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Trevlett

First post! EPIC Epic
« on: January 14, 2015, 13:23:19 PM »
Hey guys,
Been meaning to join for ages, there's some interesting discussions over here!
Sorry if some of you are sick of seeing this rod, Im posting mostly because I know Ben doesn't FB!

An Epic 580 I completed recently, Can't wait to get it wet!
Cheers
Trev





Mike Barrio

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 13:28:46 PM »
Hi Trev ...... welcome to the forum :z16

Nice one, some interesting original touches in the build and I'm sure you are going to love it when you get a few fish on it :cool:

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

Colin Sunley

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 13:29:04 PM »
Welcome aboard
Very nice rod love what you have done to the handle and butt

Sandy Nelson

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 13:30:10 PM »
Welcome to the forum Trev :z16

There is some amount of work gone into that build, totally different :z16
They are great fun to fish, so enjoy :z18

Cheers

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"

Rob Brownfield

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2015, 07:25:45 AM »
Some very innovative touches!!! Love it.

If you had built it on a modern blank it would be stunning ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Sandy Nelson

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2015, 08:16:17 AM »
If you had built it on a modern blank it would be stunning ;)

Cheeky :z7  Define Modern......... :wink

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"

Rob Brownfield

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 07:36:09 AM »
Cheeky :z7  Define Modern......... :wink

Sandy

Modern.....characteristic of present and recent time

 :X2 :z7 :wink

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

Sandy Nelson

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 08:47:42 AM »
Modern.....characteristic of present and recent time

Consistant Carbon fibres originated in 1880 and Consistant Fiberglass fibres in 1893. So what's modern :z8

S2 glass was developed for the aerospace industry and is used for Military Missiles, not to far removed from the development of 'modern' carbon cloths :z16
Resin technology seems to be where its at as far as what defines modern, and perhaps if it was used to impreg cane we could have a Boo that was more modern than anything else. :z4 :z4

All good fun :z18

Trev,  did you mould the resin portions of your handle? if so what did you use?

Cheers

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: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 09:44:10 AM »
hey Trev !
any idea of the actual weight of both grip and butt ?
or in other words, how much heavier is the resin/wood/cork combo compared to 'standard' all-cork ?
thanks,
marc

Allan Liddle

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 14:06:46 PM »
Looks amazing  :z16

Trevlett

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 16:06:56 PM »
I should have weighed them Marc but much heavier is the answer!
Certainly not too heavy, the bark might be 30-40% heavier than cork. the resin pieces are as heavy as you would imagine them to be ;)
They start life as cast blocks, stabilized maple burl topped off with the clear/pearl glitter resin.


Then I turn them on a lathe to this..


Then they are set onto the blank with clear resin to "melt" them onto the blank.

Thanks for the kind comments!
Trev

Marc Fauvet

Re: First post! EPIC Epic
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 16:38:33 PM »
I should have weighed them Marc but much heavier is the answer!

why am i not surprised ?...  :z4 :z4 :z4
thanks Bro, this is really gorgeous work, hat's off to you !  :z16

 




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