Steffen 5/6wt. 8'0" 4pc.

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by sagebass, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. sagebass Member

    Posts: 185
    Peoria, IL
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    Here is a Steffen 5/6wt. 8'0" 4pc. I finished a couple weeks ago. This is a fantastic all around taper. I see why so many people hold this out as the best of the best. The walnut burl reel seat looks pretty awesome on this rod as well.
    Here are a few photos:
    And to test this rod out, I took it to the Fox River for my annual mulberry/carp extravaganza. This is the third year I have hit the same mulberry tree at or around my birthday and found carp pooling underneath feeding on berries that drop from the overhanging tree. I caught 7 carp between 2 and 5 lbs in about an hour. It is a blast. Here are few photos and one very poor attempt to take a video with my camera while I was finishing fighting one of the carp. My apologies in advance for any dizziness associated with watching the video.
    I need to get a go pro type camera to record this event. The takes are spectacular and once the fish realizes they are hooked they take off for the current with about a 25 yard run. Then when they are in the current they feel even heavier, and it takes me about 3 or 4 minutes to get them close enough to grab.
    (Click one of these links to see the video)
  2. Mike Ediger Active Member

    Posts: 1,409
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +152 / 8
    Very cool Colt. I changed my mind and went with the 4/5. Will have it in a month or so. Can't wait. Great report!
  3. Get Some Member

    Posts: 106
    The Deep South
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    the wood insert/ locking reel seat look great, really sets it off nicely. great looking rod. i need to scrape together the pennies....
  4. Kurt Schnell New Member

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    forest grove oregon
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    Nice Build. I like the hardware classy, I like the minimal thread work all blends very nicely.