Friday, February 26, 2021

Swift Epic 686

Swift Epic 686 olive just finished. 

I received the blank and a nice reel seat from a gentleman, who happends to be a rodbuilder too. He wanted something special and allowed me to work my ways into it, wich was great.

All dark nickel hardware, clear olive silk wraps tipped charcoal and screw downlock classic Lemke reel seat with a small fighting butt in dark grey-blue anodized finish with a dyed green wood.

Subtle in appereance, the custom nickel silver winding check was blued to closely match the reel seat. Details that make all the difference sometimes.

This beautiful rod deserved an exquisite handcrafted leather case. 

I didn't have much on hand to match the olive blank but I came across something nice. This beige leather was an elegant choice despite the fact that I was a bit skeptical about it. 

Custom screen printed logos look sharper and better than ever on it.

Very happy of the end result! If one may be thinking this is another one of those "too beautiful to fish" rods, well rest assured they are built to last.

Thanks for looking.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Well George, you have outdone yourself. Rod is in hand as of this morning and to use one word to describe it I would choose: STUNNING

Despite all the pictures I had not even noticed the alignment dots, which are incredibly done and so nuanced you almost miss them, but they are perfection. It is the fine attention to details that make your builds truly incredible, and this one is flawless.

I am so pleased to have commissioned you for this build. I have admired your work for some time, and to have it in hand is over the top. This rod is heirloom grade, no doubt, and will be fished hard and passed down to my children.

The leather rod tube is an incredible touch which just adds to the exclusiveness of this piece of kit.

I would, of course, not hesitate to repeat this process. Thank you so much for the meticulous attention to detail and for the impeccable work you have done. I look forward to future collaboration.

All the best to you and take good care.

Tight lines until next time,

~Bill Stewart