Latest build

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Matthew LeBret, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 738
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +76 / 0
    Hello people
    This is the latest rod that I put together for someone that is going to backpack the High Sierra's, hence the label. No marbling on this rod just a wood grip with a matching insert. For the build I started with Batson's XF764-4 = RX8 7'6 4wt with Alps TiCh snake with matching stripper and reel seat hardware. For the thread I used Pro wrap Chesnut no CP and Metallic gunsmoke accents. The grip and reel seat I turned out of Mango wood. I am sad to see not that many people posting pictures of builds lately so I figured I would post one.
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  2. Mike Ediger Active Member

    Posts: 1,400
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +152 / 8
    Nice build Matt.
    Is that a water slide decal that you are epoxying over?
    Mike
  3. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 738
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +76 / 0
    Thanks Mike
    Its a Metallic Silver peel and stick from Charles @ tight line rods.
  4. Half Pounder Member

    Posts: 37
    Pacific Northwest
    Ratings: +6 / 0
    Are those accents wrapped on top of thread wraps? Very nice work, especially the subtle color scheme.
  5. Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Posts: 738
    clarkston, wa
    Ratings: +76 / 0

    The thread I used for the accents is pro wrap's metallic. Their metallic stands up a little taller than their regular size "A" nylon thread so it gives it a lifted look when put next to a size A