Hooked: Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner
Bentley brings a good dose of luxury to your local riverbank with this special bespoke fishing upgrade for its Bentaygas.
There’s no better way to spend a summer’s day than to sit by the river bank, fishing rod in hand and taking a swig of ice cold beer while waiting for a bite. That is, unless, you drive this special edition Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner to said river bank, complete with everything you’d need for fly fishing, and finished with a good dose of luxury. And yes, for those wondering, that is the actual name of this Bentley model.
Dubbed the ultimate luxury car for fly fishing enthusiasts, coachbuilder Mulliner started its project off on the best note possible by choosing Bentley’s big, lumbering soft-roader, the Bentayga, which offers the best off-roader driving experience of the lot with its Responsive Off-Road Setting. Together with the multi-mode air suspension, the SUV will also tackle just about every road surface you throw its way.
But it is what’s inside that truly counts, and we’ll start with the best bit. Four leather-wrapped tubes (finished with linen cross-stitching, mind you) on the underside of the parcel shelf accompany a pair of landing nets in matching leather bags. These are stored in a customized, carpet-trimmed hard pocket, conveniently located at the side of the boot.
Then there are the customary fishing essentials, which Mulliner has also thoughtfully doused with in Saddle leather: a master tackle station, a refreshment case and waterproof wader-stowage trunk. Built upon a sliding tray for easy access, the master tackle unit sees an exclusive Burr Walnut veneered drawer that houses fly-tying vice and tools, alongside cotton, hooks and feathers. The removable refreshment case will hold up to three metal flasks, a set of Mulliner fine-china tablewear and a separate storage compartment for food. And because nobody wants their Bentayga getting damp and smelling like fish, Mulliner has also gone to great lengths to not only make the floor waterproof, but also install an electronic dehumidifier.
“The Bentayga Fly Fishing car showcases the breadth and level of detail a customer can expect from Mulliner. This is an individual bespoke solution and our skilled craftspeople can design elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to complement any customer lifestyle or hobby. Fly fishing is a sport that requires a variety of equipment and clothing, so it was essential to package the rods, reels, waders, boots and fly-tying station into the car in a luxurious, accessible and elegant way – and the end result is truly extraordinary,” said Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner.
Mulliner isn’t stranger to pushing the boundaries of Bentleys. In March, the coachbuilder presented the world’s longest limousine, the Mulsanne Grand Limo, and have also teamed up with the Breitling Jet Team to commission a limited edition series of seven Continental GT Speeds.
This story is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Read it here: Ketagihan Memancing Bersama Seri Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing oleh Mulliner