Since January 4th I'm on my 3rd rod build, I just can't stop! I don't want to go to work and I need my own "white/clean room" where I can just go into recluse mode! I don't know what's going on, I've even put fishing on hold (well, okay, that wasn't too hard with the crazy weather the last few ) Went to Utmost Enterprises again after emailing and then talking to Carol. Picked up a Batson 9' 5wt RX7 and all the goodies to go along with it. Also picked up a short little 2pc Fenwick Boron X, XSP 661, a spinning blank but put turned it into a fly rod (drying on the rollers as I type), all in preparation for some serious family time out in the woods on small creeks/rivers and lakes. While the Fenwick is rolling I started on my SRC 5wt. I've been wanting a Saltwater specific 5wt, after having fished a 6wt I find it to be overkill in general. Even for your average beach Salmon I believe a 5wt would be a hoot and just about right! Not sure if the RX7 has enough back bone to haul a decent Clouser out on an intermediate line ( I see the Ambush comes in a 5wt, if not I'll try my Rio OB on it) but I'll find out soon enough! Anyhow, here are some pics! Just trying new things like double thread wraps etc, major experimentation going on. I need to start selling some off to friends so I can fund my new addiction! In the living room, not ideal, but it's the only space I have... I need to get a good light and maybe a 2nd set of reading glasses (I leave mine at work), after seeing the pics, I'm seeing things I didn't see before.