Finally I have completed my Sage DS2 590-2 after about ten years. This rod as I mentioned in a previous post has sat in the corner or my room collecting dust. I had completely forgot about it until I mentioned the rod building class at Marriott's to Chul. He offered to buy the rod from me. Since the rod, for the most part , was completed, and all I had to do was epoxy it together I agreed. It took some time for me to actually get the project going again as I had to tear down a few walls in the house due to a plumbing leak and a pesky bee hive in the wall. With all the drywall dust in the air I didn't want it settling on the epoxy so I waited. Also the fact I hate working with epoxy, let me procrastinate more than I should have.
|Sage DS2 590-2 Completed.|
|Sage RPLXi 890-3 reunited.|
Well since I was going to do Chul's rod I decided to finish that 8wt while I was at it. The 8wt and I have had a lot of memories and it was one of my first "premium" fly rods. Sparing no expense on it, I added only premium components-recoil guides, H&H stripping guides, a Struble titanium reel seat and premium cork. It was light and casted nicely. I remember while fishing Catalina Island on Bryan Webb's first boat, the Sea Spider, he casted it out and commented how nicely the rod casted. With plans on fishing MVL again on Thursday, I plan on reuniting with this old friend and hopefully with some luck I'll be reminded on how a fish feels on it.