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Old 04-28-2012, 06:55 PM
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This rod might be a little over the top for some but was sure fun to build. Customer wanted bright,green and bling.
Blank-RX7 9' 4pc 5wt
Grip-Carbon fiber with bamboo and birch checkerboards
Reel seat-B101 with green and black swirl acrylic insert
Guides-PacBay N chrome stripper and minnima 4 running guides
Thread-Fishhawk Meadow variegated with gunsmoke metallic trims
Winding check matching acrylic of insert

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Wow, that's a beauty! While I'm highly partial to cork grips, that carbon-fiber grip is a definite work of art, and I'm a big fan of the thread-wraps and the matching winding check. Looking forward to seeing your next one!
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Wow that is a really nice looking rod.
I hope mine turns out half as nice when Im done building it.
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Rarely am I impressed with bling, simplistic beauty is my thing. But that rod whoa...I want it bad. Awesome incredibe work, I'm not worthy.

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I gotta tell you, I've never seen one like that! Nice work,

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Wow that is a really nice looking rod.
I hope mine turns out half as nice when Im done building it.
How's that build coming Dave?
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Top notch job. I really like it except for one thing, and it's my personal opinion only. For me the checkerboard inlays take away from the overall astetics of the rod. I love the looks of full carbon fiber grip. Again that's just my opinion.
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Great job!that's a beautiful rodyour customer should be satisfied...
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for nice words I appreciate them. I started making the CF grips about three years ago and after a while (100+ grips) they all start looking the same. I have figured out some things to add a little life and difference to them. If a customer wants just a CF grip thats what he gets if he wants something different or more thats what he gets.
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Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

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