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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Reminds me of some of the blanks Epic is building.
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I have never seen a Kabuto before; this rod is beautiful!
they have a few other colors that are just as striking

im scared to know just how much one built out just might cost
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they have a few other colors that are just as striking

im scared to know just how much one built out just might cost
The Kabuto is made from "E" glass whereas the Epic from Swift is made from "S" glass. The Kabuto has a slower action. The picture doesn't do justice to the beauty of the rod and George (Tightloop Fly Rods) did an exceptional job building this for me. I chose to copy some of the components and colours from previous rods that he had built. It stands out in my collection of Hardy and Sage rods.
An Epic custom made by George will run you approx. $750.00 USD shipped and you will wait at least 4 months, so order early!
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The Kabuto is made from "E" glass whereas the Epic from Swift is made from "S" glass. The Kabuto has a slower action. The picture doesn't do justice to the beauty of the rod and George (Tightloop Fly Rods) did an exceptional job building this for me. I chose to copy some of the components and colours from previous rods that he had built. It stands out in my collection of Hardy and Sage rods.
An Epic custom made by George will run you approx. $750.00 USD shipped and you will wait at least 4 months, so order early!
I love the Kabuto. What weight rod is that?
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I love the Kabuto. What weight rod is that?
The rod is a 7'-6" 4 weight 3 pc. (476-3). Light as a feather and a delight to cast, even for an inexperienced caster like myself.
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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

I wish I could say I built this, but I didn't. It was done by Terry Henson on a Sage ESN 2100-4 blank.

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According to Terry:

The rod Has a Solid Burl Cork Handle tipped in Buffalo Horn and was extended two inches to accommodate multiple hand positions.

It has a Struble uplocking Nickel-Silver reel seat.

The wraps and the alignment dots have Terry's feather work, which is just excellent in my opinion.
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Was walking back from a flat today and decided to stop and grab a couple photos for reel and rod love threads. My current bonefish rig in it's natural habitat:

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It's a 9' 8wt Redington Link with a Lamson Velocity 3.5. Probably the nicest setup I've owned. Very light and casts straight and smooth. Photo isn't great, but I only had my phone on me.
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What a beautiful place! I saw your reel post also but this picture is way better
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What a beautiful place! I saw your reel post also but this picture is way better
Yeah, I'm lucky to currently call it home. Still trying to unlock it's secrets, but I am realizing there are a lot of great fishing opportunities.

I need to remember that there are more species than just bonefish when they are being finicky... so far, the bonefishing here seems hugely dependent on the right conditions. As I get more comfortable on the flats here too, I will probably start bringing one my big cameras for some nicer imagery.
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Newest addition to the family... My first Fenwick... Balances great with a 1495 1/2 DA... Now the ice just needs to go bye bye

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