Bentley has come up with a special accessory for the Bentayga SUV, specifically designed for wealthy angling enthusiasts. It’s called Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing, which is rather on the nose, and it’s a product of the car maker’s bespoke division, Mulliner.
Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing comes with everything a fishing aficionado can wish more, and much more besides. You lose pretty much all your boot space with this contraption, but it is pitched as an “exquisite installation” featuring four rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in Saddle leather with Linen cross-stitching. Meanwhile, in a bespoke carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot, there is a pair of landing nets in matching leather bags.
All that is located under the parcel shelf. The magnificent installation itself consists of a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and waterproof wader-stowage trunk. Each part has a self-explanatory name, but to recount the biggest highlight, there is a special Burr Walnut veneered drawer containing a fly-tying vice and tools, four aluminium reel cases trimmed in Saddle leather, and three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware.
What’s more, Waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers are integrated in the rear of Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner, and you can remove the installation when you need more luggage space. It’s all very nice and good, but if I were rich enough to afford a Bentayga, I certainly wouldn’t be wasting my life fly fishing. Just saying…