Mr Knapp asked for a pair of rods and basically just gave me the color pallets he liked (browns, golds and such) and then let me do my thing so this is what I came up with for him.
Seats are carbon fiber then full wells burls grips with some light mix burl corks. Then for colors I went with antique gold on the one which turns a nice translucent yellow/gold without color preserver. Then tipped it with a thread you will probably sever see elsewhere because it is a spool from Gudebrod that from about 20+ yrs ago. So old it was on a foam spool. I've been saving it for a special project so thought now was the time. It's a braid/twist of metallic gold and brown thread. Then the other is rust thread which turns brown on the black blank, tipped with metallic gold.
Enjoy the rods Mark. I was gonna ship them out today but forgot today there's no mail (MLK day) ooops lol