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Old 10-01-2012, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Still a long ways off but getting closer everyday

Well the 6wt Gillum I planned to make is cursed! I got everything, tips and butt ready for glue but while I was fumbling around my bench I dropped a magic marker on one of the strips and crushed it! I tried to find another taper that might have worked but decided it best to cut my losses and start fresh. I'll save those strips for a lighter rod down the road but I picked the Payne Para79 its 6/7wt. I flamed, split, staggered, and straightened the strips today, tomorrow I'll run them through the rougher and start bringing the butt down to final dimensions. I'd like to get it in the string by the weekend and so log as the gremlins stay away it can happen. I'll get some pics up tomorrow.
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