I thought that since things were a little quiet in here I would post some recent builds. Both rods are 9' 5wts. Not sure if I will keep one, both, or give them to friends or family. Rod #1: Hook and Hackle XI series "special kit". Chestnut wraps with gold tipping (one wrap). Ferrule and hook keeper detail is a 4 turn gold wrap alternating with the base color. Stripper guides have a gold insert. Rod 2: Dan Craft (Five Rivers) Sig V. American Tackle infinity reel seat with rosewood insert. Hopkins and Holloway guides. Maroon thread with silver tipping (two wraps). Winding check and ferrule detail is two bands of solid silver (base color carried underneath).