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: Custom Sage TXL 00710-3


Warren
06-29-2008, 02:35 PM
I thought I would share some photo's of a recently completed rod I just finished for my wife. Sage TXL 00 wt light line rod. I turned the reel seat out of Curly Maple and built the grip here in my workshop. The reel seat hardware is from REC. Agate striper & snake guides. Feather inlays & lineup dots are jungle cock.

http://www.jonesboring.com/IMG_3041%20(Small).jpg

http://www.jonesboring.com/IMG_3044%20(Small).jpg

http://www.jonesboring.com/IMG_3048%20(Small).jpg

http://www.jonesboring.com/IMG_3046%20(Small).jpg

http://www.jonesboring.com/IMG_3042%20(Small).jpg

I encourage some of you other rod builders to post some pics here of your work. I'll have more this winter I am sure.

shotgunner
07-01-2008, 09:32 AM
Hello Warren

"some photo's of a recently completed rod I just finished for my wife"

I've used that one too :wink:

Nice looking little rod. Great idea using JC nails for the line up reference. Very clean looking finish on the wraps. Is that a Sage line, the sky blue colors a new one on me.

Warren
07-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Actually Shotgunner that rod is for my wife. I built one for myself last winter & she tried it out & wanted one. Being the old softy I am I said I would make her one too. :eek:

The sage lines are made by Rio now & that is the color, it is more a light tan or beige color than sky blue. Must be the light in the pic.

Jim Miller
07-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Pretty work! :D

geardaddy37
08-17-2008, 09:26 PM
Warren that is a beautiful green, and gfoes nicely with the agate guide. I also wanted to say that my son is having a great time learning to flyfish on that nice rod you sent me last summer. I bought an Okawa 6 weight reel for it and it is perfect!
Thanks,
Bill

Warren
08-18-2008, 05:29 AM
Bill,

Glad to hear your son is taking to the sport. I am sure there is many more seasons in that old Sage.
Thanks for the kind words on the Rod. I am hoping more people who build rods will post up some of their work here so we can all enjoy it.