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Gypsy Rod Works Steffen Build

Posted on January 12 2010

This past summer Mark Malczynski of Gypsy Rod Works sent an email mentioning that he had just placed an order with Mark of Steffen Brothers Fly Rods and that he had an 8'6" three piece 5/6 weight blank coming in the stack of blanks. That was all the prompting that I needed to send along a deposit and begin the wait until the blank could be rolled and Mark would have the time to finish out the build.

The rod arrived today and I could not be happier with it. Mark's skill for crafting fine custom fly rods is more impressive with each build. Top notch work on a straight as an arrow blank with wonderful flex.

For the rod build geeks here are the stats:

Blank - Steffen Brothers 8'6" 5/6 Weight Three Piece
Guides - Snake Brand
Tip Top - Snake Brand
Stripping Guide - REC Recoil #12
Wraps -YLI 50 Weight #161 Silk Thread Tipped in Black
Winding Check - Lemke Concepts Diagonal Knurl
Cork - 1/2" Rings
Reel Seat - Lemke Concepts
Wood Insert - Pau Ferro

For more examples of Mark's fine work please check out his newly designed Gypsy Rod Works website.

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