A while back, a good friend of mine became ill. He’s been building rods for many, many years and I absolutely hated to see him sick. It took the summer, fall, and winter but he’s better now, and back to building rods. When he called with a 542 blank, virgin, he had me from hello. Of course, everything is original Harnell, no stupid nonsense, no chevron wrap, no weird neon colors, just business. The reel seat is a awesome new model Aftco, but the guides are period appropriate. At 10 ft in total length, this rod is destined to be a casted bait shark catching buggywhip. The original new white Harnell grips are icing on the cake.
These rods are Steve’s legacy. Thanks again my friend.