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#1 Saltybum

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:12 PM

Picked up a 6wt blank on sale and built this with a few components I already had in a drawer. Hard to show the translucent blues of the blank in the photos. Even has a blue graphite insert in the reel seat although it appears more blue green. My photos don't do it justice.

I'm more partial to faster actions and this rod is more of a full flex. I'll probably put it up for sale.

I'm sure Mike will like it especially with the blue stripper guides.

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#2 Bimini15

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:14 PM

Very nice work!
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#3 mikechell

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

VERY pretty rod, Salty !!!

I'm in the same boat ... I like the fast action rods.


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#4 Saltybum

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

Slap me up side the haid.... just realized I posted this in the wrong section.


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#5 islander727

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:18 PM

Looks good!  What blank is that?



#6 Saltybum

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for the complements.

 

It's a blank I got from Fish Creek off ebay. I also built a 9' 3wt I got from them last year that I really like.

 Actually the reel too came from Fish Creek a while back.


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#7 vicente

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

Looks good, if it was a fast rod I'd think about buying it from you.

#8 mikechell

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:38 PM

Tying is tying, Salty.  It's a rod, but this forum is just fine for it.


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#9 Saltybum

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

Thanks Mike. Make me a better about having a senior moment.

When I start forgetting my wife's name....uh,... uh...Carmen!...then I'm in real trouble


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