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pineman19
03-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Had a serious case of "cabin fever" in late January so I decided to build my first fly rod in over two years. I have been curious about the Sevier Manufacturing rod blanks for a year or so and decided to give them a shot. The owner, Dave is a great guy to deal with and I was originally interested in the "Tiger Eye" blanks, but he made me a deal I couldn't refuse on a pewter finish blank 2/3 weight, 4 pc. Not sure if he'll be getting any more of these, but I wanted to try one in addition to a 3/4 weight in the Tiger Eye finish. Pics aren't the greatest, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and I like the moderate action. Hope to try it out in the Smokies this weekend.

The Tiger Eye build is drying as I type this message. I'll post pics of it once it is dry. Tried a different look on that blank, wraps and color of guides.

Neal


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/whiteoak78/IMGP0029.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/whiteoak78/IMGP0028.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii103/whiteoak78/IMGP0030.jpg

MadisonBoats
03-07-2011, 09:40 PM
Nice looking rod! The colors work well. Did you add the 'fly' image too? If so; how did you make it?

pineman19
03-07-2011, 09:46 PM
Shawn,

I cheated and used a sticker I purchased from Jan's Netcraft. I wish I was that artistic:biggrin:

Neal

BlueRaiderFan
03-08-2011, 05:46 PM
I could paint that by hand if you wanted to mail it to Nashville. :p

GrouseMan77
03-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Thanks for sharing that Neal. Really nice looking rod.

pineman19
03-08-2011, 06:49 PM
I could paint that by hand if you wanted to mail it to Nashville. :p

BRF,

I am sure you could. I may try a little simplistic art on a future build, but if I had great artistic ability I wouldn't be stomping up and down the hills of East TN for a living;)

Neal

501
03-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Neal,
Try a weave sometime for that "artistic" touch.

Lee

pineman19
03-08-2011, 10:02 PM
Neal,
Try a weave sometime for that "artistic" touch.

Lee

Lee, I did some spiral wrap overlays on the Tiger Eye blank I finished last night. I'll take some pics when I get a chance and post.

Neal