Rodbuilding, I get really diverse projects, from the simplest ones to projects that really activate my imagination to be able to finish them. The vast majority aren’t dificult to realize, other than higher attention to details and finish, but now and again I get this amazing projects, that really get me going, testing my dexterity and ingenuity at the same time, especially in designing the grip, or wrapping the guides.
Even though these cool rodbuilding projects are the rarest, these are the ones I like most. In the end, this is the essence of rod building, and this is how the idea of a new concept came to birth. A concept that targets only the projects that I feel that are truly special. The concept’s name is A.SAVA – CustomX, that will appear in the form of a logo on the rods that I will build, the rods that I’ll find remarkable, from the design point of view.
To initiate this concept, A.SAVA-CustomX, I had to build a rod. It so happens this is my rod, a rod built on a Phenix K2 TX-736H-C blank, with a handle with lots of “improper parts placement”. By “improper” I mean that about 60% of the parts on the split grip, were intended for something else than what I’ve used them for, starting with the buttcap, and finishing with the rosette like winding checks on the split grip. Other than the unusual handle, the rod was built using Fuji SiC KR concept Micro guides, with not very complicated wraps, that also contribute to the aesthetics of the rod. This is a rod with a handle that’ll set it apart from the crowd :).