Since February I've been steadily working on rods one at a time, however, an exciting opportunity came up recently, to make two matching his & hers rods for a couple getting married back east. The expectation that Nick, the groom’s brother, wanted me to work towards were two 3/4 wt rods. The rods would be used to fish for feisty brook trout mostly. I recommended my Phantom taper that I use in the high sierra, a very proven taper with pedigree from classic Catskill tapers. The rods were to be dressed in my deluxe offering, and I was able to have my friend Jeff Pentecost to hand craft matching agate guides. The two rods took 2 months to make, probably combined 80 to 90 hours of labor. Here are some pictures of them finished and in progress.