We just got back from the day 1 at the Redbone@Large Yellow Creek Trout Classic. This fine event raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We built this commemorative rod for the event and donated it to be auctioned off at the live auction. The rod is a very cool glass rod built on a Mark Steffen 7' 3wt 4pc blank. We used a classy down locking nickel silver reel seat with a glossy cocobolo wood insert. The handle is a custom turned cigar shaped handle featuring natural and burnt burl cork accents. The stripper guide utilizes a gorgeous agate stone set in a nickel silver frame. The snake guides are REC recoil titanium guides for classic looks, light weight and flexability. The wraps are done with 00 red silk thread and trimmed with three turns of black silk. The plug and spigot ferrules are accented by single jungle cock feather inlays to aid with alignment. All protected by a cloth bag and a black aluminum tube with brass cap and collar. This rod is very sweet casting.
We are happy to report that the auction brought $800 for the rod and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!