My new Batson spey

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  1. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    Last week I just got done with my new batson IF1307-4 and just got around to taking pictures before it gets all dirty. I have not had the chance to cast it yet, with all the wind we are having down here I don't really feel like sending a hook through my ear :thumb: I wrapped it with GB Garnet with ProWrap Gun smoke for trim and all hardware used is salt ready Alps.

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    Very nice Matt.
     
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    Very nice.I want to learn how to do that kind of trim
     
  4. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    How do you get the wraps in the middle? Thats one nice rod!
     
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    Did you also build the cork? and is that a rock for the handle butt?
     
  6. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Very nice! Nice job on the wraps! It all looks good!
     
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    Thank you guys. The cork I turned my self with light Burl, Red burl, Mocha, Dark mix, Light mix and rubberized ends. The rock I used is one that I remembered picking up and tumbling. It came with a story so it felt right giving it a home on this rod. I used Garnet for the main body wrap and it matched the blank to a T with out CP leaving the Gunsmoke with a floating look. I just cut the tag end and pulled it under the Garnet a few threads before I started the middle wrap
     
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    Looks like some nice work there. That grip is just about psychedelic!

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    Very nice Matt! If it fishes anything like it looks it is going to be one heck of a rod.
     
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    Very nice wraps, every thing is matched perfect. What brand of thread do you use?
     

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