eight foot five weight was made for a friend of a friend. Hollow
building keeps it light and responsive and adds a crisp feel to the
action. At the customer's request a special shaped grip was
turned, dark walnut was used in the reel seat, and particular colors of
thread were chosen for the main wraps and tipping. The ferrules
are made in my shop, but the reel seat was made by a friend as a close
copy of the reel seats most commonly used by Lyle Dickerson.