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GRAYWOLF RODS - Another Milestone Reached with Build #700

Posted on July 06 2018

A couple days ago Shane Gray of Graywolf Rods sent me a text with a photograph which showed "No. 700" written in white ink across a hand rolled Steffen Brothers fiberglass fly rod blank and it just made me smile.  I get a kick out of seeing  the ever growing list of custom builders find success in the craft of making fiberglass fly rods and Shane's work continues to set the benchmark for quality and consistency.  It's very neat to see Shane reach yet another milestone in his career as a custom fly rod builder.

It's fitting that No. 700 would be on a Steffen Brothers blank as those were some of the very first blanks that Shane built on and there's just nothing bad to say about that 8' 3/4 weight taper.  This is one of my favorite fly rods (I like it as a four weight) and everyone should have this fly rod in their collection. 

Shane wrote...  "Here you go with Build #700 of the numbered fiberglass fly rods since we first met. Although I have built countless other fiberglass rods, I only number the "mainstays" such as the Steffen, Mcfarland, Kabuto, Ijuin, Morgan, my own blanks which I offered for several years along with a few others.

The premium built glass rods are the only ones that get a consecutive serial number.

Thanks for the introduction to glass many years ago."

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