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    Default Early Charlie Reading custom rod

    Hi,
    I have a gorgeous rod built by Charlie Reading of Missouri. Charlie sort of fathered the idea of building feathers into the rods he built -as well as unique cork handles. This one is on a G Loomis GL4 blank. The rod is a 7 ft 9 inch 2 wt. If I fished it, it could not have been more than twice in very controlled situations as I found it too nice to fish

    The inscription has only Charlie's name and the details of the rod blank

    It is a collector's prize for those familiar with Charlie Reading's work. He now only builds one or two rods, if any at all, each year.

    He has been commissioned to build a rod for one of the Presidents. I think it was Bush I.

    I now live in Hawaii, and must fly to fishing destinations. Thus, I am selling my collection of 2 piece rods.

    I will post photos when I have time. Thought I would offer it here before I put it on eBay.

    Thanks,
    Byron Haugh
    Byhaugh1@Mac.com

    Not the best pictures, but something anyway.

    Rod tube:






    If you enlarge the next photo, you will see his signature tiny gold hooks!!!!





    Single Foot Guides except for stripping guide



    Last edited by Byron haugh; 07-21-2011 at 05:08 AM.

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