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    One 8 wt built for a co-worker at the request of...

    One 8 wt built for a co-worker at the request of his wife, and one 7' ML spinning rod built for my dad for his Christmas gift. Both built on St Croix SC V's. Hope they like them!

    Only thing I...
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    [url=http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/index.html...

    [url=http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/index.html:c664c]http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/index.html[/url:c664c]

    Near the bottom are two pdf links that will give you the south and north sections...
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    Looks great. Good choice of color. Feels so good...

    Looks great. Good choice of color. Feels so good to cast and catch a fish on a rod your built!
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    Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like a small,...

    Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like a small, but general, consensus. Since they are the same price with generally the same description (overweighted, all around lines), I'm sold!
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    Line question

    I just bought a Ross Rhythm 1.5 to match a 8 1/2 4wt St. Croix SCV. I'm debating between SA GPX and the Rio Grande line. I haven't used either one before. Any suggestions/feedback on either of these?...
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    I find it ironic that someone bumped this up just...

    I find it ironic that someone bumped this up just this afternoon.

    Jack - Regarding the video I said I'd share a LONG time ago, well, I finally mailed to you at the address you sent me way back...
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    dleo - Do you use an injet printer, or do you...

    dleo - Do you use an injet printer, or do you have a laser? A couple books I've read say you shouldn't use an inkjet, but I don't know why...
  8. Thread: Rod finish

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    Will do. It's kind of plain. I don't know if I'll...

    Will do. It's kind of plain. I don't know if I'll even get the decal/label on it before I fish it, but that's the important thing, right? Once it's totally finished, I will post pics. Thanks.
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    Well, both your and Adamhry's look great. I went...

    Well, both your and Adamhry's look great. I went as simple as possible for my first. No trim wraps, definitely no feather like yours. Adamhry was definitely braver than I am, building on what I...
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    I have a video I used for my first build. It will...

    I have a video I used for my first build. It will be available for circulation shortly. I'd be happy to donate it, given everyone's great help in my first build.
  11. Thread: Rod finish

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    Thanks HideHunter - It's black thread on a black...

    Thanks HideHunter - It's black thread on a black blank, so that should help. The first coat came out very nice for the most part. No issues with bubbles or dust. However, there were a couple of...
  12. Thread: Rod finish

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    Rod finish

    Well, I finished my first rod, kind of. I put the first coat of finish (flex coat regular) on it thursday night. Unfortunately, I was not able to check the rod until saturday after the epoxy pretty...
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    I've never fished the upper section of the St....

    I've never fished the upper section of the St. Croix, but I used to fish the Rum north between St. Francis and Anoka with an ultralight spinning rod when I was a teen. I second MNFisher. Good...
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    Thanks again Coach. The masking tape bushings...

    Thanks again Coach. The masking tape bushings seem to be the consensus way to go to fill space. I just thought it might work with the issue of the fighting butt space too. I'll find out the first...
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    Thanks Coach. I've thought about that because I...

    Thanks Coach. I've thought about that because I ran into the problem you noted. Since this is my first rod, I don't know if I trust myself enough to start chopping the graphite. Once I put everything...
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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Sounds like I...

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Sounds like I received the correct item, and it just isn't made to fit inside the blank.

    I'd start building it today, but it's 50 degrees in Minnesota, so I have...
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    I haven't started to assemble the rod yet Lee, so...

    I haven't started to assemble the rod yet Lee, so the reel seat hasn't been glued. But yes, the shoulder does fit the seat nicely. So, in your opinion, the rest of the fighting butt should fit into...
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    Fighting butt question

    Never done a removable fighting butt before. 8wt. H&H IM6 blank with a Pac Bay A8 reel seat with removable butt. The piece of the fighting butt that fits into the seat has about a 1/4" wider mount...
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    Hey Gar - Welcome to Minnesota (state bird is the...

    Hey Gar - Welcome to Minnesota (state bird is the mosquito)! I'm in Minneapolis, and I'd agree with everything Broadwing said. I think it's going to depend on where you're living. I have a 5wt and...
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    I'm a newbie, but my first experience with Ron...

    I'm a newbie, but my first experience with Ron was good. I ordered on Feb. 6 and got my kit on tuesday. From what I read here, Ron was in the process of moving when I ordered, but he responded to my...
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    Taking the plunge. Thanks H&H!

    Well, after months of lurking around on this website, and finally posting a question on reels a couple weeks ago, I took the plunge and ordered a H&H IM6 rod kit yesterday. Can't wait for it to get...
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    Blackdog - Have you tried the Vermillion in...

    Blackdog - Have you tried the Vermillion in Farmington, MN or the Kinni in River Falls, WI? Both would be 1/2 as far as the 3 hours to SE MN from Minnetonka.
  23. Thread: New Fly Reel

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    I asked this same question a few days ago. I was...

    I asked this same question a few days ago. I was recommended to check the Tiogas, as well as an Orvis battenkill bbs, or mid arbor. I'm pretty sure I'm going with the battenkill mid arbor.

    But I...
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    So, Waterdog, what are the differences in the...

    So, Waterdog, what are the differences in the drags? Which one is better?
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    I did see that Orvis deal. Does anyone have...

    I did see that Orvis deal. Does anyone have preferences/pros/cons on the Battenkill Bar Stock vs the Mid Arbor? I know the basic principles (larger arbor = faster line pickup and less capacity), but...
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