Batson Switch

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Matthew LeBret, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 737
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +78 / 0
    This batson is a 1087 switch rod. I have not been able to post rods on here lately because they have all been spinning blanks but now I got to get back to the Fly. With guides I used SS316 Stainless single foot, the reel seat is forecast RA7 skeleton with the Graphite/Gray insert and the cork came from batson. I wrapped this in Pro wrap Fern 537 and silver trim. I hope you guys like it and have a safe and happy holidays :thumb:

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  2. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,059
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +83 / 6
    Very nice job. I like the tipping and pattern for the wraps.
  3. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 737
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +78 / 0
    Thanks LD
    I was going for a simple and clean thread wrap to bring out the marbling. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out :)
  4. Rod Wittner Active Member

    Posts: 542
    West Richland, WA
    Ratings: +65 / 1
    Nice Job, Matt. I built the same rod last summer, it was my first build. It was a kit my wife bought me for Christmas. Mine turned out ok, but in comparison, yours is a masterpiece.

    BTW, I really like fishing this rod. It is my first switch rod, I like the versatility.