I'm just putting the last touches on a pair rods I've done up for two mates of mine.
One is a die hard Adelaide Crows fan and wanted old style binding done in Crows colours - as much as I tried, I couldn't talk him out of it...
The other one wanted something a bit more "different"... almost bordering on tacky & tasteless. "Well, if that's what you want..." I said and chose bright green, purple, silver and white details on for black wraps.
Personally, I prefer the gaudy purple & green one - not because of my affection towards Port Adelaide, I just reckon it looks pretty ok.
The blanks are two piece, 6'6" (1.98m), 8-15lb (4-7kg) MHX graphite, fast action & medium power. The guides are Pacific Bay, the real seat is Fuji and the grips are St Croix cork.
I hope the recipients will be happy with them and that they pull in some passable fish.