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    Those packets are the worst culprits for getting...

    Those packets are the worst culprits for getting unequal amounts from, they are notorious for that. Best thing to do would be to recoat it with a thin coat of equal mix epoxy, but since you do not...
  2. New personal rod for myself 903-4

    Normally my own personal rods are usually pretty tame looking, but when I decided to build this one for this years long Au Sable trip I made the decision to make this one a full on "look at me"...
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    Cliff it's one of the blanks Roger Penrose sells...

    Cliff it's one of the blanks Roger Penrose sells on Ebay. IM6 graphite and a mod/fast action rating but I would call it more of a true moderate IMO which makes for a nice casting rod.
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    8' 3wt 7pc Pack Rod

    This is a 8' 3wt 7pc rod for a customer for backpacking and hiking into some streams. Uses a turned piece of birds eye maple for the insert set in NS BUL5 hardware. Grip is about 6.5" to make the...
  5. 10' 4wt 3pc czech nymph rod

    Got it in overdrive right now getting these rods done before my trip. This one just off the bench is a 10ft 4wt 3pc Czech nymphing rod ready to head down to it's new owner. The owner pretty much said...
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    Another 9ft 6wt 4pc

    This is a 9ft 6wt 4pc IM8 blank with buckeye burl wood insert in nickle silver BUL5 hardware. Grip is turned down to a thinner OD size per customer request. SF guides are wrapped in Pro Wrap dark...
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    9ft 6wt 4pc

    The latest off the bench. This one is a 906-4 for a customer that wanted a darker themed rod. Carbon fiber seat which I wrapped the hoods in black thread to give it a dark look. Custom turned exotic...
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    Bruce search on ebay for a seller whom goes by...

    Bruce search on ebay for a seller whom goes by the seller name o6231 His real name is Roger and he's from the west coast. He sells IM7 7pc blanks all the time on ebay and they usually end up going...
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    TFO 7'3" 2wt 4pc

    This is the latest off the bench. Tryin to get caught up before I leave on my annual 16 day Au Sable trip in less than two weeks. Blank is a TFO 7'3" 2wt 4pc, reel seat is a custom turned wood insert...
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    9ft 5wt 4pc

    This is a titanium colored Bingham 9ft 5wt 4pc fast action blank for a customer that wanted a rod done in some smallmouth bass colors. Wraps are medium brown no CP with dark green trim, and then two...
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    906-4

    This is one a customer ordered Friday for her Husbands B day on Monday (yeah, uhg! lol) she picked it up today. 9ft 6wt 4pc Batson with custom grip, carbon fiber seat, dark blue wraps and metallic...
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    Combo rod

    Without going into much detail...this is a combo flt rod/spin rod so I did removable grips on it. Its a 9'6" 8wt 4pc fly blank with interchangable grips and microwave guides system....This is what...
  13. Well the office/ultimate Man Cave is almost...

    Well the office/ultimate Man Cave is almost complete........

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  14. Just a thought....You could always just add some...

    Just a thought....You could always just add some sort of small screw in hook on the end of a staff. Years ago I made a telescopic staff out of an old camera monopod, would be easy to add some sort of...
  15. Mine is not telescopic, but I got mine from...

    Mine is not telescopic, but I got mine from Cabela's which is aluminum and "shock cored" together so it collapses down to about 10" to fit in the belt holster then pops into action when you take it...
  16. I actually was considering making a hollow "rock"...

    I actually was considering making a hollow "rock" that would fit over the door knob to hide it, but after getting the wall done and just painting the knob with matching colors it all but disappears...
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    http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7601/door3x.jpg

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  18. Well the past week was spent doing some work as...

    Well the past week was spent doing some work as well as upnorth fishing so just got a few hours this evening to get back on the office build. Tonight I installed the prehung door which I had to do...
  19. Well there is still a lot more to do such as -...

    Well there is still a lot more to do such as - Pre-hung door built into the aquarium wall covered with 3D rocks so the door is not noticeable, wood threshold strip between the two rooms, finishing...
  20. Thanks Charlaine. I will be stocking the tank...

    Thanks Charlaine. I will be stocking the tank with Peacock and Hap cichlids. The hap species will get to 10-16" on some of them. I actually did consider putting trout in it, but after some research...
  21. Been working tonight on adding detail to the rock...

    Been working tonight on adding detail to the rock wall now. In the words of Axle Rose....Welcome to the jungle!
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  22. Thanks Warren. Starting to install the ceiling...

    Thanks Warren.

    Starting to install the ceiling now. You'll notice I changed the stain color, the first one was a bit too redish for me. I like the cabin/lodge/rustic look of this one now.
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  23. No idea what it's worth, but reels like that at...

    No idea what it's worth, but reels like that at the very least are very nice "decor" for the man cave so even if you don;t get it working use it for some nice vintage fly fishing decor :)

    Steve
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    Quickline 9ft 7wt 4pc

    This one is about to make the Journey overseas to the UK. It's a Quickline 907-4 with Spalted maple seat (coated in Threadmaster finish) BUL5 hardware, Custom grip, Pac Bay Minima SF guides, Scarlet...
  25. Been trying to juggle rod orders and office build...

    Been trying to juggle rod orders and office build along with yard work and other things, could use about 10 more hours in each day it seems, but have got some more done on the office/tank this week....
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