If you are a regular reader of my blog then, as you recall, I have been blessed to asked to be a Field Tester for Average Joe's Fishn Poles. Phillip Butterfield does some beautiful work on custom built rods and I have been eyeballing them a lot over the past year or so. I was ecstatic to have Phillip offer me this opportunity to be a Field Tester. I am ready, willing, and able to put this custom built sweetheart to the test this year on The Big Thompson River and my favorite ponds near home.
Phillip sent along some pictures for me to get the idea of what the rod's appearance and quality are. I would like to share those pictures with you here.
It is a 8' Three Piece 5 Wt.
Yup, that would be me...................
Three Piece All Maple handle group
This is a note attached from Phillip:
" Thought I would give you a little look see as to the rod that you will be getting: The first thing that you'll notice different is the three piece maple handle group; next is the lack of an agate stripping guide (trust me those are purely for decoration and they don't come on the $299.95 factory model) Next you will notice that the mid section and the tip have matched guides. That is about all of the differences between my build and a factory build. Oh I have also wrapped the furrel the full length to provide additional support, that too is different from the factory model."
Headed to Colorado..................................
Those are sweet words to my ears. Anticipating getting out and putting a line on this and beginning my evaluation. I am sure you will hear more from me about Average Joe's Fishn Poles.