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jpbfly 07-31-2011 11:04 AM

Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
Last week I worked a lot at home with odd jobs and in the garden...cleaning and trimming the hedges...Larry told me I worked like a slave:o ...So on Friday morning I decided it was time for a break. I brought back electric hedge clippers to my neighbour and when I was in his garden I noticed some bamboos in a corner:rolleyes:.-Can I take one?
-Help yourself.What are you going to do with it?
-Well...a fly rod!
On Friday afternoon I started building the rod.I took the handle and reel seat of the Cortland I had broken last year,some guides from an old broken Marryat,some thread I found in the garage...:eek:
I sanded the bamboo and cut it the size I wanted,fixed the handle,then the guides.Unfortunately I broke the tip when putting the last guide....was not going to stop!!!I cut a piece of the Marryat graphite tip and here we go!!!Finally found a varnish spray in the garage and by seven the rod was ready to fish.So here it is:a 7’2 UNsplit boographite 4wt one piece rod jpb tapper:D.
That was a funny experience and I had a great time but the most amazing thing is that I tested the rod on Saturday and it casts very well:wow:.Hope Joni,Auntie Em,Dan,Lee and all the forum rod builders….will accept my apology:o.
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fyshstykr 07-31-2011 11:17 AM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
LMAO JP! Your too much.:wow:

Have you put a line on and cast it yet?

gt05254 07-31-2011 11:28 AM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
PLEASE get a video of yourself casting that baby!
Gary

Auntie Em 07-31-2011 01:11 PM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
I REALLY want to see the casting and catching on that "beauty"!!!!!! What a hoot!!!!!

And thank you ... I needed that!

Guest1 07-31-2011 03:06 PM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
I love it! What weight do you think it is?

jpbfly 08-01-2011 10:59 AM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
Knew you would LOYAO Fysh:D
I casted it in the garden and it works amazingly well:eek::eek:
Dan I used a 4 wt line...
Auntie& Gary....I promise I will make a video...;)

gatortransplant 08-01-2011 12:06 PM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
JP, we need more than a video of just casting, we need to see it bent with a fish on! What's the warranty like on it :p

jpbfly 08-01-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gatortransplant (Post 295020)
JP, we need more than a video of just casting, we need to see it bent with a fish on! What's the warranty like on it :p

Hey Gator:confused:....unconditional worldwide lifetime warranty on this rod:D:D:D
Should go fishing on wednesday...hope to see it bent with a fish on:D

gatortransplant 08-01-2011 05:56 PM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
Think you can make me one in a 12wt? I'm hard on my gear so I need a good warranty... et bon chance a mercredi!

jpbfly 08-02-2011 01:45 AM

Re: Building a fly rod with whatever bits and pieces you could lay your hands on
 
AJ...an 80' 12wt:eek::D....why not? There's a bamboo forest not far from home...
Have a look here:La Bambouseraie de Prafrance and here:La Bambouseraie de Prafrance)


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