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Sandy Nelson

Re: Summer building
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2020, 09:21:25 AM »
Finished the Black Glass 7í3wt Livingston.
This is the perfect small stream rod. Roll casting, bows and arrows, tight quarters itís perfect. When you do get space it can cast really well up to 50í and you would never be doing that on a small burn. It makes every fish feel like a cracker. A great way to have a lot of fun away from everyone else.

Super clean Flor grade taper grip, etched downsliding seat with olive wood insert, apricot wraps over smoked snakes to match the wood and a lovely smooth coffee agate from Joe Arguello. Alignments dots too. Iíve got a tweed bag from Sandra and a glass fiber tube for it to live in.









If itís of interest drop me a PM

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"

James Laraway

Re: Summer building
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2020, 10:04:39 AM »
the spiral wrap on the blank reminds me of my first proper pike rod from Dawia. I forget its name but im sure it was a 'magnesium' wrap ?!?!?

Sandy Nelson

Re: Summer building
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2020, 10:27:52 AM »
James

That is unground, unvarnished black S glass. As light and as strong as you can make it. The glass fiber cloth itself is black so no paint.  What you see is how it is when the tape is removed.
It has a lovely texture but is very difficult to photograph.
The black glass has an amazing look when the light hits it, but I havenít worked out how to capture the effect in pictures yet, this come close.

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"

Mike Barrio

Re: Summer building
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2020, 10:40:01 AM »
That looks great Sandy  :z16
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Euan Innes

Re: Summer building
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2020, 12:26:35 PM »
Jeez Sandy, that is just lovely  :z14 :z14 :z14
For anyone that doesn't have a glass 7' #3 in their life, you just need one.

Euan
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

 




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