9' 8WT 4PC Rubicon Cobalt Custom Fly Rod

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  • $ 299.00
  • Regular price $ 799.00


Tinkering around with cool blanks with unique color schemes and unconventional hardware is the entitled right of a custom rod builder. The Rubicon Concept developed as some scribbles on a bar napkin for a guide buddy in the Florida Keys. He wanted a Cobalt Blue 8WT Bonefish Rod that could tame the wind on the rare ugly day on the flats in Florida Bay. As it turns out, the blank I ultimately chose for this specialized purpose also delivered the goods for Bass fishing on my home lake here in Chattanooga. It is a great blank. Every bit as fast the G2 Stealth blank in the mid-section, it has a slightly softer tip, but can still be classified as Extra-Fast. On top of the performance characteristics, it is finished in a stunning Cobalt Blue. This is the Eternity 2 blank by Rainshadow. It is one of the most high quality imported blanks I have ever built on. Unfortunately, I don't get a lot of time to fish my concept rods with all the time I spend testing and promoting our OEM rods. We built 3 of these very unique 8WTs.. One went to the guide who suggested it, one is in my arsenal, and this third rod is unused. Also, this one is completely unique given I used chrome thread wraps for the butt section graphics (the other rods were plain). The rod has a custom Blue Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass hand made grip. I am pretty sure there is not another grip like this on the planet. We paired the grip with a top notch ALPS Anodized Aluminum Cobalt Blue Triangle reel seat. The rod has matched oversized titanium stripping guides with a blue insert, and the runners also have blue ceramic inserts. We even found a tip top with a blue insert. This a very unique piece that also performs exceptionally well in a variety of conditions. We are clearing out the display cabinet to make room for all the new rods so this one has to go. We are selling this one at cost. If you want to make a statement, you love the color blue, and you dig a very fast action, this is your rod!!
The rod will NOT come with an aluminum tube (it will be shipped in a PVC tube in the Grey Riverworks Sock).. 
Rod Rating-- 8WT
Rod Length-- 9.0FT
Pieces-- 4
Action-- Very Fast
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