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Old 03-26-2008, 01:48 PM
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Holy Cow!!

There really is a ton of info on boo blanks, never knew you could buy the blanks.
Looks like the research begins soon, gonna have to stash some cash this year, and hopefully build one next Winter. I would love to have one customized for fishing the "Ranch".
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just a heads up, you can find a domestic US based bamboo maker to provide a bamboo blank for you to finish out on your own. they can be based on any of the many well-known established tapers or a modified one, sometimes a custom taper of the maker's own design. these bamboo makers are available to speak to through email or the phone, and can suggest the taper which might best fit your needs and style of fishing. prices can be from $200 to $500 for a blank. going this route helps support a local artisan in a highly specialized craft.

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Old 03-26-2008, 04:18 PM
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I was not crazy about buying a China import and was only willing because I knew it was lining the pocket of a US rod builder. No matter what, China still gets a part of the transaction as all bamboo is imported.
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There was a rod that a friend of made out of Kreiders book and I thought it was around 8'---it was the crispest 5 wt bamboo rod ive ever cast.

After aborting my first attempt to make it when i mistook smoke from steam in the tempering process, i started another but lost track of that one in a move---I hope ill have some time to try another soon.

It was definitely a sweet rod.
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Very Nice FlyGal. I love the cork. It is special making your own. Get it just the way you want. Are you finding it hard to find good cork? I sure am. Learned an alternative to it. I will get a picture and post it.
Keep up the good work, girl.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:49 PM
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Ya, good cork is hard to find. I went really cheap on the cork and wound up with a bunch of craters in the grip after sanding - I was not a happy camper. The burl cork is sweet stuff, much harder (like 40-60 grit).

I did a cavity filling job with cork filings and TightBound II, it give the grip more charter - though in future I will hunt for better cork...

Got a pal who is going to get the forms and start splitting his own boo and invited me to come tinker.... Quads are amazing...

I'd be interested in your alternative to cork....I look at all the cork flooring available today and think maybe that's why it's so hard to find good cork.
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That's a cool rod Flygal! I have yet to make my own rod. I will someday.
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Sure was a great looking rod, especially for your first try at it. Awesome. I cannot imagine how they fish compared to a regular graphite fly rod. I have thought of making my own rod, but have not done so yet. I think once my kids move out on their own, I will have more free time on my hands, and then it would be nice to try to build my own fly rod then. Congrats on a great job!
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The rod looks great, but I'm really interested in what you have it laying on.
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