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Attempt 1 at Building a Rod

Posted 05-05-2013 at 08:34 AM by random user
Updated 05-19-2013 at 03:07 PM by random user

Much of this is cross posted here. Putting all of this in a blog, becasue this is the kind of thing I was really looking for to push me over the edge to try it.

This is a revamp of an 5 weight, 8'6" rod I am not even sure how I ended up with. The reel seat was messed up, cork was damaged where the reel seat slips under it and the guides were spiraled around the blank. The plan is to replace what I need to and leave the rest alone.

What I have learned so far:
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Rod Building Notes

Posted 04-21-2013 at 09:14 AM by random user
Updated 05-01-2013 at 09:55 AM by random user (Updated 30APR13)

This is actually looking pretty easy and affordable with okay quality components - not what I was expecting. Still a bunch of nit-pincky details to decypher, but it isn't too bad. Am sure it gets very expensive with the uber top end stuff. Blanks on the other hand, are what they are.

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The Eve of the trip

Posted 04-17-2013 at 10:17 PM by jaybo41

I have not blogged before and am not sure how much I'll follow through with it, but if any event calls for some writing, its this. The eve of my annual trout fishing trip. I figure my bud (Chiflyfisher) and I have been fishing together for trout and steelhead for nearly 20 years. Wow, where has the time gone?

When we first started together, our fishing was more of a modest trip and we were using spinning gear. Our local stream on the first few weekends of opening day, take a few...
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Discovering "No-Tellum" Spring Creek - The Glissmeyer Adventures Blog

Posted 04-16-2013 at 01:36 PM by kglissmeyer1

Hey, all! I decided I needed a bit of an outlet to report recent musings, adventures and opportunities in my life - both fishing and personal. I figure a blog is the way to do it, so here goes.

Many know me from this forum and I like to participate as often as I'm able. I still work full time, so my adventures are constrained by my need to work to pay the bills.

I live in Rigby, ID with my wife Cathy and our two dogs, Aspen and Griz. Our oldest son, Michael, currently...
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