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.
Not the best pictures, but something anyway.
If you enlarge the next photo, you will see his signature tiny gold hooks!!!!
Single Foot Guides except for stripping guide