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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 10:39 PM

It was my privilege and honor to build this rod for this customer, because it is not everyday someone achieves the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and this persons family wanted a rod as a gift to mark the occasion for this military fly angler. I went with colors that match his uniform dress blues so stuck with a black blank wrapped in blue with a bright yellow gold metallic trim. Also went with a carbon fiber seat that is actually a blue carbon fiber. Some dark & light mix cork give the grip a bit of a camo look and some blue accents tie it all together.

 

BTW Mike don't droll all over your screen at that seat lol

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#2 vicente

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:10 PM

Beautiful rod Steve.

#3 Dave G.

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 06:40 AM

You out did yourself on this one Steve, wow !!


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#4 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 07:24 AM

Very nice!

#5 The Mad Duck

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 08:42 AM

Very nicely done! I'm sure Mike will be along directly to tell you how awesome the Blue trim is. :)


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#6 mikechell

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

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Okay ... that's a beautiful stick.  I am envious of the recipient!


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#7 feathers5

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 08:59 AM

That's a very special rod.



#8 Flicted

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 07:13 PM

I have to say that is beautiful.

#9 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 09:27 PM

Awesome rod steve



#10 Flicted

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 01:43 AM

As an Air Force retiree, I cant stop looking at that. I may build my next rod similar to that. I will also show that to the Project Healing Waters people that I will be teaching rod building to. Thanks.

#11 DarrellP

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 06:00 AM

Intimidating craftsmanship. Wow!
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#12 Mark Knapp

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 06:39 PM

Well I'll be danged and hornswaggled, blue does look nice on a rod.



#13 Dave G.

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 03:55 AM

But it's not just that it's blue, it's that deep rich blue and beautiful work with a purpose behind it. Yep, that's a special build right there !


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