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Old 01-21-2013, 07:09 PM
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I have not posted a rod in quite awhile, but I built this rod for a benefit auction for an ex student with a rare bone cancer. Ashley is a 24 year old young woman who has had a rough go of it. She has had a total knee replacement,chemo,and radiation. For now she is in remission but... Anyway on to the rod. Blank is a Lamiglass 9' 4pc 6wt,reel seat is a Batson 101 with a birch and bubinga ellipticall. Grip is carbon fiber ends,flor cork,bubinga accents and light/dark burl center. guides are minima 4's. Wraps are Fishawk burgundy varigated with pac bay gunsmoke metallic.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for posting. Did you turn down the different materials in the grip separately or glue it up and shape them together?
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That is crazy good work, yourself and a few other forum members blow me away with your artistic ability.

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Very Nice! I love the choice of color.
Good luck with the auction!


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Old 01-21-2013, 11:02 PM
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Awesome rod and for a great cause.......you are indeed a good man!
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Right on man! Very cool man, I hope it fetches some high bids!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 PM
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Wow, what a rod. Hoping to build my first here shortly, but I can only hope it is half that nice. Great work.
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incredible craftsmanship!! a beautiful rod
and for a wonderful cause as well.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:53 PM
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Thanks guys for the nice words! The rod did go for A very good price and the entire benefit raised a good deal of money for Ashley and her family.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:09 AM
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Saw it on the other board and it looks just as good over here .

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