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8' 4wt. 3pc. Forecast Fly Rod
 
Components  
Source
Cost (approx.)
Blank - Forecast Hook & Hackle $30
Length - 8'    
Weight - 4 wt.    
Pieces - 3    
Action - "Fast"    
Finish - Gloss Navy    
Modulus - 33 million modulus    
 
Tip top - Pac Bay Black Hook & Hackle $1
Guides - Pac Bay Black Single Foot Snake Guides Hook & Hackle $5
Hookkeeper - Fuji Flip Up, Black, Sm Hook & Hackle

$3.20

Winding Check - Black Vinyl Hook & Hackle

$0.50

 
Grips - MP Custom Turned Cigar Grip    
Grip Materials - Grade A Natural Cork Bingham Enterprises $1.96
(4 @ $0.49)
  Burl Cork (Red) Bingham Enterprises $4.40
(11 @ $0.40)
 
Reel Seat - Pac Bay A7, Black Hook & Hackle $10
 
    Rough Component Cost - $56
 
Other Details      
Thread -

Gudebrod Nylon , Size A, in Navy (0066)

Color Preserver - U40 Color Lock
Finish - Flex Coat    
       
Comments      

Gerry Greene commissioned this rod for a close family member, Tim Harbrick. If I remember correctly (I've lost the emails) this rod was destined to be fished in the spring creeks of Pennsylvania!

 
Things I learned while building this rod

This was my first cigar grip - they're harder than you might think at first. Getting it to taper to the same size as the front end of the reel seat was...um..."fun" :) Once done, I must say the grip had a real pleasant feel to it. You'll see at least a few more of these in the future.

 
Pictures
An overview of Tim's 8' 4wt. The Reel Seat

The Custom Cigar Grip

The Top Inscription 9 o'clock 6 o'clock
3 o'clock

The Stripping Guide

The black single foot snake guides.

 

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