I played around with the Gudebrod butt wind; I felt it was
just the kind of thing Chromeseeker would like on a rod. When
I brought this one around, again, everyone noticed the custom
grip and the butt wind. I also played around with the thread
wraps; got a bit intricate and had to redo several along the
way, but in the end it paid off.
One thing I got wrong here; insufficient color preserver
application on the ferrule wrap lead to a splotchy result.
On my next rod, Dave @ Creekside taught me a better method
to apply color preserver.