I don't think it was custom Danny , if you look thru the models you should see it. I think the only "custom" part was he maybe did a little less porting to get some weight. If you need another picture let me know and I'll see what I can do.Awesome! Was it a custom order? I need another one of these in ALL BLACK!
That Hardy Swift is a nice looking reel. If it was a car it would be a nice luxury European touring vehicle.No salmon showing yesterday but I was able to debug my casting, haven't touched a rod since the end of October 2019. Got things in order quickly and caught some trout but never saw trace of any salmon which isn't shocking for May 14 here but any day now I think. I won't be back out until Monday now as I'll give them time to get to where I was at yesterday. Generally 4 days will see some fish moving. Kings are funny fish, they don't generally do a mad dash up a river like the other species do. They tend to lull around figuring out where they want to stay. Some of course know that they are headed all the way to headwater and those fish do move quickly.
Only rigged 2 rods, 14 foot Sage X and my 11 1/2 foot Swift.
That's the X rod with a size 7/8 Spectrum Max reel in what they call Squid Ink finish.
Just the hub and drag knob are an indigo anodized finish, frame black, spool silver. All in all a nice reel I think.
Swift rod with that Swift reel I got from a UK seller last year, super light pair those two.
I caught some trout but all on an AK Assassin on the Sage and none on the Willi Gunn looking fly here, looked good to me but I'm afraid the Assassin scoured the run and there were none left to try the Gunn fly.
High water limited the number of suitable trout runs I could work so next time maybe