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#1 islander727

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:14 AM

When you're a good boy all year*, Santa rewards you with presents.  I barely made the cut. He brought me a blank from Proof Fly Fishing.  Sometimes the "Some Assembly Required" sticker isn't such a bad thing.

 

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The winding check I bought in '04.  Finally found a home.

 

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Wasn't too impressed with it, initially.  Lightened up the leader and it turned into a fun little rod to fish.



#2 Dave G.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:42 PM

Pretty looking if nothing else, congrats ! I like the blank color and your build quality.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:17 PM

Nice build Islander. Looks like the same blank I have built on before myself from other sources, nice little glass rod.


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

It feels good to catch a fish on your own fly with your own rod, doesn't it?
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#5 islander727

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

It feels good to catch a fish on your own fly with your own rod, doesn't it?

 

Yeah.  I won't even consider buying a factory built rod anymore.  



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

 

 

Yeah.  I won't even consider buying a factory built rod anymore.  

 

 

I'm with you on that. Except for a Cabelas CGR on deep discount last year, I'm all about wrapping my own, and now tying my own flies. That's a very nice build, love the color and hardware choices. Grip shape, DL reel seat, thread, etc. I need to jump at some of the offerings Matt has over at Proof. He's got some nice options for cork grips. I wonder how nice the quality is on those.

 

So you weren't impressed with the rod initially? what was wrong?

 

 

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#7 islander727

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:59 AM

Like I said, once I lightened up on the leader butt it seemed to cast better.   Just stepped down from a 20# to a 15# butt.

 

I picked up one of his bamboo UL reel seats for a future project, and they are nice.  Same with the grips I've purchased from him.