Built this custom for the VP of Alamo Fly Fishers on a Sage One 890-4 blank.
Guides are Recoil Black Pearls
Grip is a custom carbon fiber wrapped as well as the fighting butt
Reel seat is American Tackle in black with a carbon fiber insert.
Wrapped in black metallic thread and trimmed in metallic gold to match the Sage logo.
Just finished up the Cross S1 build that I've been working on between other builds.
Wrapped it in Burnt Orange with Black trim to match the Loop real with the custom painted spool.
All of the guides are Black Pearl Recoils and the grip is one of my custom carbon fiber wrapped. Looking forward to using this on trout this fall as well as a small river rod.
To quote The Fiberglass Manifesto, "Glass is not Dead". There has been a resurrection of fiberglass fly rods over the last few years and I was glad to be able to build on a Kabuto glass blank. These blanks are true pieces of art and add class to the fiberglass market. I built this rod on a Kabuto 765-3 five weight blank which is 7'6" in length and consists of three sections.
Using a custom carbon fiber wrapped grip which was paired with a carbon fiber insert in the reel seat for a little more modern touch. I used black pearl Recoil stripping guide and snake guides to round it off. It was wrapped in burgundy thread with black accent wraps and finished with a light coat of finish.
This was pretty cool. I was contacted by a rod manufacturer to do a special
build for them. I had free reign and they sent the blank and a reel with a
custom spool for me to use as color reference. Decided to black it out, used
recoil guides and after making the grip I wrapped it in carbon fiber to match
the reel seat. Since the spool of the reel is the centerpiece I decided not to
take away from it so I just used a matching color as accent wraps. It is a 10wt 4pc Loop.