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    Hello this is my first mpost on this site. I have a small rodbuilding business in North Idaho in a small town named Sandpoint.This rod was built for an ex student and football pleayer I coached. David went on to the Air Force Academy and played football for them also. He is currently based in Colorado Springs. The blank is a Batson RX6 9' 4pc 5wt. Reel seat is a A7 with a blue/black acrylic insert partially inset into the blue/black carbon hybrid full wells grip. Guides are PacBay chrome SF with a PacBay snake style chrome stripper. Wraps are Cobalt Blue and gray in different configurations. It does have an Air Force theme but not in the same class as Kevin's with the service ribbons.








    Thanks for looking!

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    OMG!!!! They are beautiful. I have a cousin that is a retired Colonel, and she desperately wants to take up FF. Tell me more please.

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    David will love the work you did on the fly rod to capture the Air Force theme. Well done!

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    Beautiful!

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    WOOZER!

    Well Done Sir, Well Done.

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    Nicely done!

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    Thanks all, appreciate the kind words. Joni what do you want to know?

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    I'm starting to like those carbon fiber grips more and more. Has anyone handled/fished one?
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    Well I am little biased, but the Carbon fiber grips from a straight functionality outlook are very hard to beat. They are just as light as cork if not lighter and definetly lighter than burl cork, more rigid therefore more sensitive, more durable and easier to ream and fit then cork. Imake handles out of a lot of different materials for customers;wood,cork,burlcork,birch bark,CF and combinations of materials. When I have customers handle a CF grip majority pick them and in fact have regriped factory rods for return customers with them. Here are some pics of different grips i have done.























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    Beautiful work! I would think it would be more sensitive and should last forever with minimal wear. I may have to convert one of my 9wts over the winter. Boy my winter projects sure are piling up...
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