This is is a Batson Enterprises RainShadow Rod Blanks Immortal IMMC72MH blank with an ALPS ForeCast TexTouch casting seat & MXN & F series guides in 316 Stainless with Zirconium inserts in a Titanium Chrome /& Gold finish and Winn Grips Fishing grips. The rod features a custom weave & an 8-axis scale wrap on both the split-grip and above the fore-grip in coordinating colors.
Super cool dude. Looks like it would be really satisfying to see and feel that end product. Nice work.
This one fought me a bit.... had the lower wrap done and glued up the reel seat and while it was drying it somehow shifted a few degrees off center of the wrap - more than I was willing to just let go - most may not have even noticed it but I knew it was there. Tried to remove the seat but the epoxy used is good stuff. Was almost successful in cutting it loose with a dremel until I got just a hair too deep and into the blank might have comprised the integrity of the blank even with it glued up in the reel seat... so, that one got scrapped and I got to start over. Perhaps just as well as I was able to tweak the colors a little as the first go didn’t have enough contrast. A few other challenges to overcome along the way but I’m happy with the outcome & hope it’s new owner will catch a bunch of fish with it!
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2021 20:19:47 GMT -5 by mwardncsu