The only really different thing I did here was to do a cross
wrap that didn't cross to form diamonds, instead all thread
was added to one side of the lead thread, basically a cheveron
wrap if I'm understanding that right...well anyway it produced
an interesting result that's really difficult to photograph.
Another thing I took into consideration was trying to make
this a semi-stealthy rod. The gloss finish on the Forecast
blank goes a long way in the opposite direction, but I chose
very low contrast wraps; the red is one of the first colors
to "go" as the light fades. So bascially the wraps
were a combination of stealth and style.
Talk about a FUN ROD TO CAST! So far I've tried 3 Forecast
blank models...all have performed VERY WELL when lined with
SA Air Cell DT line. I'm building a LOT of these blanks 'cause
well, you simply CAN'T beat them for the price, especially
with the current 33% off sale at Hook & Hackle.