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Graeme Inglis

Re Which Blank
« on: February 18, 2017, 20:30:34 PM »
I haven't been on here for a while but noted that someone a while back was looking for a lightweight blank. 
I have just finished building this blank;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEXTackle-LL-Nymph-10ft-4wt-4pc-IM6-30T-Carbon-Fly-Fishing-Rod-Blank-/302221889926?hash=item465dd41186:g:dCoAAOSwLnBX7Mib
This is the second blank I have had from these people in Bulgaria and I'm very impressed.  I was bored post New Year  in 2016 and decided to build another rod, not needing another rod I looked for the cheapest blank I could find, the result was a 8' 6"  #4 from these people, it arrived quickly and did the job of alleviating my boredom.  out of interest I test cast it and soon found it was the equal to my 9'  #4 Guideline Fario. 
On the back of this I decided to buy the above 10' blank it was recently finished and once again I was impressed.  So I took it to the N Esk today where I was fishing with my cousin and fishing buddy with rising water and no fish showing  I brought the rod out for him to try, he was seriously impressed, this in both our opinions will make a cracking dry fly rod.
So don't be put off by the fact that they come from Bulgaria the service was excellent, the blanks arriving within a week and the price ... well you can see that for yourselves.  Try them you wont be disappointed.
This isn't a sales pitch I have no connection with the vendors, it's just having paid well over a hundred pounds for blanks in the past that have disappointed, these guys are a breath of fresh air.

Liam Stephen

Re: Re Which Blank
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 20:58:25 PM »
I'm looking at one of these blanks to build my first rod on. They get a lot of good press and at 40ish plus shipping I'll not cry as much if I mess it up!  :z4

Liam
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: Re Which Blank
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 11:41:13 AM »
I haven't been on here for a while but noted that someone a while back was looking for a lightweight blank. 
I have just finished building this blank;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEXTackle-LL-Nymph-10ft-4wt-4pc-IM6-30T-Carbon-Fly-Fishing-Rod-Blank-/302221889926?hash=item465dd41186:g:dCoAAOSwLnBX7Mib
This is the second blank I have had from these people in Bulgaria and I'm very impressed.  I was bored post New Year  in 2016 and decided to build another rod, not needing another rod I looked for the cheapest blank I could find, the result was a 8' 6"  #4 from these people, it arrived quickly and did the job of alleviating my boredom.  out of interest I test cast it and soon found it was the equal to my 9'  #4 Guideline Fario. 
On the back of this I decided to buy the above 10' blank it was recently finished and once again I was impressed.  So I took it to the N Esk today where I was fishing with my cousin and fishing buddy with rising water and no fish showing  I brought the rod out for him to try, he was seriously impressed, this in both our opinions will make a cracking dry fly rod.
So don't be put off by the fact that they come from Bulgaria the service was excellent, the blanks arriving within a week and the price ... well you can see that for yourselves.  Try them you wont be disappointed.
This isn't a sales pitch I have no connection with the vendors, it's just having paid well over a hundred pounds for blanks in the past that have disappointed, these guys are a breath of fresh air.

I have been looking at the 11 foot 3 weight for "Euro" nymphing...what is the action like on the 10 footer?

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

Graeme Inglis

Re: Re Which Blank
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 22:24:37 PM »
The 10' is  stunning , not just my opinion but those of one of my fishing buddies as well.  I cannot believe the action of these blanks, when I think of the money I have spent on others.  Put it this way, they have a 9'  5#, if I got that I could flog my 6# and 4# Guideline Fario's I bought new last season and not miss them at all!  And I'm seriously thinking of doing that!!

G

Liam Stephen

Re: Re Which Blank
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 22:45:37 PM »
Vette G  :z16

Do you have any pics of your build? I love seeing custom builds and am looking for inspiration!

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Rob Brownfield

Re: Re Which Blank
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 08:32:05 AM »
  I cannot believe the action of these blanks,

Tippy, all through, fast, slow?

I have a 10 foot #4 I built for Czech Nymphing, based on one of the PacBay Quickline blanks and that too is a stunner.  Those that have waggled it have thought its a 400-500 rod. The blank was 80. Light, responsive and very straight!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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