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Old 01-29-2014, 07:26 AM
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Having built a fly rod for one of my granddaughters, I did this next project - a Boston Bruins-themed rod for her 12-year-old brother, who's been playing hockey for 8 years:

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The blank is an MHX 9' 5 wt. The handle and reel seat insert came from Riley Rods. The reel is a Ross Flystart 1.

I tried about 6 variations of yellow thread before settling on the final one to match the Bruins logo. With color preserver, you're never sure what color the wraps will end up like.
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Awesome rod but....

Let's Go Blues!
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Awesome rod but....

Let's Go Hawks!
Fixed that for you. You're welcome
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Oh, no you didn't!!!!
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Nice clean build. That color combo looks great on the white blank.

Been playing since he was 4.... start them hockey players young don't cha know
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Last weekend I went to one of his games.

Another rink had a 'learn to play hockey' session going on. The kids, boys and girls, couldn't have been more than 3-4 years old. They're really fun to watch. Some are very good skaters, already.
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I thought you were supporting the UCLA Bruins.

GO BRUINS and GO DUCKS!
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ComeonAvs = Come on Avalanche


Mckinnon for Rookie of the year
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It has been a fun hockey season so far!
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Since this has turned into a hockey thread, here's the fly fisherman/hockey player:

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Carbon sticks bend sort of like carbon rods do. This is just a wrist shot, not a slap shot.

Here's a much earlier one from 2007:

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