Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Tyler Speir, Apr 15, 2009.
It's a 7'6" 4wt 4pc. Batson RX7 Great little stream rod that still have some power.
Nice rod. I like the reel seat and inlays.
nice looking inlay
What is the thought on the fighting butt on the smaller rod? I know there are several rods that use fighting butts on 4wt, but I haven't seen one on a rod that short. Are you using this for lakes and some bigger fish, or is it to protect the reel when you set it down?
As always nice looking rod.
I like a fighting butt on all my rods as I have bad wrists and it helps when I'm playing a fish. Plus I like of a rod with a fishing butt.
its of all the reasons above. I just like fighting butts, and the good thing about rod building is there are no rules. I have butts on my 2 weights hehe
That is cool. I agree, that is the great thing about building your own, you can do whatever you want.
I also agree that I think fighting butts look great. I was just curious if there was a functional reason as well.
As always. Great work!
That is the same as i built for my first rod, and to date the only one i have built.
What inlay is that?
I must get around to building another someday soon,maybe something for the salt.
Just some random feathers, most of it is pheasant.
So are the inlays actual feathers or are they decals of feathers?
They are all real feathers on all my rods.