590-4 Sage Z-Axis

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  1. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Hey- I just finished my Z-Axis build and thought I'd show it off to all the builders here. It's a 9' 5wt. with single foot guides, Struble seat with a burl madrone insert, and dark green wraps with some silver inlays. I like my builds to be very neat, clean, and understated. Enjoy!

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  2. troutangler

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    Ethan,
    Nice crisp presentation.
    I'm liking the single footers.
    Half the wrapping too, eh?
    Great looking rod!:thumb:
    Troutangler
     
  3. Mike Ediger

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    Great looking rod Ethan! Love the spiraled silver wraps. I only use single foots as well, so I like that. It is strange, the wraps almost look blue.
    Well done.
     
  4. Tyler Speir

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    Looks good, but I have a question. Why did you not flex coat the sage logo? It will come off over time. I don't know if this is your first time building on a sage blank or not. Im not faulting you at all, I know a lot of people don't cover it. Im Just letting you know if its your first one.
     
  5. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    I have yet to label it with my signature and build date. Once I do that I'll coat it in polyurethane. I just don't like the look of epoxy over labels, too thick.
    -Ethan
     
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    Very nice! You are an inspiration.
    I have that same blank but still on my first rod and may do at least one more before I tackle that one.
     
  7. Jeff

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    That's a great looking rod. Nice job. :thumb:

    -Jeff
     
  8. Rob Ast

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    Ethan,

    did you use color preserver or NCP thread? If not, do the silver tag ends show up under your wraps? Just wondering, as I was looking at a G. Loomis that Mumbles owns (factory rod) and the metallic tags were visible under the primary color - looked a little sketchy for a pro job.

    Rob
     
  9. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    I did not use color preserver. Yeah, the metallic tags do show up faintly under the wraps, but I don't find it objectionable.
    -Ethan
     
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    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Sweet job
     
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    Great work again, Ethan.
     
  12. John Wallace

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    Ethan, been gone this weekend. Not around a computer,this is my first time back. But you already know, love your work and this is no exception. Great work!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nice work Ethan and good choice in the reel seat :thumb:
     

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