Friday, August 9, 2013

Swift Epic 686 "So Blue"

Well there has been a lot of anticipation on this project and I have finally completed this "wicked" (to quote Carl) Swift Epic blue rod, a first blue Epic blank finished in my shop. 

So far there has been nothing to not love on this special rod. That includes the work process, color scheme selected and the components.

Fitted for the salt with two hard chrome heavy wire stripping&snake guides and oversized tip top. First stripping guide is double wrapped, everything on the rod is sealed against saltwater corrosion, wraps are finished in multiple epoxy layers, cork handle and fighting butt are sealed agains soil, dirt and grime.

Peter, the owner of the rod, told me he would "paint" the blue horizon of the Baltic see with this rod. I can only hope that when he will do that, it will put a big smile on his face.

Thanks for looking and hope you'll enjoy looking at this rod as much as I enjoyed building it.










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