Weekend finish up for rod building class-reel seat and real smile!

John Rivera finished up his rod making class this weekend and ended up with a beautiful 8 foot bamboo fly rod.   He had the time to build a second tip, ferrule it and dip it one time.  John chose variegated thread for the nickel silver ferrules as well as the signature wraps.  Old-school B and C pale green silk thread was used for the guide wraps.  All in all, a great week for both builder and instructor.

Bamboo rod building. Attaching reel seat with Raine alignment fixture

John Rivera and his completed bamboo fly rod

Posted by on May 17th, 2010

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