Monday, August 13, 2012

Build #2 - IM8 6wt Fly Rod Wraps Complete

This build represents my second attempt at building a fly rod.  I'm intending to use this rod to fish the warmwater lakes and rivers I frequent most and perhaps a little inshore action on some feisty speckled trout. 9ft 4pc configuration with a fast action Olde Fly Shop Series IM8 blank, REC fighting butt, YFLY aluminum reel seat, full wells grip, two Fuji Alconite stripping guides, bright chrome genuine Snake guides and tip-top, and baby blue silk guide wraps with black silk ferrule wraps.  The light silk wraps should go almost entirely translucent once I apply the varnish, which makes for a unique and very cool look.  More pictures to come.

PS - Anyone who may be interested, I'm offering to build rods for free (I only ask that you cover the cost of materials and shipping). Email or reply if interested.  That's an offer you're not likely to get anywhere else.


  1. I would like to talk to you-take you up on the rod build. Im fishing buddies with andrew campbell and almost met you yesterday at pony pasture but was running late at work. in the market for a 4 pc 9 ft 8wt at some hurry...maybe a xmas present to myself. - Jay

    1. Hi Jay! Sorry we missed you down at Pony Pasture, man. As for the rod build, I'd be happy to do it. I sent you a PM, so just let me know.