Jose is an Oregon State junkie and ask to have his rod done their orange. Came out really good , but I hate color preserver and this rod knew it. Like its future owner this rod is pure trouble and gave me grief every step of the way. Imagine that!!!
Lauren's rod on the other hand went together super smooth. Her rod wanted to be built knowing it was going to a fantastic gal.
Cool story about the Black Walnut Burl reel seat inserts...... The wood was harvested from the family farm and is now a piece of the family heritage. Also had the rod tubes and reel seat caps engraved. Definitely not going to trust the USPS to deliver these gems to Oregon. I am taking them up myself. Might sneak in a couple of days fishing also ;-)
I won't bore you with two sets of build details. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Until next time my friends,