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Not really spey related, but I think appreciated by some here. North Fork Composites Iconoglass 8’6” 8wt. Blank is made in Woodland Washington. I wanted a removable fighting butt and black wraps, Steve and I talked about grip shape and length, the rest is all Steve. I had asked for no feather inlay, after he had started on the build he expressed wanting to do an inlay - always listen to your craftsman! I couldn’t be happier.
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hmmm very nice. I love this detachable fighting butt style. Remind us the old bamboo rod.

So what line are u going to fish with it? OPST or intergated line like Ambush?
 

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So what line are u going to fish with it? OPST or intergated line like Ambush?

This rods main purpose, or original intent of the rod is a boat rod for northern pike. So a Rio pike/musky wf8 fi, and an SA titan i23 wf8, but I don’t have pike around locally, so I imagine some use for carp or bass. But it’s first outing will be testing with commando heads from 275-375. From the wiggle test it should skagit cast to my liking , if so it will see some brushy winter work. I will go with an integrated commando/Rio skagit trout/ or an ambush is another great option.
 

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Really a very pretty rod. Fiberglass rods may not be the best casting rods but when fighting larger fish, they're the best. Word of warning. I lost one of those 'slide in' bottom handles on the river. Not sure if yours screws in or slides in, but if it is a slider you should tape it in place while fishing. Just a suggestion.
 

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The pike fishing is usually 40’ or less in casting distance. When blind casting I will lay out as much line as comfortable, that’s when I will cast 2 hand overhead. I will have a chance to get it out in the next couple days.
 
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