I've personally decided that MY tastes err way on the conservative
side. While I love the fancy / gaudy / striking jobs I do
for other people, it's just not what I end up doing on my
rods...maybe because I'm not willing to "risk" the
rod no turning out the way I'd like it to.
Another note, that I kinda mentioned above, I found out that
you can't really get the fighting butt skeletons for much
less than a whole fighting butt! Kinda sucks...there's like
$100 (retail) just tied up in fighting butts!