This is another in a series of Steffen Brothers fiberglass builds I am doing for a customer. It's built on a Steffen Brothers fiberglass 7 weight, 8'6", 2 piece blank. Stabilized Maple Burl was used to turn the seat insert for the down-locking hardware. I also machined the Nickel Silver winding check to emulate the old style winding check found on many older fiberglass rods. Difference is, the older winding checks were mainly made out of Aluminum. Used two Amber Agate stripping guides and wrapped everything with Orange/ Black classic twist thread. Trimmed the guides and signature wrap with two turn Metallic Gold.
If you have never cast a Steffen Brothers fiberglass rod, you owe it to yourself to do so. As they say: This ain't your Grandpa's old fiberglass. These rods are very light compared to the older generation glass. They are very smooth and patient with even the worst casting stroke.
Until next time my friends,