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Old 09-16-2013, 10:15 PM
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Finished this 7' 9" 3wt fly rod last month. I've had it out on an alpine lake, Clear Creek and the North Fork of the South Platte and caught a lot of fish already. Cast beautifully, throws dries and weighted nymphs well. A little weak casting into the wind and some of those really heavy nymphs

Its a blue Ye Old English fly shop blank with an A-7 reel seat and Ironwood insert from Dave Winslow. Did a simple cork grip and chrome Snake Brand Guides from Proof Fly Fishing. I found the stripping guide at a flea market in Northern Wisconsin. I used blue dun thread without CP which matched the blank nicely, just used CP on either side of the hook keeper.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:17 PM
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Nice. Are you saying that is all the same thread at the hook keeper? Then how did you get the light blue spiral over dark?
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:40 PM
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It is the same thread just with and without CP. The spiral is done over the blank. The color is very close to the thread without CP, but in sunlight you can tell. I was glad to find such a close match and love the spiral look. Thanks!
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Default Re: New, small 3wt

That stripper with the CP'd Blue Dun gives that a nice throw back look. The stripper looks a lot like the strippers I used on that TCX 6119-4 I posted a few days ago.

How was the foot prep on that stripper? It took forever to get the feet even semi acceptable on the ones I used and they still weren't good enough.
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Beautiful rod. Back when I used to build rods they NEVER turned out that nice! Awesome.
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Alright that makes sense. I thought your spiral was over or inlaid into the dark thread. I've not yet used CP, that is a really great effect without having to change threads. And you're right, great color match to your blank.
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That stripper with the CP'd Blue Dun gives that a nice throw back look. The stripper looks a lot like the strippers I used on that TCX 6119-4 I posted a few days ago.

How was the foot prep on that stripper? It took forever to get the feet even semi acceptable on the ones I used and they still weren't good enough.
Thanks! The prep was a pain in the neck. Made me want to get a dremel or grinder. Wore off a lot of skin on my fingers keeping the file aligned But I love the look of the old stripping guides.
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Default Re: New, small 3wt

Beautiful looking rod. I like the color pairing a lot, I think you hit the nail on the head there.

Personally, I always coat the area in between the two line keeper feet as well. I think it makes for a nice smooth progression on that part of the rod. Just a style thing though, your way looks good too.
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Beautiful looking rod. I like the color pairing a lot, I think you hit the nail on the head there.

Personally, I always coat the area in between the two line keeper feet as well. I think it makes for a nice smooth progression on that part of the rod. Just a style thing though, your way looks good too.
I've been thinking about you suggestion to coat the area between the keeper feet. I might start doing it. I've wondered if there is a risk of scraping the blank with a hook. Probably low chance of doing any real damage but putting some finish there would protect the blank from accidents.
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I love that rod. Building one is something I would really like to do someday.
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