"In a world overflowing with status quo, there are but only a few
who pursue excellence as a matter of principle."
Returning customer, for the umpteenth time, Kjell Bagge wanted two more custom CTS rods. One would be a fly rod and the other a shorter 2pc. float rod. He was meticulous with his wants, making sure that each build had a check list of component choices and he also took the time to provide me with a line drawing on graph paper of both grips shapes. He then gave me strict instructions on what he wanted, what he didn't want and finally said, "Do your thing!"
Well, here's the proof of me doing just that! I am a firm believer that Kjell's a firm believer that a man can never have too many fishing implements. With as many rod's as I've built for Kjell, I think the fact is obvious; This guy likes to fish! (Either that or he likes collecting IRC Customs builds! LOL!)
Additional photos of the fly rod coming soon!
These were fun builds. Getting a chance to use the glue dye and creating a rattan looking fly grip was interesting. The CTS blanks are impressive, the colors outstanding however perplexing. Creating a good match between the blank and the threads was a bit of a challenge as there are many colors within the CTS blanks. As soon as the light changes angle, so does the color. From green, to gold metallic, to brown to an almost merlot red color...they're almost chameleon like!
With this rod, the adventure ends, but another awaits my attention....
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