7'3 4wt fiberglass

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Matthew LeBret, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    I built this smaller glass rod for some of my local trout waters. Trying to go for a classic look for this build so I went with a orange twist thread with a single turn silver tip to accent the chrome snake guides. For the reel seat I got a hold of Ron from South west custom rods and went with nickle Down locking Lemke hardware. I turned a chunk of Mango for the insert to match the browns in the build

    SUMMER TIME TROUT!!!!!!!!


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  2. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Great build Matthew! is that another one of those blanks we talked about? Also with that hardware, do you need to mortise the insert or just turn it round?
     
  3. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Nope no mortise just turned it round.
     
  4. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Beauty!!!:)
     
  5. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Nice work Matt
     
  6. Troutcreek

    Troutcreek Active Member

    Matthew,
    Nice work that blends together well.
    Great job,
    Ray
     
  7. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

    Matt, epoxy looks great. What kind did you use?
     
  8. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    I'm glad you guys like it. I have been using pro kote for all of my thread finish. It takes a bit longer to harden but I really like it's leveling.
     
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