donation rod

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NIrodneck, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. NIrodneck Member

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    I have not posted a rod in quite awhile, but I built this rod for a benefit auction for an ex student with a rare bone cancer. Ashley is a 24 year old young woman who has had a rough go of it. She has had a total knee replacement,chemo,and radiation. For now she is in remission but... Anyway on to the rod. Blank is a Lamiglass 9' 4pc 6wt,reel seat is a Batson 101 with a birch and bubinga ellipticall. Grip is carbon fiber ends,flor cork,bubinga accents and light/dark burl center. guides are minima 4's. Wraps are Fishawk burgundy varigated with pac bay gunsmoke metallic.



    oh yeah moose antler winding check

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  2. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    clarkston, wa
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    Glad to see you posting again. Great rod for even a better purpose! The light/Dark burl looks good with your carbonfiber, I also like your thread band added to the reel seat ring
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  3. WABOWMAN Active Member

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    Port Townsend,WA
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    I see that the burgundy thread is varigated light and dark too.Is that the thread or did you make it that way? Also love the adding of the wraps on the seat
  4. ken2cross Member

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    Lake Stevens, Wa
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    Tell us about the auction if it hasn't happened yet
  5. NIrodneck Member

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    The auction was a couple of weeks ago and was a big success. They teamed that rod up with a Ross Hall original black and white photo and the team went for $850. All told the auction raised nearly $30,000 for Ashley and her family.
  6. Dave Alberts Member

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    Lakewood, WA
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    Great job! Thanks for your generosity!
  7. crookedneck New Member

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    Peshtigo, Wi
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    Great looking build
  8. sourdoughsmitty Member

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    Very nice rod , and an even nicer gesture on your part My grand ma always said every so often do something for someone and it will be repaid in many ways you sir will no doubt be blessed with much good karma