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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

Nice clean build for a customer out of the shop this morning. This one is a 10' 7wt 4pc for steelhead. Smokey burl cork grip & butt with some accents in it, dark green main wraps with metallic silver trim and burl wood reel seat round it out.

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#2 vicente

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

I really like this one.

#3 mikechell

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:38 PM

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#4 vicente

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:24 PM

Approval of 2 rods without blue in a row! I wonder if there are any members who could check on Mikechell in person and make sure he's ok.

#5 mikechell

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

Ah ... now I see. rolleyes.gif  You read "approval" in that line, but it could've been the opposite.  dry.png   You, sir, are a "pot-stirrer" !!!  laugh.png


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#6 steeldrifter

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

I'm tellin' ya he's been hacked. Next thing you know we'll see him talking about ice fishing and snowmobiling.


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#7 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:17 PM

Sweet steelhead rod -- reminds me I need to get out the one you built me last fall and take it fishing SOON! :)


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:19 PM

I saw Mike Ice fishing on Lake Harney just last week.

 

Seriously Steve these are two great looking rods.  In years past, I have built rods as part of my tackle service shop, but yours are superbe.  I started building rods in the 60s, and you know what that means psychedelic rainbow  wraps.   

 

Built a lot of rods early on with a 5 color rainbow thread from Herters.  Recently I took out my 29 year old Sage, and notice that the finish was cracking off some of the guides.  Dug into my old stock of thread and found two spools that I still had.  Did a complete re-wrap in a throwback to those early days.  Wouldn't say is up there with your work, but what the hell, now I am an amature.

 

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#9 mikechell

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:39 PM

Nice rainbows, utyer.  That's some trick ... ice fishing on Harney.  Well, wait.  Since ice fishing, for me, is getting a cube out of a glass ... you might catch me doing that.  But I wasn't on Harney last week, I was freezing my patootie off in Chicago.

 

Now it looks like the weather won't be good for this weekend.

 

Just to prove this is me ... Is a "snow mobile" one of those things you hang at christmas?  The one with the cardboard snow flakes balancing each other in the warm breeze from the open window?


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#10 steeldrifter

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 11:52 PM

Okay I guess maybe it IS Mike then :)

 

Utyer...boy o' boy Herters, that's a name I haven't heard in many years!


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:04 AM

Herters was THE place for fishing, camping and hunting supplies long before there was even a thought of an internet.  Catalogs were an inch thick.  Until 1970 when I started working in tackle stores, its where I got all my fly tying, and rod building supplies.  

 

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#12 Dave G.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:20 AM

I saw Mike Ice fishing on Lake Harney just last week.

 

Seriously Steve these are two great looking rods.  In years past, I have built rods as part of my tackle service shop, but yours are superbe.  I started building rods in the 60s, and you know what that means psychedelic rainbow  wraps.   

 

Built a lot of rods early on with a 5 color rainbow thread from Herters.  Recently I took out my 29 year old Sage, and notice that the finish was cracking off some of the guides.  Dug into my old stock of thread and found two spools that I still had.  Did a complete re-wrap in a throwback to those early days.  Wouldn't say is up there with your work, but what the hell, now I am an amature.

 

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