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    First time with bamboo

    I know. It's not an heirloom. You can point out the glue lines and nodes and all that stuff that I have no clue about. The only real research I've done on the topic was the book by Gierach. And,...
  2. Thread: Fiberglass

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    If you search hard enough, there are blanks out...

    If you search hard enough, there are blanks out there for under $30 that are getting some fairly good reviews...

    As for me, the glass rod I built is one of my favorites!!!
  3. Thread: Sage VXP

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    I recently built a 6wt. for saltwater fishing...

    I recently built a 6wt. for saltwater fishing waaay down here. I love it. Very smooth.
  4. Thread: Matte Green

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    Matte Green

    I love this blank. A guy down in the keys sells them on the auction site. Probably imported, but it doesn't matter. It's a more suitable replacement for the yellow featherlite that I keep in the...
  5. Thread: Ohio Guys...

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    Ohio Guys...

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/islander727/IMG_20141026_131646_627.jpg

    I was pleased to see they still have this program! Let's see yours!
  6. Thread: New products

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    Hackle pliers!

    Hackle pliers!
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    That picture is awesome!!!! Tigger wishes you one...

    That picture is awesome!!!! Tigger wishes you one in return!

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/islander727/jaidon800x617.jpg
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    I just blood knot mine together and super glue...

    I just blood knot mine together and super glue them. I've used UV knot sense on the knots before, but I rarely see that much backing...
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    What he said times a million! That rod casts so...

    What he said times a million! That rod casts so smoothly!
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    Built a VXP 6 with a fighting butt. Great rod. ...

    Built a VXP 6 with a fighting butt. Great rod.

    Batson came out with the Revelation series. That company makes excellent blanks.
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    Used to swing elk hair caddis patterns way back...

    Used to swing elk hair caddis patterns way back in the day...
  12. Thread: Pacific Bay kit

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    If you're referring to this one, read on. If...

    If you're referring to this one, read on. If not...:
    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/islander727/PacBay5/6b043073-f329-4a57-af92-09e2e7b9f31c.jpg

    It is a maroon blank and comes with brown...
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    Best picture I've seen today!

    Best picture I've seen today!
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    Wulff Bermuda Shorts 7

    Looking for a used 7wt. Wulff Bermuda Shorts line. Floating.
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    Beautiful rod! Wow! Hope that elbow gets back...

    Beautiful rod! Wow!

    Hope that elbow gets back to 100%!
  16. Thread: Lame.

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    Lame.

    "Hey, I see a rainbow. Check radar for me".
    Sure enough, the only green blob is heading for the beach we planned on fishing.
    Great.

    Trip is rescheduled, but I want to stick a hook in something...
  17. Thread: Iowa Smallies

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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    8 1/2 and heavy.

    8 1/2 and heavy.
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    Wonderod line weight help!

    Just picked up a Wonderod, and I'd really like to fish it. There are no markings on the rod nor reel seat, so I'm not sure what line weight it'll throw. Google only helped me with approximate dates...
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    Kinda, but not really... I built a 5' 4wt. on...

    Kinda, but not really...

    I built a 5' 4wt. on the same blank used for the Bushnell L'il Streamer rod. I love it.


    If you bought the aquanova line, I hope you have better luck with it than I...
  21. Thread: 30 inch carp

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    Wow! That looks like fun! Nice fish!

    Wow! That looks like fun! Nice fish!
  22. Thread: Dreaming

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    In time! Until then, best of luck to you. ...

    In time!

    Until then, best of luck to you. Hope your recovery is quick!
  23. Thread: Vxp

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    Of the 14 takes today, only 2 came on flies with...

    Of the 14 takes today, only 2 came on flies with eyes. Plenty of refusals, but no more than any other trip. All on the same pattern pictured above!

    Research will resume next weekend, provided...
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    Used to tie 18" or so to the bend of the fly way...

    Used to tie 18" or so to the bend of the fly way back in my Eerie Steelhead days. Worked fine. The majority of fish took the bottom fly.
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    That is cool!!!

    That is cool!!!
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