Finally finished my trolling rod. Slick butt with Perfection gimbal and reel seat. Fuji Turbo guides and all Pac Bay nylon thread (size A). I did a twisted inlay similar to JT's olive branch(but not nearly as cool), and it looked great until I put the finish on. I did three coats of CP and even after that the finish washed out the blue and gold nylon that I twisted together. Oh well. The rod still came out good and I can't wait to get a chance to use it, probably going to be a while though.