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    Thanks guys. Glad that you all like it. It was a...

    Thanks guys. Glad that you all like it. It was a fun project to build. Sounds like there are quite a few Vets floating around this board. Thanks to all of you for your service! I wish I had the means...
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    Fly Fishing For Vets Donations

    Here is a rod I built as a donation to the Fly Fishing For Vets organization. This groups teaches some of our wounded warriors about fly fishing. They have an event coming up in November where they...
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    Thanks for the update! If you dont mind...what...

    Thanks for the update! If you dont mind...what were the specs on the rod (i.e length...supposed line wt, # of pieces?)?? Was this one of the imported blanks or the "American Made" blanks?

    Thanks...
  4. Thread: Bamboo Query

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    Sweet rods. Thanks for sharing. I've cast and...

    Sweet rods. Thanks for sharing. I've cast and fished a few bamboo rods myself and just love them. Keep up the good work.

    Yonks
  5. Thread: Bamboo Query

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    Sounds like a couple sweet rods....pictures...we...

    Sounds like a couple sweet rods....pictures...we need pictures.... :-)

    Yonks
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    I know this post has gotten a little off topic...

    I know this post has gotten a little off topic but I do have a comment to the original question. I've often wondered about the Hook and Hackle bamboo as well as the blanks from Anglers Roost. There...
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    Baitwaister - I look forward to seeing that grip...

    Baitwaister - I look forward to seeing that grip you are talking about. I love the look of bubinga.....tough as nails wood though and a pain to turn....at least in my experience. I turned a bowl out...
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    Thanks for all the kind words everyone! I have...

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone! I have yet to get this one on the river, but Tuesday night will have that problem solved. The fishing up here is getting hot so hopefully can break it in with...
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    4wt - Birch bark handle

    Hello everyone. Thought I would share some images of my newest project. This is a 4 pc 4wt built on the Cabelas PT+ blank which has a nice moderate action for those of you that like lazy casting...
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    Wayne - Like has been mentioned everyone has...

    Wayne - Like has been mentioned everyone has their own way of doing things. I too worry about the whole thing slipping once a mandrel is removed, although I have no specific instance to recall this...
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    Nice work Steve. That reel seat turned out nice....

    Nice work Steve. That reel seat turned out nice. From the photo it looks like that piece of wood has some good "depth"...I bet it looks even better in person. I dig that burgandy colored blank as...
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    Only if you have room in your life and wallet for...

    Only if you have room in your life and wallet for another addicting hobby! :-)

    Seriously though it is pretty fun. There is something special about catching a fish using a rod you built. My first...
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    Beautiful work as usual Steve! That handle is...

    Beautiful work as usual Steve! That handle is sharp. I've gotta get my wife into fly fishing so I can do a pink or purple rod one of these days.

    I've heard lots of good things about the Tiger...
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    Looks pretty sweet. I love the look of those...

    Looks pretty sweet. I love the look of those burgundy wraps!

    Yonks
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    Another Switch Rod

    Here's another switch rod I just finished. This is a Batson 7wt switch and has the batson grips on it. Colors are a little wild on this one. Definitely more wild that what I put on my own rods but...
  16. Thread: 9' 4wt 2pc

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    I agree. Nice clean classy build Yonks

    I agree. Nice clean classy build

    Yonks
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    Very nice! The gold trim looks nice against that...

    Very nice! The gold trim looks nice against that red thread.

    Yonks
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    Pretty sharp looking! Keep up the good work ...

    Pretty sharp looking! Keep up the good work

    Yonks
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Was able to...

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Was able to take the switch rod out last weekend and chase some steelhead here in the Great Lakes tributaries. Rod worked great and did just what I wanted it too....
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    Joe, Dont be afraid to try practice with all...

    Joe,

    Dont be afraid to try practice with all sorts of color combos. I'm building another switch rod right now using metallic ice blue, light blue nylon and black nylon in the same scheme as on my...
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    Switch rod completed!!

    The switch rod is done! Finally! I cant wait to get this baby out and chase some steelhead with it. Turned out pretty well I think. I hope that this tuturiol was helpful and entertaining. It was a...
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    Epoxy Work

    Ok so I am back for more. Was able to completely finish the rod this weekend. This post will show the epoxy work and then I will post again quickly with the finished rod photos.

    For the epoxy on...
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    Only two words to describe.....VERY NICE!!! ...

    Only two words to describe.....VERY NICE!!!

    Me like it :-)

    Yonks
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    Ok. Back with another installment...... I am...

    Ok. Back with another installment......

    I am a big fan of decorative wraps on my rods. Typically I do a Chevron wrap matching the color of my guide wraps. These wraps are typically fairly long...
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    I hope not to spark any debate about weather or...

    I hope not to spark any debate about weather or not the spline is important, but if you cant find it I'd just assemble in the straightest orientation of the blank. I've had a few like that before...
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