As many of you know, Chablis graduated from college last weekend. We wanted to give her a special gift, something a little out of the ordinary that would fit her personality and passion. Louie hit upon the perfect idea, and the only thing we had to do was find someone to make it.
Enter The Outdoor Blogger Network.
I knew that with their extensive database of outdoor minded bloggers, I would find somebody to help us fulfill our dream. And I found the perfect person - Ed from over at The Four Season Angler.
I shot an email off and told him what I was looking for. We wrote back and forth, throwing some ideas around and then finalized everything over the phone. Ed was very easy to work with, had some great input and assured me that our gift would be in hand well before Chablis' graduation date. Ed is a man of his word and we could not have been more pleased with the final product.
Here's Chablis opening her brand new, custom made, pink fishing rod!
She absolutely loved it! I have to mention that I had a rod made for Louie about 25 years ago. It's his favorite bluegill rod and has held up very well over the years. In fact, Chablis usually tries to grab it and fish with it. So now she won't have to, as she has her own little bluegill catcher of her own. Her favorite color is pink, so that was an important feature to us. It's ultra light weight and 6'6" long.
Ed even found a pink reel to round out the set.
Look at the beautiful eyes and the colored thread wrapping....
Take a closer look at the cork handle and the adorable little bluegill photo embedded in the cork.
The final touch tho is this.......
This rod is beautifully made, from top to bottom. Ed did an excellent job on it and we couldn't be more pleased. Chablis was genuinely surprised and has a special gift that she can cherish for years to come. I can't wait to get her out on the lake and see how many bluegill she catches with it. I'm sure she'll catch a bunch.
If you're interested in having one of these beauties made for yourself, I highly recommend Ed. You can contact him through his blog, The Four Season Angler or through his FB page.
Ed, thank you so much for making our vision a reality. Chablis loves it!