Belatedly taking some photos of a couple rods I finished a while ago.
First is an Epic 580 in amber with a black nickel Lemke seat and Australian lacewood spacer. I don’t remember the thread but it’s a sort of butterscotch-y silk.
The second is the now discontinued Fred Paddock 8’3” 6wt. What an elegant trout 6wt this blank is! Beautiful casting rod.
The seat is from Matt at Proof with a simple red oak spacer. This thread I remember: Pearsalls Gossamer in scarlet. I love the way it looks on the natural blank.