This was one of the first rods that I made. It was based on a payne DF70 taper so its a 7 footer that has a nice smooth slower cast. All of the hardware is made of solid 14kt gold except for the ferrules they are silver nickel plated in 24kt gold, yes its a little much but I built it to show how far this could go with custom rods. The stripping guide is made of BC Jade set into 14kt gold as well and the butt has matching BC jade cabochon set into gold. The reel seat is stabilized black walnut with accents of stabilized and dyed green birch burl.
Rod comes with a Maple and brass case.