After receiving his rod, Brett wrote:
I picked up the rod today and it's everything I had asked for, along with your outstanding skills with wraps and epoxy. And the wood... that's gotta be the nicest reel seat I've ever seen. I've owned quite a few beautiful rods, but this one tops them all. I'm glad we went with a very similar color scheme for the wraps. It looks simple and elegant. The whole rod has a sense of unity.
It feels about half the weight of my Tom Morgan 5wt. That's a very good thing. I won't likely have time to play with it until the weekend, but first impression is that it's well worth the wait. And thanks for getting it to me with a week to spare before my trip!
Keep a record of this build. I might want you to make an identical 4wt next season.