Thursday, November 12, 2015

LOOP 890-4

Took this off the dryer this morning. I've had two of these blanks in an 8wt and a 10wt that I've been waiting to build when time allowed. Threw the 8wt on the bench the other night and knocked it out.
This one is the 8wt 9' LOOP Cross S1 blank. Wrapped in a desert tan to match the tan colored Winn grip that I decided to go with.
Black pearl recoil guides and used American Tackle reel seat in black with carbon fiber insert. Finished with Flex Coat Light build.
This rod is for sale if interested.

Monday, November 9, 2015


Two recent Blue Halo builds that have been completed. One is a gift to a gentleman who helped guide a fundraising event for Veterans with head trauma. The other is for sale.

Both rods are built on Blue Halo fiberglass blanks and are 7'6" 3 wt's.
Wrapped in Charcoal thread to match the Charcoal color of the blanks.
Recoil Black Pearl stripping guides with black snake guides.
Winn Charcoal colored grips with black reel seats.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Charcoal Glass

The next two builds will be twins.
Both blanks are Blue Halo 7'6" 3wts in Charcoal color.
Black Pearl Recoil Guides wrapped in Charcoal thread with Winn Charcoal colored grips.

Monday, November 2, 2015


Finished the 8' 5wt Blue Halo fiberglass build. The color is So Blue that it looks like a light saber in the sun.
Custom carbon fiber wrapped grip with blacked out reel seat with a carbon fiber insert. Guides are Black Pearl Recoil.
Wrapped the guides in white silk thread to give it the clear look like I was wanting. Actually looks like only the finish is holding on the guides.
This is going to be a fun trout fighting rod to fish.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

8wt LOOP Cross S1

Started another LOOP build. This one is on a LOOP Cross S1 blank in 9ft and 8wt. Perfect for chasing redfish.
Winn custom grip and fighting butt is going to be a sweet addition to this rod. Black reel seat paired with black Recoil guides. Not sure on the color of thread yet but it will pull it all together.

Let me know what you think of the grip choice.


Recently started building a 5wt fiberglass fly rod on a Blue Halo blank. I've always liked the color of this one and decided to put the carbon fiber wrapped grip on it and black it out with reel seat and guides done to match the grip. I will wrap it in silk thread that will end up being clear on the blank.

 I'll post up pictures of the completed rod.