I recently wrapped up this little project I have been working on. I wanted to build an understated lightweight rod mainly for pan fishing. I think this rod would be just as happy on any small spring fed trout stream. It turned out just as I planned it to be. A few elegant details but over all a simple, no frills build.
Here are some shots of the nearly finished product. (I still have to "sign" the blank...line weight, length etc..but my handwriting leaves much to be desired)
This 4wt was built on a 7'3" Fiberglass Rustic River blank
I love this down locking banded reel seats from RL Reelseats it pairs well with the cigar grip
I am very excited about this Meisselbach Rainbow No.631
I think it compliments the build quite well.
I can hear the click pawl scream while a slab gill slams my popper.