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    Casting rod no1 first time notes.jpg

    I started my first rod build on the evening of January 24th and today, June 6th, am within a few short hours of the final varnish dip and mounting the reel seat, then it is really and truly finished. That will be next week given my travel schedule. Here are the project notes of the first cast of my first rod build...

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    NewTyer 1 Guest


    Congratulations. I remember my first build. I never did wet a line with it but, it was sold and sure the person that bought it has wet it many times over. Let us know how it fishes.

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    Well, here it is... what an amazing learning curve I was on for this one - fish it first time this weekend while up at Grayrock.

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    NewTyer 1 Guest


    Nice Bob. I love the thread color and have always liked down locking reel seats. I feel it just balances off better with the reel on the end. I finally got out and cast my new bamboo yesterday. I don't know if you got the same feeling I did but, wow what a sweet feeling. Slow and smooth and delicate. I have my new favorite rod. I hope you enjoy it. Any plans on building more?

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    neither here nor there


    Lovely build! But you knew you had me at the downlocking reel seat! Keep us posted on its' first water time.
    Trouts don't live in ugly places.

    A friend is not who knows you the longest, but the one who came and never left your side.

    Don't look back, we ain't goin' that way.

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    Reporting live from the upper Manistee... rod fishes great!
    Browns last night at 10:30PM, almost dark. Grayrock
    Rodmakers gathering was outstanding. Thanks for the
    nice cooments.

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