Bentley has created the ultimate angling accessory; the new Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.
Hand-crafted by Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding division, the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is an exquisite installation which houses all the equipment required for a successful day on the river.
Four rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in Saddle leather with Linen cross-stitching and located on the underside of the parcel shelf. A pair of landing nets in matching leather bags are stored in a bespoke, carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot.
At the heart of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner are three individual, Saddle-leather-trimmed units: a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and waterproof wader-stowage trunk.
Mulliner loaded down the tackle box with tools, cotton, hooks, and feathers to tie flies, and it includes four reel cases milled from solid aluminum. The refreshment case doesn’t actually come with refreshments, but it does have three metal flasks and a set of china tableware, plus a food storage compartment.
The tackle box and refreshment case both slide out for easy accessibility, and if an owner is short on seating, the entire housing can serve as a small bench. The waterproof storage compartment is removable, too, in case you need cargo space instead of pole storage. The best thing about this kit is the lengths Mulliner went to in order to keep the rear of the vehicle dry and fresh – the floor is waterproof and there’s an electronic dehumidifier to keep things from smelling funky.
Bentley didn’t say when the fly fishing kit will be available, and because this is an ultra-exclusive luxury car, pricing wasn’t published, but several websites have calculated with an initial price of $105,300 added to the $200,000-plus SUV, you can own the fly-fishing machine for roughly $300,000. No word on if it actually helps you catch fish.