Completed 5'6 0wt Ultralight Fly Rod: Project "The Grim Reaper"

It started with a question on one of my eBay promotions - could we build a one of a kind Ultralight fly rod. After going back and forward with some paper designs and sample materials my client settled on a design utilizing YLI silk in 'Chinese Red', blued hardware for guides and reel seat and grip and reel seat insert of a mix of red burl cork and flor grade portuguese cork. The project hardest part was to obtain a blank that met the specifications and I turned to CTS and discussed having a one of blank built. It's a really lovely blank, as I have come to expect from CTS. The blank has a lovely action with and is from unidirectional S-Glass with a natural (white) finish. As you can see fr

Lone Red Star - 7'6" 5 weight fibreglass rod

This custom build was commissioned by a customer in Texas and he came up with the name "Lone Red Star" to combine the fact the rod is going to the Lone Star State and coming from the land of the Red Star. It's a beautiful 7'6" 5 weight rod built on a Mountain Brook blank. The reel seat is an uplocking reel seat using REC components and with a rosewood insert. The grip was hand turned using a mixture of flor grade cork from Portugal and red burl cork. Wraps are finished with orange and black silk. Can't wait to see some pics of this with some fish! Tight lines Jack!!

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