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#1 MichaelN

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hello,

this is my new Rod.
It's a 4pc, 8.5ft, 5wt with streamlined ferrule. The whole rod is hollowed, so the action is very fast.
Reelsteat is made from Zebrawood and hardware from NS.
The wraps are light olive with brown tipping.







I hope you like it ;-)

Best regards,

Michael

#2 kbproctor

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Beautiful!
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#3 John T.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

Very nice! The Zebrawood was what caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 MichaelN

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hello,

thank you for your feedback.

Best regards, Michael

#5 taniwha

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

Way cool. Tip over ferrules? To fish in NZ?

QUOTE (MichaelN @ Jul 9 2012, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello,

this is my new Rod.
It's a 4pc, 8.5ft, 5wt with streamlined ferrule. The whole rod is hollowed, so the action is very fast.
Reelsteat is made from Zebrawood and hardware from NS.
The wraps are light olive with brown tipping.







I hope you like it ;-)

Best regards,

Michael



#6 MichaelN

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:41 AM

QUOTE (taniwha @ Jul 14 2012, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Way cool. Tip over ferrules? To fish in NZ?


Hello,

yes, these are tip over ferrules like Poratelli's. I like it a lot.

And yes, I want to fish it in NZ.
Last week I fished it first time in my home-river....realy a dream, to fish with it.
Caught some grayling and strong trout.

Best regards Michael.



#7 dray

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

She is a beauty!

What hollowing technique do you use?

#8 MichaelN

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hello dray,

I make a kerf with a file on beginning and the end of one hollowing section and cut out the bamboo between the kerfs with a sharp knife.
After cutting I use sand paper for a even finish.
Hollowing sections are 10 to 12 cm long. Between the hollow sections are sections from 1,5cm without hollowing.

For a better understanding I can make pictures from the next rod making process.

Best regards,

Michael

#9 rsa

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:22 PM

Michael, first of all I wish You Happy Birthday!! thumbsup.gif 33 is a special number!!

Your new rod is beautiful! I can understand why did you decide to make it in four sections... New Zealand.. I made only one in this configuration, with metal ferrules. I wasn't really happy with the action of the finished rod.. How did you designed the taper?

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#10 MichaelN

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

Hi,

rsa, thank you for the birthday congratulation.

I designed the rod with hexrod-program.
For taper I used an old taper of one of my 8ft 3pc, and modified it to a 8.5ft and faster one.
I was realy surprised, as I cast it first time, because the rod has a realy good feeling and speed.
It is going to be my favourite rod.

This time I am working on a hollowed 4pc 8ft with NS-ferrules. I hope, it would cast and feel good also.

Best regards, Michael

#11 MichaelN

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:26 AM

In addition, here you can see a bit of action of the rod.
Fighting a (maybe 35cm) greyling.



Best regards,
Michael



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