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#1 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

I just finished this project to ease the transport of fly rods between fishing spots.  It holds 6 fly rods up to 9.5 feet long with reels attached.  I wanted it to look like the fly rod cases I make.  I put one of my cases in the second picture for comparison.  4 months of work...glad it's done!
 
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:06 AM

Took long enough to get here on the site.

 

That is outstanding and the only thing that comes to mind is a year or three ago, someone made one to look like a heat seeking missile

 

What's that red tuna can in the center bottom picture?

 

Is it detachable for the nights you spend in those sleazy hotels, where someone without a moral compass, might want such a desirable item?


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#3 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

Well, it is locked to the vehicle.

 

Tuna can?  I'll have you know that's a vintage, American made Martin automatic fly reel in perfect condition.  Great for stream fishing.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Oh my God! LOL. First off that is friggin awesome Chris I love it. My only concern would be that it is so nice someone would go to great lengths to tryin steal that puppy. Beautiful job bud :)


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#5 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

Oh my God! LOL. First off that is friggin awesome Chris I love it. My only concern would be that it is so nice someone would go to great lengths to tryin steal that puppy. Beautiful job bud :)IMG_1312.jpg

 

Thanks Steve.  I used some Yakima locks on four of the attachment bolts, so any real attempt to take it would likely destroy it.  No guarantees though of course.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:07 AM

Wow, that is amazing! Are those PVC tubes inside foam?



#7 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:55 PM

Wow, that is amazing! Are those PVC tubes inside foam?

 

Thanks!  The PCV tubes are mounted in three plywood brackets, evenly spaced and each is lined with a cotton cloth.  The foam is just near the front to hold the reels.





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