By the title of this post, one might suspect it may contain something of a rasta theme. By that logic you would be correct. So I've been working on a bit of stuff lately that I've been keeping under my hat for various reasons, but I can share most of this most recent project. Made some custom "trimars" recently, and made up a bunch of this to play around with: aptly named "Humboldt Groovy" it's Madiera 1868, 1781, 1824 and 1800, all spun together with my dremel tool. I found it interesing how it would pattern differently, depending on the diameter of the blank in which it was wrapped, but moreso due to the unevenness of othe twist, every wrap looks different, and I think that is badass! The tigers are the base of red/green/yellow with a black/3 sac top....lost a bit of movement by using such a wide top wrap, but it doesn't make the whole wrap as dark. The urushi has what I suspect is mother of pearl, or something like it; found a handful of it on the beach a short while back, put it to good use. Tried working the lacquer in a different manner than my "usual" method, a partial success at best, but I didn't have enough m.o.p. to cut it off and do it again, still, good enough for government work! Blank is an old Okuma Guide Select 7'11" FW bass swimbait rod that I decided needed a serious facelift. Fuji parts all the way 'round; DPSH, Alconite BMNAG's/BMNAT, should be a fun little shark stick!