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Red Truck 7'6" 4wt build
Post 29 Jun 2022, 15:14 • #1 
Guide
Joined: 06/15/20
Posts: 142
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Here's a recent Red Truck I finished up. I like how the rod turned out, as well as how it casts. I'd like to find a 7'10" 5wt to build as a match, but I know those are hard to come by at this point.

Light wire chrome snake guides from Proof
Flor grade cork from JP Ross
Olive wood reel seat from duckmannmroy on ebay

Guides wrapped in olive tipped white. Ferrules and signature wrapped with blended white, black, beeswax orange, and olive. Red Truck is a California company, and I chose these colors to match the California Golden Trout. I would love to catch a golden on this rod, but there aren't many of those here in the great lakes. Bucket List.





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Post 29 Jun 2022, 16:35 • #2 
Sport
Joined: 04/18/20
Posts: 91
Location: Far Western 'burbs of Chicago
Very fine looking rod, thanks for sharing!


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Post 29 Jun 2022, 16:54 • #3 
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Joined: 05/22/16
Posts: 1530
Location: SJC
Super nice work. I can think of some places to recommend ... but they are kind of a walk ;)


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Post 29 Jun 2022, 17:17 • #4 
Guide
Joined: 06/15/20
Posts: 142
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA.
I'm always up for a walk, but Ohio to California might be a bit far for me.


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Post 29 Jun 2022, 17:28 • #5 
Sport
Joined: 08/04/18
Posts: 50
Location: US-CT
Very nice job with the wraps, interesting and classy!


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Post 29 Jun 2022, 20:41 • #6 
Guide
Joined: 08/11/20
Posts: 117
Location: Ontario, Canada
That's a classy looking setup, nice work!


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Post 30 Jun 2022, 10:49 • #7 
Guide
Joined: 08/23/19
Posts: 304
Location: North Central Oregon
I like it! nice work!


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Post 30 Jun 2022, 13:17 • #8 
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Joined: 12/31/15
Posts: 1110
Location: The Rockies
Great rod. The thread work is really excellent.


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Post 30 Jun 2022, 15:46 • #9 
Master Guide
Joined: 11/11/13
Posts: 662
Location: US-CA
Wow, wonderful build I really like the colors you chose. That’s a great looking rod well done


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Post 25 Sep 2022, 09:34 • #10 
Guide
Joined: 07/21/21
Posts: 306
Location: Florida
How does it fish? I have the 5wt and think it is a great rod.


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Post 25 Sep 2022, 19:41 • #11 
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Joined: 02/12/16
Posts: 4049
Location: USA-CO
Missed this one. Beautiful rod, and excellent workmanship!


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Post 25 Sep 2022, 20:30 • #12 
Master Guide
Joined: 06/11/05
Posts: 946
Location: US-NY
Nice build! I built one of these as well and it’s a personal favorite.


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Post 11 Nov 2022, 21:35 • #13 
Guide
Joined: 03/02/14
Posts: 113
Location: US-CO
Those wraps are superlative! All the colors on that rod are amazing. Thank you for sharing.


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