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    Default My first completed rod of 2014.

    Here is the first completed for for 2014.

    It's an 8ft 6in - 2pc/2tip. It should cast a 5 or 6wt line.

    It's been too nasty to get out and try a line on it. I'll tote it to work this week and see if I can get a decent afternoon to try it in the back yard.
    I built it for an old fishing buddy of mine. He picked out the silk colors, reel seat hardware, and grip style.











    Spring cannot come soon enough!

    Brian

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    Mighty purty - did you build the blank, or get it from someone?

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    Great looking rod Brian.
    Gordon
    Live every day as if it were your last.

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    I bought the blank and finished it. This one is for a fishing pal and I have the same taper that I am going to build for myself.

    Here are a few more:









    Brian

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    Nice looking rod, good work!
    -Kidder

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    nice job. what taper is it?

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    The thread work looks really good!!!

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    Thank you for the kind words.
    This rod is built on a Morris Kushner taper.

    I still haven't gotten a chance to test cast it. The weather has been to cold and nasty.

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    That is some fine work you have done!
    Where did you get the blank from?
    US Army 90-92
    577th ENGR BN Training Co.
    Fort Leonard Wood,MO

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    Hi Epuffer,

    I got the blank from a buddy of mine.
    There are a few places around on the web that sell bamboo blanks.
    You can find some bamboo rod makers that will sell blanks.

    I see that you are at Ft. Wood. I grew up not too far from there, just outside of Rolla.

    There's some pretty decent fishing to be had around the fort.

    Brian

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