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#1 Perry B

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

Hey guys I built this rod for a girlfriend of one of my close friends though Im guessing he will get more use out of it than she will. Its a 8ft 5wt Dickerson. CSE ferrules, struble agate, roped ring and saddle hook tender, YLI main wraps with gossamer claret tips, tube by landmark. My step mom made the rod sock. 1/4 inch full wells grip and cottonwood burl with darkened sliding band down locking reel seat shaped and turned by me. Her name is Eva and her nickname is Eva the Diva.








And he sent me this photo two days or so after receiving the rod. I am glad to see its getting a workout.


#2 kbproctor

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

Very nice!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Well done!
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:11 AM

that's what I call a beautiful rod
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

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I built this rod for a girlfriend of one of my close friends though Im guessing he will get more use out of it than she will.
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Nice, clean rod! Bravo! thumbsup.gif

Nice fish too! Caught by Eva?! wink.gif

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#6 John T.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

Very nice! What if he changes girlfriends? dry.gif

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#7 dray

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

Rod looks great. Do you use CP on your wraps?

#8 kbproctor

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (dray @ Feb 13 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rod looks great. Do you use CP on your wraps?


Look at the 3rd picture down. You can tell that he did not use CP because you can see the guide feet through the wraps. Silk thread will go transparent without CP with only a tint of the original color. The color tends to get darker as well.

Nylon will do much the same but has more of a haze to it and will darken quite a bit more.



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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

QUOTE (kbproctor @ Feb 13 2012, 07:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (dray @ Feb 13 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rod looks great. Do you use CP on your wraps?


Look at the 3rd picture down. You can tell that he did not use CP because you can see the guide feet through the wraps. Silk thread will go transparent without CP with only a tint of the original color. The color tends to get darker as well.

Nylon will do much the same but has more of a haze to it and will darken quite a bit more.


Ok I wasn't sure, thanks Kevin. Just for the record I'm done with CP. I have been having issues with blotching or inconsistent results. Even after several coats and completely dry.

#10 Perry B

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

I havent used CP in a while. Last time I did I used many very thin coats and a few top coats of varnish and didn't get any bleed through.

#11 dray

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

Perry, I'll have to remember that for next time. BTW nice trout in the photo. Darrin

#12 Perry B

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:03 AM

Ha thanks My buddy took that after he recieved the rod.

#13 BowBound

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

I'd like to hear more about the reel seat filler. Same wood as the chunk the rod is propped on in the picture? Just a maple burl? The color and the grain look great.

#14 Perry B

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:31 AM

its actually a cottonwood burl. I had a big chunk of it and I am starting to run low. It was mostly nice and gold with good swirls and lots of character. Some areas had darker gold swirls, red swirls and even some blue. It is definitely the most diverse burl I have seen. It was about 25lbs from a small lumber shop in a small town in Arizona.



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