The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2013, 10:26 PM
streamwalker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: boon/lenior,north carolina
Posts: 217
streamwalker has a spectacular aura aboutstreamwalker has a spectacular aura about
Default white fly rod??

well heres the thing ran across some pictures of white fly rod blanks..and i must say..i need one ( mainly want ) anyways thats not the important part haha..dose anyone know of a manufacture who make a white fly rod? if not how much would i be looking at cost wise for a rod builder to build me one?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,801
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: white fly rod??

Kabuto sells a white fiberglass blank and they seem to go at premium prices. We have several good finishers on the forum, one would probably do a blank for you. Search Kabuto Fly Rods and you'll find the Home Page.

Ard
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2013, 10:49 PM
streamwalker's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: boon/lenior,north carolina
Posts: 217
streamwalker has a spectacular aura aboutstreamwalker has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: white fly rod??

thanks for the link and yea those prices are a bit higher then i wanna spend. i may look into someone on the forum. maybe one of them will see this thread.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2013, 11:01 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,801
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: white fly rod??

The outfit sells blanks too I think. There are very few white blanks that I know of. If I were determined to have a white rod I would buy whatever blank I wanted and then lightly scuff the blanks with #400 emery cloth paper. Follow this with several very light coats of pearl / metal flake / white finish in an acrylic enamel and viola' a pearl finish blank.

I say acrylic enamel because it will be compatible with a top coat of rod finish over the finished rod. If you use a base color coat that has the same properties as the clear coat you will finish with, the base coat may (I said may) re-emulsify and that is bad no matter what you are finishing.

Think about that.................. I could do it, I don't want to but I know it could be done. You would just have to be careful while working on the blank dressing the guides not to scratch the finish. After 2 top coats of clear rod epoxy the finish will be good. Many blanks are painted in some way or another.............

Ard
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2013, 11:25 PM
Guest1's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border
Posts: 4,752
Guest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond reputeGuest1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: white fly rod??

Yah, Mudhole sells them and so does Sexyloops.

The sexyloops white rod is a 9' 6 wt. and is designed by one or more of the top distance casters on the planet. (Paul Arden sp.?) It's a gun from what I hear. Not sure if you can get it in white as a blank.
http://secure.sexyloops.com/shop/ind...t&product_id=3

The one from Mudhole is the 9' 5 wt. 4 pc. MHX blank. Supposedly a fast top end type blank. I have no personal information on it one way or the other. The part number is F905-4-W-MHX. It goes for a price of $113.50.

http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building?search=F905-4-W-MHX

Personally I think you could do some pretty sharp custom stuff on a white blank. If you want to do white you should. I like the idea.

Last edited by Guest1; 04-17-2013 at 02:52 AM. Reason: Add info on the blanks I mentioned.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2013, 04:14 AM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,801
Blog Entries: 70
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: white fly rod??

Dan,

What do you think about my 'make your own white blank' idea posted above? I would do it if I wanted a custom color rod. Did you get me message off your phone?
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2013, 05:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Knoxville Tn
Posts: 334
billyspey has a spectacular aura aboutbillyspey has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: white fly rod??

Epic has white fiberglass rod blanks they call nude. But priced near 300. I think that other rod manufacturers have offered white for casting instructors In the past such as Echo, Scott.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2013, 05:50 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 13,341
Blog Entries: 49
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: white fly rod??

Streamwalker: Checkout the white fiberglass rods that member petee does (pretty stunning work):
Epic fiberglass builds
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2013, 06:12 AM
petee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Central Coast of Calif
Posts: 295
petee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to beholdpetee is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: white fly rod??

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
Streamwalker: Checkout the white fiberglass rods that member petee does (pretty stunning work):
Epic fiberglass builds
Larry,
Thanks for the plug.

Epic's "Nude" is natural fiberglass with no color coat. What you see is what you get so you never have to worry about chipping the paint. Remember when you look at the Epic web site that the prices are in New Zealand $$$$ The blanks go for about $250 in US $$$$. They have a button that will show US prices.

Pricey? After building on the "Nude" and casting it, I would definately say no. Quality all the way. And no, I am not a sales rep, I just love Glass and Bamboo.

Pete
__________________
"Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-17-2013, 06:35 AM
dhaynes's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Towson, Maryland
Posts: 308
dhaynes is just really nicedhaynes is just really nicedhaynes is just really nicedhaynes is just really nice
Default Re: white fly rod??

Echo makes white rod called the instructor... saw some at recent casting rendezvous and they were very striking. Didn't cast one however...

ECHO Fly Rods : Instructor
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samsung WB150F White 14.2-megapixel Digital Camera White Ebay USA Digital Cameras for sale 0 03-13-2013 06:20 AM
Samsung WB150F White 14.2-megapixel Digital Camera White Ebay USA Digital Cameras for sale 0 03-07-2013 05:11 AM
8 handmade fishing flies 5 white/black & 3 white/blue Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 01-10-2013 02:30 PM
White and Gray sumojo Fly Patterns 2 12-29-2012 05:03 PM
Men's Nautica White Sport Fishing Shirt W Print White Long Sleeve XL Ebay USA Fishing Shirts and Clothing 0 09-30-2012 06:30 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.