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#1 plumbob

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:52 AM

Well I finally got it finished. Built a rod for my granddaughter, seems like yesterday that I made one for my daughter. Granddaughter is going to be a year old next month, may seem that i'm jumping the gun a bit but who can tell what the future holds so I figured I better do it now instead of waiting and not being able to do it later. For the hard core fly fishers it may have to much bling but for a young girl its just right. The blank is a 9' 5wt from Elkhorn. The feather inlay is jungle cock and grey peacock-pheasant. I used some old Mustad 277 size 32 hooks for alignment marks for the sections. The butt I made a piece to hold the cork rings and inlay a dime from the year she was born. All in all its a one of a kind rod that I hope she can appreciate later on, and know the love that I put into it for her.


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#2 steeldrifter

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 04:00 PM

Nice work plumbob. It's been years since I have built on an Elkhorn blank I didn't know they were still around, they had some nice blanks with some great color availability I do remember that.


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#3 chuckster

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

Great job!



#4 plumbob

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 10:32 AM

Nice work plumbob. It's been years since I have built on an Elkhorn blank I didn't know they were still around, they had some nice blanks with some great color availability I do remember that.

 

I had built a rod for my daughter using an Elkhorn blank and really liked it. Like you said they kind of vanished, had looked around to try to find the color I wanted but wasn't happy with any so I tracked down Elkhorn, they showed completed rods but no blanks so I called them up to see if they had any old inventory. They said they had the 5 weight in purple and a 5 piece 3wt, so I got them both since I generally use a 3wt and wanted something that packed a little smaller.





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