This was the first of two blanks that I purchased a few months ago and finally had the time to build.
Finished this one the other night and i'm happy with the outcome as well as the action.
The cork grip is custom built by gluing different colored pieces of cork together then shaping to form on the lathe with sandpaper. The guides are wrapped in Denim colored thread with some Copper trim bands. Now it needs to find a home.
More info on the rod here Matthews Custom Rods