Laurel Ridge Rods ESS 1002-2 Steelhead Trout Spin Rod

This spectacular rod was built for a good friend and fellow outdoors man I know.  He and I spend a lot of time hunting and fishing together so I wanted to give him a rod up to his performance of fishing.  This rod is the signature ESS series model built on a 10′ 2 PC moderate action fly rod blank.  Featuring Burnt, Natural and Rubberized Handle pieces situated on either end of a Black Box Elder burl reel seat with RA-8.5 hardware, this rod has quite the aesthetic appeal.

I used the FUJI KR concept guide train to reduce up the 8L running guides, held securely by a mixture of gunmetal, electric blue and black guides to give some serious contrast.  A Ferrule decal was also added for that extra bit of Custom.  This rod has taken everything from Panfish to Steelhead and everything else in between and still continues to go strong.