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Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By petee
Re: Beginer Rod Builder

1/0 - 4 3/8"
1/0 - 8 13/16"
1/0 - 14 3/16"
1 - 20 3/4"
2 - 28 5/8"
2 - 36 1/4"
2 - 45"
3 - 52 5/16"
9MM - 60 1/8"
Forum: Fly Rods 08-14-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By petee
Re: .5 wt TFO Finesse

FYI, it cost me about $50 US to ship a custom rod down under. That was including full insurance and all. Went with the USPS and it got to their customs in two days and then sat for a few more but...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 832
Posted By petee
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

To quote you: "I have cast the A4 a lot when my girlfriend was shopping for a rod. I liked it a lot and thing that it would be a good all around performer if you weren't getting to technical with...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By petee
Re: I need Help identifying an antique fly rod!

It sure looks like a wood rod. Even an octagon Bamboo rod would have flats on it. That blank looks to be too round to be Bamboo. I think its even older than the vast majority of Bamboo rods. Either...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By petee
Re: Ceramic one foot guides

All good and valid points Silver, but as I have posted before how many anglers are capable of using the equipment to the fullest of its potential? Save one or two on this forum I doubt any of us,...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By petee
Re: Ceramic one foot guides

I can't believe that thread and finish weight are still brought up in rod building conversations. Weigh 2' of "A" nylon thread, well more than you would use to wrap an entire two foot guide, and see...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By petee
Re: Beginer Rod Builder

Silk: As long as you use a slik for rod building, they are all about the same. Threads made for rod building are usually a bit smoother and don't have as many fuzzies. Persall's, Fish Hawk, YLI...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By petee
Re: 2nd build MHX 8wt 9'

Nice diamond wrap. Has that old glass retro look. I like em clean and simple. :thumbup:
Forum: Fly Rods 08-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By petee
Re: Emergancy!!!!

Is it a clean break or splintered? Clean brakes can be fixed by inserting a piece of another rod slathered in epoxy. Then the splice is wrapped and finish coated. Splintered breaks can also be...
Forum: Other Gear 08-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By petee
Re: Growing Pains: Haunted by GAS

Several of the guys I fish with, including myself keep a small tying kit in the truck with the basics for the conditions we are fishing. It's great for the slow times during the afternoon before the...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By petee
Re: Short rods for big flies?

I know this is a complete hijack of the post, but why are they such haters of fly rods. Isn't the intent to catch fish at these hillbilly NASCAR water parties? And yes, if they allowed fly rods I...
Forum: Other Gear 08-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By petee
Re: Growing Pains: Haunted by GAS

If you give into the dark side, you are going to need more than a satchel. It is an addictive hobby and tying flies on your own isn't really any more budget friendly than buy the junk they sell on...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By petee
Re: Just finished my 0wt build

Glad you didn't go with an "ugly as hell" seat. It would have deterred from the beauty of the build ;)

Lemke.... mostly metal? We frequenting the same site? With the LC1 up or down locking,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By petee
Re: Winston Boron II-MX Questions

The big key to what you said was.... you like it. That's good enough, it's worth what you are willing to pay. $240 sound like a good deal on a Winston that you like.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By petee
Re: Short rods for big flies?

You can use any rod that will handle a big fly. Not really a must be shorter than 9'. I believe most bass blanks are shorter than 9' due to the requirements for bass torunamant fishermen. If a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By petee
Re: When do you move up?

For me, it all comes down to length of fight. And then the length of fight is primarily focused on Trout. Trout are basically sissys when it comes to living thru an extended battle, compared to the...
Forum: Gear Reviews 07-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By petee
Re: Vedavoo Sling Pack Review

Wrong, you're not paying for the made in the USA. You're paying for a quality well made item. Plus it hangs on your back like it was made to hang there. Oh wait! That's what it was designed to do. ...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By petee
Re: First build

As far as I know they are same, just different designations by different manufacturers
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By petee
Re: First build

It helps if you ask specific questions. There are so many options when it comes to blanks and component selection that generic questions can be too broad.

And then to top it off with a question...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By petee
Re: Painted blanks?

gj, you are probably correct about coloring the resin ;). I am probably speaking out my $#@*& by making a blanket statement. Although several blanks I have or have seen with scratches have...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By petee
Re: Painted blanks?

Unless there is a process that I don't know about, such as dying the cloth, all blanks are painted. That is unless they are the natural fiberglass or graphite cloth color. That includes the clear...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,118
Posted By petee
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

That's the great thing about free enterprise and selection.... you don't like it don't buy it. If enough people quit giving into high prices or diminishing warranties the company will either change...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By petee
Re: Mystic switch

King Joe,
Thanks for the compliments. I build all my own handles, but I cheat a bit as I have a lathe I can shape them on without too much set up. As for the glossy handles being slippery when...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By petee
Mystic switch

The building section has been a bit slow lately so I thought I would post the latest off my bench. Its a Mystic 11'3", 7wt. switch rod. First Mystic blank I have built on. The new owner sent me...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By petee
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I nymph, dry fly and dry/dropper with my Epic 480, but I couldn't tell you if its a good nymphing rod or not. All I know is I catch fish with it no matter what techniques I use ;)

It's smooth,...
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