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Title: My New Boo
Post by: Sandy Nelson on April 28, 2012, 17:40:04 PM
Its a bit cheeky putting this here, as i didn't make the rod.
I had to finish it off properly because despite the builder being superb at what he does, his idea of finishing and mine are a bit different.

So here is my new Boo, it is 7'6" for a 4wt and if you look very carefully you will see why i didn't make it myself :wink and the other reason... you cannot see :wink, neither can I, but i do know it was done as i got to supervise, albeit by E-mail :roll

I will not be any more lucid as to the details, but suffice to say it was very labour intensive and is very clever (well i think so :z7)
The resulting rod is a little gem and the benefits have already been passed on to a certain lucky individual (you know who you are :wink) Ironically my one was finished after his!!!! (all told, it took 18 months :shock)

This is all your getting, but if you meet me down the river you might get a better look :z7 Don't expect a shot though :z4

(http://i50.tinypic.com/25gvw2r.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/akfynb.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2nga5as.jpg)
the devils in the detail :wink

That keep you happy Matt :z16

Cheers

Sandy
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Goolager on April 28, 2012, 18:13:58 PM
Sandy,

Still liking the transparent silk wraps & finished off with a couple of turns of highlight nice  :z16

Hopefully levels will be back to 'normal' soon and you'll get on the river with her.

Have you a mind for a line & reel for her yet?

Iain
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Noel kelly on April 28, 2012, 21:59:55 PM
Sandy,

Still liking the transparent silk wraps & finished off with a couple of turns of highlight nice  :z16

Hopefully levels will be back to 'normal' soon and you'll get on the river with her.

Have you a mind for a line & reel for her yet?

Iain


"her" he he he you need to get out more iain.
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Ben_D on April 28, 2012, 23:59:07 PM
Fair bit of filler in the cork Sandy and whoever built it could have applied the cuprinol evenly, there's some fair streaks been left when the staining was done.  Other than those little issues it looks O.K for a bit of dried out vegetation  :z4

Ben
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Iain Cameron on April 29, 2012, 08:22:55 AM
very nice indeed. silk line on order too?? :-)
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Hamish Young on April 29, 2012, 09:14:05 AM
Fair bit of filler in the cork Sandy and whoever built it could have applied the cuprinol evenly, there's some fair streaks been left when the staining was done.  Other than those little issues it looks O.K for a bit of dried out vegetation  :z4

You put that so much better than me  :z7 :z4

Nevertheless, although split cane rods aren't really my bag, I'm intrigued to discover what it is that you've had done to this one (and its twin, presumably) Sandy that has seen an 18 month production cycle  :shock Presumably we have moved beyond the split cane TCR........ and on to something a wee bit more quirky :? :wink

If you're looking for a suitable vintage reel.... I have a very nice Dingley D3 reel that would go nicely on that rod  :wink

H  :z3
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Sandy Nelson on April 29, 2012, 10:27:03 AM
As you can see, i didn't do the cork :z7 but can't be arsed changing it yet.
I had to refinish the blank to get it glass smooth, but as to the cuprinol, if you look very carefully you will see something is missing which is why you get the cuprinol effect :wink something else is missing as well but we can't see that that :wink

It is something quite different from the other experiments and all the better for it, its sister rod is not a twin but a slightly younger and less complicated thing which is not so far removed from its forebear as i had thought it might turn out :z7
Lucky bugger who got it, benefitted from a lot of effort and time and money, guess thats the way it goes :roll.

I've two reels that suit it well, one classic CFO111 and a Super 4N depending on my mood, so far it seems to love the GT90 and the DT4, so now all i need ot do is get down the river when the water clears up and get it bent :z16

Sandy
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Rob Brownfield on April 29, 2012, 11:17:51 AM
Hmmm..clear silk..or no silk??? I know it can be done and i know it takes a long time to do.

