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    Been Awhile

    It has been a long time since I posted some rods. Here are two that went out lately. First was for the customers osn who just turned 18.
    Blank: Pac Bay T2 F9054
    Handle:core painted green Cf with...
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    I wrote that article for RodMaker mag on how I...

    I wrote that article for RodMaker mag on how I do my grips.
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    Carbon fiber variations

    Have not posted much in awhile. I ahve been very busy between the "real" job,grandkids, rodbuilding and handle making. Here are som pics of a few different things going on.
    1. the top and bottom...
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    Sportsman Series

    This rod was built for a customer who contacted me about repairing a tip. The rod he brought in was a inexpensive Cabelas starter rod. Where the rod was broken and how, would have required a inner...
  5. Thread: Grips

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    Yes I sell them to other builders both...

    Yes I sell them to other builders both professional and hobbyists.
  6. Thread: Grips

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    Grips

    I have not posted anything in quite awhile, but due to recent back surgery, I find I have some time on my hands to do so. Here are some grips that went out to other builders or used on some of my...
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    thanks guys appreciate the nice words.

    thanks guys appreciate the nice words.
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    switch hitter

    This is the third of these rods I have built but this one is a personal rod.
    Blank is a 11' 6wt 4pc PacBay, with a Alps triangular reel seat and PacBay minnima guides. Thread is gudebrod black and...
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    Quickline 6wt switch rod

    Built this rod for a customer who moved to northern Idaho a few years back having been raised in Alaska neer Ft. Greely where his Dad worked on base as a civilian. The Blank is a PacBay 11' Quickline...
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    donation rod

    I have not posted a rod in quite awhile, but I built this rod for a benefit auction for an ex student with a rare bone cancer. Ashley is a 24 year old young woman who has had a rough go of it. She...
  11. Thread: Bfd 2012

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    I get my antler from shed hunting in the winter...

    I get my antler from shed hunting in the winter and early spring. We pick up deer,elk and moose antler up here in northern Idaho.
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    RX7 9' 4pc 5wt

    Haven't posted much last couple of months so I tought I should put up a couple of rods. This one is a RX7 in emerald green with a mahogany and moose antler tipped handle. Reel seat is a BUL5 with...
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    Bfd 2012

    I have been making a rod for a family derby the last few years, the Babin Family Derby or BFD. I always use a Utmost closeout blank for these rods as they want a inexpensive but good quality rod to...
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    10' 4pc 5wt PacBay Quickline

    I build a fair amount of these type of rods for people floating rivers in pontoon boats. In a pontoon boat you need to be able to pick the line up off the water and cast it back out with no false...
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    First Glass in awhile

    A rodbuilding friend told me about these Ebay blanks so I decided to get one to build. It is an 8' 5/6 wt clear blank. Reel seat is AmTak's window skeleton seat with the thread wrap showing through...
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    Thanks for the nice words, I appreciate it. I...

    Thanks for the nice words, I appreciate it. I told the customer about Allen having green anodized reels for a reasonable cost and he was going to look into that. Something the Green Lantern or...
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    Green Machine

    This rod might be a little over the top for some but was sure fun to build. Customer wanted bright,green and bling.
    Blank-RX7 9' 4pc 5wt
    Grip-Carbon fiber with bamboo and birch checkerboards...
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    fly/spin combo

    This rod was built for both a shop in Montana and for myself to see if i could come up with a viable product. We have all seen the fly/spin combo before and the Daiwa executive being the old...
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    I think you would be suprised how well it casts a...

    I think you would be suprised how well it casts a fly line. Using the ngc method or Goduster's use of a microwave guide you have rapid transition to straight line running guides. The old cone of...
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    I am currently working on one right now as...

    I am currently working on one right now as outlined in Rodmaker mag. for a shop in Montana. The handle is carbon fiber with a size 16 grahite spin seat. Handle and reel seat are mounted on thin wall...
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    As always Steve,very nice. Really love the...

    As always Steve,very nice. Really love the thread combination. Someone is going to be a happy camper.
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    rod for an ex student

    This rod was built for an ex student and football pleayer I coached. David went on to the Air Force Academy and played football for them also. He is currently based in Colorado Springs. The blank...
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    mudhole sells it in 30' sections for a very...

    mudhole sells it in 30' sections for a very reasonable price, Here is thelink
    http://www.mudhole.com/Shop-Our-Catalog/Rod-Building-Supplies/Heat-Shrink-Tubing
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    The rod came out looking great! Glad I could help out on the grip. I learned alot trying mate up different materials to the CF,especially in the transition areas.
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    Casting for Recovery donation

    I also belong to rodbuildingforum.com and the builders took up the CFR cause. I believe it was 23 builders built rods to donate to this and this is my rod. We all built on a RX6 8' 4pc 5wt blank. The...
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