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9' 8wt all finished up and headed to its new owner. IM8 blank with burl seat and grip, gold main wraps no trim for a subtle look.

 

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Your usual quality workmanship. Love the nickel insert. How do you inlet the fighting butt?

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On 7/6/2020 at 11:34 AM, mikechell said:

Clean build ... but, too subtle for me.  

Is this code for "but but there's no blue".

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Well ... there isn't ... but, no.  It's code for, even other colors can be brighter.  Maybe it goes back to being raised with 4 sisters, but I like "bling".  I like bright colors and shiny stuff.  So, if the rod it's bright enough to spook fish too close to cast for, it's not blingy enough.  I want to scare those fish farther away from me, where they can calm down and then be catchable.

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Maybe it will be blinged out with some nice blue fly  line. If there is such a thing.

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10 hours ago, mikechell said:

Well ... there isn't ... but, no.  It's code for, even other colors can be brighter.  Maybe it goes back to being raised with 4 sisters, but I like "bling".  I like bright colors and shiny stuff.  So, if the rod it's bright enough to spook fish too close to cast for, it's not blingy enough.  I want to scare those fish farther away from me, where they can calm down and then be catchable.

Now we understand Mike, four sisters will do that to you !!

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IM6 is the British secret service that Jame Bonds works for.

 

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That's M I 6 ... not IM6 ... Skeet.  🙄

I believe the im8 either means "interwoven modulus"  or "intermediate modulus".  Graphite content, or something like that.

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23 minutes ago, mikechell said:

"intermediate modulus"

Yep. Basically what that means in simple terms is the amount of graphite strands in a given amount/sheet. Your higher IM blanks can use less amount and retain the same characteristic with less graphite so they tend to be a tad lighter. Not all are lighter, depends on the manufacture and how they finish the blank, but some are lighter.

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2 hours ago, mikechell said:

That's M I 6 ... not IM6 ... Skeet.  🙄

I believe the im8 either means "interwoven modulus"  or "intermediate modulus".  Graphite content, or something like that.

Hey, Mike. That's my mistake...and so early in the month.😁

 

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