The past year North Fork Composites had five or six, half off sales. I thought they were going out of business, but they moved into a larger building on Gary's property. I got three of their steelhead blanks St-905-HM. I also got a "classic" fly blank, not the gamma series.

I built one of the NFC blanks as a gift for my brother. It's the nicest steelhead blank I've ever used. I have a friend who's built rod for 20+ years, test the rod. He says it compares favorably to the old Sage 296 blanks.

I haven't built the fly blank yet.