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Left - Rod tube and sock

Right - Materials used in grip Amboyna burl (with sap-heartwood interface),Purple heart, Horn and Ivory

Two views of the grip showing sap and heart wood interface. For more views go to index and click on my blog

Left - Decorative ferrule wraps of maroon and metallic silver, same as on butt wraps

Right - Silver inlay in the center of each guide foot

Left - Just finished feather inlay as top 2 section cure on turn stand.

Right - Feather inlay after finish.

Left - A pink ribbon was inserted into the reel seat prior to the butt cap being attached

Right - This high performance, one of a kind, custom fly rod could be yours if you are the winning bidder in the "Casting for Recovery" 2011 Big Holiday auction to be held Nov. 1 -10. A cronical of the building of this rod can be seen by clicking on My Blog on the index page.

CFR auction link .