Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by NewTyer1, Jul 15, 2011.
Unsure if I know the bulider or not. I have fished with a fine soldier who talked about building rods like this. Amazing work.
Nice. I know who you're talking about. Was this a custom for a certain soldier? The drill sergeant badge on the blank had me wondering. But soldier you're talking about is getting better, just not that far yet building. He's getting there though.
The rod was built for me by Kevin Proctor at Colorado Custom Fly Rods the rod is a one of a kind and only the second one in the country. The first was built for his half brother who served in Vietnam. This rod signifies my 18 years of military service starting with basic training, my time as a Drill Sgt. my MP service and my tour in Iraq and of course it has to have the US Flag. There may be more similar but non like this one ever. The rod was featured in the Denver Post and in a 15 minute interview with the builder. The reel was also donated to me by Redington. Truly a one of a kind rod and a once in a lifetime build.
Kevin clearly is a gifted builder. You've got a great one there NewTyer1, and thank you for your service!
Yes its a very nice build. Have a soldier at my WTB who is building campaign rods. Not soldier specific. He's still learning so takimg time.
I think that a lot of military folks would like to have retirement rods wrapped with their highest personal awards. I might tell my wife that she should have gotten me one.
Contact Kevin at ColoradoCustomflyrods.com and tell him Scott told you about the rods. He is trying to get these rods into the mainstream market. He has only made 2 Army rods and he is looking forward to doing other services. He is great to work with and will work very hard to keep the rod within your budget.
Hmmmmmmmmmm, I may have a great place to get these noticed. May have to contact him. I didn't serve, but have an idea for a rod for me that would showcase ribbons and this style rod.
That would be great. I'm sure he would appreciate all help.
Here is a link to the article and interview.