I really, really dig this rod.  The Epic 7′ 3wt. is a sleeper taper…  reminiscent of very low-modulous, early graphite in feel but the looks and durability of glass.  I diverged from my usual aesthetic scheme to use a simpler and more modern seat hardware setup.  The insert is blued buckeye burl.  The bluing is naturally occurring due to fungal growth in the burl during the seasoning process.  It’s blue, grey, brown, and basically gorgeous.  I think it’s my new fav wood and the fact that coloration is natural makes it all the better.  The grip is 5.5″ cigar.  The cinnamon wraps just pop off the blank and subtlety tie into some of the coloration in the seat.  The rod is housed in an Epic glass tube and Epic sock.

WAS $650 NOW $595 incl. shipping/PP in US