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Mike Barrio

New wave rod building
« on: September 27, 2013, 21:55:07 PM »
Interesting :z3 ..... there appears to be a bit of a flurry of activity on the rod building front at the moment. But what will it produce I wonder? :roll

I'm guessing there might be some 'competition specials' for the winter casting league, but will they be held together by gaffa tape, or are we in for some awesome turned wooden components and nifty threadwork? :z5

Looking forward to seeing some photos guys :cool:

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

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 22:36:53 PM »
Yes Mike, gaffa tape & bug bond.  Wood is too heavy for a comp rod and the aforementioned items are the only other thing Kev knows how to "work" other than hammers  :z4

I've a list of five to work through, the details of which are all top secret but I can assure you there will be no UV used or tape other than masking tape......



Ben

Mike Barrio

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 22:38:48 PM »
We'll need photos to monitor this Ben :X2

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

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 23:11:58 PM »
I'm looking forward to Hamish's rod.  I'm sure (despite trying to get me to do it for him) that it will better than it would have been if it had come out of a factory  :z4


Ben

Hamish Young

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 09:24:44 AM »
I'm looking forward to Hamish's rod.  I'm sure (despite trying to get me to do it for him) that it will better than it would have been if it had come out of a factory  :z4


Ben

I have never built a rod up before so would not presume to suggest that anything I can produce with hands like shovels can, in any way, compete in terms of build quality with a rod finished by a Korean racing snake or an American geriatric stimulated by cocaine and caffeine. Our resident casting monkey has decreed that he's not going to make my rod up as (apparently) I'm a difficult customer. Tosh, I just expect high standards on high priced products from folk who make rods for a living.
So yes folks it is true, I am going to be building a rod and no, I'm not expecting it to be of terribly high build quality. However, it will still be better than some rods out of some factories..... :z7 Will it be better built than the factory it should have come out of :? Let's wait and see  :wink
(Probably not :( but at least it will be my rod)
H
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Mike Barrio

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 10:43:35 AM »
Good for you Hamish ..... have a go! :z16

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

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 10:45:57 AM »
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So yes folks it is true, I am going to be building a rod

Cool, he got the hint.  That's one less to do  :z4

Matt Henderson

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 18:11:58 PM »
It's the future guys! You get exactly what you want. Just wish there was more access to blanks to avoid spending a lot of money on the unknown. Just need for another work trip to the states to buy some more blanks!  Saying that I've still got a 6wt Helios I haven't built!

Remember no photos it didn't happen!

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 01:21:19 AM »
Will get some pic's up tomorrow of build #1.  Not perfect but, it serves the purpose for which it was built  :cool:

Hopefully #2 will not suffer the same small flexcoat issues that#1 did, #1was needed in a a bit of a hurry!


Can't believe you are sitting on a Helios 1 906 Matt, get it built!  Very nice stick that one.


Cheers

Ben

Matt Henderson

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2013, 20:08:55 PM »
All in good time Ben. I heard Edfish say he was going to do rod building too!

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 18:09:52 PM »
There you go Matt, bit grubby by now as it has already seen considerable use.






Ben

Matt Henderson

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 19:03:08 PM »
Looks good Ben! Have you had a fish on it?

Ben_D

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 19:16:24 PM »
Looks good Ben! Have you had a fish on it?

Go ask Eddie what he thinks it would be like to fish with Matt  :z4  Competition broomstick that would probably need something like a 13wt Spey line to bend it.  The 65g DH15 Tournament line I have for it almost feels light.

Cheers

Ben

Matt Henderson

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 22:54:12 PM »
Ha! I should asked what the blank was. He did mention it was a little stiff on his wee arms!

Rob Brownfield

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 08:03:24 AM »
Just wish there was more access to blanks to avoid spending a lot of money on the unknown. Just

Mudhole sells direct to the UK now. Pretty much any blank you could wish for with reasonable shipping too.

There are a few specialist builders that can get you some interesting blanks, depending on what you are after.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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