Need Recommendation for Seattle rod builder

#1
I've got an older, hand built Sage 996 RPLB graphite III rod I inherited.
Broke the tip fishing the cedar creeks on the Peninsula.
Sage sent me a new blank. Anyone recommend a local, Seattle area, reasonable rodbuilder who might be able to help me out?
This rod landed my first steelie ever, so there's no parting with it.

Thanks-
Jed
 
#2
Jed--give southsound (Steve Cole) a call. He's not in the immediate Seattle area (I think he's on Vashon Island?) but I'm sure you could hook up somewhere and I know you'd be happy with his work. I think you should be able to pm him or email him through the site, but if not drop me a line and I'll give you his email addy.

Warmly,

John

The Rocky Mountain Rodbuilding Supply Co.
Your source for the finest in fly rod blanks and components.

www.rockymountainrodbuilding.com
 
#3
Thanks John-
I'll connect with him ASAP. Even though I've got a new affection for spey rods, this old 9wt is pretty special to me- got it from an older gent on the peninsula through Dave at Water's West. 1st steelhead -Oso on the Stilly- a couple years ago.

Regards-
Jed
 

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#4
Try and contact Walt Stocklin. He not only builds fine fly rods, but also teaches a fly tying class at Gregs Custom Rods in Lake Stevens. If Walt is too busy contact Greg, the owner of the shop. Greg is one of the finest rod builders on the West Coast and deals in Sage blanks.
Walts cell # is : 425-3508238. He can give you Gregs shop # if he is too busy.
www.herndonrods.com
 

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