Burning the midnight oil to try to get caught up some on rods (or 2am oil to be more accurate). Third rod of the day is done and out of the drying cabinet. This one being a 9' 7/8wt 4pc with carbon fiber seat and black & silver wraps to flow with the carbon fiber colors.
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9' 7/8wt 4pc
Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:45 AM
Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:06 AM
I have an old Sage 6 wt that has that same color/ look to the blank and black wraps, no silver or carbon seat though. Lookin good Steve !
John 7:38 ESV is about "Rivers of Living Water"
Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:21 PM
Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:44 PM
You're lucky I couldn't find a picture Greg. About 5 yrs ago I did a Dallas Cowboys rod for a customer and I was gonna dig those pics up and post just to mess with your head LOL. I must have looked for 20 mins on my XHD for that pic but couldn't locate them.
Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:05 AM
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!! No blue!
Some people have no taste!
Barbed hooks rule!
My definition of work: Doing something in which effort exceeds gain.
Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:01 PM
The cork grip gets its own paragraph. First the grip is a little thicker then the grips on all my 35 or so other rods I own. I like the larger grips because my hands are very large (3x golf glove). In the photo the grips are a little understated and washed out. Live and in person the figuring in the cork is exceptional yet not over the top. i also like the small fighting butt. My other 8wt, a BVK, has a similar size butt but it has an exaggerated lip on the end. The lip on this one is not so big and looks way better then the big lip.
As for action, it is very similar to my BVK but with less whippy flex in the tip but a little more flex slightly down the tip section. I think this rod will be great with my Rio outbound short.
I actually feel like I stole the rod from you. I feel like I should come cut your grass and water your bonsai trees or something. Great job and thank you. Can't wait to get it out. Maybe this weekend I'll get the chance to simply cast it in the yard.
Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:33 PM
LOL my grass is under 4" of snow and bonsai trees are tucked away in the shed till May, so I'll let ya slide this time bud
Glad you like it. Always enjoy hearing guys are pleased with what I build them. I hope you get a chance to get out and put it through it's paces soon.