The Fallen Outdoors rod

mwardncsu

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  • Sep 23, 2009
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    Mebane, NC
    Name
    Mike
    Boat Name
    None (for now)
    The Fallen Outdoors rod is complete and ready to head to the Fishing For The Fallen, Striped Bass Tournament this weekend at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. Honored to have a chance to do this rod for a group that serves our Veterans by giving them a chance to get out into the Wild through hunts or fishing trips.

    This rod is a full Batson Enterprises build - using a Made in the USA RainShadow Rod Blanks Judge JDGCB70M crank bait blank, ALPS ForeCast MVT reel seat, Alps black 316 stainless guides & Forecast Carbon Fiber split grip & butt-cap. A big thanks to Bill Batson, CEO of Batson Enterprises, for donating the blank used in this build!

    The rod features two custom weaves - an American flag in the reel seat blank recess and a "Soliders Cross" featured prominently on the blank. A custom Eagle cross-wrap was also done framing the stripper guide.

    I don’t even know how many hours are in this build.... each weave was 10–12 hours and the Eagle cross-wrap was probably 6-8 taking into account the restarts - oh and I had to cut off the first American flag weave because I was not satisfied with it... but that time is just the smallest way to say “thank you” to those that have given so much to our Country 🇺🇸
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    cmepen

    I Post A Lot But I Can't Edit This
  • Jun 16, 2009
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    Chula Vista
    Name
    Einar Lohner
    Boat Name
    Cabo Marine 226
    Beautiful build, great cause, fantastic components!!!
    Nothing better. The Batson’s are a quality family running a quality business!
     
    mwardncsu
    mwardncsu
    Totally agree about the Batson’s. In my short time in the rod building community I’ve been very impressed with Bill and the crew!
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    kuyamonster

    I only wishes to catch some fishes...
    May 14, 2009
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    San Diego/Tacoma USA
    Name
    Marcel
    Boat Name
    Limited load cattle car
    Very nice wrap and inspiring work. I'll be the first one to raise my hand and admit we can never thank or do enough for our military veterans, both past and present. I'm trying though, working on wrapping a couple simple donation rods for my annual summer charity charter in San Diego...🙏🌏🇺🇸🐟
     
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