Main Wraps - Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, in Navy (0200) and
Candy Apple Red (0335)
Color Preserver -
U40 Color Lock
Flex Coat Regular
Now that I had built the prototype and figured out that these
were pretty fun, I moved ahead with the first of two 7' 5wt.
custom jobs for Richard Brown. Specifically, this first one
is for the eldest son, Chief.
Things I learned
while building this rod
This was a pretty straightforward build!
An overview of Chief's "Salmon
Just a bit closer up so you
can see the three sections.
The stunning Winslow reel seat
insert and mini fighting butt.
The A-Grade Cork grip on Cheif's
Rod...all of my grips are sealed with U40 Cork Seal (great stuff).
Another overview of Cheif's
The overview of the butt decoration
on Cheif's rod.
Cheif's cross wrap is simple and elegant.
You can see the hookkeeper in this side
shot of Cheif's cross / diamond wrap.
The "maker's mark" on the underside
of the butt section.
Cheif's inscription on the top side of the
The stipper guide.
The snake guide.
The tip top.
Alignment dots on the ferrule wraps are
becoming a tradition on any rod over 2 pieces. The wrap below
the ferrule is placed a bit away to allow for some wear.