Saturday, December 20, 2014

Steffen 7'9" 3/4wt - #357



Still a classic. I've said it before and I'll say it again .... you can't beat a classic. The Steffen Brother's blanks always impress with their action and taper. Here is a recently finished Steffen 7'9" 3/4wt 2pc build, with a cork mortise/Koa wood reel seat, all blued hardware and flor grade cigar grip. This one will head out Monday and I look forward to some positive feedback.





Thursday, December 18, 2014

EPIC Salsa 686 - #356 - Finished



Another EPIC Salsa 686 finished and ready to ship just in time for Christmas. This one with red silk, and black tipping at the ferrules and cork check.



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Graywolf Signature S-glass 8ft 4wt - #355



Here is a finished Graywolf Signature S-glass 8ft 4wt 3pc build ready to ship to a waiting client. Amboyna wood insert, nickle and chrome hardware, red agate stripping guide and modified cigar grip. I wrapped the rod is chestnut thread, tipped in old gold.




Friday, December 12, 2014

EPIC 990 - #354 - Finished



Another Epic build finished and ready to head out of the shop. There has been allot of Epic builds this year, and looks like I need to get another order of blank coming. Here is the Epic 990, one of the rods I must have in my own quiver. I made a post of this rod before it was finished and was hoping for a crystal clear wrap after varnish, which I did end up with a clear wrap, but better... I added some smoke to the wraps in the form of dye, this rod will now be paired with a matte black reel and so look the part.




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

EPIC 686 Salsa - #353




I really believe the EPIC 686 is by far the most popular GLASS streamer rod on the market. More often than not, I get request for the 686 and most of the time in Salsa. Carl has created a wonderful, and powerful taper and folks love them! Even after getting several of these builds done, posted and shipped out I still have a short list of a half dozen to get finished... Interesting I know. For now here is the latest EPIC 686 salsa heading out of the shop, and over the big pond.