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11' 4wt IM8 graphite


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

Latest out of the shop this morning, an 11ft 4wt IM8 graphite for a customer that wanted a rod he could pass down to his Nephews some day. Nice wood seat with nickle silver hardware, burl grip fully coated and polished, metallic silver main wraps with antique gold trim to pick up the wood seat colors.


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#2 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:43 AM

There is NOTHING wrong with that grip ... beautiful work.  I like the rest of the rod, too.


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#3 vicente

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

There must be something wrong with the colors on my screen, I don't see any blue and Mike likes it.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:49 PM

No, Vicente. dry.png   I "like" the rod.  I can do that with non-blue (I shuddered a little, there) threads and such. tongue.png

 

I LOVE the grip.  Nice contrast, dark and coated. wub.png


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#5 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:44 PM

I think mikes account has been hacked blink.png


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#6 vicente

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:50 PM

Maybe he hit his head on something.

#7 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 04:07 PM

Naw.. long as it was his head he'd be no different happy.png


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#8 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

wacko.png I don't understand all this rhetoric !!!  It IS possible to appreciate something that's less than perfect, you know. wink.png


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#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

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Actual pic taken of Mike sweeping his living room.


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#10 mikechell

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:47 PM

Where'd you get that ???  That was before I painted the walls and ceiling !!!  I thought I destroyed that picture.


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#11 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:11 PM

Heck.  If I was his nephew he'd have to get a food taster to check for poison. 

 

Beautiful rod.


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