Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Another Kabuto Build

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.

Monday, May 13, 2013

LOOP Cross S1 Flatsman 10wt build

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.