Here are two rods I built in 1980. One is a 7'9" Orvis Far and Fine, the other a Scott Pow-R-Ply 8 1/2'/#5. My insert wraps were inspired by the great work of Russ Peak. These remained my favorit rods for about a 4 or 5 year period when they were both superceded by the next generation of Orvis rods, the Western Series and then new generations of materials and designs on to the present. However, having built them from quality blanks on my own they will always remain very special to me.