Epic 580 Amber
Such a wonderful, rich color. Very classic and classy. This rod is finished with a 6″ half wells grip in a slim taper that I like very much. The seat is a mildly curly walnut that has a special meaning to me. I vividly remember this walnut tree being cut down and milled at my grandparents house when I was about 6 years old. A crotch slice from the tree hung on my grandfather’s wood shop wall for years. When he passed, I procured all of his lumber stock and turned the crotch into a side table for our cabin. This seat wood is an off-cut from that crotch. It’s a nice remembrance I had of a man that played an instrumental role in my pursuit of learning to build bamboo rods and any other hair-brained idea I’d have at the time. The wraps are clear w/ some subtle flair at the grip and ferrules. These new Epics are pretty wonderful rods and the 580 in a no-nonsense trout rod. Includes Epic glass tube and bag.