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9' 8wt. 2pc. IM6 for Tim Schulz - Fly Rod Specs
 
Components  
Source
Cost (approx.)
Blank - Hook & Hackle IM6 Hook & Hackle $37.95 (on sale)
Weight - 8 wt.    
Length - 9'    
Pieces - 2    
Action - Fast    
Finish - Matte Black (gray)    
Modulus - 43 million modulus    
 
Tip top - Pacific Bay "Oversized" TiCH Hook & Hackle $3.19 (on sale)
Guides - Pacific Bay Double Foot Snake Guides, TiCH Hook & Hackle $28.80 (on sale)
Stripper - Pacific Bay SIC, Tich Hook & Hackle  
Hookkeeper - Standard U, TiCH Hook & Hackle $1.76 (on sale)
Winding Check - Black Vinyl Hook & Hackle $0.40 (on sale)
 
Grip - 8" MP Custom Full Wells    
Burl Cork - Grade A Blue 1/2" rings   11 @ $0.75 each
Cork - AAA Natural 1/2" rings   5 @ $1.50 each
 
Reel Seat - Pacific Bay Channel Lock A8 TiCH finish Hook & Hackle $19.20 (on sale)
Fighting Butt - Pacific Bay 2" Chrome Hook & Hackle $8.80 (on sale)
 
    Rough Component Cost - $115.85
 
Other Details      
Thread -

Main Wraps - Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, in Gray (0200) and Orange (0206).

The Diamond Wrap utilizes Gray (6778), Orange (0209), Classic Twist Orange/Black (0200) and metallic Silver.

Color Preserver - U40 Color Lock
Finish - Flex Coat
Cork Sealer - U40 Cork Seal
       
Comments      

Custom for Tim!

 
Things I learned while building this rod

Later...

 
Pictures
An overview of the butt section on Tim's new rod. The Pacific Bay A8 Channel Lock TiCH reel seat and 2" fighting butt. The custom full wells burl cork grip I turned for Tim.
One more look at that sweet handle & seat assembly. The hookkeeper. The simple crosswrap when viewed from the side.
Viewing from an angle you see the top and the side of this diamond wrap. Tim's diamond wrap when viewed from above. I tried to keep this simple and clean - Tim wanted a more conservative rod. The inscription on the underside with the rod details.
The topside inscription - again keeping it simple. Tim opted for as much TiCH hardware as possible - this rod may see salt one day. I love the smokey look of the TiCH Pac Bay Stripper Guides. I had to incorporate the ferrule wrap with one of the running guides.
Another snake guide further up. The smaller snake guides towards the top. Finally, the tip top on Tim's rod.

 

 

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