Second rod build

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Gary Knowels, May 5, 2013.

  1. Gary Knowels Active Member

    Posts: 1,100
    Seattle, WA
    Ratings: +414 / 0
    After learning a few things on my first build, I started build number 2. This build is special to me. My girlfriend has been casting with me and wants to get into stream fishing. As a birthday gift, I built this rod in a Notre Dame theme because she is a die hard Fighting Irish fan.
    Navy colored Batson Forecast 8'6" #4
    Gunsmoke colored reelseat with rosewood insert
    Gunsmoke strippers and single foot guides
    Gold metallic thread with medium green trim, no CP
    ND logo decal on butt cap of reel seat.
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    Comments and critiques welcome!
    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
  2. djabu New Member

    Posts: 28
    Finland
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    Wow. I'm speechless. Very, very, very nice job you have done here! Maybe you'll have to leave this to home and go fishing with another rod. This should be on hanging on the wall... :)
  3. enlightened Active Member

    Posts: 209
    grand coulee, wa
    Ratings: +188 / 0
    beautiful job!