The Ditch Stick was built on a 9ft 8wt. 4 piece blank. I decided to go with a beefier (8wt.) blank so that I could control the fish better in area's that have submerged timber and other obstructions. Normally a fly fisherman would opt for a 6 or 7 weight rod for Steelhead fishing. This rods has more nuts than I'll ever need on my smaller creeks. I have the power!
- The guides that were used for this build were Fuji Alconites in standard "float rod" sizes.
- The handle is custom made from individual cork rings (Natural burl and Burnt cork).
- The reel seat is also made from cork - warmer in the winter months!
- The reel seat hardware is an RA8L2 from Batson Enterprises.
Here are a few pictures of my lil stick:
(The reel in these pictures is a Torrent from http://www.painefallscetnerpin.com)