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#1 rsa

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:44 AM

....my 68th rod, but the first I made in this configuration. 11'#8 3piece, two handed. Weight 311grams. r smile.gif








#2 wesleywhitefish

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:56 AM

nice! are those bamboo ferrules? way cool

#3 Jeremy

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

Really nice RSA. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship!!!

And I love your color selection.

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#4 Carl Z

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (rsa @ Sep 11 2011, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....my 68th rod, but the first I made in this configuration. 11'#8 3piece, two handed. Weight 311grams. r smile.gif


Absolutely beautiful. Stunning.

and just for those of us who are a bit metric challenged.
311 grams = 0.685637635 pounds
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#5 kbproctor

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:13 PM

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
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#6 rsa

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 01:02 PM

Thank you biggrin.gif The ferrules are bamboo - "sleeve type", in the fifth photo between the sections there is a 6'9''#4 rod with bamboo ferrules for comparison.

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#7 jfischer

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:57 AM

Hi RSA, this is a very nice looking rod. Also very interesting is to know how bamboo ferrules will stand Spey casting. Please keep us informed. Thanks for sharing, Juergen
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#8 rsa

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

Thank you Juergen. smile.gif I usually fish trout streams with much smaller rods but the Soca river in some places is wide enough to try the new rod.. I wonder what kind of line should I use.. I have a RIO spey #9 and #8WF.. Both floating lines. Sinking lines are probably out of question..?!

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#9 jfischer

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

Hi again, very popular are lines with interchangable tips of different sinking rates. I prefer shooting heads like RIO's AFS.
Petri Heil -- are there Marmorata's in the Soca?
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#10 rsa

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:22 PM

Thank you Juergen for the information. thumbsup.gif In Soca the "marmorata"(Salmo Marmoratus) is quite common fish in the last 10/15 years.. Thanks to slovenian fishing organisations. I'd like to use the rod in combination with sinking line and streamer and possibly catch(Big wink.gif ) "marmoratas"..

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#11 roycestearns

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 03:52 PM

interested to know you the ferrule system works out in spey casting.

#12 rsa

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:40 PM

Two days ago I finally tried my new "toy"... Here are some pictures and a video.. You should consider that these were my first roll/spey casts, ...and as you can see my (spey biggrin.gif )technique is not very "orthodox".. smile.gif
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Bamboo rod, 18.September 2011

#13 Rhyacophila

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

Hi rsa. it is nice rod indeed. Can you tell my what tapers did you use?

Thanks Adam Obiegalko

#14 finchaser

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:02 PM

That thing is beautiful.
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#15 roycestearns

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:08 AM

very impressive, and nicely finished. Your own taper ? hollow built?



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