Not sure that I know what you are talking about here Mr. Bot ??I just love the look and feel of “burnt burl” cork that Steve uses on a lot of his handles and shown there. I have one Bob made that is just gorgeous and I have laid out something similar for a 7wt “Baby Eve” I’m going to do when the mood hits. But the more delicately mottled stuff, which is actually the cheaper “inferior” stuff, to my eye leads to the most beautiful results. Does anyone know where to find it? All the stuff I have found on eBay seem to be the “good” stuff. ... Now that is a sentence you will not hear often.
In a word, “uggh!”Well done, that looks awesome :smokin:
How was turning those rings compared to regular cork rings??
Is the material hard to work with??
They are actually an economical choice within the category they belong in, which is in IMO the highest eschelon custom designed and built rods. His custom designed blanks are of comparable quality to the Burkheimer, Meiser and Anderson blanks. His single hand blanks, for example compare very well to the similar actioned Burkheimer DAL blanks that cost around $550. His are $300-350 last time I checked. His builds are also of the highest quality, but a reasonable bargaIn within that category. So I guess it depends on your perspective whether he is “pricey” or “a great deal“.My buddy in Livingston Montana had Steve Godshell make a rod for him. Not cheap but says it was worth every penny.