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petee 04-08-2013 06:53 PM

Epic fiberglass builds
 
Just a couple of builds off my bench in the last couple of weeks. They are on Epic Fast Glass, a new manufacture out of New Zealand. Nice and smooth, accurate and very fast for glass rods.

The natural glass rod is a 580 in what they call "Nude". It is a 5 weight, 8', 3 piece. Wrapped it in Fish Hawk silk Blue Steel (I think) with black tipping. It's the first rod I got to try my new decals on. I like it, but I'm bias. As usual I turned the insert, Carolina Cherry Burl and turned the handle.

The Amber looking rod is a 480 in...... duh Amber :D. It is a 4 weight, 8', 3 piece. Wrapped in Fish Hawk silk Old Copper with black tipping. Walnut insert and reverse half wells handle.

Both are topped off with Lemke hardware, Snake Brand Universal guides and Struble Amber Agates. Sorry about the sizing, Photobucket isn't playing fair with my limited computer skills.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps3c3c04a3.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps2294e2e9.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps99ac0480.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...ps0ddc707c.jpg

adam maskew 04-09-2013 06:28 AM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Nice blanks and better build. How do they cast post build?

I've been admiring these Epic blanks and the CTS Quatz ones looking to build them up as a light salt fibreglass rod.

Adam

billyspey 04-09-2013 06:34 AM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
O u t s t a n d i n g

Auntie Em 04-09-2013 09:50 AM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

mcnerney 04-09-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Gorgeous work! I really like the looks of the Carolina Cherry Burl and the natural glass rod with the blue wraps, very impressive.

dean_mt 04-09-2013 12:10 PM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Beautious, Pete!! I love the simplicity. Elegant minimalism on the black tipped wraps.

jpbfly 04-09-2013 12:34 PM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Auntie Em (Post 545298)
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Totally agree with Betty:)You've built little marvels:worthy:

Pocono 05-18-2013 05:20 AM

Re: Epic fiberglass builds
 
Really nice looking rods!

Pocono


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