Here 3 finished rods of the Black Pearl what I recently built in the colours orange purple and red. The orange and Purple are finished with very nice old bog Oak what still has some wood structure with a soft satin shine. the red one is finished with a Palmera insert. All are finished with blued Nickel silver hardware. The purple stripping guide is from Perfect guides ,the red and white are both of Joe Arguello.
Three in a row of The Black Pearl
Here a recent finished rod of a CTS Quartz.8′ 4wt in a clear wrap with red and black accents.
insert is made of very nice Katalox also named as Royal Mexican Ebony. Hardware I made it from Nickel silver. Stripping guide is from Joe Arguello and the colour red is super.
This rod is made for Mike of Wooly Bugged what finally ends up in a nice collaboration.
The rod is finished with a Ritz style grip, a bit swelled insert what is made of Flamed Mutenye wood and is matching good with the colour of the blank. Hardware of the insert is made of polished nickel silver, slide ring and brass butt are brushed.
Joe Arguello and Snake Brand guides are wrapped with Kimono silk.
Even the Approach Genesis reel is matching nicely with the rod.
Check his website www.woolybugged.com and his you tube channel