Recently Matt completed an 8' 3/4 weight and 8'3" 5/6 weight builds for a client and they turned out quite stunning.
Matt wrote... "I had a client who requested a pair of Steffen rods finished similarly but I suggested beefing up the 8'3" 5/6 a bit by putting a larger (but still 6 inch) grip and slightly bigger seat. Hardware was a bit different since I used Lemke seats and I didn't want to mix knurl patterns so the ferrule rings and winding check lack my usual knurling and finish. They are more rounded and tie in nicely to the swooped retaining ring on the seat. Brass hardware was bronzed to match the seat hardware. Quite a fine pair of two excellent rods. It's tough to beat Mark's blanks and rod designs."
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