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    Rod Building Supplies -- Start Building!

    Hi everyone,

    I have a few rod building items listed in the For Sale section. This was going to be somewhat of a redundant post, so I decided to just point to my other post:...
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    Re: Wanting to build a rod.

    Sounds like a nice little setup, I like those D2s. Glad to hear your doing it up right. Try Golden Witch for the balance of the parts. They have agate strippers in jade and "moss". I've used the...
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    Re: Wanting to build a rod.

    Lotech,

    If its a rod you've been wanting for a long time, why short change yourself? Make the rod you want, not the one you settle for. How long have you waited, and how much longer will it...
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    Re: unusual fly-fishing destinations?

    If you're looking for some REAL exoitic waters, I'd be happy to guide you on the exotic put-and-take ponds here in Albuquerque :lol:

    Seriously, I've heard South Africa is very similar to NZ, its...
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    Re: Z Axis guide spacing

    John,
    Its actually preferable to have a guide on the female ferrule as you discribe. You have to wrap the ferrules anyways, and this way you end up with a single wrap to cover the ferrul and the...
  6. Thread: Scott Blanks

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    Re: Scott Blanks

    Considering the cost of their G2 blanks($400), thats a good indication they aren't at all interested in selling blanks. You'll be hard pressed to find other models.
  7. On the river - the same, basically as gardenfish...

    On the river - the same, basically as gardenfish put it. In transportation the SLT goes in the sock and case, the others usually go in just a sock. Unless I'm packing a full car like for camping--...
  8. Thread: How fancy?

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    I'll pipe in, after all I did start the post. ...

    I'll pipe in, after all I did start the post.

    I don't build for myself very often, so when I do I pull the stops (I also keep rods a long time). For starters I always save up to get the blank I...
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    JC I always have a tough time reading you... I...

    JC I always have a tough time reading you... I can't always tell when you're messing with our heads-- seems like you should be the advocate of a knot with your name on it.

    Unless you're not...
  10. Thread: How fancy?

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    How fancy?

    Question for the rod building addicts like myself-- especially those with a limited rod-build budget:

    Do you use premium blanks, deck your rods out with nickel silver, stabilized inserts, flor...
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    You can... wrap fast, the Game is comming on soon.

    You can... wrap fast, the Game is comming on soon.
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    For that short and light of a rod, I like to use...

    For that short and light of a rod, I like to use single-foot spinning guides to keep the weight (# of wraps) down. Size 8 should be fine, unless you tie bulky line-leader knots. My Favorite is a...
  13. Thread: Tie vs Buy

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    I buy 99% and bum the other 1% :wink:. My...

    I buy 99% and bum the other 1% :wink:.

    My advice though-- build your own rods, and use the cost saving to tie your own flies. Break even on cost, have better rods and flies, and get that...
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    I usually change "something" every 20-30...

    I usually change "something" every 20-30 minutes... amount of split shot, position of strike indicator (assuming I'm fishing the same type and depth of water, otherwise I make an adjustment as soon...
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    You might also try Bellinger. They sell bamboo...

    You might also try Bellinger. They sell bamboo in about 5 different stages between culms and rods-- strips, blanks in the string, finished blanks, etc... Pricy though.
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    http://www.cowcreek-ranch.com/home.html Give...

    http://www.cowcreek-ranch.com/home.html
    Give them a call and find out.

    In looking at the website, they have a picture of an old-looking fish label 2003 and charred trees in the background. ...
  17. If you want BANG! for the buck, Mudhole is...

    If you want BANG! for the buck, Mudhole is currently selling "private label" blanks at a huge discount-- blanks normally $250 under the brand name as selling for $50. Their "G7+" and "G8+" are made...
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    And happy Thanksgiving to you too. You do...

    And happy Thanksgiving to you too.

    You do raise some valid concerns about the CCS, but I don't think it will be useful for me to comment on them until you've read the articles linked at the...
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    Overmywaders, I think you're missing a few points...

    Overmywaders, I think you're missing a few points of the CCS.

    1. It's intended to describe the static properties of a rod. As such, one's casting style has nothing to do with it. As mass is a...
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    Ducksterman, you're on a roll with your threads....

    Ducksterman, you're on a roll with your threads.

    Struble has some nice looking hardware but I think Bellinger has far superior inserts. REC also makes some really nice seats and have a huge...
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    I'm right there Philly's take on rod costs. I...

    I'm right there Philly's take on rod costs. I think its definately more cost effective on the higher end rods. I build and sell as a hobby, and I usually charge a flat $225 over the cost of the...
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    Thats good stuff!

    Thats good stuff!
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    Without a color preserver, a spar varnish or...

    Without a color preserver, a spar varnish or epoxy finish will always turn silk translucent-- and with light colored threads it goes transparent. For silk that I want to stay opaque, I use Gudebrod...
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    To throw in my two cents here: John, you may be...

    To throw in my two cents here: John, you may be the only one who can answer you own question-- which line do YOU think it works best with? Put your 3wt line on it and try it out. If that...
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    Here's a great place for up to date info in...

    Here's a great place for up to date info in northern NM: http://www.losrios.com/ . Check the reports and "Fish Talk". Would love to join you in the Santa Fe area, but the timing isn't going to work...
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