: Nickel Silver | Reel Seat Insert: Redwood Burl | Guides: Handmade, Snake Brand Nickel Silver Snake Guides/Nickel SilverCeramic Insert Stripping Guides | Inlays: Presentation/Vintage, five layer | Handle: Super Flor Grade Cork with Nickel Silver Winding Check | Blank Color: Cobalt Blue

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Vintage: Reel Seat Hardware: Smoked Nickel | Reel Seat Insert: California Buckeye | Guides: Handmade, Snake Brand Smoked Nickel Snake Guides/Smoked Nickel Ceramic Insert Stripping Guides | Inlays: Presentation/Vintage, five layer | Handle: Super Flor Grade Cork with Smoked Nickel Winding Check | Blank Color: Translucent Black

Order

  • ORDER
  • SINGLE HANDED ROD RANGE & PRICES
  • TWO HANDED ROD RANGE & PRICES
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Please note: CF Burkheimer is essentially a custom rod manufacturer and rods are not normally held as stock. However, I do have a sample single handed rod available, for you to try. Please CONTACT ME if you are interested.
Rods blanks are individually rolled and finished to order. This means you can choose from the full rod range & take full advantage of all of the options available. It might be awhile before your rod is finished, but it will be well worth the wait …
alternativetackle.com lists CF Burheimer's 4 piece standard and DAL trout rod series (all 4 piece) as well as the full range of 4 piece and 5 piece two handed rods. CF Burkheimer also make 3 piece Two Handed and full ranges of Saltwater, Steelhead / Salmon, Sea Trout, Streamer and Single Handed Spey rods. If you are interested in any of these rods or anything else from the Burkheimer rod range that's not listed, please CONTACT ME .

How to place your order:
You will find rod range details, prices and order forms by clicking the relevant tabs above. You can pay for and place your order using the appropriate order form, I will then contact you to let you know what the delivery timescale will be & keep you updated on your order's progress until it is delivered to your door.
If you prefer you can CONTACT ME to discuss your options and details before placing your order. You can then pay by electronic bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or by credit card.
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Trout 4 Piece

Model
CF279-4
CF283-4
CF375-4
CF379-4
CF383-4
CF389-4
CF475-4
CF483-4
CF489-4
CF490-4
CF589-4
CF590-4
CF595-4
CF690-4
CF695-4

Line
2
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
6
6

Length
7'9"
8'3"
7'5"
7'9"
8'3"
8'9"
7'5"
8'3"
8'9"
9'0"
8'9"
9'0"
9'5"
9'0"
9'5"

PRICES:
Classic rods - £740.
Vintage & Presentation rods - £785.
Optional Extras:
Wood reel seat insert – £34
Agate Stripping Guide – £73
Extra Tip – £122
Custom Colour – £49

DAL 4 Piece Trout

Model
283-4DAL
375-4DAL
379-4DAL
383-4DAL
389-4DAL
483-4DAL
489-4DAL
490-4DAL
589-4DAL
590-4DAL
690-4DAL
695-4DAL

Line
2
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
6
6

Length
8'3"
7'5"
7'9"
8'3"
8'9"
8'3"
8'9"
9'0"
8'9"
9'0"
9'0"
9'5"

ORDER HERE:
Order Total: £0.00
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Two Handed 4 Piece

Specification

Model

CF4114-4
CF5115-4
CF6128-4
CF7115-4
CF7117-4
CF7127-4
CF7134-4
CF7139-4
CF7141-4
CF8115-4
CF8128-4
CF8134-4
CF8139-4
CF8142-4
CF8152-4
CF9119-4
CF9129-4
CF9135-4
CF9145-4
CF10129-4
CF10153-4
CF11155-4

Line

4
5
6
7
7
7
7
7
8
8
8
8
8
8
9
9
9
9
10
10
11
11

Length

11'4"
11'5"
12'8"
11'5"
11'7"
12'7"
13'4"
13'4"
14'1"
11'5"
12'8"
13'4"
13'9"
14'2"
15'2"
11'9"
12'9"
13'5"
14'5"
12'9"
15'3"
15'5"

Pricing

Model

CF4114-4
CF5115-4
CF6128-4
CF7115-4
CF7117-4
CF7127-4
CF7134-4
CF7139-4
CF7141-4
CF8115-4
CF8128-4
CF8134-4
CF8139-4
CF8142-4
CF8152-4
CF9119-4
CF9129-4
CF9135-4
CF9145-4
CF10129-4
CF10153-4
CF11155-4

Presentation
& Vintage
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,169.51
£1,169.51
£1,216.46
£1,152.44
£1,152.44
£1,169.51
£1,169.51
£1,169.51
£1,237.80
£1,254.88

Classic

£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£981.71
£998.78
£998.78
£998.78
£981.71
£981.71
£998.78
£998.78
£998.78
£1,067.07
£1,084.15

Two Handed 5 Piece

Specification

Model

CF 8121-5
CF 8133-5
CF 9119-5
CF 9135-5
CF 9144-5
CF 10148-5
CF 11183-5

Line

8
8
9
9
9
10
11

Length

12'1"
13'3"
11'9"
13'5"
14'4"
14'8"
18'3"

Pricing

Model

CF 8121-5
CF 8133-5
CF 9119-5
CF 9135-5
CF 9144-5
CF 10148-5
CF 11183-5

Presentation
& Vintage
£1,297.56
£1,297.56
£1,297.56
£1,297.56
£1,323.17
£1,365.85
£1,809.76

Classic

£1,126.83
£1,126.83
£1,126.83
£1,126.83
£1,148.17
£1,148.17
£1,148.17

ORDER

CLASSIC FINISH RODS
VINTAGE & PRESENTATION RODS