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#76 Carlin

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:14 PM

The butt section is finished and now has the reel seat mounted so it is completely done. The tip sections just came out of their 2nd and final dip in the tube. A little drying time and that is that!

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I'll put up some photos of the finished rod once it can be handled and I can get some good light - which is not in abundance here this time of the year. wink.gif

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#77 Carlin

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:44 PM

The finished product!

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#78 Joe Hard

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:46 PM

Wow and all a guy has to do is tie a fly. whistling1.gif

#79 Carlin

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:49 PM

And I want to get one more quick THANK YOU into Chet from Bellinger who, with no solicitation from me, was so kind as to donate the fabulous reel seat that won the runoff poll and is now happily seated on the finished FTOTY rod.

Thanks Chet! thumbsup.gif

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#80 OSD

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:05 PM

Word can barely express the beauty and workmanship of your rods Chris
Maybe some day I can take a trip to your shop and see firsthand your process and maybe someday I can make a cane rod that is up to the level of your work

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#81 Gary Madore

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:32 PM

*gasp!*

Cheers!

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#82 Fly1

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 07:39 AM

thumbup.gif Great looking rod Chris, that's quite a prize

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#83 karelgol

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 10:45 AM

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#84 matsoberg

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:07 AM

Now where the heck is my fly tying vice.... Jumpy.gif



#85 KRC

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:10 AM

Man, I kinda wish I would have been working on my fly tying skills instead of filing on these dang forms biggrin.gif

Excellent stuff Chris. Thanks for letting all of us follow along with the posts and polls. It's a gift to all the members here. thumbup.gif

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#86 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:17 PM

If fine hand crafted beautiful cane rods are your sort of thing then I guess its ok...if you like that sort of thing dry.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



Chris thats simply flat out beautiful bud clapping.gif clapping.gif Some people just plain have a talent for certian things and its not to hard to see what yours is thumbsup.gif

Thanks for all your hard work on that rod, some lucky fly tyer is going to be VERY happy!

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#87 Leaky Waders

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 07:41 PM


Fantastic piece of Art Work Chris thumbup.gif

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#88 Toneloc

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 08:29 PM

Ditto on what everyone else said.... Simply Aweseome!

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#89 Carlin

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 05:55 PM

Thank you gentlemen! blush.gif You're the ones that picked how she was to be built, so a pat on the back to you as well. smile.gif

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#90 Boris L

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:15 AM

I realise this is an old thread but if I may....

I'm a new comer to rod making and bamboo has captured me; in fact I'm so new I'm still accumulating the tools needed, reading as much as I can to understand exactly what is done in what order along with trying to grasp the details.

However, there are so many great threads in this place and this one is no exception. A brilliant result too. But I'm a little puzzled, are the completed section dipped entirely, even the guides and ferrules or are they taped? If not, why not? If they are taped, when is the tape removed, after drying or while still wet?



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