The breakdown begins
After much soul-searching the decision came down to a Buckeye Burl insert, in a Blued Garrison Style seat, Merlot/Black wraps and Black snakes and tip-top.
Bass-Bug really knocked it out of the park.
As is true-to-form, my good friend and rod-builder always adds a surprise touch. Such as the Jungle Cock overlay which was perfectly added and the measurement bands as well.
Butt-to-tip, the rod which is the same age as I am at 52, has a new lease on life. Even the tube received a new label.
Outfitted with a Cortland Retro II and Orvis Hydros WF7F Bass taper, it all came together.
Many thanks to Bass-Bug and his patience.
See you on the water!