I guess that in some ways I'm putting the Cart before the Ox. It would be for my new Gloss Black Baitcasters and maybe someday a Mitchel 304 Spinning reel. Marvin said I'll hate Baitcasters. Meanwhile TS says I'll like them more and more. So I won't make the rod until I actually fish it for a while and decide for myself. I'll be starting a Spincast rod soon for my Son.
Ever notice that with lighter or even brighter colored rods that all black reels are sort of lost? Ever notice that natural cork handles on dark or black rods are sort of Clashy looking? My thinking is to dye the cork like I do with Deer and Possum hair and then build a black rod and the Glossy black reel will really stand out. Same with the Mitchel Reels.
What do you think?