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The story...


Returning client M. Manzo desired another steelhead rod.  He chose a CTS 11'6" 2pc. 3 power in the factory production "matte grey" color.  We decided to throw in a few upgrades over the course of building and the results are pictured below.



Build Specifications:

Blank:  CTS Affinity Float 11'6" 2pc 4-8#

Reelseat:  Batson

Reelseat Insert: Custom Turned Lucite Mochachino Swirl

Stripper Guides:  Batson's Alps Titanium

Running Guides:  Flexi-Lites

Guide Wraps:  Black Metallic, Variegated Orange, Silver Metallic

Ferrule Wraps:  Charcoal Nylon

Winding Check: Custom Turned Lucite

Hookkeeper:  New Keegan Black Anodized

Decals:  OEM CTS, IRC

Cork: Burnt, Natural, Rubberized Burl, Speckled Burl, Smoke Burl, Red Rubberized

F.Butt:  PBay HD Black Anodized

The Photos:





With this rod, the adventure ends, but another awaits my attention....

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