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Old 05-09-2013, 06:39 PM
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Here it is.... the final chapter in the ugly build we'll call "Bad Attitude". Never have I had a build that tried my patience so much!!!!! Granted most of the problems were caused by yours truly, but I blame the blank. First off, messed up something with the second coat and had to strip all the guides and ferrule wraps off and re-wrap. Then the reel was installed it was slightly loose on the seat. That's when I realized I made the insert about 1/4" too long so I ran out of threads on the seat. Had to tear off the aft handle and put on a new sliding ring (a 1/4" wider). Then came the construction of a new aft seat. Even with a bucket load of flaws I think she might catch something.

Blank: Sage "One" 7116-4 Switch rod
Insert: A chunk of unknown burl another builder sent me (???)
Seat: Lemk Titanium Spey with custom matching butt tack
Guide: Snake Universal Guides
Handles: Mixed cork
Wraps: Black silk with single turn blue and light gray silk separated by two turn black silk.
Winding Check: Carolina Cherry Burl.

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wow!
what a beautiful rod. the grips are incredible
nice job!

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Pete: Another great looking rod, congrats!
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That rod turned out beautiful. The work on the grip and your choice in reel seat really makes that rod pop. I love the subtlety of the wraps. Very very nicely done!
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Wow .... words fail me!
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Wow .... words fail me!
Oh trust me words didn't fail me during the build and rebuild. Problem is none of them can be repeated around ladies and children. I have never had so many problems in a build. Must have been off my game on every step.

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That should make fishing it all the better. I'd be damn proud if I had put that together, even with the hiccups along the way. It looks killer and I'm guessing it's going to fish that way for you too. I cast one of those and all I can say is WOW.
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Pete,

The pictures are swell here!

That's a beauty of a piece of work, I have nothing even close to that nice of a rod.

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