Blank: Epic 476 – Nude (4wt.,7'6", 3 piece)
Seat hardware: Lemke LC1 up-locking, Nickel Silver finish
Insert: Cherry Burl, turned in-house
Handle: Modified half-wells, made in-house
Guides: Snake Brand Universal
Agate stripper: Banded pink, Joe Arguello
Wraps: Fish Hawk pink silk with two turn black silk trim wraps.
For my Bamboo and Fiberglass builds I have gone almost exclusively to silk. Personally I just think it adds to the traditional look with lower profile finishes and a richer look. Wrapping with silk can test your patience as it is a thinner diameter and does not stretch. It just needs more attention, but I love using it.
Yes, "Epic Rose" is for sale as are all my builds except for the Sage "One" switch rod. As I stated in the 5/7/13 http://www.renaissanceflyrods.com/1/post/2013/05/epic-blanks-on-order.html post the first five Epics are $50.00 off as an introductory offer. Rod sock and tube are on order.
Until next time my friends,