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#1 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:02 AM

Steeldrifter is building me a pair of 10 foot 3 weight rods, on the deep green colored blanks.

I need to make some decisions, soon.

I've been looking at his website, and through different posts here.

I just can't settle on thread colors. I'm thinking I'll probably go subtle on one, and a bit louder on the other.

If anybody has one of his rods, on the green blank, can you post pictures here for me to look at and compare?

Thanks!

#2 steeldrifter

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:50 AM

You still tryin to decide?? laugh.png wink.png

 

If you go through all the 10' ones here in this section those are all on the exact same blank so there are a bunch of various color wraps on those you can see here that will give you some ideas.


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#3 mikechell

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:42 PM

Blue ... different shades of blue.

Darker blues for the subtle one ... bright blues for the other.

 

No other choices in my world.


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#4 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:35 PM

Blue ... different shades of blue.




#5 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:49 PM

You still tryin to decide?? :lol: ;)


Hey, I've been busy, okay? ;-)

I'm not sure with what exactly, but this being retired thing has me trying to figure out how I *ever* got anything done while I was still working!! :-O

#6 Swampfoxforeman

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:16 PM

What color is the reels? I like to match the reels, but I would just let Steve pick the colors he does great work.

#7 Pyme Fisher

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:27 PM

I'm not sure what color reels I'll be going with yet, but that's a good point. I might have to look for new reels to coordinate with the rods.

Steve and I have been talking off-forum, and I think we've settled on most of the details today.

And mikechell will be happy to know that one rod is going blue (and silver). :-)

#8 flytire

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:50 PM

i have a deep green winston rod with green wrappings but its up to you how plain or gaudy you want your rods to look like


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 11:11 AM

How about clear, white silk, no color perserver.  You would see the silver guide feet.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 02:53 PM

I LOVE silver thread.


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