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Poll: What color should the finished rod be?

What color should the finished rod be?

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#1 Carlin

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:12 PM

This is the last poll before we begin the actual construction! This poll will determine how I'll be treating the raw culm of bamboo, and how it will look once finished.

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#2 Troutchaser

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:25 PM

I voted medium flamed. Like that intermediate look. I also like blondes so it was real tough not to click on the blonde option.
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#3 Mark Shamburg

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 12:53 PM

This is the first poll in which I've been in the minority. I chose the mottled, it just looks DAMN good.

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#4 Gary Madore

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:17 PM

Mottled: It looks both wicked and unique.

Mark: We won't be in the minority for long smile.gif

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#5 Finncane

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:18 PM

Seems I'm an average guy. I voted medium...and why?
Dark flaming is too... well, too dark. Could also easily damage the powerfibers.
Blonde requires very good cane and it is bit dull.
Mottled is good looking when you first see it, but after a while you may change your mind. Not allways, of course. Number two.
Medium flaming is peaceful and classic.
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#6 Troutgetter

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:22 PM

Chris,
While most of my rods tend to turn out on the "medium" side I love that dark rod! What a beaut!
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#7 Gary Madore

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:36 PM

(sigh) OK Mark... Maybe we will! blink.gif

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#8 mrchbrwn

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:29 PM

Had to go with the dark flame. I really like the looks of that.

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#9 ledickin

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 06:20 PM

Hi Guys,

I voted "Medium Flamed", perhaps in part due to the finish of the rod but the colour is stunning! Golden, warm, rich and welcoming. Just want to reach out a touch it. smile.gif

Now that I have pinched myself can I ask if the "Mottled" look was achieve by flaming the rod post gluing or what it applied on the original culm?

Cheers,

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#10 Carlin

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 06:36 PM

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While most of my rods tend to turn out on the "medium" side I love that dark rod! What a beaut!

Thanks Mike! I made a pair of near-twin Dickerson 7613s this spring for a couple of friends, both with clear wraps and one with green tipping and one with red. The original post can be found here.

Here is the biggest fish caught on their inaugural voyage, a 28"er:
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Made me more confident in the strength of dark-flamed rods. wink.gif

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if the "Mottled" look was achieve by flaming the rod post gluing or what it applied on the original culm?

I flamed the culm before I split it. That is why the stripes don't quite match up after staggering and glue up. thumbsup.gif

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#11 DFix

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:31 PM

Medium flame.

#12 Carlin

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 09:36 PM

Last call for this poll. I'll shut this one down on Sunday, September 4th at 9pm EST. smile.gif

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#13 JarrodRuggles

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:25 AM

Dark flamed!!

#14 appalachian angler (tn.)

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 10:18 AM

Went for the dark flame...looks awsome with the clear wraps...Truely unique!

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#15 Troutgetter

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:08 AM

There's been a lot of talk lately of the damage done to boo when flamed.
Here's a bamboo nail (flamed) as Rod Sterling would say, submitted for your approval! Bamboo strip pounded clear through a 2" X 4" redwood stud.
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