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Old 01-12-2014, 12:16 PM
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Default Winston 12'6" 6wt. Spey

Just about totally finished on a build all for me. Took it up to the Kern River yesterday and snapped some quick pics on the river. Built it for the local salt water, but it may be hard to get it salt and sand all over it the first time.

Blank: Winston 12'6", 6 weight, 4 piece
Seat: Titanium with a Black Ash Burl insert
Handles: Mixed cork with Black Ash Burl inserts.
Stripping guides: Fuji
Winding Check: Custom turned aluminum
Wraps: Gudebrod green, black and metallic pewter trim wraps

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:29 PM
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Petee that's a real beauty. Subtle wraps and gorgeous handles and reel seat. How did it cast?
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Pete: Congrats, another awesome build! I really like what you did with the Black Ash Burl.

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Well done! I own the factory made version. It's a sweet stick...
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Default Re: Winston 12'6" 6wt. Spey

Dang Pete, I missed this when you posted it...that is awesome! I really like what you did with the grip, wood center is really cool. But how does that feel in hand? It seems like it would be slippery when wet.

How much do those Lemke seats run, ballpark?
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dean mt,

They really don't get slick. Totally different than I thought when I first saw both wood and finished cork handles. Plus with it being a Spey my front hand is actually above the wood (if I'm doing it right) and your back hand is around the knob on the end of the handle.

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