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7' 6" 4 wt. 2 piece Forecast- Fly Rod Specs
 
Components  
Source
Cost (approx.)
Blank - Forecast Hook & Hackle $14 (sale)
Length - 7' 6"    
Weight - 4    
Pieces - 2    
Action - Fast    
Finish - Gloss Blue    
Modulus - 33 million    
 
Tip top - Pac Bay Chrome, Standard Loop Hook & Hackle $1
Guides - Pacific Bay Traditional Snake Guides, Chrome Hook & Hackle $4
Hookkeeper - Pac Bay U Shaped, Chrome Hook & Hackle $0.25
Winding Check - Struble Nickle Silver Hook & Hackle $3.20
 
Grip - Hook & Hackle A Grade Inletted Reverse Half Wells Hook & Hackle $9.00
 
Reel Seat - Damon Mortised Cherry Burl Damon Rods $25
 
    Rough Component Cost - $56
 
Other Details      
Thread -

Main Wraps - Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, Classic Twist Black & Orange (0221). Diamond Wrap adds HT Metallic in Silver and Copper, plus Nylon Size A, Navy (0066).

Color Preserver - U40 Color Lock
Finish - Flex Coat    
       
Comments      

This rod was available for purchase; my asking price was $195. It is now BOB Brown's Rod (aka. Gumbo).

A very straightforward build - a more simple build that incorporates some busy elements (such as the reel seat) so even the decorative wraps were kept relatively simple. 3 basic color form this rod's look, the oranges, silvers and deep blues.

 
Things I learned while building this rod

KISS ring a bell? It's perhaps not the MOST eyecatching rod I've ever built, but it comes together cleanly.

 
Pictures
An overview of this 7'6" 4wt. The handleset. A beautifully mortised Cherry Burl Reel Seat by Damon Rods.
The A Grade Hook & Hackle grip. The hook keeper and Struble Nickle Silver Winding Check. The diamond wrap as viewed from the side.
The diamond wrap from above. A closeup of the split diamond wrap. The topside inscription
The underside inscription. The chrome stripper guide. The chrome snake guides by Pac Bay.
The tip top.    

 

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