Beautiful! I've been curious about that wave cork, it looks interesting. I was driving through miles of older Ponderosa this weekend and it got me thinking about the bark and how it would lookon a spey grip. I've got a new lathe that I need to experiment with, so maybe I'll get some Ponderosa bark and give it a go. Well done.
The reel seat is a Pac Bay A6-T. I've used these on several rods and really like them. They come in Titanium and Black.
Re: the bark...I ran slabs of it through my table saw to get the thickness I wanted, then used a 1 1/4" hole saw to cut out the rings. It sands easily and is tough.
Thanks. I've used several Pac Bay seats, the A7 on single hand rods and the A8L2 on two handers and both have exposed hoods. I like the look of the A8L2 but my newer reels fit loosely in that seat and I haven't used one again because of that.
Again, a very nice build.
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