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    Default 9' 5pc 5wt Matrix

    Just before Christmas the brother of a fishing buddy of mine asked how much it'd cost to get a rod built. I was kinda in the middle of a couple of projects, and told him that, but he gave me the go ahead to build a rod for a gift even though he knew it wouldn't be ready for Christmas. With free reign to build whatever I thought would be best I selected a 9 foot, 5 piece, 5 weight blank with reverse half wells grip, green wraps with silver trim, custom reel insert and silver hardware. The rod really came together and now I hate to see it go. Oh well, here are some pics from the build.


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    Test casted her this morning and I think he'll get a lot of mileage out of this rod. Can't wait to get it delivered. There are more pics on my blog, if you're interested.


    -Kidder

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    Nice looking stick. I'm sure the recipient will like it.
    Where you go is less important than how you take the steps.
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    Lotech Joe


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    I have built several rods on that blank and folks seem to love them and the carbon fiber weave on the butt section is cool looking. Nice looking rod!
    Kevin


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    I really like that decorative wrap. Did you twist a silver strand with a green one to get that effect? It's really very nice.
    Where you go is less important than how you take the steps.
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    What Lotech said and asked!

    Cliff

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    It's a Olive Branch wrap where I twisted the silver around my main green thread. Docski has an excellent YouTube video on how to @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMm0EZURcss

    Thanks for the kind words!
    -Kidder

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