Hello everyone. I am about to start my adventure of building a fiber glass rod. This rod is a very important build for me and needs to be perfect. I am creating this thread because I am hoping that some else here has built a rod using a "Blue Halo" blank. I have already purchased a real seat, cork, eyes, hook keeper and thread (white) that I plan to use for this build. I will begin the reaming of the cork real soon. Does anyone here have any pictures of a completed "Blue Halo" rod? Does anyone have any pointers before I begin? The blank is an 8' 5/6 WT in sky blue. I chose this color because of it being so close to "Infantry Blue". In saying this, does anyone know where I can find an Infantry (Crossed Rifles) or an Army butt cap? My plan for this rod is that I would like to present it to a Veteran. Jerry D. (Moderator) knows exactly what my goal is, when I need it completed, and why this is so important for me to get right the first time. Please if you have pointers, hints, tricks, or guidance I look forward to hearing from all of you. As this build take place I will post photos of my progression. Again, in advance, thank you all for your help.