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Old 12-27-2013, 02:59 PM
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Default Last rod of 2013

Here is the last rod off my bench for 2013. It's another Epic glass 480 in the new Mocha color offered by Carl McNeil. Went after a classic Fenwick look with updated top shelf components. Teamed her up with my Hardy Marquis for a sexy photo shoot .

Blank: Epic 480 Mocha
Seat: Lemke LC1 down-locking, with an African Resin Wood insert
Handle: Full-wells
Stripper: Joe Arguello Amber Agate
Guides/ tip top/ check: Snake Brand
Wraps: Gudebrod Chestnut with two turn Sandstone

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Old 12-27-2013, 03:04 PM
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Sexy? More like Classy! Beautiful job, you nailed the look.
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WOW! Nothing beats that Fenwick/Hardy look. Very nice combo!
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Beautiful rod! What do you use on the wraps? Spar, epoxy, etc?
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Beautiful rod! What do you use on the wraps? Spar, epoxy, etc?
On this build it was Threadmaster lite. Usually I just get whatever finish a supplier has on hand when I put in an order for components. Haven't found a finish yet that has been "The One". I have used spar on glass rods, but I usually save it for my traditional looking bamboo rods.
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Looking good Pete. Better than the Fenwick by far.
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Great colors. Like the grip and the insert.
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Beautiful, well done
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What a beauty!!!!Just fallen in love with your rod.....
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