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Matt Henderson

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 21:09:26 PM »
Part of the appeal of the first rod I built was the fact that so many other people had a barrio 3wt and were pleased with it. If I buy a blank from Mudhole unless it's a blank from a well known brand then how do you know what you're getting. Whilst Mudhole has a huge selection it's quite often stabbing in the dark!

Rob Brownfield

Re: New wave rod building
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 07:55:17 AM »
Part of the appeal of the first rod I built was the fact that so many other people had a barrio 3wt and were pleased with it. If I buy a blank from Mudhole unless it's a blank from a well known brand then how do you know what you're getting. Whilst Mudhole has a huge selection it's quite often stabbing in the dark!

Is it not the same if buying in the UK? Mudhole only sell well known brands so for me, I don't think it would become an issue.

Its not like we can pop into a shop and have a waggle of a Sage or PacBay blank anywhere near Aberdeen. Every blank I have bought I have had to take a risk with, even UK blanks, but it is normally easy enough to get some info before ordering from various rod building forums or fellow anglers.

Sometimes you come up with a gem of a rod :)

Actually, I did buy a blank off Mike which I waggled... :)

Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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