Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Project: Steelhead Seeker

Project Steelhead Seeker has been completed and delivered.
This build was on a St. Croix Wild River blank (2s116LM2).
The guides used were Fuji TYSG's which have Titanium frames and Silicon Carbide (SiC) inserts. These are the finest guides on the market in my opinion. They are extremely light, very corrosive resistant, and the SiC inserts are the best of the best - there is nothing better, period!

Here are a few pictures of the Steelhead Seeker with its new owner, Todd Smith.
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This is what Todd had to say about his new rod and the custom experience:
I wanted to let you know how happy I am about the custom St. Croix rod you crafted for me. The planning stages were fun and very educational. I learned a lot about the process of a custom build. Your knowledge and professionalism is tremendous. The entire process wasn’t rushed and the results were more than I expected. From the blank selection, guide selection, cork, handle design, weight considerations and all facets of the build went very well. I know I will be stopped many, many times and asked about the rod and I will proudly tell the tale of the “Steelhead Seeker” by “Way Wicked Rods”. I have caught a Pike and some smallmouth bass on the rod and cannot wait to start landing the “infamous” steelhead. I look forward to the next build with Christmas like anticipation. Thanks for a great experience and a one of a kind “Steelhead Seeker”".
Todd Smith