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First Rod Building Experience
C LeBo posted a topic in Fly Fishing Gear & TechniquesI was given a P.O.S. Eagle Claw 3-piece graphite rod by a friend recently, who parted with it because it was cracked in the handle section and thought I could use it for rod repairs; but seeing it's a poor rod and I don't do too many fly rod repairs, I decided to give it a new chance by shrinking it down to 5'4" and complimenting it with a new handle. I used Manzanita, a local hardwood that has a beautiful rose color, for the ergonomic handle and fighting butt; and used the original guides, wrapping them with black thread and red wire for looks. Christened the Gill Getter, it proved to be a fun rod on the water, despite the lack of a reel (I controlled the line with my hand), but unfortunately has yet to catch it's namesake. Enjoy! Thank You and Tight Lines, Carson LeBoeuf