Just out of the cabinet
One of the things I love about building bamboo rods is the fact that you can do so much with them to make them fun to fish and aesthetically appealing....That is why I prefer building the 2 piece rods, for both performance and feel to my preferences...
Here is a neat little Payne 98 taper, that Tim Zietak made the blanks for, with a Zietak hooded cap reel seat with Spanish Cedar insert. The hardware was blackened, except for the frame of the agate stripper guide. It is wrapped in Pearsall's Naples, Java, tipped in Gossamer Purple, then dipped for the final finish coat in a combination of Helmans Spar Varnish, Penetrol, Tung Oil, and Mineral Spirits, and dried in a cabinet for about a week. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed building it. This rod is for my very good Friend Richard Landerman of SLC, Utah!