The Build Continues.....
With the rod broken down to the blank and cork, and in the hands of rodsmith, things are coming together. Cork will remain the same, as will the superfine front taper. The hardware will be black with the same spacing as the Orvis Far-and-Fine.
Reel seat spacer is the one below, but with blued hardware.
The Garrisson-Style hardware should fit the rods look nicely, as will the Merlot wraps with black tipping.
Look for more updates as the process moves forward.