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Ben_D

TXL-F 3710 Build
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:38:40 AM »
Just starting on the next project, burn rod for my upcoming Assynt trip.  Decided on the TXL-F despite really wanting the CIRCA as it looks really cool I just couldn't get on with it in the 3wt configuration.

Reel seat and handle on, just ready to spine, and mark guide positions







Seat is a REC as fitted to Helios 2 that has had the cage and standard spacer cut out and discarded and replaced with a Brown Mallee Burl spacer made and finished by Mr Muir.  Copied the handle dimensions from the factory rod as closely as possible, I quite like the Sage snub nose pattern, finished off with REC NiAg winding check.

Building it up with Recoil double leg snakes, REC tip top going to fit one of the new Fuji Ti frame Torzite strippers once I've decided on the thread.  I got a spool of Gudebrod Chestnut as used on factory build by Sage but, after seeing Sandy's olive Septic build I may think about using something else. 

More pics to come

Away to mark up guide positions, supposed to be on the river by now, fishing colleague running late again......


Cheers

Ben

Hamish Young

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 11:39:05 AM »
Looking very good indeed Mr Dixon  :z16

H :cool:
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Liam Stephen

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 15:51:13 PM »
Awesome Ben  :z16

You're pretty good at this rod building, Michael showed me his switch rod and it was beautiful.

 :z18

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 07:25:32 AM »
And you said I had a chunky handle on my 4 weight! ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Peter McCallum

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 08:41:41 AM »
That Mallee is beautiful  :z16

Duncan Inglis

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 20:48:45 PM »
Nice rod Ben should be good for Assynt.

What part are you heading for? I'm up that way in June, 4 for us staying at the Altnacealgach Inn with a view to fishing Cam, Borralan and a few of the other lochs in the area. With a bit of luck we may just catch a hatch of mayfly.

Ben_D

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 19:06:43 PM »
Decided on Pearsalls brown silk for whippings.  Got 2 sections done and first coat on and it looks superb.  Opaque unless in light then the blanks sparkles through the whipping, I like it.  Total ball ache to whip with particularly over REC 2/0 double leg snakes. Will get some pics up later.

Cheers

Ben

Ben_D

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 18:50:47 PM »
Finally finished, hoping to get a throw with it tomorrow  :cool:



With chosen reel, Hydros I.  Just needs loading with a Barrio Small Stream WF3F



Another Method 7119 switch is next on the list and after that maybe a short Salmon rod.......

Off to tie some Klinkhamers for tomorrow.

Ben

Mike Barrio

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 18:54:57 PM »
Looking good Ben :z16
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Will Shaw

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2014, 20:30:07 PM »
Really nice Ben. Really nice.

W.

Noel kelly

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2014, 20:46:37 PM »
Very impressive Ben  :z16

Peter McCallum

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2014, 21:06:42 PM »
This is getting to the semi pro stage ben. Looks excellent  :z14

Kevin Muir

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 22:55:18 PM »
Classy looking rod Ben, you get a nice finish on the epoxy.

I might even be inspired (well nearly) to get the horrible stuff out and get to work finishing one of my rods.

Kev.

Rob Brownfield

Re: TXL-F 3710 Build
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 08:18:13 AM »
Had a waggle of said rod on Thursday, Ben's done a great job on it. In the flesh, the handle is very small, quite different to the photo.

Not sure about the dodgy wood spacer... ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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