Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  6
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Last rod of 2013

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Central Coast of Calif
    Posts
    321

    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









    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Bennington, VT
    Posts
    1,544

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Sexy? More like Classy! Beautiful job, you nailed the look.
    Gary

  3. #3

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    WOW! Nothing beats that Fenwick/Hardy look. Very nice combo!
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Sidney, Nebraska
    Posts
    480

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Beautiful rod! What do you use on the wraps? Spar, epoxy, etc?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Central Coast of Calif
    Posts
    321

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by chased View Post
    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.
    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

  6. #6

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Looking good Pete. Better than the Fenwick by far.
    Life is not like a bowl of cherries. It's more like a jar of ghost peppers. What you eat today might burn your ass tomorrow...

  7. #7

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Great colors. Like the grip and the insert.
    - William

  8. Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    Beautiful, well done

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Languedoc/near montpellier
    Posts
    6,628
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Re: Last rod of 2013

    What a beauty!!!!Just fallen in love with your rod.....

Similar Threads

  1. Fl 2013
    By Marcel in forum Southeast U.S.
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-31-2013, 10:52 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-27-2013, 02:40 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-24-2013, 02:10 PM
  4. First Day of 2013
    By dharkin in forum Northeast
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 06:42 PM
  5. 2013
    By theboz in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-01-2013, 11:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •