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Sandy Nelson

What i've been up too this week
« on: January 24, 2013, 16:37:31 PM »
This cold snap has Kick started my creative juices.
So i've been Building :z16

Guess what............. :z4 :z4 :z4



Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Hamish Young

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 17:40:42 PM »
Oh ffs......  :X1 another  :? :!
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Irvine Ross

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 08:35:47 AM »
A bonnie looking rod Sandy :z14

Another hollow build with no nodules?

Irvine

Sandy Nelson

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 10:37:43 AM »
Hi Irvine

Not this time, this one has Garrison staggered nodes and is solid. Its varnished instead of impreg but has a taper and action very similar to the hollow one.
Much easier to make and to be honest, doesn't feel much different to cast with :z6, which in some ways is rather dissapointing given the disparity in effort, and in others is rather cool , because it makes a cracking rod a bit more affordable. :z18

This one is a Barrio "Wairua" 7ft 6" 4wt, this is the 3rd one we've built and so far they have all been beautiful casting and fishing tools with a great deal of consistancy in action. :wink
Its based on My Hollow rod and is far too similar for my liking :z10 But does give us a great potential product :wink



Now the house is finished i hope to get a few built this year :z16

Sandy

« Last Edit: January 25, 2013, 20:15:33 PM by Spiderman »
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Sandy Nelson

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 20:14:28 PM »
more tasters







Sandy

John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 20:24:22 PM »
Great photos Sandy :z16

Cheers
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

Marc Fauvet

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 23:41:23 PM »
SIC on bamboo ?! surely you'll go to Hades for that dude.... !!!  :z4 :z4 :z4

Sandy Nelson

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 08:40:56 AM »
Occupational Hazard i'm afraid  :z4.

I'll take quality and function every time over Aesthetics (although i must confess to not being a fan of Agate for any purpose :z6) .
They are built to be fished with, my options are usually Sic or Cermet (but i can't seem to be able to get any more Cermets :cry) so now the options will be Chrome or titanium (personally i love the Ti rings, now they are pretty :z7)


Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Marc Fauvet

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 09:17:47 AM »
haha ! can't wait to try out that lil' gem at the Gathering. i'll bring along my Snakecharmer for all to play with as well. (it's got an agate thingy but i need to change that to something classier)  :z4

cheers,
marc

Sandy Nelson

Re: What i've been up too this week
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 09:23:32 AM »
I'm aiming to get there too this year, will depend on shifts and i must check out the dates :roll

Will be bringing my Own one as well if i do go. So it will be fun to try out some others :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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