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Old 07-29-2014, 12:39 PM
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Default Just finished my 0wt build

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Below are some pictures. I'm taking it out for its first spin today. Some specifics on it:

Blanks: RDP Fly Rods - 0wt 7'6'' 4pc ($60)
Real Seat: REC w/ Amboyna insert (~$50)
Grip: Cigar shape, high quality ($21)
Guides: Titan single foot guides with inserts (~$35)
Thread: Variegated brownish (~$3)
TOTAL = ~$179


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I like it.

Let us know how it performs.
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Default Re: Just finished my 0wt build

Looks great. I just ordered up a reel seat and grip for a 1 wt. build.

What reel are you planning using with it?
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Looks great. I just ordered up a reel seat and grip for a 1 wt. build.

What reel are you planning using with it?
I bought one of the new Orvis Battenkill click-pawl reels. Size 1 I think (it's the smallest one). Balances nicely.
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Yeah, that is a nice looking rod!
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Beautiful rod!Congrats...I love the Variegated brownish thread
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Nice Job !

Very classic look !
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Nice Job !

Very classic look !
That's what I was going for. Normally I do more modern themes, but I wanted to try something more traditional. This was my first rod using single foot guides and a cap and slide reel seat. I have only done snakes and uplocking before. Also my first rod with a cigar grip, which I'm really liking.

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Treat that reel seat good. $10 less than the rod. Looks like a fun time on the skinny waters.
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Treat that reel seat good. $10 less than the rod. Looks like a fun time on the skinny waters.
You'd be real surprised at how hard it is to find a cap and slide reel seat under 40 that doesn't look ugly as hell.
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