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#1 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:33 AM

This is the third bamboo rod I've made.  (The first was under the expert guidance of Chris Bogart five years ago.  The second had so many problems I don't care to share it here.)
 
It's a Tom Smithwick (thank you sir) Small Stream, 5.5' for 5 wt.  Matt Draft reel seat, buckeye burl insert from a blank given to me by my good friend Ron Hossack, Joe Arguello agate stripper.
 
Pictured with the case I made for it.  Also pictured is a case from the same board that I made for a friend.
 
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#2 rhossack

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:48 PM

Nice! ... I like that and that piece of BEB does look nice on that.  have you baptized it yet?

 

Since you're more in the building mode than me I need to send you a set of some reel seat inserts I had made.  They're different than what you see floating around right now.  I haven't set foot in the garage since last week as the air quality is 'Hazardous' with smoke.  


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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Nice work on the rod and cases Chris. That is one BIG case!


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#4 rhossack

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:21 AM

Nice work on the rod and cases Chris. That is one BIG case!

No Steve . . .  this is the ONE BIG case he's done   

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

LOL that's right I forgot about that monster!


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#6 Chris Sparkman

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:42 AM

Nice! ... I like that and that piece of BEB does look nice on that.  have you baptized it yet?
 
Since you're more in the building mode than me I need to send you a set of some reel seat inserts I had made.  They're different than what you see floating around right now.  I haven't set foot in the garage since last week as the air quality is 'Hazardous' with smoke.


Haven't fished it yet. A friend here, Scott Bearden, wonders when you'll have another group buy on special reel seat blanks.



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