Friday, November 22, 2013

Blue Halo Fiberglass 5/6wt Blueberry


My second fiberglass rod build was a Christmas gift for my dad.  I picked up the blank and reel seat (Joel Lemke) from Shane Gray and the "blueberry" colored blank is really distinctive.  It really looks like a light saber in the sun.  The blank and wraps were finished with LumiSeal Urethane Rod Finish for crystal clear translucence.  I prefer this finish to the spar varnish I've used on other rods as it has a tendency to yellow, which would have given the rod a strange green-ish yellow color.

Rod Specifications:
- 8ft 5/6wt 3pc Blue Halo E-glass blank in "blueberry" with white spigot ferrules
- Custom fighting butt - Shane Gray
- Lemke Concepts black aluminum uplocking reel seat
- Flor grade western style grip
- Black mildrum style stripping guide
- Black nickel genuine Snake guides and tip-top
- Black tipping throughout
- Custom made rod-sock
- Antique South Bend rod tube with nickel silver caps

1 comment:

  1. This custom made fly rod with its amazingly detailed workmanship and unusual blueberry fiberglass blanks,rod grips, etc. make it above and beyond any store bought fly rod I could have ever purchased. More importantly, it was made especially for me by my son. Thanks you Ben.