Switch Hitter

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NIrodneck, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    This is the third of these rods I have built but this one is a personal rod.
    Blank is a 11' 6wt 4pc PacBay, with a Alps triangular reel seat and PacBay minnima guides. Thread is gudebrod black and Pro thread black silver twist. The hookeeper is a Kigan XLA in black. Handle is Chinese Elm/guitar pickguard white/black/white and carbon fiber combination in modified full wells configurations.



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  2. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Grips are looking sharp Mr. Ross
    What is that on the butt of the lower grip?
    Great looking build
  3. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    It is jsut a silver and black coat button. I have been using buttons and round lapel/hat pins lately for my butt caps.
  4. John Wallace

    John Wallace Active Member

    Very nicely done!!!!

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Very nice!
  6. Quickbeem

    Quickbeem New Member

    Very nice

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  7. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    what is the hook keep and where can I get one?
  8. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    It is a Kigan XLA by Hydra. You can get them from Swampland Tackle or Bingham Enterprises. They are great! They will hold big streamers by clipping under and small dries through a hole in the top.
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  9. Kurt Schnell

    Kurt Schnell New Member

    Very nice build. I really like the grip, did you make it?
  10. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    Yes I build my own handles.
  11. John Weston

    John Weston Member

    I just saw this. wow, another great rod done.