Green Machine

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by NIrodneck, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    This rod might be a little over the top for some but was sure fun to build. Customer wanted bright,green and bling.
    Blank-RX7 9' 4pc 5wt
    Grip-Carbon fiber with bamboo and birch checkerboards
    Reel seat-B101 with green and black swirl acrylic insert
    Guides-PacBay N chrome stripper and minnima 4 running guides
    Thread-Fishhawk Meadow variegated with gunsmoke metallic trims
    Winding check matching acrylic of insert
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  2. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    That's a fine looking rod, great job on filling the fisherman's needs because that rod is a whole lot of bright,green and bling Job well done!! I have the final coat turning on my rod and I do believe that you sold me on the CF grips because they are comfy.
     
  3. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Wow! That is electrifying! Way cool looking reel seat/handle...just awesome color scheme w/checkered wood! Good vision!
     
  4. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Ps...like the reference to 'Longest Yard'
     
  5. agent montana

    agent montana This Must be a sickness!! MARINATE!!!

  6. S Fontinalis

    S Fontinalis Active Member

    pretty sweet. Great work
     
  7. Craig Hardt

    Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

    Excellent work!

    Did you get a chance to test cast those PacBay minnimas? I bought some to but haven't built with them yet.
     
  8. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Fantastic fly rod art! Damn near too pretty to fish with (in my old shaky hands, anyway). Very nicely done.
     
  9. NIrodneck

    NIrodneck Member

    Thanks everyody for the nice words. The Pac Bay minnima's are my go to guides right now for most of my fly rod builds. They are only slightly heavier than a standard wire guide, but way lighter than a typical ringed guide.