After about 3 months of working on my rod, it is finished. Sher helped me take a few pics. It has exceded my expectations. I am very excited with the way it casts and feels. It was really worth the time it took building and i plan on building more.
I built the reel seat with the same piece of mahogany the i used to build the planing forms. I also used a 1920 Indian Head nickel on the butt.