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Rod Building So, you've landed a nice fish on a plug you made, eh? Now, the next step, building your own RODS!

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Old 01-12-2018, 01:16 PM   #31
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Epoxied the 2 pieces on the VT 4-8. Used Roddancer 2 part. Solid like 1 piece. I spined the tip section and the imprint rod name seems to be on the spine. One thing I advise, remove rubber tip protector. Exhausts trapped air in blank to keeps both pieces together . I didn't realize there was a plug on tip and the 2 halves didn't like each other. LOL. Repelling like two a like magnetic poles.

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Old 01-13-2018, 07:39 AM   #32
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I am still waiting on my vt's. I was hoping to have them by now. I should finish the first flyrod tomorrow I hope. The 9wt is up first, then the 10.

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:00 PM   #33
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the 9wt is wrapped. the single foot snakes are a beotch to get on.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:01 PM   #34
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Being so thin i could see it being a bitch. How bout guide adhesive?
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:47 AM   #36
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My VTs are finally in. They're at the distributor, I should have them in a few days. These have the 'new' ferrules.

Still making very slow progress on the flyrods. Dragging arse this winter.

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My VTs are finally in. They're at the distributor, I should have them in a few days. These have the 'new' ferrules.

Still making very slow progress on the flyrods. Dragging arse this winter.

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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM   #38
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pics of the 9wt section prior to finish. the rod is about 1oz heavier than a comparable 9wt. the cts is lighter for the tip and mid section but heavier in the butt section. that is somewhat on purpose. first, i may take the handle down a little more so the weight may change. i purposely left the handle a bit larger to better accommodate my hand. the grips on commercially available rods are a little smaller than i would like (i think).
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 PM   #39
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last two. the bottom grip in the one photo compares my grip to my current favorite 9wt (CF Burkheimer).

ps - the vt's should arrive wed or thurs. i might start on one of those this weekend.
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