It was fun to see this
Aroner 7' 3/2 #5 "Fishing Creek" model from the consignor, this one with a DF action. This was a rare model for a few reasons. The first is simply that I didn't make many of these: the "Fishing Creek" model was intended to have duplicate tips which were not mirrored (node spacing). No ferrule plugs were provided and the rod came with a less expensive unpolished aluminum brass top tube. However all bamboo parts, ferrules, reel seat, and so forth were the same high quality as my regular models (I had to discontinue it when demand for my other models became unfillable in a reasonable time). Two unusual features of this particular one also stand out. One, the tips on this rod actually are mirrored. And second, I made this rod many years ago as a gift for my dad (who was not a fly fisherman, and practical fellow that he was, later traded the rod for a violin that he actually would put to good use).