Building a trio of Cross S1 10wt rods for Loop.
All three will have carbon fiber grips, reel seat with carbon fiber insert, Black Pearl Recoil guides and wrapped in purple thread.
When done they will be used on a trip to chase some Roosterfish.
While waiting on some components to come in I started on the rod by gluing up the reel seat, grip, and fighting butt to the first one.
When finished they should look similar to this one that I finished earlier.
Built this for a friend who owns Diablo Paddlesports.
Built on a LOOP 590-4 Cross S1 blank and completely blacked out. Used Black Pro Wrap thread, Black reel seat with carbon fiber insert to match the custom carbon fiber grip that has a Diablo inlay on it. Really like the way it turned out.
Finished building this tonight and snapped a few pictures.
Built for my friends at Loop and headed to Idaho is a 10wt Cross S1 Flatsman. Grip is a full wells wrapped in carbon fiber and Loop logos added before sealing. Guides are Recoil black pearl stripping and Snake brand the rest of the way. American Tackle reel seat with carbon fiber insert to match the grip. Guides are wrapped in Pro Wrap thread and purple is the primary color.
It's pretty awesome to see the results of something that you built for someone to take on a trip work out.
This was a custom Loop 10wt that I built earlier for someone who would be fishing in Mexico for some large saltwater fish.
Here are some of the pictures that he shared.