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    Here are some pictures of my recently completed 4/5wt green Sevier rod. I built it for my sister-in-law whose learning to fly fish - my brother is giving it to her for Christmas. I made the grip from different corks and the chrome snake guides and an oversized tiptop will hopefully work well for her. I used a dropshot hook keeper for the first time. For thread I used black but highlighted it with black and silver craftsman's twist from Bullard.

    I did a few personalized touches like sanding the grip down a bit more to fit a petite woman's hand and lowering the stripping guide to make it easier to reach the line. I also had her monogram engraved on the butt cap and used the silhouettes of their dogs that they used on their wedding invites on the decal. I also attempted my first feather inlay with a ring neck pheasant feather and two grizzly hackles, and like how the feather colors tie together the colors of the grip and the black and silver bands in the rod.











    Thanks for looking!

    - William

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    Nice job! I was just looking at those drop shot hook keepers. I think with the way I like to go with the leader once around the fly reel foot those would work better than the folding ones I usually use.

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    Fantastic looking work William, how did you stick down your feather inlay before you flex coated it?

    Rick

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    I put a layer of finish over the base wraps and then used color preserver to hold down the feathers. This let me readjust them a bit before the cp dried and also allowed me to remove them when I realized I mess up in some way . Then just another layer of finish over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Nice job! I was just looking at those drop shot hook keepers. I think with the way I like to go with the leader once around the fly reel foot those would work better than the folding ones I usually use.
    I really like it, but was worried that it might be able to work it's way out with only one foot wrapped down (I'd never worked with single foot guides either). I did my own clumsy version of a forhan wrap and put a bunch of finish at the top of the foot to lock it in.

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    I like your build-very nice

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    William: Congrats, that is a great looking rod! I really liked your choice of thread color and the feather inlays.
    Larry


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    William: Congrats, that is a great looking rod! I really liked your choice of thread color and the feather inlays.
    Thanks Larry!

    My brother gave her the rod just after Christmas and it.was a hit. Can't wait to go fishing with her.

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    wow, thats impressive work
    well done

    casey


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    Nice looking rod!

    I'm just building my first one now, so I can appreciated the skill needed to do some of the things that you did on that rod.

    I'm sure it was well appreciated by the recipient!

    Pocono

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    I really like that silver thread, the grizzly hackle really compliments the pattern. Great job on the single trim wraps! Those are fun to do.

    I did a black and silver rod last winter, I really like the look.

    Great work, thanks for sharing.

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