I have a Cane rod in mind, but I have a feeling its not going to cost as much...by a loooong way :)
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Ben_D on April 29, 2012, 16:05:28 PM
but as to the cuprinol, if you look very carefully you will see something is missing which is why you get the cuprinol effect :wink something else is missing as well but we can't see that that :wink

Sandy

There's no knots in it Sandy  :z4
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Ben_D on April 29, 2012, 18:02:26 PM
Hmmm..clear silk..or no silk???

Looks like bug bond to me  :z4
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Sandy Nelson on April 29, 2012, 20:23:54 PM
Looks like bug bond to me  :z4
:X

White pearsalls and some time and effort :z16

Sandy
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Irvine Ross on April 30, 2012, 08:31:02 AM
I can't see any nodes in the split cane.

Have they been cut out and the pieces scarf jointed back together? :z8

Affy bonnie, but I'd be too nervous of breaking it to ever let it out of the house.

Irvine
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Matt Henderson on April 30, 2012, 09:40:56 AM
Very nice Sandy!  Might try that white silk busines on my next build.
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Marc Fauvet on April 30, 2012, 11:50:08 AM
no fly keeper ring :z16
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Rob Brownfield on April 30, 2012, 12:45:56 PM
I know whats missing...a thread for the reel seat...nothing like gaffer taping your reel to the butt..saves weight..lol
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Sandy Nelson on April 30, 2012, 18:51:14 PM

Have they been cut out and the pieces scarf jointed back together? :z8

:z16 every single one :z3 while still in strips :shock

It's hollow as well :z12

Sandy
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Irvine Ross on April 30, 2012, 19:21:41 PM
It's hollow as well :z12

Is that so you could fit a proper carbon fibre blank inside the veneer of split cane :wink

Irvine
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Marc Fauvet on April 30, 2012, 20:04:30 PM
 :z4 :z4 :z4   :cool:
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Rob Brownfield on April 30, 2012, 22:36:57 PM
Is that so you could fit a proper carbon fibre blank inside the veneer of split cane :wink

Irvine

Didn't Bruce and Walker do that a few years back? ;) Copycat!!  :X2

Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Hamish Young on May 01, 2012, 08:39:38 AM
:z16 every single one :z3 while still in strips :shock

That's a shit load of work  :shock

It's hollow as well :z12

Interesting, difficult to compare to another split cane rod - but how much of a weight saving do you estimate that has achieved :? Or was that done for another reason...... :?

H :z3
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Rob Brownfield on May 01, 2012, 09:54:18 AM
If hollow..is it a Brandin rod by any chance? Faster, better damped and tighter loops thanks to the hollow sections?

Hardy produced a hollow cane rod, the Hollowkona, based on the Palakona. I believe it was called the Phantom. What a lovely name for a rod :)
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Sandy Nelson on May 02, 2012, 17:32:17 PM
Faster, better damped and tighter loops thanks to the hollow sections?

Thats the idea :z16 some bonding trickery helps (secrets i don't know about :roll) and the Lack of Nodes amplifies it even more, all in quite a special wee tool :z16. The rod was custom built by a very well respected builder and may well increase in value in the future, although i would imagine that would only apply in the States :roll

Sandy
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Hamish Young on May 02, 2012, 18:44:00 PM
although i would imagine that would only apply in the States :roll

Ahhh.... that'll be because they're only now getting the idea of growing runner beans on canes.....  :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

I'll get my coat  :X2  :wink

H :cool:
Title: Re: My New Boo
Post by: Marc Fauvet on May 02, 2012, 21:07:44 PM
sweet stick Sandy ! sad i won't see it at the Gathering  :cry

interesting comments regarding the hollow build. i don't know about the UK but it's quite common elsewhere. my Snakecharmer prototype  http://thelimpcobra.com/2011/09/13/‘the-snakecharmer’/ is hollow split cane, cane ferrule, light and extremely pleasant to cast and fish. the action is a 'milder' version of Sage's TCX  :z13

cheers,
marc