Here are some more pics. Hope they are better and show more detail. The digital camera is not that great nor is the operator.
I began the rod the week before Christmas and have worked on it weekends, evenings and any other time I could get a spare minute. I was taught how to make the rod by Stan Smartt, A master rod maker and a true friend. I only started fly fishing in the spring of 2007, but am hooked and having the time of my life.
Making the rod taught me a lot about myself. It was truly a wonderful experience. I am already thinking about the next rod. Probably is going to be a large water rod.
Dances with Trout