Another New build

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by LD, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,058
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +80 / 6
    DSCN2067.JPG DSCN2068.JPG DSCN2069.JPG DSCN2070.JPG DSCN2055.JPG This is a Hook and Hackle Xi blank. I cobbled together decent components when I found a good deal. It turned out fairly nice. REC cork, H&H guides, REC reel seat with a rose wood insert.
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  2. jessejames Flyslinger

    Posts: 1,851
    Show Low, Arizona
    Ratings: +342 / 3
    Nice job Steve, what weight is it? Have you had a line on it and cast it yet?
    jesse
  3. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 733
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +76 / 0
    Nice finish work
    Overall good looking build!!
  4. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,058
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +80 / 6
    It is a 9' 5wt. Medium fast (not real fast). I have only cast it in the park for a short time. I have a feeling this might be a better fishing rod than a parking lot rod. I cast a Rio Gold and an SA Ultra 4 on it. Seemed to prefer the Ultra 4 line.

    Mathew, thanks for the comment. I really struggled with the finish on my first few rods. Not the quality of some of the rods posted here, but getting better. It is fun to take a rod and some components and turn it into something functional and nice looking.
  5. Half Pounder Member

    Posts: 37
    Pacific Northwest
    Ratings: +6 / 0
    Nice, clean work. Elegant.