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Matt Henderson

MHX 9ft 6wt
« on: August 15, 2012, 21:25:47 PM »
I was in the states with work earlier in the year, and picked up a few blanks.  I've only had time to build up one in the hours snatched between sleeping and being in the office.  But now I'm back from holidays I've got a few pictures to share.

I built this one for the wife so subdued purists look away now.  

It was a relatively cheap blank with hopkins and holloway high chrome rings, a plain reel seat, and some hot pink/magenta whippings!  I'm quite chuffed with the contrast between the matte blank and the gloss epoxying.  





The wife and I went on a wee canoe trip whilst visiting the outlaws.  We'd had a few casting lessons in the park and found a wee shoal of small mouth bass in a sunny bay.   In about half an hour she'd lost quite a few fish but finally a better fish was hooked and landed before being allowed to swim off unharmed.  She was very happy with the rod and herself!

Having a test cast in the lake (Sorry Ben I promise not to watch my back cast again  :oops)



Mrs Henderson playing her fish



The fish in question.  It took a wee Olive Alex!



A taste of the trip



And finally a wee under water photo of some holiday romance....



Cheers

Matt



Hamish Young

Re: MHX 9ft 6wt
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 09:00:51 AM »
Nice  :cool:

H :z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Rob Brownfield

Re: MHX 9ft 6wt
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 11:48:54 AM »
 :z16 :z16
Love it! Nice photos too.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: MHX 9ft 6wt
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »
Great stuff Matt :z16
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Catman

Re: MHX 9ft 6wt
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 14:44:28 PM »
Hi Matt

Rod looks great,  :z16 Olive Alex...knows no boundaries!!! :X2



Alex

 




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