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Old 09-17-2013, 08:11 PM
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Default 10' 4wt Quickline

Posted my recent 3wt last night and thought I'd pop up some pictures of the rod I finished last week. The components were a Father's Day gift, I guess I must have done something right this year Haven't had it on the water yet, but I am looking forward to it.

It is a black 4 piece 10' 4wt Quickline blank from Utmost Enterprises. I used black nickel Snake Brand guides (love them!) from Proof Fly Fishing and tried Snake Brand's new stripping guides. The stripping guides look great and match the finish perfectly but, unlike the snakes, do require some prep. Wrapped it with Bullard's black silk thread without CP and used their Granite poly metallic for trim. The grip is cork from Proof with some colored rings on each end. I started with a full wells and tapered down the rear to meet the reel seat. I like the feel of it. Black winding check and hook keeper from Ye Old English Fly Shop. The black reel seat is from Dave Winslow with an Ebony wood insert and fighting butt which he turned for me. I love the colors on the insert.

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I picked up a black Battenkill reel while they were on sale and loaded a DT5F line that I had laying around so I could test cast it a bit. I have a Rio Grand WF4F line on its way.

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William: Great looking rod, congrats! Now get out there and give that new rod a good workout.

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Default Re: 10' 4wt Quickline

A very nice looking Rod the Grip has a nice shape to it.
in the past I've bought Guides from Brian @ The Olde English Fly Shop in Florida & A Reel Seat From Dave Winslow which I'm yet to use plus heaps of Cork Ring from Portugal.
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Thanks Larry and Brian. After buying stock seats I have loved Dave's and the price is great and have been happy with everything I've gotten from Brian. Can't wait to get a bend in the rod
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Looks great William, nice finish, what is it?. I am planning on using the black Snakes on my next rod...but they aren't black black are they? Does Proof sell the strippers? I already got my cork from him.
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Looks great William, nice finish, what is it?. I am planning on using the black Snakes on my next rod...but they aren't black black are they? Does Proof sell the strippers? I already got my cork from him.
Sorry for the delay they aren't black black but a nice dark nickel finish. You can get the strippers from Proof fly fishing. If they aren't listed just send Matt an email.
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Default Re: 10' 4wt Quickline

Nice job! I recently completed a 9' 5wt quickline rod; it is very light and quick.
For what its worth, I put a lightweight Orvis BBS III on it and found that it seemed to cast better by overlining it with a 6wt Rio Gold line.
Also, i am in the process of shaping up a handle for a new rod and was interested to note that its shape will be very similar to yours. It seems to be a full wells shape with the back sanded down. Great minds must run in the same channel!
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That is a beauty! I hope it fishes as good as it looks. You have a wonderful rod there!
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Thanks for the nice words. Hope to get it out in the next couple weeks
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What a fine set up that is William! I'm sure you'll enjoy that for many years to come.

You did a beautiful job,

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