OK, here is my teaser. Of course I wait till the last minute to get it done, but steelhead season has been here, and those people procrastinate more than I do
Anyhow, This years banquet rod is a Tackle Industries, 9' XH. I of course did my normal custom split grip, using some interesting mixed cork as an inlay into burnt cork grips with composite caps, to keep the high wear spots a little more durable. I used Fuji SiC rings on titanium framed medium heavy casting guides. Don't get any better for weight and hardness out of those! I used a size 20 Fuji deluxe casting seat, and a heavy wire size 2 snake guide as a hook keeper. The tip is a wrap on titanium tube, with SiC ring also, which I make a little bigger in diameter as protection from swivels
Anywho, no one cares about that stuff so here is a few pics.
“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”