Monday, June 1, 2015

It's been a while since I finished a Kabuto, and this is actually the first time I completed a 764. Kab built me one of these rods many years ago, and it's a damn nice taper. This one was appointed with my up/downlocking reel seat with a very special piece of wood. The insert in black oak comes from a sunken 19th century East India-ship that was found on the bottom of the sea in the harbor of Gothenburg a few years ago. The skeleton is made from blued brass, and the grip is a comfortable straight Ritz with a flare at the tip. The guides were wrapped in light grey YLI silk, with a signature wrap in dark brown over the stripping guide. This rod will be featured in a Dutch article on fiberglass rods that will be published later this year, with an interview with yours truly.