Another New build

LD

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DSCN2067.JPG DSCN2068.JPG DSCN2069.JPG DSCN2070.JPG DSCN2055.JPG This is a Hook and Hackle Xi blank. I cobbled together decent components when I found a good deal. It turned out fairly nice. REC cork, H&H guides, REC reel seat with a rose wood insert.
 

LD

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Nice job Steve, what weight is it? Have you had a line on it and cast it yet?
jesse
It is a 9' 5wt. Medium fast (not real fast). I have only cast it in the park for a short time. I have a feeling this might be a better fishing rod than a parking lot rod. I cast a Rio Gold and an SA Ultra 4 on it. Seemed to prefer the Ultra 4 line.

Mathew, thanks for the comment. I really struggled with the finish on my first few rods. Not the quality of some of the rods posted here, but getting better. It is fun to take a rod and some components and turn it into something functional and nice looking.